Members

Below you will find a list of some of the members and in some cases their logos and links to their websites.  More detail can be found on the "AFA Members" pages.

If you are a member please send us your details to add to the website. 

More are being added as details come to hand so please check back later.

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Details of our members
  • Ashford Flower Club

    Ashford Flower Club was founded in 1959, and belongs to the Kent Area of NAFAS.  
    See News & Events for 2015 events.


  • Ashford Photographic Society

    Season runs from beginning of September until the end of May. Meet at Givaudan Sports and Social Club Kennington Road Ashford Kent TN24 0LT. See www.ashfordps.org.uk for details. New members welcome. 


  • Ashford Visual Artists

    Ashford Visual Artists (AVA) is an association of professional visual artists connected with the Borough of Ashford and its rural areas. Founded in 1999, AVA aims to develop the practice and appreciation of the visual arts in the region by promoting exhibitions and events. Members include artists in the fields of painting, photography, video, sound and other installation, metal work, graphics, textiles sculpture, jewellery, printmaking, pottery and ceramics. 


  • Ashford Writers

    A small group of enthusiasts who meet every second Thursday of the month at Gateway (Ashford Library) - new members always welcome - 6.00 to 6.30 start - 8.00 finish. 


  • Ashford Youth Theatre

    The Ashford Youth Theatre (AYT) is a semi-professional theatre company based in Ashford, It was founded in 1983 by Daryl Brown and Stella Critchley and has built a reputation the South East.


  • Charing Guild of Players

    The Guild usually produce three plays a year in February, May and November. Rehearsals are held in The Barn on Mondays and Thursdays during the preceding eight to ten weeks


  • Creative Ashford

    The Creative Collective creative workshops are held at the Bauhaus Cafe & Art Gallery, 2 North Street, Ashford TN24 8JN.
    For more details vist the Creative Ashford website.


  • Egerton Music Festival

    Egerton Festival programme brings a wide variety of music to a beautiful rural setting: opera & choral, orchestral & chamber, jazz & barbershop, folk & pop.


  • Friends of Willesborough Windmill

    You can hire the Barn at Willesborough Windmill for your events
    Opening in 2015 with Kent Big Weekend 
    21st and 22nd March through to 25th October
    on Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays (check before coming on a Saturday as that is when we have weddings in the mill)
    www.willesboroughwindmill.co.uk


  • Kent Arts Television Film Music

    KATFM is a Community Interest Company which owns and operates some of the most exciting grassroots arts projects in
    Ashford. This is the company behind Ashford Arts Centre (AAC), the Community Centre for the Creative and Performing Arts in Ashford. 


  • Revelation at St Marys: music & art venue

    Ashford's music and arts venue
    Visit the Revelations website at www.revelationstmarys.co.uk 
    email: info@revelationstmarys.co.uk or call 07548 679199
    Check the website to keep see more events and keep in touch.


  • Stour Music

    Founded by the counter-tenor Alfred Deller in 1962, the annual early music festival of Stour Music takes place at the end of June each year in the beautiful pilgrim church of All Saints’ Boughton Aluph, situated in the heart of the Kent countryside and renowned for its superb acoustic.


  • Tenterden Folk Festival

    Promoting folk song, music, dance crafts and traditions since 1993.  Four days of traditional entertainment and fun annually in Tenterden town centre.
    Tenterden Folk Festival 2015; Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th October 2015.


  • Tenterden Operatic & Dramatic Society

    The Society in its present form was inaugurated in July 1958 by reviving the old Tenterden Operatic & Dramatic Society and incorporating The Tenterden Players and The Masquers into that Society. They are now more often referred to as TODS.
    Enquiries 01580 241966


  • The Pilgrims Way Artists

    The Pilgrims Way Artists was founded in 1996 and has 25 members, both Professional and leisure artists from throughout Kent
    See News & Events 


Lau comes to Ashford
Revelation Ashford
Saturday 2nd December 2017


The most celebrated modern folk band in the UK, Lau are from both Scotland and England, formed in 2005. Named after an Orcadian word meaning “natural light” (although deliberately misspelled it from “lowe”), LAU formed in Edinburgh in 2006 and were quickly hailed as a band of rare innovation and invention. Consisting of Martin Green(accordion and electronics), Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle, fx) and Kris Drever (vocals, guitars), for a decade they have been stretching folk music’s boundaries further and exploring new musical territory with each release and concert tour.Brilliant musicians, thrilling performers, free-thinking visionaries and all-round good chaps as well, it’s little wonder Lau are regarded as the epicentre of the new folk boom. And they’ve got shelves groaning with awards (BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners, Best Band of 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, Album of the Year 2015 by The Herald), a forest’s worth of ecstatic reviews and breathless plaudits from excited audiences in various outposts of the world ringing in their ears to prove it. Lau’s sound is pure Lau, who are steeped in tradition, simultaneously enthralled by the extended soundscapes made possible by effects, samples, multilayered composition and all manner of music that they listen to in their spare time. They are hardly the first folk band to muck about with form, but what makes the Lau brand so successful – aside from each member being a formidable performer in his own right – is the way they distill their heritage and build an expansive ensemble sound buzzing with pop, improvisation, electronica and classical influences.

www.revelationashford.co.uk