Former student designs Fringe programme cover

Former University of Derby student Isabelle Wilkins from Barnsley has come up with the cover artwork for next year’s Buxton Fringe programme. The design was submitted after the Fringe met illustration students at… Continue reading

Helen Hallows, artist

If you mention the name of Helen Hallows to one of her fellow artists you’ll be met by a look of admiration followed by words such as organised, disciplined, enterprising and energetic. She… Continue reading

Meet the Chapel Male Voice Choir

It is getting on for 100 years since a group of servicemen just back from the Great War impressed the schoolmaster in Chapel-en-le-Frith with their singing. He overheard them break into song as… Continue reading

Author Heather Shaw

It was as a child that Heather Shaw first began making up stories to entertain herself and later while working as a primary school teacher that she began to write them for others.… Continue reading

Villager Jim – just who is the mystery man?

When it comes to being social media savvy Villager Jim has to be up there in the top ten. Few people know the real name of the Derbyshire photographer as he likes to… Continue reading

Season of Adventure at QUAD

Inspired by the spirit of discovery and celebrating the pioneers who break new ground through science, exploration and new technologies, QUAD’s  new Season of Adventure includes exhibitions, digital experimentation, talks, events, film screenings… Continue reading

Review: Naughty Meg and the Christmas Elves, Guildhall Theatre, Derby

The imaginative Babbling Vagabonds can be relied upon to bring us family entertainment at its best and Naughty Meg and The Christmas Elves is no exception. The Guildhall Theatre in Derby was ringing… Continue reading

Sam tells story of Great War violin

When fiddler Sam Sweeney worked his way through an array of instruments on sale at an Oxford shop in his hunt for a new violin one stood out from the rest. It had… Continue reading

Tim Rose, artist

Tim Rose arrived in Sheffield 40 or so years ago as a result of a spur of the moment decision at art school. He had been intending to go to Norwich to study… Continue reading

Artisans exhibit at Chatsworth

Peak District Artisans’ (PDA) 2015 Spring Showcase exhibition will take place at Chatsworth, showcasing the works of an eclectic line-up of artists, artisans and designer-makers from across the region. The exhibition features work from… Continue reading

Damian on stage with Sinfonia Viva

Burton-born baritone Damian Thantrey is looking forward to welcoming family and friends in the audience when he takes to the stage with Sinfonia Viva for their annual New Year’s Eve Gala Concert at… Continue reading

Review: Jack and the Beanstalk, Buxton Opera House

The children were singing, clapping, cheering and dancing in the aisles. What more evidence do you need to be certain that Buxton’s Jack in the Beanstalk is going to be a huge festive… Continue reading