The February issue of artsbeat is out now

FEB 15 front for promosThe February issue of artsbeat is being delivered across Derbyshire this week.

This month there are features on artists Vivienne Cawson, Jane Bevan and Will Hughes; author and photographer Christine Gregory; musicians Richard Birkin and Katherine Jenkinson (she’s on the cover) and lots more.

There are also two new regular features for 2015; My Studio – featuring pix behind the scenes in your studios, and Table Talk – where I will be interviewing someone in one of our cafes/bistros and commenting on the food as well. This month I went to Pulse in New Mills for lunch with Jill Phillips who has just launched a new theatre group.

I am continuing the very popular Have A Go section aimed at workshops – and of course there are the usual arena pages packed with arts news and the agenda pages with what’s on listings as well as Attitude where you can read reviews of past shows.  This website will be updated daily throughout the month to complement the magazine and keep you up-to-date with breaking news.

If you think you should be featured in the magazine, have any ideas for features or would like to advertise then contact me by email at

If you want to be sure of obtaining a copy you can always subscribe for just the cost of postage and packing. To subscribe to ten issues send your name and address for where you want artsbeat delivered to: The Editor, artsbeat, 19 Nottingham Road, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1JG, with a cheque for  £12.50 made payable to A. Penman.