September artsbeat out this week

The September issue of artsbeat will be out this week and it packed with features previewing all the fantastic festivals taking place in the county during the month. We have art trails in… Continue reading

Textile artists stage Layers exhibition

Eleven textile artists from the region have formed a new group called ev-ol-ve and are preparing to stage an exhibition at Cromford Mill. The artists met while taking part in workshops at Stitched Up… Continue reading

Present Company to stage iconic musical

Present Company is bringing the iconic Stephen Sondheim musical, A Little Night Music,  to Buxton Opera House for a second time. The first occasion was in 1988 when Jean Gemmell gathered singers together to… Continue reading

Derby outdoor theatre a big hit with audiences

Derby LIVE and Oddsocks Productions have kicked off the outdoor theatre season at the newly refurbished Markeaton Park. At the end of July, Derbybased Oddsocks Productions presented their musical production of Shakespeare’s raucous… Continue reading

International music and dance on Derby streets

Visitors to Derby’s St Peters Quarter on Saturday August 22 will be treated to a carnival of energetic international music and dance between 11am and 3pm in the latest part of the area’s… Continue reading

Ian McNabb to play at Buxton

 There are plenty of treats for music fans lined up at Buxton Opera House and the Pavlion Arts Centre in the next few weeks.On September 5 at 7.30pm Ian McNabb, (pictured)  lead singer of The… Continue reading

Young Belper actor joins Brassed Off cast

Joe Mothershaw is a tenacious young man – and that quality has won him a coveted role in one of Derby Theatre’s most prestigious productions. The Belper schoolboy is in the cast of… Continue reading

Crime author book signing at Scarthin

Top-selling thriller writer Steven Dunne was discovered in 2007 when he self-published his first novel, The Reaper, which received rave reviews online. Harper Collins was so impressed the firm bought the rights and… Continue reading

Home-grown talent for Melbourne Festival

The Made In Derbyshire 2015 campaign has so inspired the director of the Melbourne Festival Sharon Brown that it has been adopted as a theme for this September’s event. “We normally have a… Continue reading

Tenth anniversary toasts at Y Not?

Toasts were made over the weekend as the  Y Not? Festival at Pikehall marked its 10th birthday, guests at the party included headliners Snoop Dogg, Basement Jaxx and Primal Scream, plus a sell-out crowd… Continue reading

Art in the windows of Glossop

This month over 50 independent retailers in Glossop are taking part in Art in the Window 2015 transforming the streets into art galleries and providing local artists and artisan makers in the area the… Continue reading

Classical music reviews by Mike Wheeler

Derwent Singers, St Mary’s Church, Derby, 27.6.15 ‘Baroque in the Summertime’ was the strap-line on the publicity for the Derwent Singers’ latest concert, but ‘Bach the Borrower’ was the underlying premise. Original versions… Continue reading