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Outdoor entertainment for everyone

27&28 As The World Tipped by Wired Aerial Theatre Photo Credit: Mark McNulty

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September 2013

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Derby Cathedral Quarter St Peters Quarter: The perfect place to enjoy Festé and look Take a fresh look at Derby’s St Peters out for special discounts over the weekend. Quarter which is the city centre’s popular The Cathedral Quarter is rich in heritage and High Street. Enjoy the bustling streets where a treasure trove of independent boutique you will find an extensive range of wellstores, offering a unique experience. Take known stores alongside long-established time out from the festival fun and enjoy family-owned businesses or visit one of the the area’s many cafés, restaurants and many bars, cafés and restaurants which Derby Festécharm is produced and presented by Déda, offer Derbysomething LIVE and for every budget and bars. With and character mirroring QUAD, in association with Without Walls. It is funded by Council users can download the city’s wealthy tapestry of culture, the appetite.Arts Smartphone England and Derby City Council, with support from Cathedral Cathedral Quarter has a host of historic the special St Peters Quarter loyalty app Quarter, Derby Theatre, St Peters Quarter, Derby. landmarks as well as leisure attractions forand Westfield to benefit from exclusive offers. Either the whole family to enjoy. Visit: visit or scan the QR code at participating businesses Twitter @DerbyCQ or facebook for instant access to these great deals. For CathedralQuarterDerby more information you can also follow us on Twitter @SPQDerby and on facebook StPetersQuarterDerby

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Trent Barton We have buses running early until late so we can get you to straight to all the fun of Derby Festé and home again at great prices. Look out for our offers including MANGO which offers 25% off all fares and zigzag which gives unlimited travel all day after 9am for just £5 – or for 5 travelling together it’s just £9 with zigzag group. Visit or come & say hello to us at the trentbarton shop in Derby bus station.

Welcome to derby festé 2013 This is the first year where we’ll be working as part of the Without Walls Touring Consortium, which is enabling us to bring a three year programme of the best outdoor work produced in the UK. Festé 2013 highlight As The World Tipped has been astounding audiences around the world since 2011 and is sure to have huge impact in Derby. Festé has grown to be an outdoor arts festival of national and international standing – all in only six years! This would be impossible without the support of Derby City Council and Arts Council England and willingness of the producing partners – Déda, Derby LIVE & QUAD – to get involved. All the Cities cultural partners are now working together more than ever to produce a world class arts programme that Derby can be proud of – Festé is a key part of this ambition. Have a great weekend but do find out more about the great events happening in Derby all year round!

Thank You. Derby Festé 2013 would also like to say a big thank you to all the volunteers and ambassadors that help to make this event one of the best loved outdoor events in our city and of course a big thank you to our sponsors, without you Derby Festé couldn’t happen.

BOOK A FESTé break For details of accommodation, restaurants and attractions in and around Derby visit or call 01332 255802

In order to help safeguard the future of Derby Festé, the performance of As The World Tipped by Wired Aerial Theatre will be priced at

£5 (advance), with advance family tickets available at £15. Visit to buy your tickets online or visit the Derby LIVE or Derby Theatre Box Office.

All other events will be FREE.

what’s on Friday

As the World Tipped

Friday 27 - 7pm - late

Wired Aerial Theatre, UK masters of bungee assisted aerial dance, create an exceptional piece of epic outdoor storytelling on a vast 12m square screen high in the sky.

Derby River Gardens

7:15pm - 8pm MAP REF 3 As Festé 2013 opens, the newly reopened River Gardens will play host to local fire performers and jugglers including Angus McLeod to get the party started. They will then show the way to Bass’ Recreation Ground for the performance of As the World Tipped by Wired Aerial Theatre.

8pm - 8:45pm MAP REF 1 Advanced tickets £5 (on the door £7) Advanced family tickets for 4 people £15 (£21 on the door)

As governments fail to come to grips with climate change the world slides, literally, towards catastrophe. Conceived as a real life disaster movie in the sky, this spectacular production delivers one breath-taking image after another.

Visit to buy your tickets online or visit Derby LIVE and Derby Theatre Box Office.

Music Stage with live music


8:45pm - 12 midnight MAP REF 2 Following As the World Tipped, junk percussion duo Bang On! will lead the audience through the River Gardens to the Market Place in the Cathedral Quarter, where there will be live music on stage and a light installation.

Hudson Super Six 9pm Bluespunkrockmetal’n’roll – the soundtrack to all your dirty secrets, formed from the twisted wreckage of three of Derby’s most successful bands Cable, Scribble and Iris. Jamie Joseph Band 9:45pm Soul singer and songwriter citing the influences of Motown and Stax Soul, Jamie brings a refreshing youthful twist to his music. Riptide 10:30pm From surfer bars on the Cornish coast to student clubs in the North, Riptide has built a strong following for their uplifting British rock through their energetic live shows.

Alex Blood & The Diggers 11:15pm With a unique blend of punk, rock, rap and reggae Alex Blood & The Diggers are gaining national exposure, rave reviews and an allegiance of fans. The uprising is growing stronger – can you dig it?

Jamie Joseph

In order to help safeguard the future of Derby Festé, this performance will be priced at £5 (advance), with advance family tickets at £15.

FREE what’s on Saturday

From 12 noon

QUAD - Big Scribble 10am - 5pm MAP REF 4 The BIG scribble is back! Have a coffee break in QUAD café and make your mark at Derby Festé. Children must be accompanied, pens and scribble materials will be provided.

Splash Stage 12 noon - 6pm MAP REF 7 & 8 Festé presents an exciting line up of dancers, musicians, poets and magicians from across the county in a diverse showcase of live performing arts. Check the Festé website and information boards on the day for the final line-up.

Upswing Theatre - Red Shoes 12 noon - 2:15pm MAP REF 6 Breath-taking circus blends with playful dance in this rich adaptation of a dark and disturbing fairy-tale set in a forest of Chinese poles.

Festé Funky Flags 10am - 4pm MAP REF 4 Show your colours, wave your flag with style! Fun, free workshop for all ages led by a QUAD artist. Materials will be provided. Children must be accompanied.

Big Scribble

Upswing Theatre

Bread & Butter Theatre Gardeners Question Time 12 noon, 1:30pm and 3pm MAP REF 9, 10 & 11 Leek FM’s expert gardeners Pete and Ged Moss (complete with musical wheelbarrow) are on hand to answer all your horticultural and healthy lifestyle queries with their very own version of Gardeners’ Question Time. Do you know the difference between Britney Spears and Garden Shears?

Maison Foo - Tea Tent 12 noon - 4pm MAP REF 6 Come and celebrate Festé in style at the most eccentric street cafe around. At first glance the Tea Bar seems like a normal, unsuspecting, pop-up café, but peer a little closer at the menu and you will see things aren’t quite as they seem. With Maison Foo – Derby’s own mischievous mad fools – let loose to brew up, expect mugs of theatrical mayhem and ridiculous fun for all the family.

Reckless Invention, Turbo & Dai

ICD - Life Boat Installation 12 noon - 6pm MAP REF 3 Enjoy the slowest ride of your life. This six metre long timber keel forms the outline of a small boat, with canvas hammocks where you can relax, chat, help push the boat, play drums and contribute to the Ship’s Log. Reckless Invention - Turbo & Dai 12 noon, 1:15pm & 3:30pm MAP REF 10, 6 & 12 Turbo Jonez and Dai Llewellyn met whilst serving 20 hours community service for crimes they didn’t commit. Tired of witnessing gang violence on TV from America, they decided to form a breakdance crew and go out and dance. Quickly ridiculed and pelted with sausage rolls, they left their hometown of Cardiff never to return, scouring the UK for crews to battle!

Artcore – Web of Water Workshops 12 noon - 5pm MAP REF 2 Children and families are invited to join in Artcore’s Web of Water project, creating artworks with water colours which show how water touches us in our everyday lives. Wrong Size - The Dragons 12:15pm, 2pm, 3:30pm MAP REF 2 , 10 & 9 Inspired by Gaudi sculptures in Barcelona, The Dragons veer between high-energy carnival style prancing and sculptural stillness, with lizard-like movements and long tongues which tousle your hair.

Derby Independent Theatre Network presents A Very British Expedition

The 2 Men - The Wardens

The 2 Men - The Wardens 12:30pm 1:45pm & 4pm MAP REF 11, 6 & 10 No one is safe as The Wardens enforce any law they see fit. Including: breathing too loudly, walking without due care and attention, wearing a loud shirt in a built up area, possession of an offensive child, or stopping in a no stopping area. Watch out or you may end up with a ticket! Derby Independent Theatre Network presents A Very British Expedition 12:30pm - 1:30pm & 2:30pm - 3:30pm MAP REF 9 Join some of Derby’s most exciting theatre companies for this eccentrically entertaining expedition through Derby’s St Peter Quarter and Cathedral Quarter. You’ll become an intrepid arctic explorer and bump into some vibrant characters along the way... but will you beat the rival explorers and will you be home in time for tea?

FREE what’s on Saturday From 12 noon

Whalley Range All Stars Imaginary Friends 12:30pm & 2:45pm MAP REF 6 With a ten-person ensemble and their life-size doppelgängers this is a street procession, with a difference – YOU are the entertainment. Join them as they go on a journey that starts and ends on Cathedral Green and takes in the River Gardens, City Centre and Market Place.

Close-Act - White Wings 1pm, 3pm, & 6:30pm MAP REF 2, 5 & 6 Enchanting phantoms stride elegantly through the streets, endowed with transparent wings they seemingly float above the audience. For a moment they settle to perform a beautiful and bewitching dance. Watch in awe as they spread their wings then disappear in a majestic parade.

Catherine Boot Circus Workshops 1:30pm MAP REF 6 We believe in the power of circus to promote physical activity, to excite and inspire, and to allow children and grown-ups alike to be playful, silly, and to try new things just for the sheer fun of it. Circus Workshop

Imaginary Friends

White Wings

Artizani - Stilt Ringmaster 1pm, 2:30pm & 3:45pm MAP REF 10, 9 & 2 With his booming voice the Ringmaster is a larger than life character who brings colour and spectacle with a fabulous costume and quick witted repartee.

Curious Cargo - Lost Luggage Porters 1pm, 2:30pm & 4:30pm MAP REF 9, 2 & 11 Travel back in time to a world of monochrome, wonderment and curiosity. Join these silent movie characters in their quest to find the railway station and experience the bizarre contents of their cargo along the way. Company Chameleon - Push

Company Chameleon - Push 1:15pm & 3:15pm MAP REF 2 Sensitive and emotional street contemporary dance duo. With clever choreography and carefully calculated moves these guys will have you rooted to the spot.

Curious Cargo - Lost Luggage Porters

C12 - Trolleys 2pm & 4:15pm MAP REF 2 Part dance, part ballet, part outdoor spectacle. A ballet for five supermarket trolleys which randomly appear. Two meet and fall in love, one struggles to find a friend. Three others revolt and ignite a dance of anarchy. Choreographed by Shaun Parker with music by Nick Wales.

Speakers’ Corner Interactive Artwork Launch 2pm MAP REF 7 Come and join us for the exclusive launch of a new piece of artwork at Speakers’ Corner. Marking the importance of freedom of speech in Derby, a ground-breaking interactive public artwork by artist Tim Clapcott will be unveiled by Cllr Ranjit Banwait, Deputy Leader of Derby City Council.

C12 - Trolleys

White Wings

Saturday EVENING


6:30pm MAP REF 6 Another chance to see this enchanting performance.

Flame OZ - Fire Show

7pm & 9pm MAP REF 6 & 2 High energy entertainment with choreographed fire dance and pyrotechnic spectacular that will leave you awe-struck. DJ Yoda

Bollywood Party DJ Yoda - AV Show 7:30pm MAP REF 6 Live Music and Cinema experience. Part DJ set, part movie and part comedy show, Yoda splices music of all genres – TV themes, random samples, tunes you recognise and tunes you don’t – to create a truly unique audio-visual experience. This event is part of the new music strand Derby Beat produced by Kate Walters and QUAD. Kate is supported by PRS Foundation’s New Music Plus…UK.

with Charity Shop DJ and Surtal Arts 9:pm - 12 midnight MAP REF 2 At 8:45pm Dhol Drummers will lead you to the dazzling Bollywood Party on the Market Place, kicked off by Flame Oz. Enjoy a big dance off in Bollywood style and help us to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema. Featuring a fire show, live music and dance, an exhibition of original Indian cinema posters, Mumbai street bazaar and DJs playing the hits of Bollywood. Join in, learn the steps, and shimmy to Bollywood hits past and present.

Festé at a glance

Upswing Theatre Red Shoes 12 noon & 2:15pm

Friday Derby River Gardens 7:15pm - 8pm


As the World Tipped 8pm - 8:45pm



Bread & Butter Theatre, Gardeners Question Time 12 noon, 1:30pm & 3pm



Live Music Stage 8.45pm - 12 midnight


Hudson Super Six 9pm


Reckless Invention, Turbo & Dai 12 noon, 1:15pm & 3:30pm

Jamie Joseph Band 9:45pm


Maison Foo, Tea Tent 12 noon - 4pm


Riptide 10:30pm



Alex Blood & The Diggers 11:15pm


Wrong Size, The Dragons 12:15pm, 2pm & 3:30pm Whalley Range All Stars, Imaginary Friends 12:30pm & 2:45pm


The 2 Men, The Wardens 12:30pm, 1:45pm & 4pm


Saturday QUAD, Big Scribble 10am - 5pm


Festé Funky Flags 10am - 4pm


Artcore 12 noon - 5pm


Splash Stage 12 noon - 6pm


ICD Life Boat Installation 12 noon - 6pm



Derby Independent Theatre Network presents A Very British Expedition 12:30pm - 1:30pm & 2:30pm - 3:30pm Close Acts, White Wings 1:00pm, 3:00pm & 6:30pm

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Curious Cargo, Lost Luggage Porters. 1pm, 2:30pm & 4:30pm




Company Chameleon Push 1:15pm & 3:15pm


Catherine Boot Circus Workshops 1:30pm


C12 - Trolleys 2pm & 4:15pm


Speakers’ Corner Interactive Artwork Launch 2pm


Saturday evening





Artizani, Stilt Ringmaster 1pm, 2:30pm & 3:45pm



Flame OZ, Fire Show 7pm & 9pm


DJ Yoda, AV Show 7:30pm


Bollywood Party with Charity Shop DJ and Surtal Arts 9pm - 12 midnight



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Derby Festé 2013  

Welcome to Derby Festé's programme for 2013. Your quick guide to performances and events during the weekend. Enjoy!