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Important News

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.

Tickets on sale 16 April

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James Naughtie

James Naughtie: On the Road: Adventures from Nixon to Trump

Thursday 27 May | From 7.30 - 9pm

£6-12 + £1.50 booking fee Venue: Derby Theatre, DE1 2NF

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John Preston

John Preston: Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell

Thursday 27 May | 3 - 4pm

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

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Helen Mort

Helen Mort: Never Leave the Dog Behind

Friday 28 May | 2 - 3pm

£7 (dogs on leads FREE) Venue: Darley Abbey Village Hall, DE22 1DS

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Jon McGregor

Jon McGregor: Lean Fall Stand

Friday 28 May | VIRTUAL EVENT 7.30-8.30pm

£5 Venue: VIRTUAL EVENT ONLY

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Writing Real Women with Tracy Bloom & Laura Jane Williams

Friday 28 May | 6 - 7pm

£7 Venue: Déda, DE1 3GU

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Christian Wolmar: Cathedrals of Steam

Saturday 29 May | 12.30 - 1.30pm

£10 Venue: Carriage Shop Theatre, Derby College (Roundhouse) DE24 8JE

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