Quick Flicks 2019

Took place on the12th September at Lyric Rooms, Lower Church Street, Ashby de la Zouch as part of Hello Heritage and at Packington Memorial Hall on 25th October.

A Step on the Ladder

A film to commemorate the centenary of the December 1918 General Election, the first in which women could vote. This is just a short extract from the film which is 30 minutes long. To see the full film, please email us.

The Ferrers Murder

In 1760, Lawrence Shirley, the 4th Earl Ferrers of Staunton Harold Hall, shot and fatally wounded his steward, John Johnson. In this film, the children of Grace Dieu Manor School re-enact the story. To view the film, please email us.


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Thomas Pestell, a 17th-century vicar of Packington

Thomas Pestell, and his father, also called Thomas Pestell, supported the Royalist cause during the English Civil Wars. As a result, Pestell was ejected from his church and all his property was sequestered. This film shows how it happened and what happened next. More pictures from the film can be seen here.

An Interview with Anthony Harris


Pat Collins Fair has been coming to Ashby de la Zouch since 1875 and it is still owned and run by the same family today. Anthony Harris, the current CEO, is part of the Collins family through his father's marriage to the granddaughter of Pat Collins. Here he talks about the history of the fair and his family.
This filmed interview was arranged as part of the events commemorating 800 years of Ashby's street fair.




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Quick Flicks 2016 and Quick FLicks 2017 were part of the Ashby Arts Festival and took place at The Venture Theatre, North Street, Ashby de la Zouch. Quick Flicks 2018, also part of Ashby Arts Festival, took place at The Lyric Rooms, Lower Church Street, Ashby de la Zouch.

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