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Books and the Arts – Why They Matter Posted on 20th May 2016

We’ve had several requests for more information about the event on Friday 10 June in Derby Cathedral with BBC Radio 4’s James Naughtie and Arts Council Chair, Sir Peter Bazalgette.    They will be engaged in what we anticipate will be a lively discussion on Books and the Arts – Why…

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Two Festival artists nominated for South Bank Sky Arts Awards Posted on 16th May 2016

Congratulations to Ben Duke and author Sunjeev Sahota who are nominated in two categories for the prestigious South Bank Sky Arts Awards.  The winners will be announced during the Festival on 5 June. Ben Duke, Artistic Director of dance company Lost Dog, is nominated in the Dance category for Paradise…

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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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