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A list of what’s on during the 2014 New Mills ArtsFest.

Regular Events

TOWN TRAIL: More than 60 artists, from across the UK, display their work in unusual places and spaces, windows and pop-up venues across New Mills, as part of the annual festival.

PLACE: An exhibition of works by Deborah Pitman at New Mills Golf Club, 9am-6pm. Photography inspired by the course’s breathtaking views.

EXHIBITION: Work by Karen Heywood and Chris Taylor (calligraphy and painting) at Pulse Café, on Union Road. Monday to Saturday, 9am-3pm; Thursdays, 9am-10pm.

EXHIBITION: with High Peak Community Arts at New Mills Library. Cascade Paper Installation and exhibition.

53 VIEWS: Exhibition of works by Kevin Linnane, Irena Siwiak Atamewan, Katy Suggitt, David Bennett, Jan Fyfe and Peter Knowles, at The Gherkin, Low Leighton Road, Mon-Wed, 9am-3pm; Thurs-Sat, 9am-12.30am, Sun-closed.

Saturday May 17

OPEN DAY: High Peak Community Arts open day and workshops at High Lea Park and High Lea Hall, 10am-4pm. Free. 01663 744516.

MUSICAL TOUR: with talented musicians Trio Gitan, 7.30pm at Spring Bank Arts Centre. 01663 308202.

MUSIC: with Harp and a Monkey and Monologue John, at The Studios, 12 Union Road, 8pm till late. Tickets £10 available from High Street Books or www.newmillsarts.co.uk.

Sunday May 18

CONCERT: with members of the Halle and colleagues, Spring Bank Arts Centre. Coffee served at 11am, concert begins at 11.30am. 01663 308202.

Thursday May 22

EXHIBITION: Preview evening of Drawing Possibilities, exploring the work of 12 artists. Runs at The Studios Gallery, 12 Union Road, until June 27. For viewing times, call 07753 842 861.

WORKSHOP: Kinder Yarn Tapestry Weaving Workshop, at The Old Stationers, 30 High Street, 10am-1pm. £15. 01663 308656/07837 578382.

OPEN MUSIC & SONG SESSION: at Pulse Café, 34 Union Road, 7pm-10pm. Free. 01663 743489.

Friday May 23

WORKSHOP: Kinder Yarn Tapestry Weaving Workshop, at The Old Stationers, 30 High Street, 10am-1pm. £15. 01663 308656/07837 578382.

Saturday May 24

OPEN MIC POETRY NIGHT: at The Studios, 12 Union Road, 8pm-late. 01298 816272.

OPEN ARTS: Collection of contemporary work by UK artists in New Mills Town Hall, 11am-5pm. Part of Derbyshire Open Arts.

Sunday May 25

OPEN ARTS: Collection of contemporary work by UK artists in New Mills Town Hall, 11am-5pm. Part of Derbyshire Open Arts.

ART IN THE HILLS: ‘There’s art in them there hills’ – with Manchester Salon, at Spring Bank Arts Centre, 6pm. Licensed bar. James Heartfield and others explore why there is such popularity of visual and literary art in the hills of the Pennines. Tickets £5 (£4 concessions).

Monday May 26

OPEN ARTS: Collection of contemporary work by UK artists in New Mills Town Hall, 11am-5pm. Part of Derbyshire Open Arts.

Thursday May 29

WORKSHOP: Kinder Yarn Spinning Workshop, at The Old Stationers, 30 High Street, 6pm-9pm. £15. 01663 308656/07837 578382.

LIVE MUSIC: Harp and a Monkey and Monologue John, at The Studios, 12 Union Road, 8pm-late. Tickets £10 available from High Street Books or www.newmillsarts.co.uk.

MUSIC: Open Music and Song Sessions at Pulse Café, 34 Union Road, 7pm-10pm. Free. 01663 743489.

Friday May 30

WORKSHOP: Kinder Yarn Coiled Basketry Workshop at The Old Stationers, High Street, 6pm–9pm. £15. 01663 308656/07837 578382.

POETRY: The Dragon Who Hates Poetry with Dommy B, at New Mills Library, 2.30pm-4pm. Free. For ages five to ten. 01629 533195.

SOLID WITH STARDUST: with Dominic Berry, at The Studios, Union Road, 8pm-late. An hour of laughter and all the deep bits - fun and emotive journey of an effeminate, vegan poet growing up in the Pembrokeshire countryside aiming to make a mark on the big city. Tickets £7.50, High Street Books or www.newmillsarts.co.uk.

MURDER MYSTERY: Murder Mystery Dinner - Death in a Gallery. At Spring Bank Arts Centre, 7pm-11pm. £20 per person. Licensed bar. Tickets: http://death-in-a-gallery.eventbrite.co.uk.

Saturday May 31

FOLK NIGHT: at The Torrs, Market Street, 6.30pm-late, with The Gally Canters, Katy Galloway, Gypsy Jazz, The Roaring Owls, The Hayes Sisters and Lazlo Baby. Tickets, £5 include hot-pot supper, from High Street Books or www.newmillsarts.co.uk.

WORKSHOP: Kinder Yarn Weaving Workshop at The Old Stationers, High Street, New Mills, 10pm-3pm, £20. 01663 308656/07837 578382.

Tuesday June 3

THEATRE: The Novice Detective with Sophie Willan, at Providence United Reform Church, Mellor Road, 7.30pm. Tickets £6 (£3 under-18s and over-65s, £12 family ticket). From High Street Books or on the door. 01663 744 516.

A full programme of events and details for purchasing tickets can be found at www.newmillsarts.co.uk.