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Sebastian Faulks to open third Derby Book Festival Posted on 24th November 2016

We are absolutely delighted to announce that our Opening Event for the 2017 Festival will feature best-selling author Sebastian Faulks in Derby Cathedral on Friday 9 June.  Next year’s Festival coincides with the arrival of the Tower of London Poppies at the Silk Mill and we can’t think of anyone…

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Special Ticket Offer from QUAD to Paterson screenings Posted on 18th November 2016

Our wonderful partners QUAD are offering subscribers to the Festival mailing list an exclusive offer on tickets to any of the screenings of Paterson at QUAD. Just quote the codeword ‘STANZA’ when booking over the phone or in person at the box office to get tickets for £6 and £5…

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It’s all happening in Derbyshire next June! Posted on 19th October 2016

June 2017 will be a busy month.  Not only can you enjoy Derby Book Festival from 9 – 17 June,  there will also be two more events taking place in Derby and Chatsworth over the same period.   An anticipated 100,000 visitors will arrive in the county to see the touring…

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From Lead Volunteer to Author! Posted on 20th September 2016

Congratulations to Jo Bunt (pictured above centre at our first Festival) who you may recognise from her role at many  Festival events as one of our Lead Volunteers.  Jo is also an author and recently took part in the Festival of Writing in York where she entered the Friday Night…

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Next year’s Festival dates announced Posted on 15th August 2016

Before you book any holidays for next year, make sure you have the dates for Derby Book Festival 2017 in your diary! Next year’s dates are 9 – 17 June 2017.  This is a week later than our previous two festivals.  We have decided to move the Festival so it…

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