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Laughter and Song – Ashbourne Arts Festival


┬áMy Ashbourne Arts Festival ended this weekend with a cracking double-header. On Friday night the standup at the Empire Ballroom had its strongest ever lineup. On Saturday Stuart Maconie took to the same stage to do his The People’s Songs … Continue reading

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Ashbourne’s Natural Theatre


Ashbourne’s Arts Festival is upon us and all is well with the world. In an age when it seems that we know the price of everything and the value of nothing it’s nice to be able to step out of … Continue reading

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Ashbourne Festival Summer Art Exhibition 2014


Ashbourne Arts Festival is underway again amidst glorious sunny weather and a buzzing Georgian backdrop. The Art Exhibition also opened up in the town hall on Saturday. If the idea of “local art exhibition” conjures images of the output from … Continue reading

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Stones vs The Snapp – live music in Ashbourne


Ashbourne Festival kicked off last night with Not The Rolling Stones at the Empire Ballroom. There was also a free gig at the Bridge which meant it was a pretty good music night for Ashbourne. There was a good crowd … Continue reading

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Ashbourne in July – an insider’s guide


July is a great example of this. The town itself never looks better. Think of July and you think of summer sunshine. The cobbled market square, little yards and the miles of bunting create an excellent theatre. Visitors can just … Continue reading

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Enriching communities and making them happy – Ashbourne Arts


The Government’s latest spending round has seen the Department of Culture “get off lightly” with only an 8% cut in budget. Local Government has had a further 10% cut for next year. Some would argue that Arts should be one … Continue reading

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