Japanese film festival at Derby QUAD

Nine new films from Japan will be screening in QUAD Cinema, Derby, in February as part of the Japan Foundation UK’s annual Touring Film Programme. Yuki Tanada, director of the film The Cowards… Continue reading

Live music for February at arts centre

Drawing inspiration from the traditional music of the Mongolian Steppe, AnDa Union will bring their beautiful and evocative music to Pavilion Arts Centre in Buxton on Wednesday February 10 as part of what promises to… Continue reading

New Gallery to open in Castle Donington

Two friends are celebrating with bubbly after joining forces to open a new gallery in Castle Donington. Melonie Anderson, pictured right, who was running Buzz Gallery upstairs at the Apiary has teamed up… Continue reading

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