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We are currently planning a hybrid Festival with a mix of live, live streamed, recorded and virtual events from 27 May – 5 June 2021. If the government’s Roadmap goes to plan and the four conditions are met, our venues will start to reopen from 17 May and we plan to host live Festival events.

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Brian Bilston

Brian Bilston: Alexa, what is there to know about love?

Sunday 30 May | 3.30 - 4.30pm

£5-10 + £1.50 booking fee Venue: Derby Theatre, DE1 2NF

You can buy tickets for either an in-person event or a live stream event

Brian Bilston, known as the Poet Laureate of Twitter, was due to join us in 2020 to talk about his debut novel, Diary of A Somebody, which was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Prize in 2019.

Best known for his poetry, Alexa, what is there to know about love?, is a wonderful collection of poems about love in all its forms, covering everything from romantic love to familial love, to long-distance love, and even love on the internet.

The collection also features poems about the true passions for many book lovers: reading and literature - and the odd one about the subject causing many of us heartbreak - politics. With titles like Hold My Hand While We Jump Off This Cliff and Remembrance of Things Pasta, there's something for even the most jaded romantic.

The health and safety of all our ticket holders is paramount. Please read the following safety information about your visit to Derby Theatre: Health & Safety Information for Your Visit | Derby Theatre

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