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Literature and the Arts

Latest news on the arts and literature. Read the latest book reviews of classic books and and get the lowdown on Ashbourne authors and novelists plus find out about exhibitions taking place across Ashbourne and the UK.

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    REVIEW: Truly, Madly, Deeply

    THIS collection brings together 24 specially-selected short stories from some of the best-loved and up and coming chick lit authors including Adele Parks, Kate...

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    Perfect winter reads

    WITH the hustle, bustle of Christmas just around the corner, now is the perfect time to escape with an eReader and enjoy a little 'me' time before the rush of...

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    Babar and the Ghost

    WE'RE joining in the anniversary celebrations of everyone's favourite elephant, Babar. His tales have been delighting the British for 80 years and this large...

  • Poetry in motion at festival events

    POET and former English teacher Mark Grist will host a poetry workshop as part of Ashbourne Festival.Mr Grist, who used rap techniques to engage his pupils, has...

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    Fun housewife is bringing laughter

    COMEDY housewife Barbara Nice is set to bring fun and laughter to Ashbourne Festival.The middle aged housewife and mother of five teenagers hails from...

  • Finding a king

    THE discovery of a monarch's remains beneath a Leicestershire car park hit headlines around the world.Now, Professor Lin Foxall, a senior member of the...

  • DON’T MISS

    TODAY Indoor bowls is played each week at Hulland Ward and District Millennium Hall from 2pm to 4pm. Life drawing sessions are at St John's Church Hall weekly...

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    TODAY Indoor bowls is played every week from 2pm to 4pm at Hulland and District Millennium Hall. Life drawing sessions are at St John's Church Hall weekly from...

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    Mental magic - Doug Segal returns

    COMEDY mind-reader Doug Segal returns to Ashbourne Festival by popular demand with his new show I Can Make You A Mentalist.Last year, the award-winning...

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    Dance duet debut at Derby’s Deda

    CONTEMPRORY dancer, Khlye Eccles is to team up with a former dance partner for a debut performance at Derby ahead of a summer of collaboration.Mr Eccles, 25,...

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    TODAY Indoor bowls is played every week from 2pm to 4pm at Hulland Ward and District Millennium Hall. Life drawing sessions are at St John's Church Hall weekly...

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    TODAY Ashbourne Camera Club meet for the AGM and trophy presentation at All Saints Community Hall at 8pm. Indoor bowls is played each week at Hulland Ward and...

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    TODAY Ashbourne Camera Club meet for a project night at All Saints Community Hall at 8pm. Indoor bowls is played weekly at 2pm at Hulland Millennium Hall. Life...

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    Open arts debut for Doveridge artist

    A DOVERIDGE artist is to exhibit her work during the Derbyshire Open Arts weekend.Susan Hill is among 15 artists and designer-makers showcasing their work to...

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    TODAY Ashbourne Camera Club meet for a talk entitled From The Executors Box by Les Nixon at All Saints Community Hall at 8pm. Life drawing sessions are at St...

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    TODAY Ashbourne Camera Club meet for a competition on historic buildings judged by Sue Wilson at All Saints Community Hall at 8pm. Life drawing sessions are at...

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    WEDNESDAY APRIL 24 Ashbourne Camera Club meet for a project night at All Saints Community Hall at 8pm. Life drawing sessions are at St John's Church Hall weekly...

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    New art class

    A WATERCOLOUR class led by a Derbyshire artist is opening its doors to new members.The art group which meets weekly at Boylestone Village Hall, is led by...