November artsbeat is now out

The November issue of artsbeat is out and available in over 300 places across Derbyshire. This month there are features on artists Lawrie Williamson, who was born in Heanor, Jenny Oldknow of Belper… Continue reading

Review: Mind Games, Belper Arts Festival

Director Larry Waller was on tenterhooks as the audience assembled waiting to watch the premiere of Mind Games in Belper last night. He was certain that what we were going to be watching… Continue reading

Review: Oklahoma, Good Companions Stage Society

A classic musical can be a tough challenge to carry off – they come with a lot of expectations and the songs are familiar to all. In Oklahoma’s case this reviewer has to… Continue reading

Don’t miss the Derwent Pulse art work

The pulse of the Derwent and its mills is being celebrated with a major art work which will weave its way down the river this month. Derwent Pulse is the creation of installation artist… Continue reading

OctoberFest fun for young people

Buxton Opera House is offering half-term events to remember, with the return of the annual festival OctoberFest for young people aged from two to 18 years old. The Opera House will throw open its doors from October… Continue reading

10cc at Buxton Opera House this week

10cc, one of the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music will be back in Buxton appearing at the Opera House on Thursday October 23. The group have achieved commercial, critical and… Continue reading

Review: Bird, Studio Theatre, Derby

Bird is a beautiful and intimate piece of drama about fourteen-year-old Leah Bird who is alone in a Derby flat waiting for her boyfriend to call. However we quickly learned that all was… Continue reading

Lifting the veil on belly dancing

Belly dancer Diana Mehira is a woman with a quest. She wants to quash the notion that her work is just erotic entertainment or something you simply do for a laugh. She wants… Continue reading

Wire sculptures touched by magic

These beautiful wire sculptures are inspired by a real-life encounter with an inexplicable figure in the woods. Software designer Robin Wight was given a camera for Christmas five years ago and took a… Continue reading

There’s a twist in Sophie’s tales

Storytelling comes naturally to Sophie Snell. The most unlikely of conversations can eventually turn into a tale delivered with a voice which has you mesmerized. You find yourself holding on to her every… Continue reading

Artisans Autumn Extravaganza

The Peak District Artisans are staging their Autumn Extravaganza at the Whitworth Centre in Darley Dale this weekend. It is the perfect opportunity to go along browse and buy from 28 of the Peak District’s best… Continue reading

Déda celebrates exciting new chapter

Déda in Derby is holding a weekend of performances and events this month to herald an exciting new chapter for the organisation. The £412,000 redevelopment programme at the Chapel Street venue has included… Continue reading