Great War letters on Twitter

Real life experiences from the First World War trenches are being tweeted by Derbyshire County Council’s archives and libraries team as part of a series of events to mark the conflict. The content… Continue reading

Made In Derbyshire 2015

There is a rich history of creativity and innovation in Derbyshire, from Joseph Wright to Well Dressing, the Buxton Festival to Derby Festé and the Format International Photography Festival. In 2015 we are… Continue reading

Open Book Writers publish anthology

Open Book Writers, a group of authors from Chesterfield, are celebrating after publishing their first anthology. They are also pretty chuffed to have launched it to an appreciative audience at the Chatsworth Road… Continue reading

Eddie Hallam exhibition opens

Bronze sculptor Eddie Hallam is staging a winter exhibition at his Riber gallery this month. The event will give you a rare chance to see this reowned artist and his wildlife sculptures at… Continue reading

Pixalum launched by New Mills craftsman

As materials leather and aluminium couldn’t be much further apart, but for craftsman Simon Brough they are the two mediums to which he has devoted his working life. When he first set himself… Continue reading

Scrap all your preconceptions

The bowerbird is an amazing creature that woos its mate by building an elaborate nest decorated with brightly coloured objects – shells, flowers, stones, berries and even plastic or glass. It is this… Continue reading

Banks Mill opens its studios

Some of the very best of the county’s artists and designer-makers will be opening up their studios at Banks Mill in Derby this month. The free event is the perfect place to find… Continue reading

Second year for Brian Weaver Fellowship

The Brian Weaver Fellowship will  be offered to another aspiring actor from Derbyshire in 2015  following its successful first year Derby Theatre has announced. Set up in 2013, due to a generous personal… Continue reading

It’s time to book your panto tickets

Who could be a better candidate to fill the boots of Jack and the Beanstalk’s Silly Simon than a self-confessed big kid? Well I guess the answer to that is if that big… Continue reading

Harold Riley exhibition opens at Gallery 23

A new exhibition of Street Dogs by Salford artist Harold Riley is being held at Buxton’s Gallery 23. And included in the collection of affectionate paintings are dogs he has observed being walked by their… Continue reading

Derbyshire to have a Grand Tour

Three hundred years ago the gap year of choice for the upper classes was a Grand Tour through France and Italy in search of art and culture. In these more enlightened times of… Continue reading

Dana de Waal – musical director

It was a nailed-on certainty that Dana de Waal wouldn’t be able to follow through his pledge never to sing in public again when he arrived in England 14 years ago. The musician,… Continue reading