OctoberFest fun for young people

Buxton Opera House is offering half-term events to remember, with the return of the annual festival OctoberFest for young people aged from two to 18 years old. The Opera House will throw open its doors from October… Continue reading

10cc at Buxton Opera House this week

10cc, one of the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music will be back in Buxton appearing at the Opera House on Thursday October 23. The group have achieved commercial, critical and… Continue reading

Review: Bird, Studio Theatre, Derby

Bird is a beautiful and intimate piece of drama about fourteen-year-old Leah Bird who is alone in a Derby flat waiting for her boyfriend to call. However we quickly learned that all was… Continue reading

Lifting the veil on belly dancing

Belly dancer Diana Mehira is a woman with a quest. She wants to quash the notion that her work is just erotic entertainment or something you simply do for a laugh. She wants… Continue reading

Wire sculptures touched by magic

These beautiful wire sculptures are inspired by a real-life encounter with an inexplicable figure in the woods. Software designer Robin Wight was given a camera for Christmas five years ago and took a… Continue reading

There’s a twist in Sophie’s tales

Storytelling comes naturally to Sophie Snell. The most unlikely of conversations can eventually turn into a tale delivered with a voice which has you mesmerized. You find yourself holding on to her every… Continue reading

Artisans Autumn Extravaganza

The Peak District Artisans are staging their Autumn Extravaganza at the Whitworth Centre in Darley Dale this weekend. It is the perfect opportunity to go along browse and buy from 28 of the Peak District’s best… Continue reading

Déda celebrates exciting new chapter

Déda in Derby is holding a weekend of performances and events this month to herald an exciting new chapter for the organisation. The £412,000 redevelopment programme at the Chapel Street venue has included… Continue reading

Carl Longmate – en plein air artist

There’s nothing unusual about a parent lovingly saving a child’s primary school paintings and returning them decades later with lots of giggles, oohing and aahing. But it is probably a little out of… Continue reading

Kathy Lette is coming to Buxton

With twelve books to her name, Kathy Lette certainly knows her chick lit. In Courting Trouble the Aussie author takes on a slightly grittier topic – complete with her characteristic touch of wit… Continue reading

Rebecca Soanes, photographer

Natural is a word that you’re likely to hear photographer Rebecca Soanes use a lot. She is a woman with a passion for nature who has developed her own niche in the heavily… Continue reading

New arts hub in Whaley Bridge

Professional artists from Whaley Bridge who take part in Derbyshire Open Arts each year have formed a new group in the town based at the Pear Tree Café. The Arts Hub will have… Continue reading