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Tickets now on sale for Fesival events with Derby LIVE Posted on 4th March 2019

A few more Festival events are on sale from 10am today, Monday 4 March.  These are likely to be the final ones before all of our remaining events go on sale on Wednesday 10 April. You can find details of all of our Festival events on our website. Museum Sleepover…

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Museum Sleepover and Derby Reads tickets Posted on 25th February 2019

Museum Sleepover One of the first events to sell out each year is the Museum Sleepover, and we feel sure this year’s will be no exception!  This year’s theme is ‘History is Horrible’ and the Sleepover will be held overnight on Saturday 1 June. Tickets go on sale at 10am…

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Festival Events at Derby Theatre go on sale Posted on 18th February 2019

We are delighted to announce our first Festival events are now on sale.   Derby Theatre’s spring brochure is about to be published including the following Festival events they will host. Derby Theatre Tickets are on sale from 10am on Monday 18 February for two events at Derby Theatre: Melvyn Bragg…

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Shortlist announced for our Children’s Picture Book Award Posted on 11th February 2019

We are delighted to announce the four books that have been shortlisted for the first Derby Book Festival Children’s Picture Book Award, which aims to celebrate picture books that children can relate to and in which the diversity and challenges of modern life are represented.  A group of 12 Derby…

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Festival team expands Posted on 23rd January 2019

We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Festival team member.  Gini Smith has now joined us as our Volunteer Co-ordinator and Logistics Manager.  Gini has a background in events management and fundraising with Macmillan and we feel sure her experience will prove invaluable! Volunteer recruitment 2019 Gini’s…

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