Nick Hersey, artist

An irreverent maverick is how artist Nick Hersey likes to see himself. It cannot be denied that he has built a reputation as someone who is not afraid to poke fun at the… Continue reading

Knickerbocker Glorious is back for the summer

Derby Cathedral Quarter’s programme of Saturday entertainment was launched at the weekend with a day of live entertainment and a showcase of handcraft talent. CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious will be live on the Waterfall… Continue reading

Review: Monochrome and Crate 39 – Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

By Tori Aitken, a student at Belper School. The first impression you get upon looking at Tracy Barlow’s Monochrome exhibition at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery is a sense of scale. There’s a kind of dizzying… Continue reading

April issue of artsbeat out this week

The April issue of artsbeat will be hitting the streets of Derbyshire this week and as always it is packed with interesting features, what’s on listings and guides to all the best drama, music,… Continue reading

Jack Halford: emerging artist

Jack Halford may only be 19, but he has already quit art college to become a full time artist and has set his sights on exhibiting in London. He was a runner up… Continue reading

Review: Diary of Anne Frank, Belper Players

Goose bumps rise as you walk into the intimate setting of The Diary of Anne Frank by Belper Players. The audience sits just inches from the stage and the bleak and shabby rooms… Continue reading

Museum discovers a lost Joseph Wright original

Experts have revealed that a painting discovered in storage at Derby Museums could be an original by the city’s acclaimed artist Joseph Wright and worth up to a£1million. Coliseum, by Moonlight, dating from… Continue reading

Festival of World Cinema next week

The Third Buxton Festival of World Cinema will see the screening of 20 films over seven days. Alongside some of the best films of the last 12 months a clutch of acclaimed films… Continue reading

Prepare for some Italian seduction

The compelling storytelling of Cat Weatherill has captivated audiences across the world. Her fiery, energetic telling of emotionally charged stories means she is always in hot demand. Great news then that, thanks to… Continue reading

Photography festival launched in city

Derby is once again the international focus for photography as one of the UK’s leading contemporary festivals FORMAT gets underway. The month long festival, celebrating its tenth anniversary, has Evidence as its theme and… Continue reading

Mark Langley draws with precision

If you take just a casual look at a Mark Langley drawing you may think it is a photograph, but on closer examination you will see that every little element has been painstakingly… Continue reading

Acts sign up for Buxton Fringe

The Buxton Festival Fringe is already beginning to fill up with more than 60 acts already signed up ahead of the early bird deadline at the end of March. The Fringe, which runs from… Continue reading