BURTON'S Brewhouse arts centre launched its new autumn season last night after a major rethink of how the venue operates.
Derby's QUAD arts centre has been taking a look at the Brewhouse and now several of its recommendations are being put into place.
Arts programmer Simon Hollingworth has been helping plan the autumn season, which was unveiled last night and will feature theatre, live music, comedy and family entertainment.
At the launch, guests also had the opportunity to sample the new Brewhouse Cafe Bar, which will be run by Derby QUAD and which is set to open in late September.
The new Brewhouse Cafe Bar will see East Staffordshire Borough Council, Derby QUAD and Brewing giant Marston's working together in a new partnership to bring great food and drink throughout the daytime and evening, including real ale.
Robert Hardwick, borough council deputy leader for cultural services, said: "We are delighted to be working with two such successful local companies to expand the food and drink offer at the Brewhouse.
"It's especially apt to be able to provide locally brewed real ale in keeping with the heritage of the town."
The evening also marked the start of a new gallery exhibition, with work by local artist Caroline Lowe.