Book Festival officially launched

If you have a love of books and reading then you need to cross out anything else in your diary for the week of May 31-June 7 and head to Derby, where the… Continue reading

Wirksworth mural makes a statement

AIRR Clothing, an ethical and sustainable clothing boutique, in Wirksworth, Derbyshire, have gone to great lengths to support their ethical views by having a large mural, representing ‘fighting for freedom in the workplace’… Continue reading

Review: Macbeth, Derby Theatre

The lure of ambition and its resulting bloody treachery is the central theme of Macbeth that has led to many interpretations of the classic tale over the years. Ten years ago the BBC… Continue reading

Arts and craft fair in Chesterfield

 The first Chesterfield Arts & Crafts fair will take place on Saturday April 25 between 2pm and 4pm at Chesterfield Studios, on Rose Hill, Chesterfield. The focus of the fair is celebrating the creative talents… Continue reading

Magician to perform death-defying illusion

One of the most dangerous magical illusions ever seen on stage is to be performed live on stage by a star of the hit ITV show Get Your Act Together. Jamie Allan will perform… Continue reading

Light fantastic for artist

When Martin Sloman spotted that part of Howard’s old bakery on Cromford’s Market Place was empty he couldn’t resist checking it out as a potential studio. When he saw the light airy space… Continue reading

New Rope String Band at Harthill

Once seen, never forgotten: an indefinable confusion of superb musicianship and side-splitting comic genius, the New Rope String Band are truly unique entertainers. Elements of circus, clowning, vaudeville, slapstick and sheer inspired silliness… Continue reading

Musical duo play Whitworth Centre

The musical diversity of Simon Mayor and Hilary James translates into hugely entertaining stage show. Their performances can range from beautifully evocative Irish ballads to one of their own notorious comic songs with… Continue reading

Orphy Robinson gig in Derby

Orphy Robinson is the country’s leading vibraphonist and an excellent multi-instrumentalist and composer. He released two critically acclaimed solo albums in the 1990s, When Tomorrow Comes and The Vibes Describes. From being a… Continue reading

Jeremy Hardy at Derby’s Guildhall Theatre

Jeremy Hardy began his fourth decade as a stand-up this year. That’s a more dramatic way of saying he started 31 years ago and, without a lottery win, probably has at least another… Continue reading

Can you help with Woollen Woods?

Yarn Bomber Anne Clark is putting a call out for knitters, crocheters and textile artists to make work inspired by nature. The idea is that they become part of the bigger Here and… Continue reading

Youth dance groups win festival places

Two of Déda’s youth performance companies have won places in a top level national dance festival in Plymouth this summer. Bounceback is a group of 16 young dancers which rehearses at Déda in… Continue reading