The Cold Bath Road Mystery

Photos by Kate Maddison, Chrysalis Arts

Visual clues in the form of stamps are to be found inside some of the shops. These are designed to be added to the map.

North Yorkshire Open Studios artists based in Harrogate will also have copies of the map and several of the open studios are within easy walking distance from Cold Bath Road. For further information about North Yorkshire Open Studios, visit:

Click here for details of Creative Workshops to make Edwardian-themed decorations.

Chrysalis has collaborated with local businesses and with Harrogate Sustainable Transport in developing the project which, along with North Yorkshire Open Studios, is one of nearly 50 events selected as part of Yorkshire Festival 2014, the first ever cultural festival to precede the Tour de France. The project has received support from Harrogate Borough Council Tour de France Community Chest, Welcome to Yorkshire, Arts Council England and Harrogate Local Sustainable Transport Fund.

For further information contact: Rick Faulkner at Chrysalis Arts on 01756 749222 or email:

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The Cold Bath Road Mystery

The Cold Bath Road Mystery is presented by Chrysalis Arts as part of the Yorkshire Festival and North Yorkshire Open Studios 2014. Designed for a family audience, the event combines performance and puppetry with a gentle stroll up Cold Bath Road, one of Harrogate’s most attractive streets, where a series of artists’ installations are to be found in the form of a trail, which helps reveal the mystery.

Writer and storyteller Matthew Bellwood and artist and puppeteer Viv Mousdell with performers Jane Robinson and Bill Hearnshaw will present The Cold Bath Road Mystery which also features work by visual artists Josie Beszant, Kate Maddison and Serena Partridge.

This free event, which lasts approximately an hour, starts at The Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate at the following times:

Sat 7/Sun 8 June 11.00am and 2.30pm
Sat 14/Sun 15 June 11.00am and 2.30pm
Sat 5 July 11.00am Sun 6 July 2.30pm

Participants will need a copy of a trail map which can be collected in advance from one of the following venues :

Royal Pump Room Museum, Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate Tourist Information Centre or Cold Bath Road shops and galleries.

The Cold Bath Road Mystery

A curious tale of disappearance and transformation
set in Edwardian Harrogate.

The Cold Bath Road Mystery

Click on the thumbnail to see a copy of the map.



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