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Shortlist announced for our Children’s Picture Book Award Posted on 11th February 2019

We are delighted to announce the four books that have been shortlisted for the first Derby Book Festival Children’s Picture Book Award, which aims to celebrate picture books that children can relate to and in which the diversity and challenges of modern life are represented.  A group of 12 Derby…

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Festival team expands Posted on 23rd January 2019

We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Festival team member.  Gini Smith has now joined us as our Volunteer Co-ordinator and Logistics Manager.  Gini has a background in events management and fundraising with Macmillan and we feel sure her experience will prove invaluable! Volunteer recruitment 2019 Gini’s…

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Launch of our Children’s Picture Book Award Posted on 22nd January 2019

We are very excited about a new project we have just launched.  Children’s Picture Book Award to celebrate picture books that children can relate to, giving them a window on the world and a mirror of themselves. The Festival aims to celebrate the joy of books and reading and we…

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Tribute to Paddy Ashdown Posted on 22nd December 2018

We are deeply saddened to hear the news that Paddy Ashdown has died this evening. We were lucky enough to be joined by Paddy in October at a special Festival event in QUAD.  He gave a fascinating talk about his last book ‘Nein!’, the story of those at the very…

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Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and a book filled 2019! Posted on 19th December 2018

We would like to wish all our subscribers a very Happy Christmas and to thank you for your support in 2018.  Your support is vital to ensuring the continuation and development of the Festival so we do hope to see you at next year’s Festival. Please do continue to help…

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