Derby Folk Festival opens on Friday

The team that organises the Derby Folk Festival won’t let a little thing like the loss of a main venue spoil the fun and to prove the point they have laid on another… Continue reading

Review: Be Here Now, The Studio Theatre, Derby

Be Here Now is a stunning performance full of laughter, snippets of life, and a playlist to beat all others. The audience was immediately made comfortable by the actors from Toot theatre company… Continue reading

Review: Live In Living Colour, Streetlight Theatre Arts

The talented team behind Streetlight Theatre Arts certainly love their Broadway and West End musicals. So much so that they have devoted a two-hour show to renditions of their favourite numbers. In Live… Continue reading

Salon 6 being staged at Cromford studio

Cromford artist Rachael Pinks is staging a one-night only exhibition at her studio on Saturday. Salon 6 is the Old Lock Up’s sixth contemporary art exhibition and will be open from 6.30pm until 9.30pm and children… Continue reading

October issue is out tomorrow

The October issue of artsbeat is out tomorrow and will be delivered across the county before the first of the month. Featured this month are artists Kristan Baggaley, Paul Johnstone and Carl Longmate; belly… Continue reading

Panto characters take to the streets of Chesterfield

Shoppers out on the streets of Chesterfield were doing a double take yesterday to make sure they weren’t seeing things as Cinderella, her Ugly Sisters, Fairy Godmother, Buttons and Prince Charming strolled past. The… Continue reading

Review: Noel Coward’s Still Life by Belper Players

Even if you have never seen the film Brief Encounter you will not have been able to escape clips of the more famous scenes over the years. Noel Coward’s story of the chance… Continue reading

Review: The Perfect Murder, Buxton Opera House

There were killer one-liners from the moment the curtain lifted on the edge-of-your-seat-thriller The Perfect Murder. The audience at Buxton Opera House were either hooting with laughter or hiding their eyes as the… Continue reading

Review: Antigone, Derby Theatre

The eternal power of the Greek tragedies to reach out to us with a message thousands of years after they were written is something to marvel. They have been revived many times through… Continue reading

Derby Folk Festival 2014

This is just a taster for the annual Derby Folk Festival as artsbeat will be featuring a full round up of the major event in the October edition. But so you can start… Continue reading

Derwent Pulse installation celebrates river and mills

The pulse of the Derwent and its mills is to be celebrated with a major art work which will weave its way down the river during October. Derwent Pulse is the creation of… Continue reading

Festé fantasia at Derby

Derby Festé is the highlight of Derby’s events calendar, a fantastic outdoor spectacular with live performances, music, dance, film and more. Derby Festé kicks off on Friday, September 26, with the fantastic Spark!… Continue reading