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Thank you for your support Posted on 12th July 2016

Now the dust has started to settle, we want to thank all our subscribers for their support. We are getting the final figures in from our partner venues and Waterstones, but early indications are that ticket sales are up from 3040 in 2015 to 4030 in 2016!  That’s an increase…

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Half Term Madness? Posted on 31st May 2016

Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting help at hand Calling all Parents!  Now that the holidays are with us you may be grateful for some tips about Calmer, Easier and Happier parenting to help you with the challenging (and rewarding) job that parenting can be?  If so, we have just the event…

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Help needed to find children’s book characters! Posted on 26th May 2016

Nearly 40 shops in Sadler Gate and the Strand Arcade are taking part in this year’s Children’s Book Trail at Derby Book Festival.  The Trail runs for two weeks and will be launched on Friday 27 May at 11.00am when over 50 pupils from Borrow Wood Primary School will be…

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Books and the Arts – Why They Matter Posted on 20th May 2016

We’ve had several requests for more information about the event on Friday 10 June in Derby Cathedral with BBC Radio 4’s James Naughtie and Arts Council Chair, Sir Peter Bazalgette.    They will be engaged in what we anticipate will be a lively discussion on Books and the Arts – Why…

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Two Festival artists nominated for South Bank Sky Arts Awards Posted on 16th May 2016

Congratulations to Ben Duke and author Sunjeev Sahota who are nominated in two categories for the prestigious South Bank Sky Arts Awards.  The winners will be announced during the Festival on 5 June. Ben Duke, Artistic Director of dance company Lost Dog, is nominated in the Dance category for Paradise…

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