MILLGATE Arts Centre in Delph is publicising details of its programme for early 2019.

The first event of the New Year is the screening of the film A Fantastic Woman, on Saturday 12, focusing on a dimly lit nightclub in Santiago where Orlando, the kindly and well-off owner of a textile company locks eyes with hopeful singer Marina, the half-his-age love of his life.

After Marina's birthday celebration and a night of passion, Orlando falls gravely ill – and by the following morning – he dies in hospital.

In the wake of her companion's untimely death, Marina will soon realise that, from now on, everything is brought into question: her involvement in Orlando's death, their unconventional relationship; and above all, her right to mourn her beloved deceased.

This is followed by Playhouse Creatures – a 1993 play by April De Angelis – which runs from February 2 to 9.

The year is 1669, a bawdy and troublesome time. Theatres have just reopened after 17 years of Puritan suppression.

There is a surge in dramatic writing and the first English actresses appear on stage. Playhouse Creatures focuses on five of the most famous – Nell Gwyn, Elizabeth Farley, Rebecca Marshall, Doll Common and Mary Betterton – to provide a moving and often comic account o9f the precarious lives of Restoration actresses. The production contains adult language and themes.

On Saturday, February 13, the music ensemble Trio Volant entertain. The group was formed while the three members were studying at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. They regularly give recitals in around Manchester and recent engagements have included Buxton Festival.

Then on Saturday, February 16, 80s hit maker Marie Wilson – also known as Miss Beehive – performs live at the Millgate, showcasing her latest album Pop Deluxe, featuring 60s classics and her own hits from three decades ago. Tickets are available from the box office, telephone 01457 874644 or inside Delph Library which is open Tuesdays, 2pm to 5pm; Wednesday, 2pm to 7pm Thursday; 1pm - 6pm; and Fridays and Saturdays from 9.30am - 1pm.