Tickets are on sale from today, Monday 22 January, for Derby Book Festival’s first Spring Collection. It will be held from Thursday 29 February to Monday 4 March with 16 book-related events in venues across the city including QUAD, Artcore and Derby Museums. This will be the first of three Festivals that will be presented by Derby Book Festival in 2024 offering year-round events for their audiences. They are all funded by Arts Council England and the University of Derby with sponsorship from several local businesses and individuals.
Tickets are available from the Festival website: https://www.derbybookfestival.co.uk/whats-on/events which also contains full details of all the events. You can book tickets for all events to be hosted by QUAD online and from their box office either in-person or by telephone. Tickets for events at Artcore and Derby Museums can only be booked online.
The Festival includes a range of genres with something for all ages and interests including:
There will also be an event on Friday 23 February with sports psychologist, Dr Josephine Perry, organised in partnership with Marketing Derby who sponsor this event. This is aimed at Marketing Derby bondholders but tickets are also available to the general public.
Following the success of the FREE CivicLAB events at the summer Festival, University of Derby academics will present five more events each morning from 10.30 – 11.30am at Artcore to talk about their latest research and publications on a broad range of subjects.
Liz Fothergill CBE, Chair of the Festival, said: “2024 will be a bit different with, not two, but three Festivals spreading the joy of books and reading. Our first, the Spring Collection, offers a wide-ranging programme exploring the beauty of our landscape, the history and future of our politics, our health and well-being and some of our favourite novelists.
Professor Kathryn Mitchell CBE DL, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Derby, said: “Derby Book Festival is a true highlight in our region’s cultural calendar and the University of Derby is proud to support this fantastic event once again as a founding and strategic partner.
“Events such as Derby Book Festival form a vital part of our city’s cultural identity, igniting the curiosity and interest of many across Derby. It is always a joy to see communities across the city and region come together in a shared love of books and reading.”
The Festival programme will be available from all Festival venues, as well as from libraries and local cafes and community centres. The Festival is organised in partnership with all the major arts and cultural partners in the city, including Marketing Derby
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