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Special event with Paddy Ashdown Posted on 1st September 2018

This year we are hoping to hold a number of ‘off programme’, interim events in the run up to our 2019 Festival. We are delighted to announce that the first of these will be held on Tuesday 23 October at 7.30pm with Paddy Ashdown, former Leader of the Liberal Democrats,…

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Looking forward to our 2019 Festival Posted on 16th August 2018

Just in case you haven’t spotted the dates on the website, Derby Book Festival 2019 will be held from 31 May to 8 June.  This means the Festival starts at the end of the schools’ half term holiday again and it seems to be the favoured date for us and…

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Thank you for your support in making our 2018 Festival such a success Posted on 22nd June 2018

Now the dust has started to settle, we want to thank you for your support. We are getting the final ticket sales from our partner venues, but early indications are that these are up from 5423 in 2017 to over 6500 in 2018!  Book sales too have increased. We’ll let you know the final…

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Saturday Super Sale – one day only for our Takeover events at Déda! Posted on 25th May 2018

To mark our first-ever Festival Takeover we’re holding a one-day flash sale. For one day only, this Saturday – 26th May, you can purchase any tickets (except for the Festival Book Quiz) for the Déda Takeover on Sunday 3rd June for just £2. What is our Déda Takeover? It’s a…

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Please keep in touch with Derby Book Festival Posted on 23rd May 2018

At Derby Book Festival, we’re committed to protecting your personal data.  Due to new regulations, after Friday 25 May we won’t be able to contact you with Festival news and updates unless you opt in to receiving our emails. If this is all sounds good to you, just click here. It only takes two…

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