Assembly Rooms to be closed for 18 months after fire

Derby City Council has today announced that the Assembly Rooms will be closed for a minimum of 18 months following the serious fire in the plant room on the roof of the building five… Continue reading

College creates play inspired by former student

A potent mix of student and professional theatre makers have created a play with music, inspired by the experiences of a former student at Landau Forte College, Linda Ukhigova. Linda arrived in Derby… Continue reading

Photographer talks about work

There is a chance to hear a talk by photographer Max Kandhola about his exhibition at the Chocolate Factory, Derby in April. Join Max Kandhola for a tour of the exhibition The Aura of… Continue reading

Review: See How They Run, Derby Theatre

It was a case of the women stealing the show at Derby Theatre last night. In the comedy chaos that is See How They Run it is the irreverent vicar’s wife, the cheeky… Continue reading

Easterfest activities at Buxton

Easter’s coming and that means one thing at Buxton Opera House, EasterFest is back, full of performances and workshops for ages three to 18 from April 14-26. There are tons of activities for young people and their… Continue reading

Review: One For The Road – Belper Players

Imprisoned on ‘Phase Two of the estate’ in a world of garden gnomes, John Denver records, Tupperware and poshed-up cottage pie Dennis Cain yearns to escape. Willy Russell’s One For The Road brings… Continue reading

Review: The Marlowe Player – My Boy Jack

One of Kipling’s Epitaphs of War  – Common Form – says: If any question why we died, Tell them, because our fathers lied. This could so be the epigraph of David Haig’s play My… Continue reading

Nicki Dennett – printmaker

There are books, prints, paintings and drawings covering every inch of spare space in the home of artist Nicki Dennett. But there’s one shelf which takes pride of place as far as she… Continue reading

HMS Pinafore on stage at Buxton

Buxton Opera House is welcoming the award-winning Regan De Wynter Theatre Company from Australia, to perform their all-male show HMS Pinafore by Gilbert and Sullivan. Their acclaimed tour of Pirates across Australia ended… Continue reading

Dancing into dystopia

Critically acclaimed physical dance-theatre company Gecko are returning to Derby with Institute – an intimate, funny and revealing exploration of what it means to care. Set in a warped world of emotional compartmentalisation… Continue reading

Enter Belper Arts Festival photography contest

As his exhibition deadline looms ever nearer photographer Roger Morgan is wondering why he volunteered to take part in the 2014 Belper Arts Festival. The answer is of course that he is the… Continue reading

From Firefighter to Artist – Martin Davis

From Firefighter to Artist is a solo exhibition by Swanwick based painter Martin Davis at the D H Lawrence Heritage Centre, at Eastwood, from April 4 to May 25. This exhibition is designed… Continue reading