Ashbourne Arts festival

Ashbourne Festival is a fabulous event held in and around the Ashbourne area every June and July each year. The festival aims to bring the best in classical and contemporary arts for the town, its visitors and the surrounding areas. It hostes performances from some of the best theatre, musicians, performers, artists comedians and writers working within the area and each year aims to grow the festival and get more local people and businesses involved. This year C.W Sellors supported the event by holding an evening at the town hall where we held a specialist talk on our favourite gem stone Blue John.

 

Matthew Hatch our Planning and Personnel development Manager (also Blue John expert) Giving a talk on the local gemstone Blue John at the town hall in Ashbourne for the Ashbourne Arts Festival.

Multi faceted pieces of Blue John on top of a light box to show the colour and variations found within the stone.

Nancy who is a specialist within our stone workshops, giving a demonstration on stone cutting.

Nancy demonstrating the cutting and shaping process.

Nancy demonstrating shaping and polishing.