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We are recruiting … Posted on 3rd December 2018

Would you like to help us organise our volunteers and logistics at the Festival?   Post:                        Logistics/Volunteer Co-ordinator Contract Period:   Freelance contract for 60 days’ work from January to July 2019 (time variable and to be agreed, but full time…

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First authors announced for our 2019 Festival Posted on 20th November 2018

The waiting is over!  We can now reveal just a few of the authors who will be joining us at our 2019 Festival.  Crime fiction is probably the most popular genre of literature currently and we are delighted to announce that Val McDermid, arguably the leading crime writer in the…

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Shared Reading volunteers needed! Posted on 5th October 2018

Do you love reading and enjoy meeting new people?  If you can spare 2 – 3 hours each week or fortnight Shared Reading could be for you. We are running an information session in Derby on the morning of Thursday 25 October. The session will be very informal and will…

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Fascinating Feedback from the Festival Posted on 25th September 2018

Thank you for completing our event evaluations We were very pleased to receive over 600 evaluation forms from this year’s Festival giving us invaluable feedback.  Everyone who gave us their email address has now been signed up for this eshot.  If you would like to receive the eshot, do sign…

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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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