Gilbert and Sullivan back at Buxton

It wouldn’t be summer in Buxton if there was no Gilbert and Sullivan production. And so after last year’s disappointment when the National Festival moved out after nine years in the town, The… Continue reading

Peter Aitchison, travel photographer

Like a cat with nine lives – that’s travel photographer Peter Aitchison. He has faced challenges that would see most of us crumble, but he just brushes himself down and heads on to… Continue reading

Can you help festival to continue?

Derby Arts Festival, which has been held annually for 107 years, is aiming to keep the show on the road by finding new sponsors and volunteers. They are appealing for help from the… Continue reading

Q&A with Alvaston actor Buckso Dhillon-Woolley

Buckso Dhillon-Woolley is currently in the cast of the Bend it Like Beckham musical in the West End. For how long have you been performing? I’ve been an actor since 2008. How did… Continue reading

Summer reading ideas

Members of Matlock Book Café which meets at the town’s library have come up with some great suggestions for summer reading. They have picked books that will hold your attention, entertain, inspire and… Continue reading

Open air theatre at Markeaton Park

Derby’s newly refurbished Markeaton Park will take centre stage in the city’s Love Parks Week celebrations this year. There will be open-air theatre, opera, workshops and shows for children as well as the… Continue reading

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic at Opera House

There will be a three-date residency with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic at Buxton Opera House later this year. The centrepiece will be a concert directed by the acclaimed violinist and conductor Julian Rachlin, offering… Continue reading

Mike Hutchby – iPad artist

It was a visit to a David Hockney retrospective exhibition that alerted Mike Hutchby to the possibilities of painting on his iPad. “I loved the work he had done using the iPad and… Continue reading

Why not join Artisan Fair?

Banks Mill Studios is inviting non-members to join the Artisan Fair at its Open Studios event in November.The Open Studios, which started in 2004, is regarded as a prestigious event within the creative… Continue reading

Photo Challenge on streets of Buxton

The third Buxton Photo Challenge, organised by Chapel Camera Club, will take place at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery on Saturday August 22. The event, which is aimed at any budding photographer or… Continue reading

Help Divas get to Vegas

Derbyshire women’s chorus DaleDiva is offering singing groups, choruses, choirs or quartets the chance to win a session with a world renowned performance coach – for just £10. The Divas have secured an… Continue reading

Arts group wants you to watch their film

The Return is a psychological thriller, set in and around Glossopdale, it follows a film crew who arrive in Glossop to make a documentary only to discover that there is something strange about… Continue reading