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It’s a pleasure to be a part of the Colne Valley’s ever-changing industrial and craft heritage. The climate and terrain of the valley shaped the early years of its history and now the landscape and weather-beaten weavers cottages and mills house a growing community of artisan and craft producers, supported by a network of independent, specialist outlets.

March 2024

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23

Roastery Tour and Tasting

Come and join us on to learn about the world of coffee. The session kicks off with a welcome drink and then guides you through:

Understanding your bean. Learn how your coffees flavour is influenced by:
Species and variety
Origin
Processing Method
Roast profile
See the roaster in action
Do a tasting (cupping)
Learn some vital steps for getting the best from your beans at home

Go home with a bag of beans to enjoy at home.

Running two tours each day / 10am - 12.30pm or 2pm - 4.30pm

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite Road, HD7 6LS

April 2024

06

Red Deer Club 19th Birthday (Chapter One)

Back in 2005 the humble beginnings of a folk club started in the upstairs of a vegetarian café in South Manchester. A live music night that encapsulated a time and a moment of togetherness, riding the coattails of the ‘Nu Folk’ scene up until 2015, Red Deer Club has been reborn and found a new home in the Colne Valley.

Nineteen years have passed so what better what to celebrate with three chapters, here is chapter one. Featuring a line-up of experimental, forward-thinking folk music.

Live: Stick In The Wheel, Jim Ghedi (full band), Zandra & Andrew DR Abbott

£20 advance. Click 'more info' to purchase tickets

6pm - 11pm / Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills. West Slaithwaite Road, Marsden, HD7 6LS.

07

Red Deer Club 19th Birthday (Chapter Two)

Back in 2005 the humble beginnings of a folk club started in the upstairs of a vegetarian café in South Manchester. A live music night that encapsulated a time and a moment of togetherness, riding the coattails of the ‘Nu Folk’ scene up until 2015, Red Deer Club has been reborn and found a new home in the Colne Valley.

Nineteen years have passed so what better what to celebrate with three chapters, here is chapter two. Featuring a line-up of experimental, forward-thinking folk music.

Live: Daudi Matskio, Penny, Good Good Blood and more

£10 advance. Click 'more info' to purchase tickets

5pm - 10pm / Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills. West Slaithwaite Road, Marsden, HD7 6LS.

20

Open Day April 2024

Running monthly on the third Saturday of the month, from April through to September.

The mill space opens from 9.30am - 3pm (last orders 2.30pm) featuring limited indoor table service, a retail shop (for bags of freshly roasted coffee) and outdoor take-away hatch.

Please read the FAQs by clicking the 'more info' button

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite Road, HD7 6LS

24

Coffee and Calligraphy (as part of the Huddersfield Literature Festival)

In this fascinating practical session, you will be introduced to traditional Arabic Calligraphy (Nastaliq Script) and have a go using bamboo pens and hand-mixed ink. You will also learn about the history of, and the relationship between, coffee and the Arab world.
Everyone is welcome / Materials and coffee are provided.

At Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite, HD7 6LS

7pm – 8.30pm - £7.50 advance / tickets via the 'more info button

May 2024

18

Open Day May 2024

Running monthly on the third Saturday of the month, from April through to September.

The mill space opens from 9.30am - 3pm (last orders 2.30pm) featuring limited indoor table service, a retail shop (for bags of freshly roasted coffee) and outdoor take-away hatch.

Please read the FAQs by clicking the 'more info' button

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite Road, HD7 6LS

June 2024

15

Open Day June 2024

Running monthly on the third Saturday of the month, from April through to September.

The mill space opens from 9.30am - 3pm (last orders 2.30pm) featuring limited indoor table service, a retail shop (for bags of freshly roasted coffee) and outdoor take-away hatch.

Please read the FAQs by clicking the 'more info' button

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite Road, HD7 6LS

July 2024

20

Open Day July 2024

Running monthly on the third Saturday of the month, from April through to September.

The mill space opens from 9.30am - 3pm (last orders 2.30pm) featuring limited indoor table service, a retail shop (for bags of freshly roasted coffee) and outdoor take-away hatch.

Please read the FAQs by clicking the 'more info' button

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite Road, HD7 6LS

August 2024

17

Open Day August 2024

Running monthly on the third Saturday of the month, from April through to September.

The mill space opens from 9.30am - 3pm (last orders 2.30pm) featuring limited indoor table service, a retail shop (for bags of freshly roasted coffee) and outdoor take-away hatch.

Please read the FAQs by clicking the 'more info' button

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite Road, HD7 6LS

September 2024

21

Open Day September 2024

Running monthly on the third Saturday of the month, from April through to September.

The mill space opens from 9.30am - 3pm (last orders 2.30pm) featuring limited indoor table service, a retail shop (for bags of freshly roasted coffee) and outdoor take-away hatch.

Please read the FAQs by clicking the 'more info' button

Dark Woods Coffee, Holme Mills, West Slaithwaite Road, HD7 6LS

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