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

Charity fundraising brings orchestra to Buxton

While driving across the Peak landscape to visit her mother, jeweller Pat Holland was listening to the 1812 Overture being played by the Hallé Orchestra and reflecting on when she had seen them… Continue reading

New Derby Theatre video

Watch this terrific video to find out what is going on at Derby Theatre these days. It really is somewhere of which we can be proud and a great asset to the county. Check… Continue reading

Buxton Spa Prize winners revealed

The winners of the prestigious Buxton Spa Prize were announced last night in the fantastic new Green Man Gallery at Hardwick Hall. The atmosphere in the newly converted space was buzzing as the judges… Continue reading

Duncan Pass is making an impression

No matter how high the mountain Duncan Pass will keep on climbing until he reaches the summit. The artist reckons that if you continue to tackle what is in front of you and… Continue reading

Greek classics on trend at theatre

Reinventing the Greek classics seems to be on trend this year – at Derby we have already had Homer’s The Odyssey and now we are to be treated to Sophocles’ Antigone. The new… Continue reading

Review: Tony Benn: Will and Testament

More like a family scrapbook than a documentary, Tony Benn: Will and Testament is a carefully curated film which illustrates the life and times of one of the most contentious figures on the… Continue reading

Chapel Camera Club marks 30 years

Competition is one of the foundations of the 30-year-old Chapel Camera Club. Taking part and gaining knowledge is what gives photographers the confidence to take better pictures and that is the ethos behind… Continue reading

Lantern’s are spectacular finale to New Mills Festival

It is hard to top the amazing sight of hundreds of handmade lanterns being paraded through the spectacular natural landscape of New Mills followed by a lively celebration street party – but the… Continue reading

Gavin searches out lost pubs of Wirksworth

He might live in Yorkshire now but Gavin Repton is still a familiar face in his home town of Wirksworth – that is if you can see his face because normally he has… Continue reading