Welcome to the education and youth area of Ashfield Arts Festival.

Here, you'll find some wonderful performances by schools, young people and groups! Please leave a comment or a like below to show your appreciation to the acts!


Holly Harp and her Sea Shanty Sloths​

Holly (9) started learning the harp over zoom with Derwent Harp School during lockdown and is now about to take her grade two harp exam with the University of West London.


Holly has learnt a lovely sea shanty from the film Fisherman's Friends (Keep Hauling). Enjoy!

Bracken Hill School in Ashfield presents two works: 'Together even when apart" -  a flower artwork by Rabbits Class; and 'This is Us', a performance video by their KS4 students. Enjoy!


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Croft Primary: We are a local Primary School in Sutton-In-Ashfield, committed to providing our children with every opportunity to enjoy and achieve. We would love to take this opportunity to showcase some of our art work to the local community.


Lilly Mae is a 15 year old singer and performer. She has made music since she was young and loves performing for people! 

Lily performs two songs for Ashfield Arts Festival. 


Centre Stage Group with Academy Transformation Trust Further Education Present: Alice in Wonderland


The Centre Stage group formed in 2012 under the vision of Liz Barrett who wanted to produce a community pantomime as part of ATT FE College for the Ashfield Community, with the group being led by writer/director Jack Burrows.  Over time the cast have grown and also begun to include members of the Centre Stage Academy Youth Theatre.  Over the last 9 years productions have included Aladdin, Cinderella, Rapunzel and The Snow Queen and The Nutcracker.   Alice In Wonderland was created as a ‘free gift’ to the community in 2020, released on YouTube on Christmas Eve.  The cast all filmed from their own home, using Zoom to let the scene flow, and then cinematographer Ken Mead spent hours editing and developing the footage. @ATT_FECollege


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