All too often residents of Ashford talk about how so many shops are closing in the town centre and how there is no life left here. On one occasion, a comment was made in the local newspaper that the heart has been ripped out of Ashford. we’d like to disagree with that statement and say that, in fact, Ashford has a lot of heart, and a great number of caring, passionate and talented individuals. Talent’s not always expressed in a conventional and expected way but, then again, Ashford is by no means a conventional town.
So a number of shops are closing but Ashford has the ability to keep going and flourishing. Despite some negative views of our town, there are a number of people who, openly or behind closed doors, are working hard to build up the creative scene, and creative means a number of things: film, theatre, dance, music, art and much more. Continue reading