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Celebrating the Harry Potter Books Posted on 29th March 2018

We are very excited about this year’s Family Day on Saturday 2 June at the Guildhall, which is entitled A Day of Magic and Spells.  We will have a full day of children’s events and activities, all centred around a very special show, endorsed by JK Rowling’s publishers, Bloomsbury Children’s…

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Festival tickets now on sale for events at Déda Posted on 13th March 2018

We are particularly excited about this year’s events at Déda as we are doing something a bit different.  On Sunday 3 June we are taking over their building for the whole day. Join us for a Sunday of lively debate, author talks and arts events, kicking off with the Sunday…

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Festival tickets now on sale for events at Derby Museums Posted on 1st March 2018

More Festival events go on sale today (1 March) at 9am.  This time tickets are available for events to be hosted at Derby Museum & Art Gallery.  We’ll have more to be announced soon at Déda and then the bumper crop of events when we launch our programme on 12 April.…

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Festival tickets now on sale for events at Derby Theatre Posted on 23rd February 2018

We now have three more Festival events on sale from today (23 February) at Derby Theatre.  These are: our Opening Event with Ken Clarke in conversation with Alan Johnson our Closing Event, The Mozart Question, narrated by Sir Michael Morpurgo a special event with The Bookshop Band performing with authors…

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First Festival Events on Sale at the Guildhall Posted on 16th February 2018

Tickets for four Festival events to be held at the Guildhall Theatre through Derby LIVE are on sale from 9am today (16 February). You can book tickets through our website: or in person/by telephone at the Derby LIVE box office: 01332 255800.  All the prices quoted are for online bookings: an…

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