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Calling all children and families Posted on 9th May 2016

Have you taken a look at all the great children and families’ events we have planned this year?  Check the website for full details. Andy Cope events at QUAD Both children and adults will love hearing local author Andy Cope at this year’s Festival.  Andy is probably best known for…

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Festival Lunch now sold out! Posted on 19th April 2016

Just under two weeks since tickets went on sale, our Festival Lunch with Joan Bakewell is now sold out!  The event, sponsored by PwC, has seen tickets selling furiously. But don’t despair: if you want to enjoy the stylish setting of the Cathedral Quarter Hotel whilst you listen to our…

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Your Secrets are revealed! Posted on 13th April 2016

Congratulations to the six winners of our Flash Fiction Writing Competition 2016. The winners were announced at Derby Reads on Tuesday and presented with their framed bookmarks by Michael Hall from Foundation Derbyshire, the sponsors of our competition. This year’s competition, on the theme of ‘Secrets’, had over 300 entries…

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The Festival programme is out! Posted on 8th April 2016

Thanks to a lot of hard work from Chris, our wonderful designer at WDA Branding, and Richard and the team at Black Apricot Creative, who co-ordinated and managed the printing, we are the proud recipients  of 20,000 programmes, 18,000 bookmarks, 10 pop up banners and the programme for Derby Reads, …

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Please support our Crowdfunding Posted on 5th April 2016

At tonight’s Derby Reads, sponsored by East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire), we will not only be announcing the full line up of events for 2016, but are also launching our Crowdfunding campaign for 2016.  We do hope you will support us. We have been overwhelmed by the support we…

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