B A Johnston, Sex Jokes, Sophie Sparham – live review

In a slick of spilt lager B A Johnston takes a running knee-slide, prostrated in front of a holding-their-nerve but not their laughter crowd as he hollers down the mic. Read More …

Sophie Sparham: Please Mind The Gap – book review

Derbyshire poet, author, and spoken word artist Sophie Sparham completed a creative and busy 2017 with the release of a debut poetry collection Please Mind The Gap, at the start Read More …

Author Sophie Sparham launches ‘Books Not Booze’ initiative

Author and poet Sophie Sparham has launched her Books Not Booze¬†initiative to contribute to tackling mental health issues through focus on reading. Sparham, whose debut collection of poetry is due Read More …

Season of film and spoken word from Derby QUAD and Derbyshire LGBT+

A season of film at Derby QUAD and a spoken word event by Derbyshire LGBT+ will run to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the Read More …

New night She Speaks launches to support female performers

New night, She Speaks, launches this week in Derby aiming to support female spoken word artists and musicians. The first night takes place at Derby’s Victoria Inn on Thursday 15 Read More …