How can I get a copy?

Artsbeat is an award winning, free magazine celebrating the creative and performing arts in Derbyshire and the Peak District. The 73rd issue is out now covering events happening in March and it will be distributed throughout the county from Glossop in the north to south of Derby City in Melbourne.

A big thank you must go to all the fantastic venues which stock the magazine for people to pick up. It is great to have so much support from the community in getting artsbeat out there to you all. They are all listed below.

The A5 glossy magazine is packed full of features about people involved in the arts and events coming up during the month. There are features on theatre and shows, music and dance, art and exhibitions, literature and poetry, film and photography as well an extensive what’s on agenda.

There is also 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.

There is also a music section. If there are any bands out there who would like to feature in future gig guides then send your details to

This website will be updated most days 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  £14.00 made payable to A. Penman. 

There are also back copies available of every edition. They cost £1.50 each to cover the postage and packaging. If you want more than one email as the postage rates will vary depending on how many you want.

By the first of each month it will be available at the following places either in cafes, galleries, pubs and bistros:

Ashford in the Water, Alfreton, Alderwasley, Alstonefield, Ashbourne, Ashover, Aston-on-Trent, Bakewell, Bamford, Baslow, Beeley, Belper, Birchover, Buxton, Brierlow Bar, Brassington, Burton on Trent, Bolsover, Calver, Carsington, Castleton, Chesterfield, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Chatsworth, Crich, Cromford, Castle Donington, Darley Dale, Derby city, Duffield, Fenny Bentley, Glossop, Great Longstone, Grindleford, Hadfield, Hayfield, Hathersage, Hartington, Holymoorside, Hope, Hurdlow, Ilkeston, Idridgehay, Ingleby, Kelstedge, Kirk Ireton, Lea and Holloway, Litton, Little Longstone, Long Eaton, Longnor, Matlock, Matlock Bath, Makeney, Melbourne, Middleton-by-Wirksworth, Monyash, New Mills, Over Haddon, Ockbrook, Pentrich, Pilsley, Quarndon, Ripley, Rowsley, Somercotes, Shottlegate, Stone Edge, Staunton Harold, Tansley, Tideswell, Thorpe, Tissington, Turnditch, West Hallam, Weston on Trent, Winster, Wirksworth, Whaley Bridge, Whatstandwell.

Hurry because they are only at these towns and villages while stocks last. There are more than 300 venues now and most places have fewer than 20 copies. Those with more copies are Scotland Nurseries at Tansley, QUAD Derby, Scarthins Books, Cromford, The Ritz Belper, all the TICs and libraries, The Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derby Theatre, Matlock Antiques, Old Hall Hotel, Buxton, Northern Light Cinema, Wirksworth, Chatsworth Farm Shop, Ferrers Centre, Staunton Harold and St John Street Gallery, Ashbourne. If you wish to know more specific locations near you please email and I will match you up with a venue – you can even reserve a copy at some very helpful places.

If you would like to stock the magazine please email