FRIDAY 14 - Sunday 30
poetry trail
venues all over New Mills

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For 2018 the New Mills Festival returns smaller and greater than ever as the New Mills Festival Fringe. This year’s festival will feature verse on stage and page throughout its three-week duration.

The Festival will open with a cabaret-style poetry reading in Spring Bank Arts Centre on 14 September at 7 pm. More than a dozen poets will regale the audience with verse ranging from the poignant to the profound to the playful. The cabaret will feature:
Nyetheone Matt, Fat Roland, Pam Turton, Linda Goulden, Mark Henderson, Jane Hughes, Phil Poyser, Margaret Holbrook, Terry Ravenscroft, Jan Brown, Kofi Gyamfi, Anjum Malik, Rob Steventon, Helen Darby, Randy Horton and more to be announced.  Tickets are £5.00 and admission includes one glass of wine.

Throughout the Festival, shop windows throughout New Mills will display poetry from poets from New Mills, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Europe. Shoppers and passers-by will find musings on nature, illness, joy, travel, the silly, and the sublime. Near the end of the Festival on 26 September, some of the poets featured in the poetry trail will perform their poetry in a round-robin style in Butterfly House at the Torrs in New Mills from 7 pm.

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