Young Company are gearing up

After beating stiff competition to win a place in the National Theatre Connections Festival, Buxton Opera House’s Young Company are gearing up to the curtains-up on their opening performance. The Accordion Shop is… Continue reading

Shakespeare at Guildhall Theatre this week

Henry IV (Part II), Shakespeare’s comic, cynical, bawdy presentation of an England in turmoil is being performed by the Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company this month. It is being directed by David Dunford and… Continue reading

Review: Solace of the Road, Derby Theatre

Solace of the Road is an amazingly sophisticated piece of young people’s theatre with an important message, beautifully told. It is moving, uplifting, funny and big-hearted and everyone involved deserved the tremendous applause… Continue reading

Orchestra has plans for mobile stage

Derby-based regional orchestra Sinfonia Viva is forging ahead with its plans to buy an innovative mobile stage and auditorium that will enable it to take classical music further afield around the East Midlands.… Continue reading

Buxton Festival announces line-up

The internationally renowned and award-winning Buxton Festival featuring opera, music and books will take place from July 10 to 26 . Much anticipated opera performances include Verdi’s Giovanna d’Arco, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor… Continue reading

Switch on your creativity at The Studios

  An enterprising group of artists from the High Peak have teamed up to help extend the repertoire of the already very successful Studios Gallery, New Mills, by offering a full programme of… Continue reading

Feel-good tribute bands to liven up March

Buxton Opera House is offering a feel-good selection of live music events over the next month with tributes to Billy Fury, The Blues Brothers and Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Thirty-one years since the death of ‘Britain’s own… Continue reading

Your chance to join national touring show

Budding local performers are being invited to audition to be part of the Derby performance of a national touring show which is coming to Derby Theatre on Friday June 12. ‘Hercules’ has been… Continue reading

Alexandra returns to Opera House

Swansea City Opera is returning to the Buxton Opera House, Buxton in a celebration of its tenth anniversary, with a rare production of Charles Gounod’s acclaimed and beloved opera, Faust. Starring in Faust as Siebel… Continue reading

March edition of artsbeat out this week

The March edition of artsbeat magazine will be out week and as always will include a diverse range of features about the arts in Derbyshire. You can read about established artist’s Mark Langley,… Continue reading

StraightCurves spring exhibition now on

The Spring Exhibition at StraightCurves’ Hallway Gallery, in Chesterfield, is now open to the public. Featuring both original artworks and framed prints in various media by local artists and craftspeople including twins Liz… Continue reading

Jane Bevan – a natural craft worker

Foraging in the woods is a daily routine for artist Jane Bevan. When she takes the dog for a walk in Calke Park she isn’t just enjoying the tranquility of her surroundings she… Continue reading