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Derby Book Festival is back! Posted on 24th November 2015

Derby Book Festival – 3 – 11 June 2016 It’s been a while since you’ve heard from us … but we are now well and truly into the planning for our second Festival.  Do make sure you have the Festival dates in your 2016 diary.  Our second nine day Festival…

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Broadcast of Radio 4 Bookclub at Derby Book Festival Posted on 3rd July 2015

A recording of BBC Radio 4’s Bookclub, recorded at Derby Book Festival in June, will be broadcast on Sunday 5 July at 4pm.   The programme, which is presented by James Naughtie, features Nottingham based author Jon McGregor discussing his Booker longlisted novel If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things. The programme…

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Delighted at success for the first Derby Book Festival Posted on 15th June 2015

The organisers of the first Derby Book Festival have announced that they are delighted by its success with 90% of the evaluations rating the 64 events as ‘Excellent’.  The Festival, which ran for eight days in 20 venues across the city, sold 3500 tickets, with 14 events being sold out. …

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Thank you for your support Posted on 8th June 2015

Eight days, 60 events, 12  sell out events and nearly 3000 tickets sold – and the most amazingly positive feedback from our audience and participants.  Thank you to everyone who bought tickets, sponsored us, provided  support, venues, volunteered and participated … and mopped our brows along the way.  We really…

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Derby Book Festival ticket news Posted on 29th May 2015

Tickets are selling fast for the first Derby Book Festival with some events now sold out.  The organisers have today announced some special ticket offers to ensure all events are full to capacity. Festival Ticket Offer On Saturday 6 June Sarah Waters, Booker shortlisted author of Fingersmith, Tipping the Velvet…

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