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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

Autumn events now on sale

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  1. Membership runs from 1 January to 31 December annually. Anyone who joins after this date will not get a pro-rata reduction but will receive back copies of the newsletter.
  2. Membership of Festival Friends is limited to 200 memberships in 2020.
    1. Joint memberships are not restricted to those living at the same address and are available to all Derby Book Festival supporters. Both Friends will receive our e-newsletters and access to the priority booking period. We can only accept the payer's address for administration and gift aid purposes.
  3. Festival Friends will receive by email an electronic copy of the Festival Programme and a link to the Festival website with event listings/priority booking details one week before tickets go on general sale.
  4. Advanced Purchase Allocations:
    1. Single Membership: Maximum of 2 tickets per event (except Children’s Events which have a maximum of 4 tickets per event)
    2. Joint Membership: Maximum of 4 tickets per event (including Children’s Events which have a maximum of 4 tickets per event)
  5. There is a limit on the number of tickets available for Festival Friends to book during the priority booking period. This limit is 50% of the capacity of the venue for each event. Once this limit is reached at an event, no further bookings for this event will be available for Festival Friends until the bookings are open to the public. For a small number of headline events the demand for tickets considerably exceeds availability. It is our policy to ensure that some tickets will always be available for members of the general public.
  6. All Festival Friends tickets are therefore subject to availability.
  7. The priority booking period is available for all events booked through QUAD, Derby LIVE, Déda and Derby Theatre. We will ensure that Festival Friends are notified that tickets at these venues are on sale as soon as we are as timings for these box offices will vary. Wherever possible we will give a week’s priority booking for Festival Friends to book events at these venues before they are on sale to the public, but cannot guarantee this.