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Ashbourne Town Council & Town Hall

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Projects & Events

Located in the heart of Ashbourne is the Town Hall, or more correctly the Market Hall. Built in 1861 it is a fine example of one of the few Victorian buildings still in existence in the town. It is faced with ashlar stone and its decorations including balcony and stone pediment which bares the date 1861 and the names of the trustees; are typical mid-Victorian.

Formerly the site of the old Talbot Inn which is mentioned in Izaak Walton’s and Charles Cotton’s ‘The Complete Angler’ the Town Hall is the civic home of Ashbourne Town Council. This beautiful and spacious building is also available for public use.

Throughout the years Ashbourne Town Hall has been used for various functions from weekly dances and meetings, plays, coffee mornings and gatherings and a plethora of sales fairs and bazaars.

With the addition of being a licensed premises there is a working bar and it is also licensed for the Solemnization of Matrimony. Maybe unknown to younger generations and those new to the town, Ashbourne Town Hall has three main function rooms and a selection of smaller rooms to satisfy most requirements.

Located on the ground floor is the Main Hall and upstairs are the Ballroom and the Marion Abbott Suite. There is a small kitchen and toilet facilities including a disabled bathroom. Access to the upstairs for those who need it is by stair lift at the rear of the building. Conveniently situated opposite the Town Hall is the Market Place Car Park.

June 2018

International Streetfest – 2 day event

23 June 2018
Ashbourne

A FREE family weekend of fun and entertainment in the streets of Ashbourne

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Summer Art Exhibition

23 June 2018
Ashbourne Town Hall

FREE ENTRY into the Summer Art Exhibition as part of this years Ashbourne Festival

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Bingo!

24 June 2018
Main Hall

Every Wednesday & Sunday in the Town Hall

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Simon Armitage – Journeys: memoirs of a writer

25 June 2018
St, Johns Church, Ashbourne

A rare chance to see and hear one of the county’s foremost writers

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Alice Roberts – Tamed, Three Species that Changed our World

26 June 2018
St Johns Church, Ashbourne

Alice Roberts, academic, writer and broadcaster - Tamed: 10 Species That Changed Our World

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Professor Luke O’Neill – Will we Ever Cure all Disease

27 June 2018
St Johns Church, Ashbourne

Lecture: Will we ever cure all Disease?

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Whisky Tasting – Over 18’s

28 June 2018
Ashbourne Town Hall

In partnership with the Smiths Tavern, an evening focusing on Speyside whiskies.

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Peakland Players – After the Flags and Bands

28 June 2018
St Johns Church, Ashbourne

A drama following the lives of women left at home during the Great War

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FREE Guided Walk

28 June 2018
Ashbourne

A FREE guided walk around the historic town of Ashbourne

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Comedy Night (aged 18+)

29 June 2018
Empire Ballroom, Ashbourne

One of the best local comedy nights back by popular demand!

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