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Bringing Books to Life

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How to Book Tickets

You can book tickets for all events* online through the Derby Book Festival website: www.derbybookfestival.co.uk Tickets are also available for events, other than the ones listed below, from the Festival Box Office at QUAD. Visit or phone: 01332 290606. For events to be held at QUAD only, there is a special offer for 16-25 year olds: you can buy tickets for £3.50 if bought 45 mins or less before the start of the Festival event. For events at the following venues, in addition to booking online, you can visit or phone on the numbers below: Déda: 01332 370911 Derby Theatre: 01332 593939

We’re delighted to be working with Communication Unlimited to present BSL integrated events. For every event where an interpreter will be provided, you’ll find this logo: If there is an event you would like to attend but an interpreter is not listed, please do email us at hello@derbybookfestival.co.uk or contact Communication Unlimited directly. We will attempt to provide an interpreter if possible.   Derby Book Festival takes place in several venues across the city, each with different facilities and access provisions. We make every effort to ensure that our events are accessible. You can find further information on our partner venues’ websites or directly through their box offices.

Derby LIVE (Guildhall Theatre): 01332 255800 The Smallprint Company: 07806 782109 For events at Derby Museum & Art Gallery, please book online only - your ticket will be emailed to you to print off. For other events, you will be able to collect your tickets from the venue that you have bought them from, or some venues will offer a postal service if you prefer. Please Note: Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable, unless an event is cancelled. Please arrive in good time for the event. Seating in the majority of venues is first come, first served. We reserve the right to deny entry to any latecomers.

*Except for the Festival Lunch on Wednesday 6 June and two Afternoon Tea events - call QUAD on 01332 290606 and An Audience with Rob Andrew MBE on Monday 4 June - call Reception at The 3aaa County Ground on 01332 388101

Most Festival events last approximately one hour, with a 45 minute author talk/ interview and reading, followed by a 15 minute Q&A with the audience. At most events we have a book stall plus author signing after the event.

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Our Top Picks I have always been fascinated by the rich social history of late 19th and early 20th England so it is with great anticipation that I look forward to Anne de Courcy’s talk on the The Husband Hunters, those American heiresses who made such a contribution to the English Aristocracy. Liz, Festival Chair

I’m really keen to hear Sathnam Sanghera, having recently watched the TV adaptation of The Boy with the Topknot, which I found fascinating. Roxanne, Festival Administrator

Louis de Bernières with The Bookshop Band was a stand out event of 2016 so I’m really looking forward to the extended version - adding Joanne Harris and Emma Hooper to the mix. Great music, great authors - all in one event! Andrew, Vice Chair

As both a cookery lover and a book lover, I don’t want to miss Kate Young talking about her book of literary inspired recipes - and sampling some of them cooked by Derby College catering students. Whether it is Peter Rabbit’s currant buns or bread and butter pudding from Ian McEwan’s Atonement, they all sound delicious. Helen, Lead Volunteer

Jo Jakeman’s event will be very special: she has been a vital part of the Festival since its start. We have followed her progress at every step from Festival volunteer to published author. The whole team feels a very personal connection with her first novel and are delighted - and proud - to welcome her as our debut author. Sian, Executive Director & Co-Founder

A friend introduced me to Literary Friction’s searing interviews last year and I’ve been hooked ever since. I’m thrilled we’re hosting their first Festival podcast with one of my favourite authors, Jon McGregor. It’s sure to be a great discussion and one of our most unique events!  Theresa, Festival Director

I’m looking forward to hearing Emma Jane Kirby talking about The Optician of Lampedusa - a simple, but very powerful, story of one man’s response to the migrant crisis. Working with some of the young people who have been so deeply affected by the crisis has reminded me how easy it is to become numbed to such events. Jenny, Co-Founder

As a sponsor again in 2018 we continue to be impressed by the quality and breadth of this year’s contributors. I personally look forward to listening to such an informed commentator as Sarah Churchwell who will be taking an insightful look at the state of America today, which has such a profound impact on us globally. Geldards are also proud to sponsor this event. David Williams, Sponsor, Geldards Law Firm


Welcome to the fourth Derby Book Festival At the University of Derby we want people of all ages to be inspired by reading, learn new things and discover new possibilities. It’s my hope that this year’s Festival will help us all to re-discover a love of reading and lifelong learning. But most of all, I hope that we can inspire young minds to discover the magic of books for themselves. Reading helps broaden our horizons and therefore plays an important role in raising aspirations among young people and encouraging them to fulfil their potential. 2018 is a landmark year of political and social change, of debates and campaigns, of inclusion and challenging the status quo. Our programme reflects the multitude of voices we’re hearing this year. At the heart of our programme lies the very best in contemporary literature. From the international bestsellers: Kate Mosse, Lionel Shriver and Louis de Bernières to some of the most lauded new debut authors. Opening with two political heavyweights, Ken Clarke and Alan Johnson, our political strand is more timely than ever. Ranging from Sarah Churchwell discussing the state of America to Christine Burns on the history of the Trans movement in Britain. We also present our ‘Feminist Friday’, which hosts a spectrum of dynamic and often oppositional voices, from Helen Pankhurst to a panel of some of the key young feminist writers of today. A key element of our Festival is developing readers and writers across the region. You’ll find this throughout our programme with our seed commissioned poets, artist masterclasses and events for school children. Not to mention our Spellbinding Family Day … with a smattering of Harry Potter magic!

Looking at this year’s exciting programme, I am confident that Derby Book Festival 2018 will be an inspiration to many people. It is, therefore, a pleasure to offer the enthusiastic support of the University of Derby once again. Professor Kathryn Mitchell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Derby With special thanks … Each year Derby Book Festival is made possible through the generous and unwavering support of so many individuals and organisations. We would like to thank our extraordinary group of volunteers whose dedication and commitment makes the Festival so special. We would like to thank all of our partner organisations for their on-going support, advice, venues and much, much more. A huge thanks to the business sponsors and individuals who support the Festival: our events would not happen without them. You can find a full list of our sponsors and partners on pages 46-7. Finally, we would like to thank Arts Council England and the University of Derby for their continued investment and guidance.

Our aim as a Festival has always been to offer something for everyone: from cows to cycling, dance to DJs and mermaids to music. In our most jam-packed year yet, there are so many gems to discover. We hope you find your own favourites and some new delights to enjoy! Liz Fothergill CBE and Chair of Derby Book Festival

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Friday 1 June The Secret Life of Cows

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6 - 7pm | £6 | Déda

2 - 3pm | £6 | QUAD A Sunday Times bestseller championed by Alan Bennett, this charming, gorgeously illustrated book shows the domestic cow in an entirely different light. Cows are as varied as people. They can be highly intelligent or slow to understand, vain, considerate, proud, shy or inventive. Although much of a cow’s day is spent eating, they always find time for extra-curricular activities, such as babysitting, playing hide and seek, blackberry-picking or fighting a tree. This is an affectionate record of a hitherto secret world by Rosamund Young, who runs Kite’s Nest Farm with her family, where the cows roam free and decide where they graze and shelter.

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Debut Author: Jo Jakeman Sticks and Stones

Rosamund Young

We’re delighted that Derby’s own Jo Jakeman will join us to talk about her deliciously dark debut, Sticks and Stones. A Derby Book Festival volunteer, Jo was inspired by one of our authors Joanna Cannon, winning the same prestigious Friday Night Live Award at the York Festival of Writing, which led to a publishing deal. Sticks and Stones is a dark and twisting psychological thriller. Imogen’s manipulative ex has given her an ultimatum: get out of the family home in the next fortnight or I’ll fight you for custody of our son. In a moment of madness, Imogen does something unthinkable ... something that puts her in control. But how far will she go to protect her son and punish her husband?

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Three Things about Elsie 4 - 5pm | £5 | QUAD

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Joanna Cannon’s debut novel, The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, was the best-selling debut novel in paperback in 2017. Her second, Three Things About Elsie, tells the story of lifelong friends Florence and Elsie and explores memory, old age and the echo we leave in the world. It has been longlisted for the 2018 Women’s Prize.

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Friday 1 June

Ken Clarke in conversation with Alan Johnson

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7.45 - 9pm | £15 Derby Theatre Brexit, the NHS, Donald Trump: 2018 promises to be a year defined by political change. Join us for a discussion between two of the political heavyweights of our time as Ken Clarke is joined by Alan Johnson to discuss his life and work. Having served as the MP for Rushcliffe for 46 years and the MP with the longest continuous service - Ken Clarke is the current Father of the House. In 2017 he published his biography, A Kind of Blue, which charts his remarkable progress from working-class scholarship boy at Nottingham High

School to high political office and the upper echelons of both his party and of government. Alan Johnson visited the Festival in 2017 to talk about his third memoir, The Long and Winding Road. He publishes his first novel in 2019. The evening will be interspersed with some of Ken’s favourite jazz numbers, played by Derby Jazz’s finest.

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Saturday 2 June Criminal Constructions with Stephen Booth, Roz Watkins & Stuart Gibbon

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11am - 12noon | £6 | QUAD

Three experts in crime writing share their secrets about how they devise their plots, find their locations and make sure they understand - and follow - the law! Best-selling, award winning crime writer Stephen Booth, whose Cooper and Fry novels are based in the Peak District, will chair a lively discussion which will fascinate both crime novel readers and budding crime writers. The panel includes debut novelist Roz Watkins, whose first book in a series set in the Peak District, The Devil’s Dice, was published in March, and former senior police detective Stuart Gibbon, who has recently co-authored The Crime Writers’ Casebook, an essential reference guide to police and criminal procedures.

Gainsborough: A Portrait James Hamilton

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12noon - 1pm | £8.50 Museum & Art Gallery

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Thomas Gainsborough lived as if electricity shot through his sinews and crackled at his finger ends. James Hamilton reveals Gainsborough in his many contexts: the easy-going Suffolk lad, transported to the heights of fashion by a natural talent; a gentle and empathetic family man whose volatility could lead him to slash his paintings; the rake-on-themake in London; the charming and amusing friend of royalty; the top society-portrait painter in Bath and London who earned huge sums by bringing the right people into his studio. James Hamilton’s Gainsborough: A Portrait transforms our understanding of this fascinating man and the century that bore him.

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“Derby Museum and Art Gallery changed my life in the 1950s. It was there, aged 8 or 9, that I first experienced a room full of great paintings, the works of Joseph Wright. They opened my eyes, and set me on my way as an art historian, curator and writer. It is a blessing for Derby and the region that they remain on display in the Art Gallery, where they continue to enthral and inspire.” James Hamilton


Saturday 2 June

Stephen McGann

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Flesh and Blood 11.30am - 12.30pm | £10/£8 | QUAD The acclaimed actor and brilliant storyteller Stephen McGann currently stars in the hugely successful BBC series, Call the Midwife.

shapes us. A truly fascinating study exploring what motivates human beings to do the things they do. “I dug my ancestors out of the ground. I resurrected them. The McGanns were lost in those public records, and now they’re not.” Stephen McGann

Fascinated by medicine, Stephen undertook a Master of Science degree. This event pairs his love of medicine, his passion for genealogy and his wonderfully engaging storytelling as he discusses his first book, Flesh and Blood. Telling the story of the McGann family through seven sicknesses - diseases, wounds or ailments that have afflicted Stephen’s relatives over the last century and a half - he uncovers how our past 5


Saturday 2 June

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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock 1.30 - 2.30pm | £8/£6 | QUAD Picked as a ‘Most Anticipated Book Of 2018’ by The Observer, The Sunday Times and Vogue, Imogen Hermes Gowar’s spellbinding debut novel was bought for six figures in a 10 publisher bidding war. It combines curiosity, love and obsession in Georgian London. It has been longlisted for the 2018 Women’s Prize. September 1785. The merchant Jonah Hancock learns that his captain has sold Jonah’s ship and goods for what appears to be a mermaid. As gossip spreads, everyone wants to see Jonah’s marvel. Suddenly, this very ordinary merchant finds himself catapulted into a glittering world of opulence and 6

wealth. At a lavish party he meets Angelica Neal, the most desirable woman he has ever laid eyes on … and London’s most celebrated courtesan. Their meeting will steer both their lives onto a dangerous new course, on which they will learn that priceless things come at the greatest cost.


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Saturday 2 June

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Lionel Shriver

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5 - 6pm | £18 (includes a free copy of her new book, Property, RRP. £14.99) QUAD One of the most acclaimed authors of our age, the ever provocative Lionel Shriver will join us to discuss her extraordinary short story collection. Comprising ten short stories and two novellas they explore the idea of property in every meaning of the word: the homes we live in and the ‘stuff’ we acquire. Her new collection intermingles settings in America and Britain illustrating how our possessions act as proxies for ourselves, and how tussles over ownership articulate the power dynamics of our relationships. In Lionel Shriver’s world, we may possess people and objects and places, but in turn they possess us.

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Andy Kershaw

7.30 - 9.15pm (inc. interval) | £12.75/£10.75 Guildhall Theatre (An additional £1.25 is payable for bookings by phone or in person)

Join us for a fascinating and hilarious evening with DJ and journalist Andy Kershaw. Based on his autobiography, No Off Switch, Andy’s one-man show takes us on a fast-paced journey through his life from his days at BBC Radio 1 and the forefront of Rock & Roll to the front lines of some of the world’s most extreme and dangerous countries. “Sensational. Wildly hilarious” Stephen Fry

Sathnam Sanghera The Boy With The Topknot

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3.30 - 4.30pm | £8 | QUAD

Sathnam Sanghera is an author who refuses to fit the mould: an award-winning journalist, a celebrated memoir writer and an acclaimed novelist. Growing up in Wolverhampton, his novels explore the multicultural Midlands with great style, warmth and humour. He’ll be discussing his life and literary work and giving us an insight into his unique perspective. Sathnam’s first book, the beautiful memoir, The Boy With The Topknot, was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award and named Mind Book of the Year. In 2017 it was adapted for BBC2, airing to huge success and critical acclaim. His novel, Marriage Material, was shortlisted for a South Bank Sky Arts Award and the Costa Book Award. “I absolutely loved it. Heartbreaking and wonderful. He writes beautifully.” Maggie O’Farrell on The Boy With The Topknot

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Poetry with Salena Godden and guests

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In partnership with Derby Po etry Festival

8.30 - 9.30pm | Pay what you decide QUAD Café An exhilarating evening of performance poetry, headlined by the phenomenal Salena Godden. Local lad and Derby Poetry Festival co-founder Jamie Thravisoulou compères this night of raucous spoken word and live music. It opens with brand new commissions from three of the East Midlands’ finest up-and-coming poets, Leanne Moden, Saraa Rain and Chris McLoughlin.

Literary Friction with Jon McGregor

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Salena Godden is one of the UK’s foremost poets, regularly anthologised and headlining festivals nationally and internationally. A BBC regular, Salena Godden has written and presented several arts and music programmes. Her essay Shade was published in 2016’s literary sensation, The Good Immigrant, which won the Reader’s Choice Book Of The Year Award.

7 - 8pm | £6 | QUAD

We’re delighted to host the first ever episode of the internationally acclaimed podcast, Literary Friction, to be recorded at a Festival. Hosts and friends, Octavia and Carrie, discuss books and ideas with some of the hottest authors on the literary scene. Tonight they’ll be joined by the acclaimed writer Jon McGregor to discuss his novel, Reservoir 13, the 2017 Costa Novel Award winner. An extraordinary novel of cumulative power and grace, Reservoir 13 centres on the disappearance of a teenage girl: it explores the rhythms of the natural world and the repeated human gift for violence, unfolding over thirteen years as the aftershocks of a stranger’s tragedy refuse to subside. “A rare and dazzling feat of art.” George Saunders, 2017 Booker Prize winner

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Sunday 3 June

Sunday Takeover at Déda 10am - 8pm | Déda

Join us for a Sunday of lively debate, author talks and arts events as Derby Book Festival takes over Déda. Kicking off with the Sunday Papers, the day culminates with the annual Festival Book Quiz in CUBE café. We’ve also teamed up with Unbound, the groundbreaking, crowd-funding publisher to introduce their innovative approach to publishing - and also some of their finest authors. Be prepared to take a chance on this one – it will open your eyes and mind! There’ll be a broad range of interesting discussions on issues ranging from disability to the environment. Come and join us for the day at Déda with our special Sunday Takeover Ticket Offer, including On Death Row and Churchill and the Bomb events. Book two tickets and get 5% discount, book three tickets and get 10% discount, or book four or more tickets to get 15% off any of our Sunday Takeover events at Déda! Please note that the Festival Book Quiz is not included in this discount offer.

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10am for 10.15 - 11am | £3 (inc. coffee & croissant) | CUBE Café, Déda

12noon - 1pm 1 - 2pm (10 mins sessions) £5 | Déda Meeting Room See page 45 for details.

Kick off your Sunday with a relaxed look at the Sunday news as national journalists Ian Woods (Senior Correspondent at Sky News) and Katy Guest (former Literary Editor at The Independent on Sunday) discuss the headlines. We’ll mull over the hot topics with coffee - the perfect start to your Sunday of events.

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11am - 12noon | £3 (inc. coffee & croissant) Déda Studio We’re teaming up with Dance4 to present a special edition of their celebrated Sunday Supplement. A leading dancer will present an informal sharing of a brand new piece exploring the Sunday Papers and their favourite book. 10

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Plus One-to-one Writer’s Surgery

Sunday Papers

Dance4 Sunday Supplement

Masterclass: Katy Guest on How to Crowdfund your Book

First in The World Somewhere Penny Pepper

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12.30 - 1.30pm | £6 | Déda Studio

A genre-defying and versatile writer, Penny Pepper’s work is a mixture of the quirky and the lewd, with a focus on examination of difference and identity. Her memoir, First in The World Somewhere, charts her early years in London as a young, passionate, punky poet, singer and disability activist. Penny regularly appears on Newsnight, Sky News, and the BBC as well as writing for columns for The Guardian.


Sunday 3 June Why Do Birds Suddenly Disappear Lev Parikian 3 1 - 2pm | £6 | Déda Theatre

Meet the very funny Lev Parikian, a lapsed and hopeless birdwatcher who attempted to see 200 birds in a year: “As a 12-year-old, I was an avid birdwatcher. I was also a fraud, a liar and a cheat. Those lists of birds seen, ticked off like Don Juan’s conquests? A tissue of lies. Early this year, I decided to right my childhood wrongs, even though they were born of good intentions. I would go birdwatching again. I would keep track of the birds I saw. I would not lie.”

Joseph Gray’s Camouflage Mary Horlock

21st Century Yokel Tom Cox

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3.30 - 4.30pm | £8 | Déda Theatre The Sunday Times’ bestselling author, Tom Cox has written a deeply engaging and hilarious nature memoir about being a 21st century yokel. Described as ‘a nature book, but not quite like any you will have read before’, it was crowdfunded in a recordbreaking seven hours! Born in Nottingham, he describes Derbyshire as “the landscape of his childhood.”

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2.30 - 3.30pm | £6 | Déda Studio

A memoir of the artist and camouflage pioneer spanning two world wars. Joseph Gray’s Camouflage is a book about love and war, and the deceptions they inspire: ‘Joseph Gray was my great grandfather. He was an artist and a soldier, but I’ve come to wonder if his greatest accomplishment was what, and how, he hid. During the Second World War he found a new creative outlet, the art of camouflage. Not only did my great grandfather use his art to find fresh purpose in wartime, but it allowed him to lead a double life. He disappeared from the family he’d already created when he fell in love with another woman. He wrote at the time: “I cannot camouflage what I feel”, and yet he did, constantly.’ A former Curator at Tate Britain, Mary Horlock’s first novel, The Book of Lies, was longlisted for The Guardian First Book Award.

Festival Book Quiz

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6 - 8pm | £36 for a team of 6 | CUBE Café, Déda (includes finger food platters of veggie and meat dishes) The Festival Book Quiz returns … but in a new venue and at a new time! This year we will be in the inspiring, creative space of CUBE Café in Déda. Hopefully the questions will keep you on your toes. Quiz Maestros Andy and Stuart return with more mind boggling questions – and of course the coveted Winner’s Trophy will be presented! Please enter as a team of 6. Team fee includes refreshments and the bar will be open!

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On Death Row Ian Woods

2 - 3pm | £8 | QUAD

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Imagine being condemned to death for murder, when even the prosecutors admit that you didn’t actually kill anyone. This is what happened to Richard Glossip, a death-row inmate who was found guilty of murdering motel owner, Barry van Treese. Despite being convicted on the word of the actual self-confessed killer, the state of Oklahoma is still intent on executing him, raising international outcry and controversy. Ian Woods, a reporter for Sky News and former BBC East Midlands presenter, has tirelessly campaigned to bring the injustices Glossip has faced to the world’s attention. Surviving Execution is the gripping true story of the case, He will be in conversation with Neil White, former editor of the Derby Telegraph.

Churchill and the Bomb Kevin Ruane

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5 - 6pm | £6 | Déda Theatre The national, and indeed international, appetite for ‘Churchilliana’ continues unabated, not least with the success of the movie Darkest Hour and Gary Oldman’s award-winning portrayal of the iconic wartime leader. Less well-known is Churchill’s fascination with science, nuclear war and his take as a statesman on nuclear weapons – from the development of the ‘Bomb’ as a weapon of war against Nazi Germany to the potential use of nuclear arms as weapons of communist containment in the early Cold War. Professor Kevin Ruane’s book, Churchill and the Bomb in War and Cold War, was named as one of BBC History Magazine’s books of the year. 12

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11.30am - 12.30pm | £8/£6 | Déda Theatre

Roy Hattersley, former MP and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, will be in conversation with Professor Kath Mitchell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Derby. Roy’s father was a former Roman Catholic priest, who left the priesthood to marry Roy’s mother. He died (in 1973) an atheist. Roy’s latest book, The Catholics: The Church and its People in Britain and Ireland, from the Reformation to the Present Day, takes us through the 300 years following the Act of Supremacy, making Henry VIII head of the Church and breaking with Rome. It focuses on individual Catholics who were prosecuted, persecuted and penalised for the public expression of their faith.

Terry Waite

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Solitude

7 - 8pm | £8 | QUAD Terry Waite is an English humanitarian and author. In Solitude, his multi-layered and fascinating new book, Waite travels around the world to explore what solitude means. As a hostage in Beirut from 1987-1991, he spent 1,763 days in captivity, nearly four years of which was in solitary confinement. Today, strangers still come up to ask him how he coped when living in isolation for so long. Solitude reflects on his experience and sees Terry meet others who live in solitude – voluntarily or involuntarily - to explore the challenges, riches, joys and sorrows of the solitary life.


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Sunday 3 June

Kate Mosse

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The Burning Chambers 4 - 5pm | ÂŁ10 | QUAD The international bestselling author, Kate Mosse, refuses to be categorised, writing award-winning fiction, non-fiction and plays. Working across genres, from historic novels to the gothic thriller, Kate is probably most famous for her extraordinary Languedoc Trilogy: Labyrinth, Sepulchre and Citadel.

hundred years of Huguenot history, taking the reader from France to Southern Africa. Bringing 16th century Languedoc vividly to life, The Burning Chambers is a gripping story of love and betrayal, mysteries and secrets, of war and adventure, conspiracies and divided loyalties.

A prominent commentator and campaigner, Kate cofounded and chairs the Board of the Women’s Prize for Fiction: the award has championed female-led writing over the last 20 years, changing the shape of publishing culture. Her latest book returns to the Languedoc and The Burning Chambers is the first in an epic historical fiction series set against the backdrop of three 13


Monday 4 June Suffragettes: An Exhibition

Monday 4 June – Friday 8 June 10am - 2pm | FREE | Furthest from the Sea, Strand Arcade, Off Sadlergate

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Trailblazing women who successfully fought for the right to vote are honoured in this life-size paper tribute, handcrafted to mark 100 years of women’s suffrage. In a time of #MeToo and Time’s Up, this installation explores the lengths suffragettes went to in order to be heard. Created by students from Birmingham City University’s Design for Performance course, the exhibition features key figures from the Suffragette movement.

Pandemic 1918

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12noon - 1pm | £5 | QUAD Spanish Flu was the most devastating pandemic in world history, killing up to 100 million people worldwide. But despite these massive fatalities, news of the danger was suppressed in Britain for fear of damaging war-time morale. Pandemic 1918 traces the course of the deadly virus, its origins and progress across the globe through the personal testimonies of many remarkable people, from the famous to the obscure. Drawing upon previously unpublished records, memoirs, diaries and government publications, Catharine Arnold uncovers the human story of 1918.

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Behind the Lawrence Legend 2 - 3pm | £5 | QUAD

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‘Lawrence of Arabia’ is undoubtedly one of the most beguiling and iconic characters of the 20th century. T E Lawrence became world-famous after helping Sherif Hussein of Mecca gain independence from Turkey during the Arab Revolt of 1916-18. However, his vital achievements would have been impossible without the unsung efforts of a forgotten band of fellow officers and spies. In Behind the Lawrence Legend, Philip Walker interweaves the compelling stories of Colonel Cyril Wilson and a colourful supporting cast with the narrative of Lawrence and the desert campaign. Wilson and his comrades saved the revolt from collapse on a number of occasions: without them there would have been no ‘Lawrence of Arabia’.


Monday 4 June An Audience with Rob Andrew

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4 - 5.30pm | £10 including light refreshments The 3aaa County Ground For tickets, contact Reception at The 3aaa County Ground on: 01332 388101.

As a Rugby Union player with England and the British Lions, Rob Andrew MBE was assured in his kicking and defensive skills off both feet. He also had a brief career in first class cricket whilst at University and played for Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s Second XI. He was formerly the Director of Rugby at Newcastle Falcons, where he is credited with discovering Jonny Wilkinson. He was the Professional Rugby Director at the Rugby Football Union until April 2016 and is currently the Chief Executive of Sussex County Cricket Club. He will join us to discuss his autobiography, Rugby - The Game of My Life.

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Debut Author: Mahsuda Snaith

6 - 7pm | £5 | Artcore, Charnwood Street Mahsuda Snaith, named by Stylist as ‘the voice of the next generation’, joins us to discuss her affecting debut novel, The Things We Thought We Knew. Ravine Roy has been stuck in her mother’s council estate flat for 10 years with chronic pain syndrome. What led to her being here and how can she get out? Exploring an ever-changing Britain over the span of two decades, The Things We Thought We Knew is a funny and moving coming-of-age novel about the people who make us and the secrets that can change our lives forever. Winner of the prestigious SI Leeds Literary Prize, the Bristol Short Story Prize and named by The Observer as one of the New Faces of Fiction 2017, Mahsuda is one of our extraordinary debut authors.

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Monday 4 June

The Fight Against Alzheimer’s

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Joseph Jebelli

6 - 7pm | £6 | QUAD In 2016, Alzheimer’s overtook heart disease as the number one cause of death in England and Wales. Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli’s grandfather suffered from the condition and, determined to save other families from the experiences that had rocked his, he set out to write the book that explained what happened to his grandfather. In Pursuit of Memory Joseph Jebelli zooms inside the human brain to see how Alzheimer’s works and out again to reveal, entwined with the history and science, a thrilling hunt for answers. His compelling and accessible insider’s account shows vividly why he feels so hopeful about a cure, but also why our best defence in the meantime is to understand the disease.

The Spying Game

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Charles Cumming & Martin Pearce

8 - 9pm | £8/£6 | QUAD Described as ‘the one true heir to John Le Carré and Ian Fleming’, Charles Cumming has written nine spy thrillers, including three bestselling Thomas Kell novels. His latest, The Man Between, features a thriller writer, Kit Carradine, who is approached by MI6 to work for them whilst attending a literary festival in Marrakech. Indeed, it was his own experiences of being approached for recruitment by MI6 that set him on his career as a novelist. Spymaster, Martin Pearce’s biography of his great uncle, Sir Maurice Oldfield, gave him unique access to contacts and papers to explore the extraordinary life of the most highly decorated British spymaster of the Cold War. Together they will uncover some of the mysteries of the Secret Intelligence Service from their first hand experiences and research.

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Tuesday 5 June Kinder Scout - The People’s Mountain

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Ed Douglas

12noon - 1pm | £5 | QUAD Kinder Scout - The People’s Mountain is a celebration of Britain’s most popular ‘mountain’ and our role in its creation. Located in the Peak District, the UK’s first national park, its slopes bore witness in 1932 to a movement of feet which helped shape modern access legislation: the Kinder Mass Trespass.

John Timpson

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Marketing Derby Bondholders’ Event 8 - 9.30am | £8 | University of Derby

A Sense of Place

If you are a Marketing Derby Bondholder, please book through Lindsey Hatfield. Other bookings through the Festival Box Office at QUAD

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Garry John Martin

Sir John Timpson CBE is the chairman and owner of Timpson, which has over 2000 UK outlets specialising in shoe repairs, key cutting and engraving, as well as dry cleaning and photo processing. John Timpson’s philosophy is: “If you treat people well, it is blindingly obvious that they will do a good job.” The business has won countless awards and been in the top 10 of The Sunday Times ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ every time it has entered. The company has a policy of employing ex-prisoners and runs prerelease training in several prisons. John has a weekly management column in The Daily Telegraph and has written several books about his management style, including Upside Down Management and High Street Heroes.

Handling History

But Kinder Scout’s story is about much more than the working class taking on the elite. Writer Ed Douglas and photographer John Beatty’s book reveals the social, political, cultural and ecological developments that have shaped the physical and human landscape of this enigmatic and treasured hill.

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Bookish objects

10.30 - 11am | FREE - donations welcome. Drop in session | Museum & Art Gallery Come and explore some of the special books and book-related items from their collection.

2 - 3pm | £5 | QUAD

Garry John Martin is a British novelist who explores stories through place. This session will focus on the importance of place as a character and the settings of his novels: London, Paris, India, Iraqi Kurdistan, the Inner Hebrides and medieval Orkney. Accompanied by the sketches from his illustrious journeys, discover how place shapes the way we see the world.

FORMAT PhotoForum event Mark Neville

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Battle Against Stigma

6.30 - 8.30pm | £5/£4 for Forum members | QUAD ‘Mark Neville has re-imagined what documentary photography could be, should be. Instead of the bland ‘deconstructions’ that pass so lazily as ‘critical’ in contemporary art, he makes extraordinary pictures and finds extraordinary ways to get them back to those he has photographed.’ David Campany. Screening rarely seen films and images, Neville will talk about the QUAD exhibition and his book, Battle Against Stigma, his other projects and the relationship between the audiences he targets and his unique practice. 17


Tuesday 5 June Robert Winston

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Improve Your Learning

7 - 8.15pm | £15.75/£13.75 | Guildhall Theatre (An additional £1.25 is payable for bookings by phone or in person)

Professor Robert Winston, one of the most instantly recognisable scientists in the country, brings learning to life in this fascinating illustrated talk. We learn fastest when young, but we can continue effective learning into old age. If we keep learning we are likely to be healthier, happier and have a useful, longer life.

The Little Library Cookbook Kate Young

With his infectious enthusiasm and energy, Professor Robert Winston highlights how valuable learning is, what we all can do to improve our learning and how to reap the rewards long afterwards.

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6.30 - 8pm | £10 (includes food tastings) Engine Shed Restaurant, The Roundhouse Be transported back to your childhood with food writer and cook Kate Young, who took the inspiration for her food blog, The Little Library Café, from her own childhood: “Growing up, my memories of books and of food are intertwined dreaming of rich treacle tart by the Gryffindor fire, drinking gallons of ginger beer and lemonade on Kirrin Island with the Famous Five, and sharing a pot of creamy honey with Winnie the Pooh.” She’s now turned these memories into The Little Library Cookbook, with 100 recipes from favourite stories.

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This very special event will include sampling some of Kate’s recipes, prepared by catering students at Derby College in a Derby Bake Off competition, which will judged by Kate.

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There will not be a Q&A at this event.


Wednesday 6 June

Festival Lunch with the Countess of Burlington

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House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth 12noon for 12.30 - 3pm | £45 | The 3aaa County Ground

Tables of 10. Ticket includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival, a two-course lunch (vegetarian option) with wine, tea /coffee. Please note: Booking is by phone only at QUAD on 01332 290606. Booking deadline is 21 May.

Chatsworth is renowned as much for its fashion history as its unrivalled collection of art, palatial gardens and celebrated family dynasty. In 2017 it hosted a magnificent and ambitious exhibition exploring the history of fashion and adornment at Chatsworth. It brought to life the captivating

individuals from the Cavendish family, including Bess of Hardwick, Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire and Adele Astaire, the sister and dance partner of Fred Astaire. Deborah Devonshire, Nancy Mitford, model Stella Tennant and John F Kennedy’s sister, ‘Kick’ Kennedy were also central to the show. The Countess of Burlington’s book, House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth, celebrates this heritage in all its splendid glory with new images of the rare surviving garments, gorgeous contemporary photographs and essays by leading historians and fashion critics. 19


Wednesday 6 June Hansons’ Valuation Day: Books and printed treasures

10am - 12noon | FREE - donations welcome. Pickford’s House, Friargate Our special version of the Antiques Roadshow returns to Derby! Come along and meet a member of the Hanson’s Valuation team. If you have any antique books, magazines, posters or old documents lurking in the back of a drawer, bring them along and find out more about their history and today’s value.

The Curious World of Samuel Pepys & John Evelyn 2 - 3pm | £7 Museum & Art Gallery

To book, visit www.derbymuseums.eventbrite.co.uk

Pepys and Evelyn are two pivotal Restoration figures and the most celebrated English diarists. They were also extraordinary men and close friends with shared interests: diary-keeping, science, travel and a love of books. Pepys was earthy and shrewd, Evelyn a genteel aesthete, but both were drawn to intellectual pursuits. Margaret Willes revisits the history of London and England at a time of regicide, revolution, fire and plague.

Science, Art, & Gender: Challenging the Barriers!

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In partnership with Lunar21

6 - 7.30pm | £7/£5 | Museum & Art Gallery To book, visit www.derbymuseums.eventbrite.co.uk Café open until 6pm for pre-event refreshments

The original Lunar Society brought together sparky individuals who used their enquiring minds and knowledge across different disciplines to challenge accepted thinking. Lunar21 is described as Derby’s non-political ‘think-tank’, asking questions that have no obvious answers - and that we must ask if we are to shed light on the 21st century and Derby’s place in it. Patricia Fara is an author and historian of science at the University of Cambridge. Her areas of particular academic interest include the role of portraiture and art in the history of science, science in 18th century England during the Enlightenment and the role of women in science. Taking themes from her work she will lead a discussion around some of today’s challenging issues, which have a strong resonance for the future of Derby’s economic and educational institutions and for local employment.

Mick Herron

6.30 - 7.30pm | £5 Waterstones Derby

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Mick Herron’s latest novel, London Rules, is the fifth in his acclaimed Jackson Lamb series, featuring a bunch of messed-up MI5 agents based in Slough House. His books are darkly humorous, mixing absurd situations with sparklingly funny dialogue. The first book in the series, the Steel Daggernominated Slow Horses, was hailed by the Daily Telegraph as one of the ‘the twenty greatest spy novels of all time’. His subsequent novels have won innumerable nominations and awards and London Rules looks likely to continue to grow his reputation. 20


Wednesday 6 June

Alison Weir Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen

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6.30 - 7.30pm | £10/£8 | QUAD Only 11 days after the bloody death of the Queen, a young woman is dressing for her wedding to the King. She knows she must bear a son - or face ruin. She is haunted by the fate of her predecessor. We welcome back acclaimed author and historian, Alison Weir, who continues her epic Six Tudor Queens series with this captivating novel, which brings to life Jane Seymour, King Henry VIII’s third wife.

Alison’s meticulous research casts fresh light on both traditional and modern perceptions of Jane Seymour. A young woman of courage and compassion, from a family tainted by scandal, she was driven by the strength of her faith and a belief that she might do some good in a wicked world. All will be well if she can give the King what he wants.

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Wednesday 6 June

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Behold America

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Sarah Churchwell 8.30 - 9.30pm | £8 | QUAD What does America stand for in the 21st century? Behold America confronts this urgent question by looking at the story behind two of the most contentious phrases in the American political playbook: the ‘American Dream’ and ‘America First’. What do these phrases tell us about America’s idea of itself? What does it mean to put America first, and what exactly are Americans supposed to be dreaming of – personal wealth, political power, racial equality, political refuge, individual freedoms? What happens when these values collide?

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‘America First’ and the ‘American Dream’ were born nearly a century ago and instantly tangled over capitalism, democracy and race. Invoked most recently in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, they came to embody opposing views in the battle to define the soul of the nation. Sarah Churchwell is Professor of American Literature at the University of London. She regularly writes for The Guardian, New Statesman and New York Times Book Review and comments on arts, culture and politics for television. Her appearances include Question Time, Newsnight and The Review Show.


Thursday 7 June

Afternoon Tea with Anne de Courcy

Sponsored by:

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The Husband Hunters: Social Climbing in London and New York 3 - 5pm | £20 | Cathedral Quarter Hotel

Tables of 10. Ticket includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival and Afternoon Tea with a selection of cakes, cream scones and sandwiches. Please note: Booking for this event is by phone only at QUAD on 01332 290606. Booking deadline is 25 May.

Towards the end of the 19th century and for the first few years of the 20th century, a strange invasion took place in Britain. The incomers were a group of young women who, fifty years earlier, would have been looked on as the alien denizens of another world - the New World, to be precise.

From 1874 - the year that Jennie Jerome, the first known ‘Dollar Princess’, married Randolph Churchill - to 1905, dozens of young American heiresses married into the British peerage, bringing with them all the fabulous wealth, glamour and sophistication of the Gilded Age. The Husband Hunters sets the stories of these young women and their families in the context of their times.

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At a Glance

BSL Signed events

Children’s and Family events

Fri 25 May - 10 June

Waterstones Children’s Book Trail Sadlergate

Sadlergate

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Friday 1 - 9 June

World Cultures Creative Writing Drop In Sesssions

MAG

All Week

BC

Friday 1 June

Family Friday: The King of Rome

MAG

10 - 11:30am

37

Friday 1 June

The Secret Life of Cows: Rosamund Young

QUAD SJH

2 - 3pm

2

Friday 1 June

Joanna Cannon: Three Things about Elsie

QUAD SJH

4 - 5pm

2

Friday 1 June

Debut Author: Jo Jakeman Sticks and Stones

Déda Theatre

6 - 7pm

2

Friday 1 June

Ken Clarke in conversation with Alan Johnson

Derby Theatre

7.45 - 9pm

2

Saturday 2 June - 30 June

Pickford Detectives

Pickford’s House

10am - 5pm

37

Saturday 2 June

A Day of Magic and Spells

Guildhall

10am - 4pm

38

Saturday 2 June

Storytelling with Zog

Waterstones

10.30, 11.30am & 12.30

37

Saturday 2 June

CBeebies Magic Hands with Donna Mullings

Guildhall

12.15 - 12.45pm

38

Saturday 2 June

CBeebies Magic Hands with Donna Mullings

Guildhall

3.15 - 3.45pm

38

Saturday 2 June

Storytelling at intu

intu Derby

11 - 4pm

39

Saturday 2 June

Celebrating the Harry Potter Books

Guildhall Theatre

11 - 12noon

37

Saturday 2 June

Celebrating the Harry Potter Books

Guildhall Theatre

2 - 3pm

37

Saturday 2 June

Family Day at The Smallprint Company

Smallprint Co.

11 - 4pm

39

Saturday 2 June

Storytelling & Face painting

WHSmith, intu Derby 11 - 4pm

39

Saturday 2 June

Agatha Christie Exhibition (until 3 Nov)

Pickford’s House

10 - 5pm

BC

Saturday 2 June

Criminal Constructions

QUAD - The Box

11 - 12noon

4

Saturday 2 June

Stephen McGann: Flesh and Blood

QUAD - SJH

11.30 - 12.30pm

5

Saturday 2 June

Gainsborough: A Portrait: James Hamilton

MAG

12noon - 1pm

4

Saturday 2 June

Dan Walker: Sky Thieves

Waterstones

1 - 2pm

39

Saturday 2 June

The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

QUAD - SJH

1.30 - 2.30pm

6

Saturday 2 June

Salena Godden on Poetry & Performance

QUAD

3 - 5pm

45

Saturday 2 June

Sathnam Sanghera: The Boy with the Topknot

QUAD - SJH

3.30 - 4.30pm

8

Saturday 2 June

Lionel Shriver

QUAD - SJH

5 - 6pm

7

Saturday 2 June

Paddington’s Adventure: Museum Sleepover

MAG

7pm - 8am (Sunday)

39

Saturday 2 June

Literary Friction with Jon McGregor

QUAD - SJH

7 - 8pm

9

Saturday 2 June

Andy Kershaw

Guildhall

7.30 - 9.15pm

8

Saturday 2 June

Poetry with Salena Godden and guests

QUAD Cafe

8.30 - 9.30pm

9

Sunday 3 June

Sunday Papers

CUBE Cafe, Deda

10 for 10.15 - 11am

10

Sunday 3 June

Dance4 Sunday Supplement

Déda Studio

11 - 12noon

10

Sunday 3 June

On Death Row: Ian Woods

Déda Theatre

11.30 - 12.30pm

12

Sunday 3 June

Katy Guest on How to Crowdfund your Book

Déda Meeting Room

12noon - 2pm

45

Sunday 3 June

First in The World Somewhere: Penny Pepper

Déda Studio

12.30 - 1.30pm

10

Sunday 3 June

Why Do Birds Suddenly Disappear: Lev Parikian

Déda Theatre

1 - 2pm

11

Sunday 3 June

There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly

Guildhall

2 - 3pm

40

Sunday 3 June

Roy Hattersley: The Catholics

QUAD - SJH

2 - 3pm

12

Sunday 3 June

Joseph Gray’s Camouflage: Mary Horlock

Déda Studio

2.30 - 3.30pm

11

Sunday 3 June

21st century Yokel: Tom Cox

Déda Theatre

3.30 - 4.30pm

11

Sunday 3 June

Kate Mosse: The Burning Chambers

QUAD - SJH

4 - 5pm

13

Sunday 3 June

Churchill and the Bomb: Kevin Ruane

Déda Theatre

5 - 6pm

12

Sunday 3 June

Festival Book Quiz

CUBE Cafe, Deda

6 - 8pm

11

Sunday 3 June

Terry Waite: Solitude

QUAD - SJH

7 - 8pm

12

Monday 4 - Friday 8 June

Suffragettes: An Exhibition

Sadlergate

10am - 2pm

14

Monday 4 June

Pandemic 1918

QUAD - The Box

12noon - 1pm

14

Monday 4 June

Behind the Lawrence Legend

QUAD - The Box

2 - 3pm

14

Monday 4 June

An Audience with Rob Andrew

3aaa County Ground 4 -5.30pm

15

Monday 4 June

Debut Author: Mahsuda Snaith

Artcore

6 - 7pm

15

Monday 4 June

The Fight against Alzheimer’s: Joseph Jebelli

QUAD - Cinema 2

6 - 7pm

16

Monday 4 June

The Spying Game: Charles Cumming & Martin Pearce

QUAD - Cinema 2

8 - 9pm

16

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Tuesday 5 June

John Timpson: Marketing Derby Bondholders’ Event

University of Derby

8 - 9.30am

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Tuesday 5 June

Handling History: Bookish objects

MAG

10.30 - 11am

17

Tuesday 5 June

Kinder Scout - The People’s Mountain

QUAD - The Box

12noon - 1pm

17

Tuesday 5 June

A Sense of Place: Garry John Martin

QUAD - The Box

2 - 3pm

15

Tuesday 5 June

The Little Library Cookbook: Kate Young

The Roundhouse

6.30 - 8pm

18

Tuesday 5 June

Mark Neville: Battle Against Stigma

QUAD - The Box

6.30 - 8.30pm

17

Tuesday 5 June

Robert Winston: Improve Your Learning

Guildhall Theatre

7 - 8.15pm

18

Wednesday 6 June

Hansons’ Valuation Day: Books and Printed Treasures

Pickford’s House

10am - 12noon

20

Wednesday 6 June

Festival Lunch with the Countess of Burlington

3aaa County Ground 12 for 12.30pm - 3pm

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Wednesday 6 June

The Curious World of Samuel Pepys & John Evelyn

MAG

2 - 3pm

20

Wednesday 6 June

Derby on Board Games

Carnero Lounge

4 - 10pm

40

Wednesday 6 June

Science, Art & Gender: Challenging the Barriers!

MAG

6 - 7.30pm

20

Wednesday 6 June

Mick Herron

Waterstones Derby

6.30 - 7.30pm

20

Wednesday 6 June

Alison Weir Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen

QUAD - SJH

6.30 - 7.30pm

21

Wednesday 6 June

Behold America: Sarah Churchwell

QUAD - SJH

8.30 - 9.30pm

21

Thursday 7 June

Louis de Bernières - Fiction Surgery

Déda Meeting Room

2 - 4pm

45

Thursday 7 June

Afternoon Tea with Anne de Courcy

CQ Hotel

3 - 5pm

23

Thursday 7 June

A Galaxy of Her Own: Women in Space

Rolls-Royce Learning & Development Centre

6 - 7pm

40

Thursday 7 June

Letterpress Bookplate Workshop

Smallprint Co.

6 - 9pm

27

Thursday 7 June

Silk Road presented by Agudo Dance Company

Déda Theatre

7.30 - 9pm

27

Thursday 7 June

Mark Beaumont

Guildhall

7.30 - 9pm

27

Thursday 7 June

The Bookshop Band

Derby Theatre

7.30 - 10pm

26

Friday 8 June

Tots Make and Do: The Tiger Who Came to Tea

MAG

10 - 11.30am

41

Friday 8 June

Laura Wall: Happy Birthday Goose

Déda Theatre

11.30 - 12.30pm

41

Friday 8 June

Books that Made Me

QUAD

12.30 - 1.30pm

28

Friday 8 June

Christine Burns: Trans Britain

QUAD The Box

2 - 3pm

29

Friday 8 June

The Party Somewhere Else: Open Party

Sadlergate

3 - 4pm

29

Friday 8 June

Afternoon Tea with Persephone Books

CQ Hotel

3 - 5pm

29

Friday 8 June

Emma Jane Kirby: The Optician of Lampedusa

QUAD - SJH

4 - 5.15pm

30

Friday 8 June

PlayShuffle: Feminist Friday

Derby Theatre

5.30 - 7.30pm

30

Friday 8 June

Helen Pankhurst: Deeds not Words

QUAD - SJH

6 - 7pm

31

Friday 8 June

Germaine Greer: Women for Life on Earth

Guildhall Theatre

7.30 - 9pm

30

Friday 8 June

Eddie Mair: A Good Face for Radio

QUAD - SJH

8 - 9pm

32

Saturday 9 June

Festival Book Fair

St Peter’s Church

10.30 - 3.30pm

33

Saturday 9 June

Meet Goose and Read together with Laura Wall

Waterstones

10.30 - 11.30am

41

Saturday 9 June

Meet Goose and Read together with Laura Wall

Waterstones

11.30 - 12noon

41

Saturday 9 June

Mischief & Mystery in Moominvalley

Déda Theatre

11 - 12noon

41

Saturday 9 June

Mischief & Mystery in Moominvalley

Déda Theatre

1 - 2pm

41

Saturday 9 June

Mischief & Mystery in Moominvalley

Déda Theatre

3 - 4pm

41

Saturday 9 June

Beginners’ Bookbinding Workshop

Smallprint Co.

10 - 12.30pm

33

Saturday 9 June

Beginners’ Bookbinding Workshop

Smallprint Co.

2 - 4.30pm

33

Saturday 9 June

Michael Stewart: Ill Will

QUAD - SJH

11 - 12noon

33

Saturday 9 June

Print a Poster: Mini Letterpress session

Smallprint Co.

12noon - 4.15pm

41

Saturday 9 June

Lucy Mangan: Bookworm

QUAD SJH

1 - 2pm

33

Saturday 9 June

Margaret Drabble

QUAD SJH

3 - 4pm

34

Saturday 9 June

Jhalak Prize Panel

QUAD - The Box

4.30 - 5.30pm

35

Saturday 9 June

Jessica Fellowes: The Mitford Murders

QUAD - SJH

6 - 7pm

35

Saturday 9 June

Being David Archer: Tim Bentinck

QUAD - SJH

8 - 9pm

36

Saturday 9 June

Michael Morpurgo: The Mozart Question

Derby Theatre

7.30 - 8.45pm

36

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Thursday 7 June

The Bookshop Band with Louis de Bernières, Joanne Harris and Emma Hooper 7.30 - 10pm | £12/£10 | Derby Theatre An entertaining evening of books, music and lively author talks. Sure to be one of the highlights of our 2018 Festival, the night pairs the fantastic Bookshop Band with award-winning authors (and talented musicians) Louis de Bernières (Captain Corelli’s Mandolin), Joanne Harris (Chocolat) and Emma Hooper (Etta and Otto and Russell and James).

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Our event with The Bookshop Band and Louis de Bernières was one of the high points of our 2016 Festival. We are delighted to welcome them back for this special event which will see the authors discuss their new work and famous novels as well as play live with the band. The event also marks the launch of Emma’s latest book Our Homesick Songs. Truly unmissable!


Thursday 7 June 5

Letterpress Bookplate Workshop 6 - 9pm | £69 | The Smallprint Company To book: http://smallprintcompany.com/events

Enjoy an absorbing evening creating bookplates in the traditional print method of letterpress at Smallprint HQ. Ideal for people of all letterpress abilities who are interested in its creative aspect.

Silk Road

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presented by Agudo Dance Company 7.30 - 9pm | £12/£10 | Déda Theatre

Performed with an evocative live score, Silk Road is a fascinating and vibrant exploration of the rituals along nomadic routes. The journey conjures images of the pilgrims, monks, traders and urban dwellers that made their way from China to the Iberian Peninsula. It is a celebration of diverse cultures and dances, as strong and as delicate as silk itself. Silk Road is co-commissioned by Sadler’s Wells London, ŻfinMalta, DanceEast, Dance4, Akademi. Supported by Arts Council England, Impulstanz Vienna, DanceXchange, Teatros del Canal, University of Roehampton, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, The Place, Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarship Fund, University of East London, Swindon Dance.

Credit: MG Bikmo

Silk Road is a universal and personal story of East meets West in the 21st century. In collaboration with the renowned classical Indian dancer Mavin Khoo, Jose Agudo weaves his Flamenco roots with a unique, contemporary style.

Mark Beaumont

7.30 – 9pm | £13.75/£11.75 Guildhall Theatre

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(An additional £1.25 is payable for bookings by phone or in person)

Credit: Vipul Sangoi

A household name through his thrilling documentaries about ultra-endurance and adventure, the daring cyclist and adventurer Mark Beaumont has smashed the circumnavigation cycling World Record twice in his career. He now holds this 18,000 mile title in a time of 78 days and 14 hours, averaging 240 miles a day. His epic documentaries have taken viewers to over 100 countries, into the Arctic, the high mountains and around the Commonwealth, as well as surviving capsize in the mid-Atlantic.

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Friday 8 June

Feminist Friday

Sponsored by:

2018 marks 100 years since (some) women were given the vote. With the #MeToo movement, Times Up campaign and ‘The Year of Women in Publishing’, we’re delighted to present Feminist Friday.

Credit: Ikram Ahmed

Kicking off with Books that Made Me, we’ll host some of the key young feminists of today and explore differing perspectives of modern feminism: you’ll find explorations of disability, race relations and gay culture - as well as the broader theme of Trans Britain. The day will include an array of talks and events. Each year we try to represent the make-up of our city more and more. Throughout the Festival we’re hosting a range of powerful, outspoken and inspiring women, offering an array of voices and opinions. Feminist Friday is no exception. Our speakers and events will each offer a series of unique perspectives. Whilst some of their views have courted controversy, nonetheless in a democracy, they have the right to be heard. We welcome people of all genders and background.

Monday 4 June - Friday 8 June Suffragettes: An Exhibition

10am - 2pm | Furthest from the Sea, Strand Arcade, Off Sadlergate Don’t miss our exhibition which runs through the week - see page 14 for more details.

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Friday 8 June Books that Made Me

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12.30 - 1.30pm | £5 | QUAD Spend a lively lunchtime with our very own Book Club. Joined by some of the most interesting young feminists writing today, we’ll look at their own work before discussing some of their favourite books. Presenting an array of voices, we’ll journey from famous feminist books to uncovering the hidden literary gems and voices rarely heard in the mainstream. The panel with include Rachael Curzons and Olumide Popoola. Rachael Curzons is the Chief Operating Officer of Fearless Futures, a team of inspiring, passionate, innovative and creative people committed to a genderequal future with all young women fearlessly leading in our world. Winner of the May Ayim Award, Olumide Popoola explores the ‘in-between’ of culture, language and public space where a (sometimes uncomfortable) look at complexity is needed. Her novel, When We Speak of Nothing, is an edgy, lyrical piece that explores difference.

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Friday 8 June

Feminist Friday

Sponsored by:

Christine Burns Trans Britain

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Over the last five years, transgender people have seem to have burst into the public eye: Time declared 2014 a ‘trans tipping point’, while Vogue named 2015 ‘the year of trans visibility’. Trans Britain chronicles this journey in the words of those who were there to witness a marginalised community grow into the visible phenomenon we recognise today. Editor Christine Burns will be joined by a panel of contributors to discuss everything you always wanted to know about the background of the trans community, but never knew how to ask.

The Party Somewhere Else: Open Party

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3 - 4pm | FREE | Furthest from the Sea, Strand Arcade, Off Sadlergate Meet, mingle, listen, talk and laugh while we discuss and wrestle with some key questions about how to get diverse female stories heard, published and staged. The Party Somewhere Else are an East Midlands collective who champion female-led theatre and writing. Their Open Parties are fun debates in a supportive environment, discussing issues of the day. Open to people of all genders who wish to support female and non-binary voices. Whether you’re a writer, performer, creative or an audience member, come along for an afternoon of open discussion on female-led writing. This is a perfect accompaniment to Derby Theatre’s PlayShuffle - see page 30.

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2 - 3pm | £6 | QUAD

Afternoon Tea with Persephone Books

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3 - 5pm | £20 | Cathedral Quarter Hotel

Tables of 10. Ticket includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival and Afternoon Tea with a selection of cakes, cream scones and sandwiches. Please note: Booking for this event is by phone only at QUAD on 01332 290606. Booking deadline is 25 May.

Following two sell-out events in 2015 and 2016, we welcome back Persephone founder and owner, Nicola Beauman, to talk (generally) about Persephone Books, feminism and whether we should have women-only publishing houses - and indeed businesses - and (specifically) about two ‘Suffragette’ books: No Surrender by Constance Maud and William an Englishman by Cicely Hamilton, already published by Persephone. Constance Maud and Cicely Hamilton were members of the 400-strong Women Writers Suffrage League; No Surrender was published in November 1911 when the struggle for the vote was at its height; William an Englishman (1919) was conceived by Cicely Hamilton as a suffrage novel but then became a book about the First World War. A third ‘Suffragette’ novel, The Call by Edith Zangwill, is due to be published by Persephone Books in October 2018.

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Friday 8 June

Feminist Friday

Sponsored by:

Emma Jane Kirby

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The Optician of Lampedusa 4 - 5.15pm | £6 | QUAD

Emma Jane Kirby, BBC reporter and former Foreign Correspondent, wrote The Optician of Lampedusa following her prize-winning dispatch from the front line of the migrant crisis for BBC Radio 4’s PM. It tells the story of an ordinary man whose late summer boat trip off a Sicilian island unexpectedly turns into a tragic rescue mission.

Germaine Greer

“We have a duty to tell people what’s happening, but I cried every single day writing this book.”

Women for Life on Earth

As Waterstones’ Book of the Month in November 2016, the book raised £56,000 for Oxfam.

Guildhall Theatre

Her event will start with readings by some of the young refugees and asylum seekers at Derby College who have been participating in the Festival’s Engagement Programme - see page 42.

PlayShuffle: Feminist Friday

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5.30 - 7.30pm | FREE | Derby Theatre Rehearsal Room PlayShuffle is an open mic night for new writing, designed to lift plays off the page so they can stand on their own two feet. We provide the Dutch courage so actors can stretch their sight-reading muscles; producers and directors test their ability to sniff out potential - and playwrights hear their work for the first time. This particular Playshuffle will celebrate strong, female-identifying characters and/or femaleidentifying writers. So please bear this in mind when deciding what material to show. We welcome actors, writers and audience members of all genders. 30

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7.30 - 9pm | £13.75/£11.75 |

(An additional £1.25 is payable for bookings by phone or in person)

Germaine Greer is one of the leading voices in the Feminist Movement and an outspoken writer and academic. Her ideas have created controversy ever since her first book, The Female Eunuch, made her a household name. Delivered in her trademark combative and entertaining style, Germaine will explore the future of our planet. When Welsh women turned up at the RAF base at Greenham Common in 1981, they were carrying a banner that read ‘Women for Life on Earth’. Theirs was direct action, born of gut reaction, virtually innocent of theoretical framework. Feminists can be found wherever the planet and our fellow earthlings are in trouble. If the planet is to survive and human beings continue to inhabit it, this female energy must be unleashed. There will not be a book signing at this event.


Friday 8 June

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Helen Pankhurst Deeds Not Words 6 - 7pm | £8 | QUAD

Helen Pankhurst will be leading a participatory discussion on women’s lives, reflecting on the changes in the UK since the right to a parliamentary vote was first granted to some women in 1918. The session will be informed by findings from her new book Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women’s Rights, Then and Now.

Helen Pankhurst - great-granddaughter of Emmeline and granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst - will start with a discussion about the suffragette campaign, then reflect on continuity and change in women’s lives over the last century, looking at politics, money/work, identity, violence, culture, social norms and power. Quotes from those interviewed, both pioneers and ordinary women - in all their diversity - are woven into her book and will be brought into the discussion. The session will end by looking at priorities for the future towards 2028, the centenary of equal franchise.

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Friday 8 June Saturday 17 June

Eddie Mair

Sponsored by:

A Good Face for Radio 8 - 9pm | £10 | QUAD One of Britain’s most beloved broadcasters, and the UK’s favourite radio voice, Eddie Mair has reached the peak of his profession. For nearly 20 years Eddie has been at the helm of BBC Radio 4’s PM: a nightly news round-up that means he works for just one hour a day, giving him plenty time to knock together his diaries in A Good Face for Radio. Whether he’s interviewing politicians, getting people to share their personal experiences, or just imparting his favourite zesty chicken recipes, Eddie is never happier than when he is at the microphone, except when he is at the microphone with a large martini.

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Eddie’s other work, as a humanitarian and tireless, secret worker for charity is not mentioned in his diary …

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Saturday 9 June

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Festival Book Fair

10.30am - 3.30pm | FREE | St Peter’s Church Our Book Fair returns in the new setting of St Peter’s Church in the heart of the city. Stalls will include authors, publishers, charities and bookshops. Come and discover stories new and old, or will you take a chance on one of our mystery books?

Beginners’ Bookbinding Workshop 10am - 12.30pm & 2 - 4.30pm | £39 The Smallprint Company

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Experiment with the decorative technique of Japanese Stab Binding to create a journal, sketchbook, scrapbook or album. Ideal for beginners who would like to spend a couple of creative hours in the studio.

Michael Stewart Ill Will: The Untold Story of Heathcliff

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11am - 12noon | £6 | QUAD Sponsored by:

Michael Stewart has worked for many years with the Brontë Parsonage and immersed himself in the history of Wuthering Heights.

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Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading 1 - 2pm | £8 | QUAD Sponsored by:

When journalist and writer Lucy Mangan was little, stories were everything. They opened up new worlds and helped her understand her own, whisking her away to Narnia, Kirrin Island and Wonderland. She ventured down rabbit holes and womble burrows into midnight gardens and chocolate factories. She wandered the countryside with Milly-Molly-Mandy, and played by the tracks with The Railway Children. No wonder she only left the house for her weekly trip to the library or to spend her pocket money on amassing her own at home. In Bookworm, Lucy revisits her childhood reading with wit, love and gratitude. She relives our best loved books and also unearths a few forgotten treasures.

In his gothic novel, Ill Will, Michael tells Heathcliff’s story after he leaves Wuthering Heights. He travels across the moors to Liverpool in search of his past - and the fortune that will one day send Heathcliff back to Cathy. Michael Stewart is a multi-award winning writer. He has written several stage plays, one of which, Karry Owky, was joint winner of the King’s Cross Award for New Writing. His debut novel, King Crow, was published in January 2011 and won The Guardian’s Not-the-Booker Award. 33


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Saturday 9 June

Margaret Drabble

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3 - 4pm | £10 | QUAD One of Britain’s most prolific and popular authors, Dame Margaret Drabble, was born in Sheffield and went on to read English at Newnham College, Cambridge. In 1960 she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, at one point serving as an understudy for Vanessa Redgrave. She has published 19 acclaimed novels including The Millstone, A Summer Bird-Cage, The Pure Gold Baby, Jerusalem the Golden, winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and The Dark Flood Rises.

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She has also written biographies, screenplays and was the editor of the Oxford Companion to English Literature. She was awarded the 2011 Golden PEN Award for services to literature, DBE in the 2008 Honours list and has been described by The Independent as ‘the mistress of English Literary Letters’.


Saturday 9 June Jessica Fellowes

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The Mitford Murders 6 - 7pm | £8 | QUAD Sponsored by:

Credit: Stephen Barker

Based on a real, unsolved crime, The Mitford Murders is set amidst the lives of the glamorous Mitford sisters.

Jhalak Prize Panel

4.30 - 5.30pm | £8 | QUAD

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It’s 1919, and Louisa Cannon dreams of escaping her life of poverty in London and, most of all, her oppressive and dangerous uncle. Louisa’s salvation is a position within the Mitford household at Asthall Manor, in the Oxfordshire countryside. There she will become nurserymaid, chaperone and confidante to the Mitford sisters, especially 16-year-old Nancy - an acerbic, bright young woman in love with stories. But when a nurse - Florence Nightingale Shore, goddaughter of her famous namesake - is killed on a train in broad daylight, Nancy and amateur sleuth Louisa find that in post-war England, everyone has something to hide … Jessica Fellowes is the niece of Julian Fellowes and the author of the bestselling novelisations of the TV series Downton Abbey.

Awarded annually, the Jhalak Prize was set up in 2016 to find the best writers of colour in the UK. 2018’s line-up is astonishing in its scope. We’re delighted to be joined by three of their finest long- and short-listed authors: Meena Kandasamy, Xiaolu Guo and Leone Ross, who will be interviewed by Catherine Johnson, Jhalak Prize judge, to discuss their extraordinary work and the importance of the prize in today’s writing landscape. Meena Kandasamy’s second novel, When I Hit You, chronicles an abusive marriage and celebrates the invincible power of art: it is a smart, fierce and courageous take on wedlock in modern India. Xialou Guo’s memoir, Once upon a time in the East, charts Xiaolu’s journey from a run-down shack to film school in a rapidly changing China, to life in Britain. An extraordinary tale of East meets West. Leone Ross’ raucous collection of short stories, Come Let Us Sing Anyway, range from richly extended stories to intense pieces of flash fiction, set between Jamaica and Britain, in a world where anything can happen.

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Saturday 9 June

Micha el Morpurgo The Mozart Question

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7.30 - 8.45pm | £23.50/£21.50 Derby Theatre For ages 8+

The Mozart Question tells the story of Paolo Levi, a world-famous performer who developed his passion for music as a young child with the help of his teacher, Benjamin.

Being David Archer

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Tim Bentinck

8 - 9pm | £8 | QUAD Sponsored by:

The Archers is the world’s longest running drama series with five million loyal listeners and a theme tune that Billy Connolly wants to be the National Anthem. Tim Bentinck landed the part of the son of the eponymous household 35 years ago and in Being David Archer he takes the reader behind the scenes of this British institution. Unlike many acting memoirs, this isn’t a succession of thespian tales of freezing digs, forgotten lines and name dropping. It is an articulate, funny and thoughtful book of how to survive an insecure life. But there’s more to him than that … he’s a successful actor in TV, film and theatre and the voice of ‘Mind the Gap’ on the Piccadilly Line! 36

Alongside this story is that of his parents who were both musicians too – Jewish prisoners surviving, playing music in a concentration camp during the Second World War. Treated with utmost sensitivity for a family audience, The Mozart Question is a story of friendship and family, truth and secrets, interwoven by the power of culture and music. This special performance of his novel The Mozart Question is narrated by Sir Michael Morpurgo and beautifully enhanced with extracts from music by Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and Vivaldi.

Featuring Daniel Pioro on violin and string quartet The Storyteller’s Ensemble.


Children’s & Family Programme

Sponsored by:

Friday 25 May Sunday 10 June Waterstones Children’s Book Trail

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FREE | Sadlergate Suitable for under 12s

The Children’s Book Trail returns! Wander along the forest path of Sadlergate and see what you can find in the shop windows! Pick up your quiz sheet from participating shops and return your answers to the White Stuff shop. You could win a Waterstones book token in our Book Trail Prize Draw.

Friday 1 June

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11am - 12noon and 2 - 3pm £4.50 | Guildhall Theatre For ages 6+

Are you a fantastically beastly fan of the Harry Potter books? Meet Fleurble Laffalot for a family friendly journey through JK Rowling’s much loved Harry Potter books. Discover fun facts about the books, take part in some of the key elements of life at Hogwarts – the Sorting Ceremony, Care of Magical Creatures, spells, potions … and much more. A funny and silly event for anyone who has ever wanted to explore the magical world of Harry Potter books! Supported by Bloomsbury Children’s Books

Family Friday: The King of Rome

10 - 11.30am | FREE | Museum & Art Gallery For 2 - 5s and their grown-ups

Derby’s King of Rome was a successful racing pigeon, winning a 1,001-mile race from Rome to England in 1913. Pop along to hear the story featured in Dave Sudbury’s beautifully illustrated book. You can even meet the actual King of Rome, on display in the Nature Gallery.

Saturday 2 June

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Pickford Detectives

10am - 5pm | FREE entry | 50p per trail sheet | Pickford’s House (Until 30 June) For 7 - 12s

Just like the detectives in Agatha Christie’s famous books, you too could become a detective. Someone has stolen Mary Pickford’s pearl necklace, but who is the culprit? Can you help to solve this mystery?

Storytelling with Zog

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10.30am, 11.30am & 12.30pm | FREE | Waterstones, Derby

Meet Zog, the accident-prone dragon, who wants to be the best student in dragon school. Come along and hear Julia Donaldson’s stories.

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A Day of Magic and Spells

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10am – 4pm Guildhall Foyer, Club Rooms and Arches FREE (except for Celebrating the Harry Potter Books event)

Sponsored by:

Join us for a spellbinding - and spell making - day of magical activities with a special Celebrating Harry Potter Books event, plus crafts, music and much more … and even some feathered friends! Come along dressed as your favourite magical book character.

10.15 - 10.45am

Children’s Magic Workshop with Merlin the Magician - Club Rooms (for 5 - 8s)

11am - 12 noon

Celebrating the Harry Potter Books with Fleurble Laffalott £4.50 - Guildhall Theatre. See page 37

12.15 - 12.45pm

CBeebies Magic Hands with Donna Mullings (for 3+) - Club Rooms

12.30 - 1pm

Throughout the day we’ll have lots of magical activities for you to enjoy: The Monstrously Big Book of Spells - Have fun drawing and colouring, or collaging and gluing, to create your own magic spell! Bring along your own sketches and ideas ... or just come along and join in - Guildhall Foyer Platform Art - draw your favourite magical character or scene ... as big as you like ... If you want, bring along a sketch of your favourite and we will help you bring it to life ... Arches

Children’s Magic Workshop with Merlin the Magician - Club Rooms (for 5 - 8s)

Magical Crafts - have a go at making enchanting crafts - Guildhall Foyer

2 - 3pm

Meet our Fabulous Feathered Friends - with a variety of flying birds - Market Place

Celebrating the Harry Potter Books with Fleurble Laffalott £4.50 - Guildhall Theatre. See page 37

3.15 - 3.45pm

CBeebies Magic Hands with Donna Mullings (for 3+) - Club Rooms Children’s Magic Workshop - Merlin the Magician will mesmerise you with his magic - and teach you some tricks to amaze your friends. CBeebies Magic Hands with Donna Mullings Donna performs some great poems with beautiful British Sign Language interpretations and accompanied with spoken-word. In association with the Deaf Culture Festival: bringing Deaf and hearing communities together.

You’ll be spoilt for choice with book stalls from Oxfam and Derby Libraries’ Reading Challenge Club Rooms Magical music with Derby Saxophone Quartet and Trombone Group - Arches Big Books produced by schools - Club Rooms The Bard on the Bus - magic and mystery with Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company.

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Saturday 2 June Storytelling and Face Painting

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11am - 4pm Readings at 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm | FREE | WH Smith, intu Derby Pop into WH Smith as they host an inspiring and engaging afternoon full of magical storytelling and face-painting. Children are also invited to join in the illustration competition with prizes to be won!

Storytelling at intu Derby

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11am - 4pm | FREE | intu Derby, Level 1, outside Boots Readings will take place every hour on the hour

Dan Walker Sky Thieves

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1 - 2pm | FREE | Waterstones Derby For 8 - 12s

Meet Zoya DeLarose and the Sky Thieves and be transported to an imaginative world where thieves sail the skies in flying galleons encountering meteorite storms, sword fights, midnight raids, floating islands and long lost treasure. Local author Dan Walker will be signing, and reading from, his books.

Paddington’s Adventure: Museum Sleepover

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7pm – 8am (Sunday) | £26.50 per person

(10% discount for Derby Museums Family Membership)

Children of all ages are invited to experience interactive storytelling at intu Derby. Each story is set to give budding readers a healthy dose of giggles, a smidgen of surprise and lots of fun. Little shoppers will also have the chance to become their very own page masters at the bookmark creation station with a whole host of colourful ways to personalise their next read.

Museum & Art Gallery

For 7 - 12s I All children must be accompanied by an adult. Max. ratio of 2 children to 1 adult. To book, visit: www.derbymuseums.eventbrite.co.uk

Spend the night at the Museum this time in the company of Paddington Bear as he takes you on his world tour. There’ll be a packed programme of fun activities and games. At the end of the evening you can watch the new Paddington film before a bedtime story and lights out! Enjoy sunrise and a Paddington Breakfast before heading home.

Family Day at The Smallprint 5 Company with Print a Bookmark drop-in sessions

11am - 4pm | FREE entry | £1 bookmark and origami activities | The Smallprint Company Celebrate the art of the book in a fun-packed Family Day. Meet Peter Knight, whose exhibition, Prints and Bookarts is showing in The Gallery Space and enjoy creative drop-in sessions throughout the day; print a letterpress bookmark and create an origami pencil and pen holder with Matt Edwards. 39


Thursday 7 June A Galaxy of Her Own: Women in Space

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6 - 7pm | £7/£5 | Rolls-Royce Learning and Development Centre For ages 8+

Sunday 3 June

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People’s Theatre Company There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly

2 - 3pm | £12/£10 | Guildhall Theatre For 2 - 7s

One of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes is brought to life in this magical show with a feast of sing-along songs, colourful animal characters and heart-warming family fun. Credit: Tom Griffiths

The 45th Anniversary Production. Written by Steven Lee, directed by Nick Lane.

From small steps to giant leaps, Libby Jackson’s A Galaxy of Her Own features fifty amazing, inspirational female role models, many of them unsung heroes, heroes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), who have been fundamental to the story of humans in space.

Wednesday 6 June Derby on Board Games

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4 - 10pm - drop-in | FREE | Carnero Lounge

Derby on Board Games returns with a special board games evening - all the games have a book theme. Come and join in the fun! Derby on Board Games meets regularly on the last Wednesday of the month at the Carnero Lounge. It’s a family-friendly group - everyone is welcome regardless of age, gaming knowledge or skill level. 40

From Ada Lovelace in the 19th century to the women behind the Apollo missions, from the astronauts breaking records on the International Space Station to those blazing the way in the race to get to Mars. Libby Jackson’s career in the space industry began when she applied for work experience at NASA aged 17. Weeks later she was sitting in Mission Control in Houston, where she returned to work 10 years later. She is one of Britain’s foremost space experts at the UK Space Agency and recently managed their hugely successful education and outreach programmes that supported Tim Peake’s mission.


Friday 8 June

Saturday 9 June

10 - 11.30am | FREE - donations welcome Museum & Art Gallery

10.30 - 11am and 11.30am - 12noon FREE | Waterstones Derby Sponsored by:

Tots Make and Do: The Tiger who Came to Tea For 2 - 5s and their grown-ups

Meet Goose and Read Together 6 with Laura Wall 10

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Judith Kerr’s story: enjoy a reading of the classic tale and join in the craft activities.

For under 6s

Laura Wall: Happy Birthday Goose

Meet award-winning, worldwide published author and artist Laura Wall who will read one of her wonderful Goose stories – bringing this lovable character’s adventures to life as he discovers the world around him. This is followed by colouring activities and a book signing by Laura and the chance to meet Goose.

For under 6s

Print a Poster Mini Letterpress sessions

11.30am - 12.30pm | £7 for each adult and child (includes signed book and 3 goody bag) | Déda Theatre

Sponsored by:

www.gooseandfriends.com

12noon - 4.15pm | £10 | The Smallprint Company

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To book: smallprintcompany.com/events

Print a poster or two in a fun-filled afternoon at Smallprint HQ! Pre-book a half hour session (max. two people per session) with friends, family and print fiends alike.

Mischief and Mystery in Moominvalley Presented by Lost and Found

11am, 1pm & 3pm | £7 for each adult and child | Déda Theatre

For 3 - 7s

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Join award-winning, worldwide published author and artist Laura Wall to celebrate popular preschool book character Goose’s 5th birthday. The Goose & Friends series of books are enjoyed by families in over 40 different countries. He is a lovable, likeable bird. He is highly curious, slightly clumsy and very silly, but with a VERY big heart. Families will be met by the Goose character and then enjoy an interactive book reading by Laura of Happy Birthday Goose. Party games, Goose cupcakes (gluten free) - and a party bag with a signed book for every young book-loving guest to top off this fantastic event. www.gooseandfriends.com

Discover the world of the Moomins where anything is possible. Based on the much-loved novels by Tove Jansson, this heart-warming show tells the story of a year in Moominvalley. Moomintroll wakes up in the middle of winter with a ‘something-wrongfeeling’. Magical puppetry, original music and interactive play will delight young audiences and encourage them to be part of a unique storytelling experience. Expect snow, surprises and plenty of Moomin mischief! 41


Engagement Programmes: Shared Reading and Shared Writing Since 2016 we have been developing programmes to achieve this aim and broaden the reach of the Festival.

Shared Reading We have been running a Shared Reading Group for residents at Parklands View Extra Care Home for over a year. Our volunteers and the residents read and share a selection of poems and short stories each week. The idea of reading as ‘bibliotherapy’ is evidenced in the comments of the residents who attend: “I’ve really enjoyed it - it helps me.” “I didn’t think I’d like it and so didn’t come to the first sessions, but I really look forward to it now.” “There’s no pressure to read anything - you can if you want to or you can just listen.” The volunteers who run the Shared Reading project have seen the enormous benefits it has brought to the participants in terms of improved mental health and wellbeing. Following the success of the group, more volunteers have already been recruited to establish new groups in both similar and different settings across the city. These include a pilot of Shared Reading with young refugees and asylum seekers studying at Derby College and three new groups in extra care homes.

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We have a vision of bringing Shared Reading to a diverse range of groups over the next few years and are always looking for new volunteers for what is an extremely rewarding volunteering opportunity. If you love books and like talking to people, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. Contact: hello@derbybookfestival.co.uk

Shared Writing Derby College Lexis Programme This programme offers a one-year course to students aged 16 to 19, who have recently arrived in the UK and need to learn English before going on to further study or work. Forty-five learners have written a piece on how they came to Derby and about their experiences of the city. The Festival has organised writing workshops run by award-winning writer, Mahsuda Snaith - see also page 15. The final stories will be illustrated by the College’s Art Foundation students and the best of them will be published in a book to be launched during the Festival.


Bemrose School Over 50% of pupils at Bemrose School speak English as an additional language. This year, a group of eighteen 12-year olds have been working with local performance poet Jess Green to develop a series of poems about their experiences of Derby. These will be illustrated by Laura Perks and published in the book with the Lexis learners’ stories.

Pear Tree Junior School Richard O’Neill, Roma author and storyteller, has been working with a group of ten 9 to 10 year olds around the theme of ‘stories into song’. The stories are based on the school and the local neighbourhood and the children will sing their songs at one of the Festival events.

The Festival is also working with Derby College to encourage and support a group of 55 learners to progress to further education and training by, amongst other things, getting them involved in a range of Festival events. For example, catering students will be working with cookery writer, Kate Young, at her event on 5 June to be held at the Roundhouse - see page 18 - and BBC reporter and journalist, Emma Jane Kirby, will talk to A level English students about her career before her event on 8 June - see page 30. 43


Education Programme This year’s programme of events for Derby schools aims to inspire the pupils in their reading and writing. These events are by invitation only and are not public events.

Po etry Event at Arboretum Primary The poet Rachel Rooney will lead poetry workshops for the children of Arboretum Primary School. Parents and carers are invited to a poetry performance by Rachel and the children at the end of the day.

Meet the Author event for Secondary Pupils with Patrice Lawrence for Years 9/10 Patrice’s debut Young Adult novel, Orangeboy, won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2017. Indigo Donut, her second novel, met with great reviews, and was Book of the Week in The Times, The Observer and The Sunday Times.

Meet the Author event for Secondary Pupils with Christopher Edge for Year 7s Christopher Edge returns to the Festival for a second year following his memorable and captivating event in 2017. His combination of science and literature is one that engages even the most reluctant reader and his live performance includes interactive experiments with his audience.

Meet the Author event for Primary Schools with Po et Rachel Rooney for Years 2/3/4 RacheI Rooney’s poems often revisit familiar ideas and figures from fairy tales and myths, as well as from everyday life. In 2011 her collection, The Language of Cat, won the CLPE Poetry Award and was long-listed for the Carnegie Medal and My Life as a Goldfish was shortlisted for the CLiPPA 2015. Her next collection will be called A Kid in My Class.

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Meet the Author event for Primary Schools with Christopher Edge for Years 5/6 Christopher Edge will also be holding an event for Years 5 and 6 pupils, who will no doubt be spellbound when he introduces them to his latest novel, The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day.

Nursery School event Family Reading Event – Goose & Friends Award-winning author and artist Laura Wall will visit a Derby nursery school (with Goose himself) to talk about her popular pre-school book character, Goose and read to the children. Every child will receive a free signed copy of Wild Goose.

Big Books Project Last year, the University of Derby invited infant and primary schools to be involved in a Big Book Challenge: to create a ‘Big Book’ including individual and whole class stories about ‘Friendship’. This year, the Big Book Challenge is to create a book of stories on the theme of ‘Magical Creatures’. The winning KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2 books will each receive book vouchers. All entries will also be displayed at the Guildhall on Saturday 2 June at our Day of Magic and Spells.


Masterclasses Sunday 3 June

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Katy Guest on How to Crowdfund your Book 12noon - 1pm

Plus One-to-one Writer’s Surgery 1 - 2pm (10 mins sessions) £5 | Déda Meeting Room Join Katy Guest, the Commissioning Editor at Unbound, for a Masterclass in ‘How to Crowdfund your Book’. The session will pair Katy with some of Unbound’s leading authors: giving you an insight into Unbound’s innovative process and the tools to crowdfund-publish your own work. The hour-long session will be followed by one-to-one sessions (10 minutes each) where Katy will discuss your work and give you tailored advice.

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Salena Godden on Po etry and Performance

Katy Guest is the former Literary Editor at The Independent on Sunday. She also works as a freelance journalist, frequently contributing to national newspapers, including The Guardian.

3 - 5pm I £8 I QUAD

This masterclass will focus on writing with authenticity. Led by Salena Godden, you will learn how to be your own narrator and how to tell your stories with your own voice. The session will enable you to have the confidence to write about your life experiences, perform authentically and to kill the ‘poetry voice’. Salena Godden is one of Britain’s foremost spoken-word artists and poets, whose electrifying live performances and BBC radio broadcasts have earned her a devoted following. She is the author of several poetry collections and her live spoken-word album was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award.

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Louis de Bernières Fiction Surgery

2 - 3.30pm I £5 I Déda Meeting Room Spend 90 minutes with Louis de Bernières asking your most important fiction questions. Louis will be on hand to give tips, advice and an insight into his own process.

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Louis de Bernières is an internationally-acclaimed author, having written bestselling novels, short stories and poetry. His tour-de-force novel Captain Corelli’s Mandolin won the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize and was adapted for film, theatre and radio. 45


Funders

Sponsors

Deborah Fern Fund

John & Pam Rivers

With thanks to:

Amanda Penman, Artsbeat Andy Powell and Stuart Leslie, HMP Foston Hall Sandeep Mahal, Director Nottingham City of Literature U3A, University of Nottingham

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Derby Book Festival Team

Theresa Keogh: Festival Director Sian Hoyle: Executive Director & Co-Founder Roxanne Cooper: Festival Administrator Jenny Denton: Co-Founder & Engagement Programme


Media partners

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Finding your way around Derby City Centre Tourist Information

Bus Station

Train Station

Car Parking

Derby Theatre DE1 2NF

St Peter’s Church DE1 1SN

intu Derby DE1 2PL

Cathedral Quarter Hotel DE1 3JR

Déda DE1 3GU

Rolls-Royce Learning & Development Centre, DE23 8JZ

QUAD DE1 3AS

Sadlergate DE1 2NQ

The Smallprint Company DE1 1JF

Pickford’s House DE1 1DA

Waterstones DE1 1SR

Artcore, Charnwood St DE1 2GT

University of Derby DE22 1GB

WH Smiths, Intu Derby DE1 2NS

Carnero Lounge DE1 1SH

The 3aaa County Ground DE21 6DA

Guildhall Theatre / Arches / Club Rooms DE1 3AE

Travel to the Festival with Travel Partner, Trent Barton Buses: The Villager from Etwall, Hilton, Tutbury, Repton and Littleover. The Sixes from Belper, Wirksworth, Matlock, Ripley and Bakewell

Museum & Art Gallery DE1 1BS

Engine Shed Restaurant, The Roundhouse Derby College DE24 8JE

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Things to look out for around the Festival: From Friday 1 June to Saturday 9 June

Festival Bookmarks

World Cultures - Creative Writing Drop-in Sessions

Every year we run a Fifty Word Flash Fiction Writing Competition. This year’s theme was ‘If Only’ and the winning stories have been printed on our bookmarks and illustrated by a student from the University of Derby. Pick up your bookmarks at Festival venues around the city - there are four to collect!

Museum opening times, Museum & Art Gallery, FREE - donations welcome

Come along to the World Cultures Gallery and discover the words that have been offered by volunteers and visitors in response to the diverse range of objects from around the world. In this dropin session you are invited to play with these words to express your personal response to the gallery - and maybe add some new words of your own.

Saturday 2 June (until 3 November)

Exhibition: Agatha Christie: Mysteries, Murder, Marple and more

10am - 5pm (closed Sundays and Mondays) Pickford’s House, DE1 1DA FREE - donations welcome Drawn from a private collection of books, objects, artwork and ephemera relating to the life and works of the world’s best-selling crime author, this tribute to Agatha Christie explores the mysteries that she wrote and those relating to her own life. During your visit you can also solve your very own mystery by finding clues hidden around the house.

Shelf-Portrait Artist Roo Waterhouse’s links with the Festival date back to 2015, when she painted our Little Library. This year we have commissioned her to produce a ‘Shelf-Portrait’ oil painting depicting books featured in our four Festivals to date. Keep an eye out for the original on display at various venues, and find limited edition prints and cards available to buy at Festival events.

Taster Events Each year we hold Taster events in different Derbyshire communities. We will be hosting two events this year, in Repton and Normanton. The events are free, but ticketed. More details can be found on our website: www.derbybookfestival.co.uk

Saturday 19 May – 16 June

Peter Knight - Prints and Bookarts The Smallprint Company, FREE Explorations of printmaking, text and book structures literally unfold, as views of landscape and narratives develop in the work of Crich-based artist, Peter Knight, at The Smallprint Co’s The Gallery Space.

Saturday 16 June

The Writer’s Den

University of Derby, Kedleston Road 10am – 5pm, Tickets: £18 (bursary places available) For ages 9 - 14

If you love writing, take part in the Writer’s Den: from writing about music with an award-winning rock journalist to performance poetry with a national slam champion and the chance to write fabulous fiction with a famous children’s author, the Den is the place to be for aspiring young writers. To book – visit: http://www.writingeastmidlands.co.uk/young-writers/ writers-den/

More festivals coming up

Edge-Lit 14 July

Derby Film Festival 4 - 13 May

Derby Festé 27 - 29 September

BlokOUT Festival 13 - 15 July

Derby Folk Festival 4 - 7 October

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Derby Book Festival 2018 Programme

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