Wednesday September 13th 2017, 7 – 9pm, New Mills Town Hall
Come and be inspired by the work of High Peak Community Arts and celebrate the launch of the new ‘Friends of High Peak Community Arts’ scheme. Hear more about our Friends scheme (with membership starting from just £2 per month), see our participants’ work, listen to music, drink wine, eat cheese, win some fantastic artwork in our raffle, and be captivated by the poetry of our special guest, the renowned Derbyshire poet (and ex-Derbyshire Poet Laureate) Helen Mort.
Described by Carol Ann Duffy as “among the brightest stars in the sparkling constellation of young British poets”, we are delighted to announce that Helen Mort is now one of High Peak Community Arts’ Ambassadors. Helen will be reading extracts from her writing during the evening.
“As a Derbyshire writer inspired by the county’s varied landscape and rich heritage, I admire and value the work charities like High Peak Arts do to make people aware of how art and place intersect and to support local artists. The High Peak is a rare, unique part of the world and it will always be at the heart of my poetry. We need to celebrate Derbyshire’s artistic life however we can.” (Helen Mort)
The evening will also involve a silent auction of captivating work by a range of talented High Peak artists.
Do hope you can join us for what will be a very special evening.
This event is FREE and is being presented as part of the New Mills Festival 2017.
For more details, please contact Caroline at email@example.com or on 01663 74516.
Do hope to see you there!
11th October – Public performance of Headz from 20 Stories High:
Breaking News! On 11th October 2017 we will be working in partnerships with Glossopdale Community College to host a public performance of their 2017 version of Headz, which will include 3 new monologues from the exquisitely drawn characters of 20 Stories High’s world! Watch this space for more info.