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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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Thank you for your support Posted on 12th July 2016

Now the dust has started to settle, we want to thank all our subscribers for their support. We are getting the final figures in from our partner venues and Waterstones, but early indications are that ticket sales are up from 3040 in 2015 to 4030 in 2016!  That’s an increase…

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Half Term Madness? Posted on 31st May 2016

Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting help at hand Calling all Parents!  Now that the holidays are with us you may be grateful for some tips about Calmer, Easier and Happier parenting to help you with the challenging (and rewarding) job that parenting can be?  If so, we have just the event…

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Help needed to find children’s book characters! Posted on 26th May 2016

Nearly 40 shops in Sadler Gate and the Strand Arcade are taking part in this year’s Children’s Book Trail at Derby Book Festival.  The Trail runs for two weeks and will be launched on Friday 27 May at 11.00am when over 50 pupils from Borrow Wood Primary School will be…

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