Don’t miss PDA Great Dome Art Fair

The Peak District Artisans have launched a new marketing campaign to raise awareness of their brand, and extend their appeal to a younger audience. Members of the collective of fine artists, designer makers… Continue reading

New Grand Tour is launched

In the 17th and 18th centuries young aristocrats travelled Europe on a cultural grand tour and on their return they shaped the art and architecture of our region. The 5th Duke of Devonshire… Continue reading

Jonny Awsum to open comedy festival

Ten years ago Jonny Awsum would have been performing at the Victoria Inn in Derby to fans of the indie-rock band the Bazookas and dreaming of the big time. Now the 37-year-old is… Continue reading

The Derbyshire Open winners

The Derbyshire Open exhibition is now on at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery. Professional and amateur artists of all ages submitted 323 entries into the competition and the winner of the Derbyshire Trophy 2015 was Stuart Johnson… Continue reading

Lizzie Ball set to entertain at Buxton

Lizzie Ball has a rebellious streak that refuses to allow her to conform to the stereotypical image we have of a classical musician. She hates nothing more than to be pigeonholed as a… Continue reading

Summer edition is out today

The latest edition of artsbeat is out this week and will be at all the usual venues by July 1. You will be able to read about Derby-born comedian Jonny Awsum who is… Continue reading

Carol Fieldhouse – a woman of note

Music is the driving force behind singer songwriter Carol Fieldhouse and influences most of her busy life. If she isn’t performing herself with her folk trio Cenote, then she may well be taking… Continue reading

Table talk with Carol Taylor of Wirksworth Festival

A new woman has taken over the helm of the team responsible for staging the Wirksworth Festival  – and she is working on guiding the event into an exciting new era. The festival, which… Continue reading

My Studio with Jill Kerr, printmaker

Printmaker Jill Kerr must have one of the most beautiful settings in the county for her fabulous studio in Chinley. She is surrounded by the stunning Peak District landscape and from her windows… Continue reading

Val Hudson, artist

If you are to really appreciate one of Val Hudson’s paintings you need to take time out to empty your mind, relax and then let your imagination do the work. You can then… Continue reading

Tricia Harrison, painter and sculptor

When you step into Tricia Harrison’s studio you could be forgiven for thinking you were in gallery instead of her workplace. It’s not because it’s too tidy (although she is pretty well organised)… Continue reading

Review: Woman In Black, Buxton Opera House

This is a pretty extraordinary theatrical experience. The Woman in Black could reasonably be described as a postmodern ghost story. There is nothing secretive or hidden about this tale. Presented as a play-within-a-play… Continue reading