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Congratulations to this year’s Flash Fiction winners Posted on 14th April 2018

This year’s theme ‘If Only’ resulted in some highly imaginative and thought provoking entries across all categories.  We were delighted to include a new category this year for women at HMP Foston Hall.   We hope to continue our partnership with them in future years. The winners and runners up of…

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The 2018 Festival Programme is now out! Posted on 13th April 2018

Thank you to everyone who came along to QUAD last night for Derby Reads.  We were delighted with the response and we’ve had some lovely comments about the event – and about this year’s programme!   There were some inspirational readings from books by authors appearing at this year’s Festival and…

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More tickets released for Opening Event with Ken Clarke Posted on 11th April 2018

The box office opens again at 12noon on Thursday 12 April for ticket sales to our Opening Event with Ken Clarke in conversation with Alan Johnson, sponsored by Peveril Homes. We were overwhelmed with the demand for tickets for this event in Derby Theatre and wanted to ensure that some…

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Celebrating the Harry Potter Books Posted on 29th March 2018

We are very excited about this year’s Family Day on Saturday 2 June at the Guildhall, which is entitled A Day of Magic and Spells.  We will have a full day of children’s events and activities, all centred around a very special show, endorsed by JK Rowling’s publishers, Bloomsbury Children’s…

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Festival tickets now on sale for events at Déda Posted on 13th March 2018

We are particularly excited about this year’s events at Déda as we are doing something a bit different.  On Sunday 3 June we are taking over their building for the whole day. Join us for a Sunday of lively debate, author talks and arts events, kicking off with the Sunday…

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