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Important News

Due to Covid-19 we have had to postpone our Festival, scheduled for 29 May- 6 June 2020, but we are committed to bringing you an extended and extensive Autumn Edition. If you would like to see what we were planning for the Festival, you can take a look at our proposed Festival programme

Our planned Festival programme

More events coming soon

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2020 Community Event

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A video celebration of the young people who were involved in our 2020 publications, ‘The World and Me’ and ‘Our Global Family’.

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Shared Reading

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Shared Reading increases well-being by connecting people in a range of settings to share, listen and talk about poems and stories

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Shared Writing

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Creative programmes for young people across the city, encouraging engagement with books, stories and words in many different ways.

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The Lexis Programme

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Books of stories written by young arrivals and refugees studying English on the Derby College Lexis programme



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Each year we organise Meet the Author events for all Derby’s primary & secondary schools, inspiring them to love books and reading