Review: DNA and The Hour…, Derby Theatre

They wanted to reveal what they were capable of on stage and the Theatre Arts students at the University of Derby proved just that with their energetic double bill in the city’s theatre… Continue reading

Rockabellas harmonise in Derby

The Rockabellas are today’s answer to The Andrews Sisters with their killer heels, killer curves and killer harmonies. The three women combine stunning close harmony vocals with bespoke big band arrangements, cute choreography… Continue reading

Wood and Trees exhibition at Ferrers

The latest exhibition at Ferrers Gallery in Staunton Harold Can’t See The Wood for the Trees is a celebration of trees and wood and includes work by more than 30 local and regional… Continue reading

Bard of Salford brings tour to county

Rising to prominence in the 70s with his unique brand of punk poetry Dr John Cooper Clarke, affectionately known as the Bard of Salford, has left a lasting impact on the arts scene… Continue reading

Photographer discovers Cathedral’s secrets

It is his attention to detail and his ability to see what the rest of us miss that makes the work of Ewan Mathers stand out. The Ilkeston photographer is not interested in… Continue reading

Soulful bluesy music at Crich

If ever there was a show to escape a miserable spell of English winter weather, and to celebrate Valentine’s Day, then this is it. Senegalese multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Amadou Diagne and his… Continue reading

Review: Vieux Farka Toure, Buxton Opera House

Vieux Farka Toure, son of Ali, is clearly taking on his father’s mantle in developing African Saharan music; a fusion of Malian with African-American traditions; the very ‘DNA of the blues’ according to… Continue reading

Fairport Convention headlining at Derby Folk Festival

Preparations are moving at a pace for the tenth Derby Folk Festival to be staged from September 30-Octber 2 with the legendary Fairport Convention  headlining on the Friday night in the City Marquee on the Market… Continue reading

Miss Nightingale on stage at Buxton

Set in a smoky cabaret club during the Second World War, Miss Nightingale – The Musical­ is bursting onto the Buxton Opera House stage this month. Following the struggles of a feisty northern singer Maggie… Continue reading

February issue of artsbeat out this week

The February issue of artsbeat is out this week and includes features on artist Gary Sampson, lace designer Louise West, photographer Ewan Mathers, a collective of potters – Claywirks, young actor Ellie Ward,… Continue reading

Buxton artist’s work is chosen for Fringe programme

Buxton artist Helen Mint has had her exciting work chosen to illustrate the cover of this year’s Buxton Fringe programme. Each year the Fringe considers artwork from a variety of sources and Helen’s… Continue reading

New installation at Inspired by Nature gallery

Artist, Jane Bevan has used foraged, natural materials to create a striking line of vessels in response to the decorative objects in Derby Museums’ Inspired by Nature gallery. The installation, titled ‘All the… Continue reading