Review: The Willow Pattern & The Chrysalids, Derby Theatre

You have to applaud the sheer enthusiasm and hard work of Derby Theatre’s Youth Theatre in producing this week’s double bill. The Willow Pattern and The Chrysalids are two stories linked by their… Continue reading

Buxton’s Young Company wins place at festival

Buxton Opera House has beaten stiff competition to win a place in the National Theatre Connections Festival. The Opera House will produce one of ten plays by new writers, to run at the… Continue reading

Derbyshire artist’s poppies to fill moat

The moat of the Tower of London will soon be filled with the amazing sight of almost 900,000 ceramic poppies to mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War.… Continue reading

2014 Eagle Awards winners

Derby Theatre was packed with the wealth of talent which makes up the amateur dramatic scene in the city for the Eagle Awards last night. The audience at the annual awards ceremony, hosted by James… Continue reading

Great Dome Art Fair

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If you want to find out who is at the forefront of the arts in the Peak District then make sure the date of…

Don’t miss Departure Lounge this weekend

The audience at the launch of Derby Theatre’s Departure Lounge this week was being asked to write down what the theatre meant to them. I missed out on being able to take part… Continue reading

Rock ‘n’ rolling with the Bard

What do 1950s bebop music, the King of the Fairies and a tarty Titania have in common? Well, normally, not much, but for three nights in August they will be coming together for… Continue reading

Chris’ future is rooted in his past

It was a legacy from a university tutor that first truly put artist Chris Tkacz on the path he follows today. Sadly Tony Underhill knew he was dying and wrote each of his… Continue reading

Great Dome Art Fair

If you want to find out who is at the forefront of the arts in the Peak District then make sure the date of the Great Dome Art Fair is in your diary.… Continue reading

Gillian woos Buxton opera audience

Kooky, quirky and charming is the description  soprano Gillian Keith gives to the opera in which she is playing the title part at Buxton Festival in July. Add talented and versatile and the… Continue reading

Buxton Festival Fringe

When you pick up a Buxton Festival Fringe brochure you cannot fail to be impressed by the sheer number of events being staged in the town during the 18-day arts spectacular. There are… Continue reading

Oddsocks double bill at Derby Theatre

Three foot plastic owls, blue wigs, false hands, swords, a dish with a hole – when it comes to bizarre shopping lists Elli Mackenzie’s have to be the cat’s pajamas. The reason for… Continue reading