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Bringing Books to Life

9 — 17 June 2017 Over 70 events celebrating the joy of books and reading for all ages and interests.

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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 at venues, other than the ones listed below, from the Festival Box Office at QUAD. Visit or phone on 01332 290606. For events to be held at QUAD only, there is a special offer for 16-25 year olds: they can buy tickets for ÂŁ3.50 if bought 45 mins or less before the start of the Festival event in QUAD. For events at DĂŠda you can also visit or phone 01332 370911.

Please Note: Tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable, except in the event of a cancellation.

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.

For events at Derby Theatre you can also visit or phone 01332 593939. For events at Derby LIVE you can also visit or phone 01332 255800. For events at The Smallprint Company you can also visit or phone 07806 782109. You will be able to collect your tickets from the venue that you have bought them from, or alternatively some venues will offer a postal service if you prefer.

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. Derby Book Festival is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered with the Charity Commission for England & Wales Number 1159763 Designed by www.wda-marketing.com


Welcome to the third Derby Book Festival A welcome from Liz Fothergill CBE and Chair of Derby Book Festival

A message from Professor Kathryn Mitchell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Derby

Our first two Festivals exceeded our expectations and we feel that local people have really taken Derby Book Festival to their collective heart. We look forward to welcoming our loyal supporters back, as well as enticing new book lovers to another great Festival.

The American children’s author Dr Seuss once wrote: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Taken from the superbly-titled book, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!, this quote brilliantly captures the magic of reading for me.

This year’s Festival coincides with two events of national significance: the exhibition of the Tower of London ceramic poppies at The Silk Mill and the first RHS Chatsworth Flower Show. We continue to include events with a local flavour: this year with new partners Rolls-Royce and Royal Crown Derby. We hope all of these will attract an even bigger Festival audience.

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, as Dr Seuss recognised, helps broaden our horizons and therefore plays an important role in raising aspirations among young people and encouraging them to fulfil their potential.

Being Chair of Derby Book Festival continues to thrill and excite me, but of course our Festival would not be possible without our small and dedicated team and the support of a large and committed group of volunteers. We are very grateful to Derby’s arts and educational organisations that provide our venues and much more besides. I would also like to thank our business sponsors, the individuals who support us and the partners who provide funding, sponsorship and support in kind. In particular we would like to thank Arts Council England and the University of Derby for their on-going support.

Looking at this year’s exciting programme, I am confident that Derby Book Festival 2017 will be an inspiration to many people. It is, therefore, a pleasure to offer the enthusiastic support of the University of Derby once again.

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Friday 9 June

Sebastian Faulks

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Opening Event 7.30 - 9pm | £15 / £12 Derby Cathedral

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Please note: seats are unallocated and some have restricted views

Our opening event will feature internationally renowned author Sebastian Faulks, whose latest book, Where My Heart Used to Beat, returns to what has become a recurring theme in his novels: war and love. It is a tender portrait of a man and a century.

edited A Broken World, a book of letters, diaries and memories from World War 1.

Probably his best-loved novel, Birdsong, vividly depicted a British soldier’s experience on the frontline during the First World War. He has also

After the event you can follow the Fire Trail to The Silk Mill to view the Poppies exhibition.

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Sebastian will be in conversation with James Naughtie, BBC News’ Books Editor and Special Correspondent and former Radio 4 Today presenter, who returns to the Festival for the third time.

The Fire Trail has been produced by Déda Producing Limited in association with Walk The Plank.


Friday 9 June

Saturday 10 June The Derby Book Fair 10am - 4pm | FREE | The Silk Mill

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Visit our first Book Fair in the wonderful setting of The Silk Mill. Stalls will include publishers, charities, comics, book shops and authors. There will be readings throughout the day by authors in The Silk Mill café. See www.derbybookfestival.co.uk for details.

Joseph Knox Sirens 11am - 12noon | £8 / £6 | QUAD

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Min Kym Gone: A Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung 5.30 - 6.30pm | £8 / £6 | Déda

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Min Kym was a child prodigy, studying at the Purcell School of Music, making recordings and then going on to international competitive success. She worked with many violins and, at 21, found ‘the one’: a rare 1696 Stradivarius, perfectly suited to her build and temperament. But then, in a London café, her violin was stolen. Using episodes from her book Gone, Min Kym will combine readings with playing to illustrate the key stages of her journey; one which is told as much in the language of music as it is in words. Sponsored by:

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With a career as Waterstones’ crime buyer, Joseph Knox has now penned his own Manchester noir debut novel, Sirens, to great critical acclaim, following a highly competitive 10-way auction by publishers. The book follows disgraced detective Aidan Waits, who is pressured into going undercover to unearth dirty cops at the heart of Manchester’s underworld drug scene following the disappearance of a politician’s daughter.

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Saturday 10 June Joseph Wright of Derby Book launch 12noon - 1.30pm | FREE Museum & Art Gallery

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Joseph Wright of Derby was one of the most influential artists of the late 18th century and the city’s museum holds the largest and most comprehensive collection of his work anywhere in the world. Derby-born Lucy Bamford has always had a passion for Joseph Wright and, since becoming the Senior Keeper of Art at Derby Museums, she has been able to focus on researching this fascinating artist. Lucy and Jonathan Wallis, Head of Museums and Development, have teamed up to produce this guide to the museum’s collections and what it tells us about Joseph Wright’s life and work. Join Lucy and Jonathan for a discussion about Joseph Wright of Derby and the paintings displayed in the museum.

Mary, Queen of Scots David Templeman 2 - 3pm | £6 / £4 Museum & Art Gallery

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After years of painstaking research, David Templeman’s biography Mary, Queen of Scots, The Captive Queen in England creates a detailed account of her nineteen years of confinement in England, culminating in the tragedy at Fotheringhay. David will reveal a story not found in any history book, conveying intrigue, passion, plots and escape attempts. Discover the fascinating story of Mary’s captivity in and around Derbyshire and the East Midlands. 4

Louise Doughty 2 - 3pm | £10 / £8 | QUAD

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Apple Tree Yard gripped the nation when it was televised in January 2017. Her follow up novel, Black Water, should firmly establish Louise Doughty as one of our most important contemporary novelists. Set against a backdrop of the Cold War and Civil Rights struggle, it moves across Europe, California and Indonesia exploring some of the darkest events in recent world history through the story of one troubled man. John Harper is less afraid of what is going to happen than of something he’s already done. In a local town, he meets Rita, a woman with her own troubled history - but can he allow himself to get involved when he knows this might put her at risk?


Saturday 10 June Beginners’ Bookbinding 2 - 4.30pm | £39 The Smallprint Company

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To book: email hello@smallprintcompany.co.uk or call 07806 782109

Experiment with simple binding techniques to create a journal, sketchbook, scrapbook or album. The session is ideal for beginners who would like to spend a couple of creative hours in the studio.

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Alex Wheatle Winner, Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 2 - 3pm | £5 | QUAD

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For ages 10+

Alex won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize in 2016 for his hard-hitting young adult novel, Crongton Knights. Schoolboy McKay’s rash attempt to help out a girl in danger of exposure for sexting after her phone is stolen, takes him on a mission even more dangerous than his more usual challenge of dodging early morning visits by the bailiffs to his tower block home. The third book in the trilogy, Straight Outta Crongton, has just been published. Alex is an award-winning British novelist of Jamaican heritage who was born in Brixton and grew up in council-run Shirley Oaks children’s home in Croydon. He traces his interest in books back to a spell in jail after the 1981 Brixton riots.

Matt Sewell A Charm of Goldfinches 2.30 - 3.30pm | £8 / £6 | Déda

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Is that a bellowing of bullfinches or a mural of snow buntings? Come and learn the best and weirdest collective nouns for our feathered friends with best-selling author Matt Sewell. Matt will be talking about his lifelong interest in birds, his hugely successful career in writing and illustrating and his latest book A Charm of Goldfinches and other Collective Nouns. Matt has been described as the Banksy of the bird world and has illustrated for the Guardian and Barbour; painted underpasses for the RSPB; and exhibited in London, Manchester, New York, Tokyo and Paris.

David Almond, one of the Guardian judges, said that the novel “hums with the beat of real life and the language sings from the page.”

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Saturday 10 June Slow Travel in the Peak District Helen Moat 4 - 5pm | £5 | QUAD

Salley Vickers 5 - 6pm | £8 / £6 | QUAD

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Salley Vickers has been a favourite with book clubs and reading groups since her first novel, Miss Garnet’s Angel, was published in 2000. It became an international word-of-mouth bestseller and was followed by the equally successful Mr. Golightly’s Holiday, The Other Side of You and The Cleaner of Chartres. Her latest novel, Cousins, has received critical acclaim and is a spellbinding account of a family in distress. When the brilliant and mercurial Will Tye suffers a life-changing accident the event ripples through three generations of the complex and eccentric Tye family.

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Slow Travel embraces the idea of getting under the skin of a place, finding hidden gems, and going where your interests take you, rather than to the top tourist sites. Award-winning writer Helen Moat has spent most of her life travelling and living abroad before becoming a travel writer. Her latest Bradt Guide, Slow Travel: The Peak District, explores her adopted home. This is an event for anyone who loves the area, has an interest in travel writing, or simply a desire to learn more about the philosophy of Slow.

Festival Book Quiz with Chip Butties 8pm ’til late | £50 | Old Bell Hotel 17 Price per table for teams of up to 8 people (includes chip butties)

After the resounding success and fiercely fought competition last year, the Festival Book Quiz returns! If you know your Brontë from your Blyton ... your Rowling from your Roth ... and your Dahl from your Dickens, you’ll be in with a chance of winning the coveted Winner’s Trophy! Please enter as a team (minimum of six and maximum of eight per table). 6


Saturday 10 June

Derbyshire Noir Crime Writers: Stephen Booth, Steven Dunne, Sarah Ward and introducing Roz Watkins 6.30 - 7.30pm | £8 | Old Bell Hotel

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From the ‘mean streets’ of Derby to the wild moors of the Peak District, Derbyshire’s atmospheric locations have exercised a powerful appeal for crime novelists. Meet four successful writers who have been establishing their own genre of ‘Derbyshire Noir’.

Derby is the setting for the DI Damen Brook novels by Steven Dunne, winner of the 2016 East Midlands Book Award for A Killing Moon; Sarah Ward lives in the Peak District and sets her two highly acclaimed novels there: In Bitter Chill and A Deadly Thaw, and debut author Roz Watkins is about to launch a new Derbyshire crime series with The Devil’s Dice.

Stephen Booth, author of the popular Cooper and Fry series, will chair the session. Stephen’s 17th novel, Dead in the Dark, is published in June. 7


Saturday 10 June

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Jenny Eclair 7.30 - 9pm | £13 / £11 Derby Theatre

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One of the UK’s most popular writer/performers, Jenny Eclair was the first woman to win the prestigious Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and has many TV and radio credits to her name and four critically acclaimed novels. Her latest, Listening In, is a short story collection, based on the BBC Radio 4 series, Little Lifetimes. Twenty very different women reach a pivotal moment in their lives: behind each woman lies a 8

gripping tale - of betrayal, of love, of hope and defiance. Funny, heart-breaking, inspiring - and packed with wicked one liners this wonderful collection shows Jenny Eclair’s exceptional talent for observation at its very best. Jenny will be in conversation with Anne Davies from BBC East Midlands Today.


Sunday 11 June Spymaster Martin Pearce 10.45 - 11.45am | £8 / £6 | QUAD

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How did a Derbyshire farmer’s son rise to the highest rank in MI6, despite harbouring a secret that would have seen his career ended before it started? Sir Maurice Oldfield, the most highly decorated British spymaster of the Cold War, was the first Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service to be named and pictured in the press and, it has often been alleged, he was the model for the screen versions of both Ian Fleming’s ‘M’ and John Le Carré’s George Smiley. All the more surprising is that he has been described as a rampant homosexual, a deeply religious family man and a liar! His extraordinary story has now been told by Martin Pearce, his nephew, who has had unique access to his surviving contacts and papers and knowledge of his private personality.

Matthew Parris 12.45 - 1.45pm | £8 | QUAD

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“He’s 100% political herpes. Back in six months whatever you do. Or three days, like last time.” Camilla Long on Nigel Farage

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Tim Dowling 6 - 7pm | £8 | QUAD

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If your Saturdays aren’t complete until you’ve read Tim Dowling’s take on life in Guardian Weekend, here’s a chance to hear from the man himself, one of our best-loved journalists. In Dad You Suck, Tim examines the banalities and rigours of family life with his usual selfdeprecating humour and dry wit. It is a book about fatherhood, about families and about being a modern man. As Tim says: “Perhaps this is my life’s true purpose: maybe I’m here to teach my sons that self-esteem comes and goes – it can get rolled right out of you at short notice – but that you still can get by in life without any, as long as you don’t want to be a contestant on The Apprentice. That, at least, is my experience. And, for what it’s worth, my example.”

No-one has ever been safe from insults and put-downs, particularly in 2016. In his latest book, Matthew Parris shows that abuse can be an art form as he brings together some of the funniest, sharpest, rudest and most devastating insults and invective in history, from ancient Roman graffiti to the battlefields of Twitter. He draws on bile from such exponents of the art as Dorothy Parker, Elizabeth I, Donald Trump, Groucho Marx, Princess Anne, Winston Churchill, Nigel Farage, Mae West and Alastair Campbell. 9


Sunday 11 June

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Sarah Perry The Essex Serpent 2 - 3pm | £10 / £8 | QUAD

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The Essex Serpent stormed to the top of the bestseller lists and 2016 ended with it named as Waterstones Book of the Year and shortlisted for the Costa Best Novel Award. The Sunday Times says it is ‘one of the most memorable historical novels of the past decade.’ Set in 1893, this gothic tale follows the young widow Cora Seaborne, an enthusiastic amateur palaeontologist, to a dank wetlands village in

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Essex, where a sea serpent is said to be terrorising villagers. Told with exquisite grace and intelligence, it is most of all a celebration of love and the many different guises it can take. Sarah Perry’s first novel, After Me Comes The Flood, was published in 2015 having been repeatedly rejected by publishers. Her third novel will be set in Prague, where she lived when she was UNESCO’s writer-in-residence.


Sunday 11 June

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Virago Press

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Changing the World One Page at a Time 4 - 5pm | £10 / £8 | QUAD

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Virago Publisher, Lennie Goodings, returns to the Festival to talk about the publishing house and its history and will be joined by one of its authors, Rachel Seiffert, author of the Booker-shortlisted The Dark Room. Forty years on Virago is the outstanding international publisher of books by women. The cultural, political and economic landscape has changed dramatically, but Virago has remained true to its original aims: to put women centre stage; to explore the untold stories of their lives and histories; to break the silence around many women’s

experiences; to publish breathtaking new fiction alongside rediscovered classics; and to champion women’s talent. One of those breathtaking fiction writers is Rachel Seiffert. Her new novel is A Boy in Winter. Early on a grey November morning in 1941, only weeks after the German invasion, a small Ukrainian town is overrun by the SS. Deft, spare and devastating, Rachel Seiffert’s new novel tells of the three days that follow and the lives that are overturned in the process. A Boy In Winter is a story of hope when all is lost, and of mercy when the times have none. 11


Sunday 11 June Dan Cruickshank A History of Architecture in 100 Buildings 7.30 - 9.20pm | £15 / £13 Guildhall Theatre

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Jon McGregor Reservoir 13 8 - 9pm | £10 | QUAD

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Derbyshire, midwinter. A teenage girl goes missing. The villagers are called up to join the search, fanning out across the moors. Meanwhile, there is work that must still be done: cows milked, fences repaired, pints poured. Life goes on, as it must. Journeying through time and place, from the ancient Egyptian pyramids to the soaring skyscrapers of Manhattan, renowned architectural historian Dan Cruickshank explores the most inspirational and characterful world buildings. Many of these represent key pioneering moments in architectural history ... such as the Pantheon in Rome, Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, the Taj Mahal in Agra, and the Forbidden City in Beijing, as well as less obvious and more surprising structures: the Oriel Chambers in Liverpool and the Narkomfin Apartment building in Moscow. Having visited all but three of the 100 buildings, he speaks movingly about ancient artefacts, some of which may never be experienced again first hand. Sponsored by:

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Jon McGregor, author of Even the Dogs and If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things, brings us his first novel in seven years: the story of many lives haunted by one family’s loss, unfolding over the course of thirteen years in a small village. As an experienced performer of his own work, Jon will lead the audience on a journey through the landscapes and hidden stories of his new novel, Reservoir 13, with live musical accompaniment from Richard J Birkin and members of Haiku Salut.


Monday 12 June Buttons & Biscuits Morning Coffee with Lynn Knight The Button Box: The story of women in the 20th century, told through the clothes they wore 11am for 11.30 - 12.30pm | £8 Cathedral Quarter Hotel

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Ticket includes tea/coffee and homemade biscuits served on arrival. Bookings deadline: 2 June

“I used to love the rattle and whoosh of my grandma’s buttons as they scattered from their Quality Street tin.” A wooden box holds the buttons of three generations of women in Lynn Knight’s family: a scarlet ladybird from her own childhood, chunky turquoise buttons that fastened her mother’s sixties-era suit, a sky-blue buckle from a dress her grandmother wore. Each button has its own tale to tell ... The Button Box traces the story of women at home and in work, from the jet buttons of Victorian mourning, to the short skirts of the 1960s, taking in suffragettes, bachelor girls, little dressmakers, Biba and the hankering for vintage.

The Gardens of the British Working Class Margaret Willes 2.30 - 3.30pm | £5 | WEA

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Spanning more than four centuries, from the earliest records of the labouring classes to today, Margaret Willes’ people’s history unearths cherished gardens nurtured outside modest workers’ cottages, fruitful allotments, and horticultural miracles performed in blackened yards. Her research has uncovered the ingenious methods employed by determined and obsessive working gardeners to make their drab surroundings bloom. She also explores the stories of the philanthropic industrialists who provided gardens for their workforces, the fashionable rich stealing the gardening ideas of the poor, alehouse syndicates and fierce rivalries between vegetable growers, flower-fanciers cultivating exotic blooms on their city windowsills, and the rich lore handed down from gardener to gardener through generations.

Bring a few of your own treasured buttons and chat about them over coffee.

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Monday 12 June

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Alan Johnson in conversation with Matthew Parris 7 - 8pm | £12 | QUAD

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A “fully paid-up member of the human race” is a description of a politician which is rare - but certainly an entirely accurate description of Alan Johnson MP. His first two highly successful, award-winning biographies have featured his upbringing in the East End of the 1950s and his early working life as a postman. 14

The third and final volume of Alan Johnson’s remarkable memoir, The Long and Winding Road, takes us from his time as a trade unionist, when he came to the notice of Tony Blair, to taking up his seat as an MP in the landslide 1997 election, ultimately becoming Home Secretary. He will be in conversation with former MP, author and The Times columnist Matthew Parris, whose interview with Ken Livingstone at last year’s Festival was one of the memorable highlights.


Tuesday 13 June John McAvoy

Handling History

Marketing Derby Bondholders’ Event

50 Finds From Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire

8 - 9.30am | £8 | University of Derby

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

Redemption: From Iron Bars to Ironman is the ultimate story of sporting salvation and the fascinating, frightening and inspirational autobiography of former career criminal, now worldrecord holder and endurance athlete, John McAvoy. Born into a notorious London crime family, his uncle Micky was involved in the legendary Brinks-Mat gold bullion heist. John bought his first gun at 16 and carved out a lucrative career in armed robbery, becoming one of Britain’s most-wanted men. Whilst serving life in Belmarsh, he discovered a miraculous cardiovascular talent and broke three world rowing records. Since his release he has become one of the UK’s leading Ironman competitors, becoming the highest placed British athlete in his age group in last year’s European championships. John aims to turn pro in 2017. In partnership with

10.30 - 11.15am | FREE Museum & Art Gallery

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Alastair Willis, Find Liaison Officer from the Portable Antiquities Scheme, will be discussing his latest book, 50 Finds from Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, which details local treasures that have been discovered in the region. There will be the opportunity to handle some treasures to discover the objects up close.

Tony Garnett A Life in the Media 6.30 - 7.30pm | £8 / £6 | QUAD

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Tony Garnett’s 60 year career has encompassed theatre, TV and film as both an actor and producer. He has worked with some of the leading directors of the past half century, including Mike Leigh, Roland Joffé and with Ken Loach as the producer of ground-breaking programmes such as Cathy Come Home and Up the Junction. His critically acclaimed autobiography The Day The Music Died was published in 2016 and provides a fascinating memoir of post-war British television as well as providing a vivid social history. Tony’s moving story demonstrates how he came to terms with unimaginable tragedy to become one of the most respected figures in the media industry, setting the gold standard for TV drama and producing some of the most iconic and controversial moments in BBC history. Tony will be in conversation with QUAD’s CEO, Adam Buss. 15


Tuesday 13 June

Festival Lunch

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with Dame Jenni Murray: A History of Britain in 21 Women 12.30 - 3pm | £45 | The Silk Mill

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Ticket includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival, a three-course lunch with two glasses of wine and tea or coffee. Please note: Booking for this event is by phone only at the Festival Box Office on 01332 290606. Booking deadline is 5 June.

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Journalist and broadcaster Dame Jenni Murray is best known as the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, a role she has had since 1987. In A History of Britain in 21 Women: A Personal Selection she suggests that British history has been defined by its conflicts, conquests, men and monarchs and that it’s more than time we recognise the achievements of British women. She discusses the lives of 21 women: from Boudicca to Elizabeth I and from Mary Seacole to Ethel Smyth, shedding new light on our history and revealing some fascinating stories.


Tuesday 13 June

Wednesday 14 June

Helen Mort & Dan Richards

Morning Coffee at Royal Crown Derby

Because They’re There! 7.30 - 9.10pm | £9 / £7 Guildhall Theatre

The Contradictions of Quaker Pegg 9

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‘Because they’re there!’ Is this the answer to the eternal question: why do people climb mountains? Helen Mort and Dan Richards bring a new perspective to this question by exploring the exploits of path-breaking female mountaineers. Described in The Observer as ‘One of 2016’s Hidden Gems …’, Climbing Days sees Dan Richards on the trail of his great-great-aunt, Dorothy Pilley, a prominent and pioneering mountaineer whose 1935 memoir he discovered. Using it as a guide, he began to travel and climb across Europe’s peaks, following in the footsteps of Dorothy and her husband I.A. Richards. Helen Mort’s latest poetry collection, No Map Could Show Them, recounts in her inimitable style the exploits of pathbreaking female mountaineers and the inspiration of mountains and the Peak District landscape. Together they discuss these largely forgotten, pioneering women.

10.30am - 12noon | £8 Royal Crown Derby, Osmaston Road

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Ticket includes tea/coffee and a scone. Bookings deadline: 9 June

Aged 21, William ‘Quaker’ Pegg joined the Derby Porcelain Factory, one of the most prestigious and productive ceramic manufacturers of that era. Five years later, in 1801, he abandoned his promising career after becoming a Quaker, adopting the most severe contemporary version of their beliefs. After 12 years, he returned and went on to produce some of the finest botanical paintings of the 18th and 19th centuries. Yet his extreme religious convictions reasserted themselves and, in 1821, he left and for the next 30 years ran a small shop close by the Factory. Using photographs, letters and writings preserved in Derby and Quaker archives, George Drury will attempt to explain how someone who produced such colourful and flamboyant work, eventually ceased, in the belief that even the act of painting was idolatrous. Event tickets - book through QUAD. The 1750 Tea Room is offering attendees a special set lunch price of £6 each. You can also have a guided tour of the Royal Crown Derby working factory at 1.30pm and a visit to the museum. Tour: £5/£4.50 concessions. Booking essential for lunch and/or tour: phone Chloe Tidmarsh on 01332 712808. Sponsored by:

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Wednesday 14 June Hansons’ Valuation Day

Stuart Webb

Books and printed treasures

An Evening with Clough, Maxwell & Me

10am - 12noon | FREE Pickford’s House, Friar Gate

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8 - 9pm | £8 | QUAD

Our special version of the Antiques Roadshow returns to Derby. Do you have old documents lying around that you just can’t throw out as they may be of value? At last year’s event, one of Hansons’ valuation team discovered a few hidden gems. So dig out your printed treasures: books, magazines, posters … and find out more about their history and today’s value.

For over 30 years the names of Stuart Webb and Derby County were inseparable. Now, in Clough, Maxwell & Me, Stuart tells his remarkable story. Here is the football man who shared in the Rams’ greatest days of the 1970s, when first Brian Clough and then Dave Mackay steered the club to become champions of England; the man who fought a lone High Court battle to keep the Rams in business in their centenary year of 1984 and saw them prosper again. In his book Stuart gives the inside track on those amazing times. His stories about Clough and Peter Taylor, Mackay, Robert Maxwell, Arthur Cox, Jim Smith, Lionel Pickering and others will have you roaring with laughter, and shaking your head in disbelief. Not only will Rams fans love Clough, Maxwell & Me, it is also a book that will delight football fans everywhere.

Gardening for Mindfulness 11am - 12noon | £5 | Déda

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Gardening, like Mindfulness, is a way of finding a sense of calm in an otherwise chaotic world, a simpler existence, even if it is only for a few minutes. Both forge a connection to the world around us, to nature and wildlife, which can bring pleasure and peace.

“He is a class act, sheer class. We enjoyed wonderful days at Derby County, everyone involved with the club in our era will tell you that. Stuart was there a lot longer than most of us in a succession of absolutely key roles behind the scenes.” Alan Hinton “But for Stuart‘s determination and dedication to carry on the fight, it was inevitable that Derby County would have been kicked out of professional football.  Not many people realise just how close the club were to extinction.” Arthur Willis (club solicitor) “Placing the club into receivership was the opening item at my first board meeting.  That evening I dined out in Littleover and a bottle of aspirin appeared on my plate. It had been sent over by Stuart, who was also eating there. The next few months required many an aspirin. I invested £250,000, as promised, and we continued our struggle to keep the club alive.” Geoff Glossop (club director)

“Over the years, Stuart Webb went through the card in a number of roles. The common thread was that Derby County had infinitely more success when he was involved than they did with him on the outside.” Gerald Mortimer (Derby Telegraph)

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FOR 30 years the names of Stuart Web and Derby County Football Club we inseparable. While, in turn, Brian Cloug and Dave Mackay may have steere the Rams to become the best tea in England, without the off-the-fie stability that Webb brought to an ofte rocky boat, none of the success on th pitch would have been possible. From the April day in 1970, when h arrived at the Baseball Ground to fin the club banned from European footb amidst an administrative shamble through the High Court battle to save th Rams from extinction in their centena year, to the move to a brand-ne stadium, Stuart Webb’s business ski and steadying hand were paramount the success – indeed in the very surviv – of Derby County Along the way there were bound be larger-than-life characters, notab Brian Clough himself, and the millionai publisher Robert Maxwell. Stuart Web had to deal with them all, and a ri harvest of stories are told here in a w that puts the reader right in the midd of the action during those drama times. As the Rams legend Alan Hinton sa in his foreword to Clough, Maxwell Me, Stuart’s tales from those days a shocking, humorous and enlightenin His stories about, not just Clough an Maxwell but also Dave Mackay, Arth Cox, Jim Smith, Lionel Pickering an others, will have you roaring wi laughter, and shaking your head disbelief. You will discover whole ne sides to men you thought you knew well. Rams fans will love Clough, Maxw & Me, of course, but it is also a book th will delight football fans everywhere.

£15.00

E X P L O S I V E , T H E I N SI D E T R AC K STUART WEBB

ISBN 978-0-99545-170-4


Wednesday 14 June

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Joanna Cannon & Emma Henderson 6 - 7pm | £8 / £6 | QUAD

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To receive critical acclaim and be garlanded with awards for your first novel is something most novelists dream about, but for Derbyshire based Joanna and Emma, this dream became a reality. Joanna’s The Trouble with Goats and Sheep continues to ride high in the best-seller lists over a year since publication and Emma had a similar experience with Grace Williams Says it Loud in 2010.

Emma’s second novel, The Valentine House, was published in March 2017 and Joanna’s Three Things About Elsie will be published in January 2018. In an exciting Derby Book Festival exclusive, Joanna will give her first reading from the new book at this event. Joanna and Emma will share their experiences of early publishing success and the more difficult issue of writing the second novel.

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Wednesday 14 June

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Reverend Richard Coles 7.30 - 8.30pm | £10 | Derby Cathedral

Sponsored by:

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Presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live and TV show The Big Painting Challenge are just two of the many faces of the Reverend Richard Coles. Ordained by the Bishop of Derby in 2005, he now has his own parish in Northamptonshire. He is also the only vicar in Britain to have had a number-one hit single with Don’t Leave Me This Way, when he was a member of ‘90s pop group The Communards.

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But what is life like for the parson in Britain today? In his latest book, Bringing in the Sheaves, he addresses this question, giving a unique insight into his daily experience in the ministry, with all the joy, drama, difficulty and humour which life - and indeed death - serves up in varying measures. He will be in conversation with the Right Reverend Jan McFarlane, Bishop of Repton.


Thursday 15 June Morning Coffee with Wendy Holden 11am for 11.30 - 12.30pm | £8 Cathedral Quarter Hotel

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Ticket includes tea, coffee and homemade biscuits served on arrival. Bookings deadline: 2 June

Number-one-bestselling author Wendy Holden has ten consecutive Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling novels to her name. She grew up in Yorkshire, went to Cambridge University and became a journalist in London working on Harper’s Bazaar, Tatler, The Mail on Sunday and The Sunday Times, where she was deputy editor of the Style section and ghost-wrote a column for the late Tara PalmerTomkinson. This experience formed the plot for her first novel, Simply Divine. Her new novel, Laura Lake and the Hipster Weddings, revisits the world of glossy magazines.

Afternoon Tea with Paula Byrne: The Kennedys and Chatsworth 3 - 5pm | £20 Cathedral Quarter Hotel

Ticket includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival and Afternoon Tea with a selection of cakes and sandwiches. Please note: Booking for this event is by phone only at the Festival Box Office on 01332 290606. Bookings deadline: 30 May

In 1938 a young American arrived in London with her father, the new US Ambassador. She was the sister of JFK and Bobby Kennedy and the daughter of the formidable Joe Kennedy. But Kick Kennedy was also very soon at the heart of the British aristocracy. As the clouds of war gathered, Kick met a shy, tall, handsome man called Billy and, against the wishes of her powerful family, she married him. He was William Cavendish, heir to the Duke of Devonshire and the Chatsworth estate, the most eligible bachelor in England. But their days of married bliss proved short. War brought tragedy and loss.

Wendy is married with two children and lives in Derbyshire. Made an Hon D Litt by the University of Derby in 2012, she will be interviewed by the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kath Mitchell.

Credit: Laurie Fletcher

Print a Bookplate 1 - 4pm & 6 - 9pm | £69 The Smallprint Company To book: email hello@smallprintcompany.co.uk or call 07806 782109.

Set a small piece of text combined with ornaments from our collection to create your very own bookplates. During the session, you will get to grips with the traditional technique of letterpress using an Adana tabletop press and metal type.

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In Kick, Paula Byrne uses recently released documents to tell, for the first time, this cinematic story of the meeting of American and British aristocracy: the Kennedys, the Devonshires, their friends such as the Churchills, Astors and Mitfords and the social whirl of pre-war life. Sponsored by:

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At a Glance

Children’s and Family events

Fri 26 May - Sun 18 June

Children’s Book Trail

Sadler Gate

Fri 9 June

Tots Make and Do: Where the Poppies Now Grow

MAG

10 - 11.30am

p.32

Fri 9 June

Min Kym

Déda

5.30 - 6.30pm

p.3

Fri 9 June

Sebastian Faulks: Opening Event

Derby Cathedral

7.30 - 9.00pm

p.2

Sat 10 June

Bringing Books to Life

Market Place

10am - 3.30pm

p.34

Sat 10 June

The Derby Book Fair

The Silk Mill

10am - 4pm

p.3

Sat 10 June

Meet Mog

Waterstones

10am - 5pm

p.32

Sat 10 June

Hilary Robinson & Martin Impey

QUAD

10.30 - 11.30am

p.32

Sat 10 June

Joseph Knox: Sirens

QUAD

11am - 12pm

p.3

Sat 10 June

Storytelling at intu Derby

intu Derby

11am - 4pm

p.33

Sat 10 June

Joseph Wright of Derby

MAG

12noon - 1.30pm

p.4

Sat 10 June

NT Live: Peter Pan

QUAD

1 - 3.30pm

p.33

Sat 10 June

Louise Doughty

QUAD

2 - 3pm

p.4

Sat 10 June

Alex Wheatle

QUAD

2 - 3pm

p.5

Sat 10 June

Mary, Queen of Scots: David Templeman

MAG

2 - 3pm

p.4

Sat 10 June

Reading Apps with Nosy Crow

QUAD

2 - 2.45pm

p.33

Sat 10 June

Beginners’ Bookbinding Workshop

The Smallprint Co

2 - 4.30pm

p.5

Sat 10 June

Matt Sewell

Déda

2.30 - 3.30pm

p.5

Sat 10 June

Reading Apps with Nosy Crow

QUAD

3 - 3.45pm

p.33

Sat 10 June

Slow Travel in the Peak District

QUAD

4 - 5pm

p.6

Sat 10 June

Salley Vickers

QUAD

5 - 6pm

p.6

Sat 10 June

Derbyshire Noir: Crime Writers

Old Bell Hotel

6.30 - 7.30pm

p.7

Sat 10 June

Museum Sleepover: Dahl Delights

MAG

7pm - 8am (Sun)

p.36

Sat 10 June

Jenny Eclair

Derby Theatre

7.30 - 9pm

p.8

Sat 10 June

Festival Book Quiz

Old Bell Hotel

8pm - til late

p.6

Sun 11 June

Spymaster: Martin Pearce

QUAD

10.45 - 11.45am

p.9

Sun 11 June

Matthew Parris

QUAD

12.45 - 1.45pm

p.9

Sun 11 June

Sarah Perry

QUAD

2 - 3pm

p.10

Sun 11 June

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

MAG

2 - 3pm

p.36

Sun 11 June

Virago Press & Rachel Seiffert

QUAD

4 - 5pm

p.11

Sun 11 June

Tim Dowling

QUAD

6 - 7pm

p.9

Sun 11 June

Dan Cruickshank

Guildhall Theatre

7.30 - 9.20pm

p.12

Sun 11 June

Jon McGregor: Reservoir 13

QUAD

8 - 9.30pm

p.12

Mon 12 June

Buttons & Biscuits: Morning Coffee

CQ Hotel

11am - 12.30pm

p.13

Mon 12 June

Gardens of the British Working Class

WEA

2.30 - 3.30pm

p.13

Mon 12 June

Alan Johnson with Matthew Parris

QUAD

7 - 8pm

p.14

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p.32


Tue 13 June

John McAvoy

University of Derby

8 - 9.30am

p.15

Tue 13 June

Handling History: 50 Best Finds in Notts & Derbyshire

MAG

10.30 - 11.15am

p.15

Tue 13 June

Festival Lunch with Dame Jenni Murray

The Silk Mill

12.30 - 3pm

p.16

Tue 13 June

Tony Garnett

QUAD

6.30 - 7.30pm

p.15

Tue 13 June

Helen Mort & Dan Richards

Guildhall Theatre

7.30 - 9.10pm

p.17

Wed 14 June

Hansons’ Valuation Day: Books and Printed Treasures

Pickford’s House

10am - 12pm

p.18

Wed 14 June

Morning Coffee at Royal Crown Derby 

Royal Crown Derby

10.30am - 12pm

p.17

Wed 14 June

Gardening for Mindfulness

Déda

11am - 12pm

p.18

Wed 14 June

Derby on Board Games

Book Café

4 - 10pm

p.36

Wed 14 June

Joanna Cannon & Emma Henderson

QUAD

6 - 7pm

p.19

Wed 14 June

Reverend Richard Coles

Derby Cathedral

7.30 - 8.30pm

p.20

Wed 14 June

Stuart Webb: Clough, Maxwell & me

QUAD

8 - 9pm

p.18

Thu 15 June

Wendy Holden: Morning Coffee

CQ Hotel

11am - 12.30pm

p.21

Thu 15 June

Bookplates printing

The Smallprint Co

1 - 4pm

p.21

Thu 15 June

Afternoon Tea: The Kennedys & Chatsworth

CQ Hotel

3 - 5pm

p.21

Thu 15 June

Marked for Death: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce Learning and Development Centre

6 - 7pm

p.24

Thu 15 June

Bookplates printing

The Smallprint Co

6 - 9pm

p.21

Thu 15 June

Alison Weir: Anne Boleyn

QUAD

7 - 8pm

p.25

Thu 15 June

An Evening with John Hegley

Déda

7.30 - 8.30pm

p.24

Fri 16 June

Tots Make and Do: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

MAG

10 - 11.30am

p.37

Fri 16 June

Red Ellen

WEA

1 - 2pm

p.26

Fri 16 June

Afternoon Tea with Katie Fforde

CQ Hotel

3 - 5pm

p.26

Fri 16 June

Stephen Westaby: Fragile Lives

QUAD

7.30 - 8.30pm

p.27

Sat 17 June

Day of Writing

QUAD

10 - 4pm

p.28

Sat 17 June

Meet The Gruffalo

Waterstones

10am - 5pm

p.37

Sat 17 June

Open Day at The Smallprint Company

The Smallprint Co

11am - 4pm

p.38

Sat 17 June

The Writer’s Den

University of Derby

10am - 5pm

p.37

Sat 17 June

Mistress and Muse

WEA

11am - 12pm

p.29

Sat 17 June

Dogs Don’t Do Ballet

Déda

11.30am - 12.30pm

p.38

Sat 17 June

A Tale to Tell

Derby Theatre

2 - 3pm

p.38

Sat 17 June

Jane Austen: The Secret Radical

QUAD

1.30 - 2.30pm

p.29

Sat 17 June

Dogs Don’t Do Ballet

Déda

2.30 - 3.30pm

p.38

Sat 17 June

A Tale to Tell

Derby Theatre

4 - 5pm

p.38

Sat 17 June

Sarah Day: Debut Author

QUAD

6 - 7pm

p.30

Sat 17 June

Shappi Khorsandi: Oh My Country!

Guildhall Theatre

8 - 9.50pm

p.30

Sat 17 June

Dave McKean: Black Dog - Closing Event

QUAD

8 - 9.30pm

p.31

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Thursday 15 June Marked For Death James Hamilton-Paterson 6 - 7pm | £10 / £8 Rolls-Royce Learning & Development Centre, Wilmore Road

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The Heritage Exhibition will be open to visitors from 5 - 6pm and from 7 - 8pm

Little more than 10 years after the first powered flight, aircraft were pressed into service in the First World War. Marked For Death is both a homage to the famous aircraft of the period as well as to the 50,000 doomed young pilots who died flying them. James Hamilton-Paterson debunks popular myth about the gallant air ‘aces’ who become national heroes and explores the brutal truths of wartime aviation: of flimsy planes and unprotected pilots.

John Hegley 7.30 - 8.30pm | £14 | Déda

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Book through Déda

Edinburgh Festival regular, writer and performer John Hegley is noted for his exploration of such diverse topics as dog hair, potatoes, handkerchiefs and the misery of human existence.

He also reveals how four years of war produced profound changes both in the aircraft themselves and in military attitudes and strategy. By 1918 it was widely accepted that domination of the air above the battlefield was crucial to military success, changing the nature of warfare forever.

Performing extracts from Peace, Love and Potatoes and other works - devised for adults, but acceptable to certain spectacle-wearing nine year olds - this evening with the UK’s favourite performance poet is simply unmissable.

Sponsored by:

“In Derby, I’m coming to dance To some Soul and Baroque sounds from France While I’m holding a spud And describing the mud, Which some drawings will help to enhance.”

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Thursday 15 June

Alison Weir Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession 7 - 8pm | £10 / £8 | QUAD

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Following her sell-out event in 2016, Alison Weir returns to the Festival to recount one of the most sensational episodes in English history. Anne Boleyn, the second of Henry VIII’s queens, was an extraordinary young woman, born into an ambitious family and destined to be the focus of scandal and calumny.

Fresh from the cultivated hothouse of Renaissance France, Anne Boleyn draws attention at the English court. A nobleman, a poet and a king vie for her love. She has a spirit worthy of a crown – and a crown is what she seeks. It is a more powerful aphrodisiac than love. And so she embarks on her perilous course, which will plunge a kingdom into turmoil. Blood will flow on her account. Her only protection is the King’s great love. Be prepared for your perceptions to be challenged.

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Friday 16 June Red Ellen The Life of Ellen Wilkinson, Socialist, Feminist, Internationalist 1 - 2pm | £5 | WEA

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Born in 1908, Ellen Wilkinson came from a working class family in Manchester and is best remembered as the leader of the Jarrow March. By 1945 she was Minister of Education, had helped found the Communist Party and had become a renowned advocate for the poor and dispossessed at home and abroad. She was one of the first female delegates to the United Nations and played a central role in the post-war Labour party. Red Ellen’s life story is as much an inspiration for activism today as it is a history of an increasingly distant radical past. Laura Beers is a Birmingham Fellow at the University of Birmingham and an Associate Professor of History at American University, Washington DC.

Credit: David O’Driscoll

Afternoon Tea with Katie Fforde 3 - 5pm | £20 Cathedral Quarter Hotel

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Ticket includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival and Afternoon Tea with a selection of cakes and sandwiches. Please note: Booking for this event is by phone only at the Festival Box Office on 01332 290606. Bookings deadline: 30 May

Following the success of her previous novels, including A Vintage Wedding, Recipe for Love, and A French Affair, Katie Fforde’s latest romantic novel A Secret Garden instantly became a Top 5 Sunday Times bestseller. Each of her novels explores a different profession and this time her heroines are Lorna, a talented gardener and Philly, a plantswoman. Together they work in the grounds of a beautiful manor house in the Cotswolds. They enjoy their jobs and are surrounded by family and friends but, for them both, the door to true love remains resolutely closed … until now. Katie was one of the authors at our first Festival and we are delighted to welcome her back!

Sponsored by:

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Friday 16 June

Stephen Westaby

Sponsored by:

Fragile Lives

7.30 - 8.30pm | £8 / £6 | QUAD

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A slip of the hand and life ebbs away. The balance between life and death is so delicate and the heart surgeon walks that tightrope between the two. Fragile Lives: A Heart Surgeon’s Stories of Life and Death, is The Sunday Times best-selling memoir by Professor Stephen Westaby, one of the world’s most eminent heart surgeons. He has saved hundreds of lives, performing over 11,000 heart operations over

the course of a thirty-five year career in several of the UK’s top hospitals. In his astounding memoir, he details some of his most remarkable and poignant cases. Fragile Lives offers an exceptional insight into the exhilarating and sometimes tragic world of heart surgery, and how it feels to hold someone’s life in your hands.

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Saturday 17 June

Day of Writing 10 - 4pm | QUAD

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Each workshop £10, Panel £5

Our annual Day of Writing - tailor-made for any aspiring authors! With a range of lively workshops plus an insightful author panel, this is the ideal event for writers looking to learn more about the craft and build their careers in the field.

Workshop: Tracy Bloom – Successful Self-Publishing 10 - 11.30am | £10 Join bestselling author of romantic comedies, Tracy Bloom, for an informative session on self-publishing and how to make it work for you.

Workshop: Alex Davis – Making a Living as a Writer 10 - 11.30am | £10 QUAD’s very own Literature Officer, Alex Davis, presents a session on the financial realities of being a writer, with advice on how to build a living in the profession.

Workshop: Karen Ball – Writing Children’s Fiction 12noon – 1.30pm | £10 Run by one of the leading editors in children’s fiction, this session offers a fantastic look into what makes great stories for kids.

Workshop: Clare Harvey – Writing Historical Fiction 12noon – 1.30pm | £10 Award-winning historical fiction author Clare Harvey presents a workshop exploring one of the most popular genres in the publishing world today.

Workshop: Shaun Kennedy – Writing Flash Fiction 2.30 – 4pm | £10 Flash fiction is an exciting area of writing for those with an interest in short stories – this session will show you how to create great tales in 1000 words or less.

Panel: Jo Bunt, Sarah Day and Roz Watkins – Authors and the First Book 2.30 – 4pm | £5 Almost every writer dreams of having their book published – but what’s it really like to sign that first publishing contract … hold that book in your hands and see all those aspirations become a reality? Join acclaimed debut novelist Sarah Day, author of Mussolini’s Island, crime author Roz Watkins, whose novel The Devil’s Dice is released in 2018, and local author Jo Bunt, whose debut novel will also be out in 2018. Expect an honest look at the ups and downs of getting your book out there, what the road to publication is really like and how being published can change your life.

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Saturday 17 June Mistress and Muse The Second Mrs Vaughan Williams 11 - 12noon | £5 | WEA

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Janet Tennant will talk about her biography of Ursula, the second wife of composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. A difficult child and young woman, she was desperate to find a role in the literary world as a poet. Born into a peripatetic army family she married an officer and was stationed with him all around the country but escaped whenever she could to London. There she met and fell in love with Vaughan Williams, forty years her senior and married for many years to an invalid wife. The book tells how the non-musical young woman became his muse, influencing his work and sometimes collaborating with him. Janet will be interviewed by Keith Aldritt, author of the recent biography of Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Jane Austen The Secret Radical 1.30 - 2.30pm | £8 / £6 | QUAD

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Almost everything we think we know about Jane Austen is wrong. Her novels don’t confine themselves to grand houses and they were not written just for readers’ enjoyment. She writes about serious subjects and her books are deeply subversive. We just don’t read her properly - we haven’t been reading her properly for 200 years. Jane Austen, The Secret Radical puts that right. Austen expert Helena Kelly introduces us to a passionate woman living in an age of revolution. Jane Austen was a writer who used the novel, regarded as the lightest of literary genres, to grapple with the weightiest of subjects. She dealt with feminism, slavery, abuse, the treatment of the poor, the power of the Church, even evolution – at a time, and in a place, when to write about such things directly was seen as akin to treason.

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Saturday 17 June Sarah Day

Shappi Khorsandi

Debut Author

‘Oh My Country!’ from Morris Dancing to Morrissey

6 - 7pm | £5 | QUAD

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Set in Italy in 1938, Sarah Day’s debut novel, Mussolini’s Island, tells the true story of a group of gay men who were imprisoned as political ‘deviants’ on the island of San Domino. In the close confines of the island the men soon realise that one of their number must have betrayed them to the authorities. Seductive, moving and full of insight into the desperate acts committed by individuals when fighting for their lives, Mussolini’s Island is a novel of sexuality and desire and the secrets we keep locked within us.

Credit: Lou Abercrombie

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8 - 9.50pm | £16 / £14 Guildhall Theatre

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Over 16s only. Book through Derby LIVE

Star of Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News for You and QI, Shappi Khorsandi is also the best-selling author of A Beginner’s Guide to Acting English and her debut novel Nina is not OK was published in 2016. In her latest show she will celebrate the fortieth anniversary of her arrival in Britain. She’s reclaiming patriotism, sending a love letter to her adopted land. She has whip-crack jokes and is effortlessly funny as she handles every subject with a razor sharp wit, softened only by her deliciously mischievous delivery and endless charm.


Saturday 17 June

Dave McKean: Black Dog - The Dreams of Paul Nash Closing Event 8 - 9.30pm | £15 / £12 | QUAD

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Illustrator, comic artist, filmmaker and musician Dave McKean has worked with many authors on over 70 books, including Neil Gaiman, Heston Blumenthal, Richard Dawkins, David Almond, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King and John Cale. He has written and directed three feature films; MirrorMask (with Gaiman), The Gospel of Us (with actor Michael Sheen, winner of 2 BAFTA Cymru awards) and Luna (winner of Raindance Best British Feature, BIFA awards).

Derby Book Festival presentation of Black Dog is supported by:

Black Dog - The Dreams of Paul Nash is co-commissioned by:

His latest venture, Black Dog - The Dreams of Paul Nash, is a multimedia performance and graphic novel which explores the work of Paul Nash, one of the most important British artists of the twentieth century, whose First World War experiences inspired him to create paintings of disturbing, lasting power. It combines visual storytelling, a captivating musical score and spoken word performance. Black Dog has toured internationally to much acclaim as part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary. Musical collaborators performing include Matthew Sharp, solo cellist, baritone and actor and violin player Clare Haythornthwaite. 31


Children’s & Family Programme

Saturday 10 June Meet Mog 10am - 5pm | FREE | Waterstones

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Pop along to Waterstones and meet children’s book character, Mog!

Friday 26 May — Sunday 18 June Children’s Book Trail FREE | Sadlergate

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Suitable for under 12s

The Children’s Book Trail returns! Pop along to Sadlergate and see what you can find in the shop windows. Pick up your quiz sheet from participating stores and return your answers to the White Stuff shop. You could win a prize in our Book Trail Prize Draw.

Hilary Robinson and Martin Impey Where the Poppies Now Grow 10.30 - 11.30am | £6 / £4 | QUAD

Friday 9 June

Suitable for ages 4 - 11 and their grown-ups

Tots Make and Do Where the Poppies Now Grow 10 - 11.30am | FREE Museum & Art Gallery

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Suitable for ages 2 - 5 and their grown-ups

Hilary Robinson’s award winning Where The Poppies Now Grow is a delightful children’s picture book, with powerful illustrations by Martin Impey, about two boyhood friends who go to war.

Where The Poppies Now Grow is a touching children’s story of the power of friendship amidst the tragedy of war. The carefree childhood of Ben and his best friend Ray becomes a distant memory when they join the army to serve their country in 1914. Written to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War, Hilary Robinson and Martin Impey have dedicated the book to their great uncles who fell at the Somme. In tribute to the war poets of the time, Hilary wrote the story in rhyme. Martin, who illustrated War Horse, has captured the innocence of childhood and the courage of those in battle in his beautiful illustrations. Join Hilary and Martin at the Bringing Books to Life event in the afternoon for Medal Making.

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Saturday 10 June Storytelling at intu Derby 11am - 4pm | FREE intu Derby, Level 1, outside Boots

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Readings will take place every 30 minutes

intu’s Kids’ Club will host an inspired and engaging event full of magical storytelling and crafts.

Reading Apps with Nosy Crow

Little ones are invited to let loose their imaginations and join us to hear a variety of classic children’s short stories. Afterwards, they can take part in our crafty workshop and create personalised friendship bracelets for their best buddies. Like any good kids’ books, it’ll be thoroughly entertaining and full of fun and laughter.

NT Live: Peter Pan (PG) 1 - 3.30pm £17 / £15 / £13 / £10 for under 16s QUAD

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Suitable for families

All children, except one, grow up … When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and makebelieve ensues.

2 - 2.45pm or 3 - 3.45pm (two sessions 45 mins each)

£5 (one adult and up to two children) | QUAD

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Ages 4 - 7 and their grown ups. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note: booking for this event is by phone only at the Festival Box Office on 01332 290606

Need help in improving your children’s reading skills? Join Tom Bonnick from Nosy Crow for a 45 minute session on how to use Reading Apps. Award winning children’s publisher Nosy Crow have developed these fun and easy Apps and will help you to navigate your way round them using QUAD’s ipads. Help your child to learn to read and become a book lover!

Captured live at the National Theatre, see this recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale. A delight for children and adults alike. Entertaining and full of fun and laughter. Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre

Alex Wheatle Winner, Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 2 - 3pm | £5 | QUAD

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Saturday 10 June

Bringing Books to Life event 10am - 3.30pm | FREE | Market Place

Sponsored by:

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Join us for a fun-packed, spellbinding day of stories, creativity, music, magic and nonsense – and it’s all about Friendship! Visit the giant inflatable marquee: Captivating Stories

Family Book Quiz - For Under 7s

10am

11.50am

Author Richard O’Neill inspires all ages with a fantastic blend of old, new, and original stories.

Test your knowledge with our Fun Family Book Quiz.

Street Theatre with Quite Remarkable Productions 10.55am

Captivating Stories 12.25pm Join Richard O’Neill, storyteller extraordinaire, for more tantalising tales.

For ages 2 - 6.

Join Mandy and her silly friend Geoffrey Jumper. Using music, magic and puppetry to tell stories, explore the wonderful world of reading and friendship.

Family Book Quiz - For Over 7s

Fancy Dress Competition

Street Theatre with Quite Remarkable Productions

11.30am Come along as friendly characters from your favourite book – you could win a Book Token!

1.20pm Second Fun Family Book Quiz of the day

1.55pm

Captivating Stories 2.40pm What’s in store from Richard O’Neill as he weaves his final tales?

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Saturday 10 June

Bringing Books to Life event And ... all day on the Market Place, sun, fun, face-painting and Déda’s pop up café The Mad Hatter gets the party started! Calling all budding artists and writers - chalk your favourite literary friends on the Pavement, Be inspired by Derby Museums’ collections to write your own story about them, Make your own medal with Hilary Robinson and Martin Impey and learn about their book Where The Poppies Now Grow.

Still dying to dive into a book? You’ll be spoilt for choice with book stalls from Derby Libraries, Derby Schools and Oxfam. Don’t forget to bring a book along to swap at our Book Swap stall! Feel like a rest - grab a seat on board the Trent Barton Bus to hear our Bard on the Bus, with lively tales from Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Decorate our special Friendship Trees and see your favourite books come to life, Dance along to Derby Saxophone Quartet’s musical stories or Hop on The Book Bus and listen to magical stories from Africa and add your favourite books to their bookshelf.

And also ... CQ Street Circus 11am - 3pm | Market Place Chango Fuego: Fire juggling, unicycle etc Tinna Misto: Hula Hoops performance & workshop Sam Davey: Circus skills & tricks

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Saturday 10 June

Tuesday 13 June

Museum Sleepover: Dahl Delights

The Boat and The Blue

7pm - 8am (Sunday)

11.30am - 12.15pm | £6

£20 per child / £15 per adult Museum & Art Gallery

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Suitable for ages 0 – 5 - Book at www.vivaorch.co.uk

Suitable for ages 7 - 12. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note: Booking for this event is by phone only at the Festival Box Office: 01332 290606

Come and spend the night at the Museum at the Festival’s first Sleepover! The family sleepover takes the phizz-whizzing wonders of Roald Dahl’s magnificent stories and characters as its inspiration. From Matilda to The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox to The BFG, there’ll be a packed programme of activities and games! The evening will culminate in a torchlight tour of the museum before bedtime stories and lights out! Enjoy sunrise and breakfast in the galleries the following morning before heading home.

Join Jack Ross, Eleanor Meredith and Sinfonia Viva for a magical maritime adventure with songs, live visuals and musical games. Join Rowan on her adventures afloat, meeting frogs, paper boats, ducks and whales. You’ll also get a free CD and book of the story.

Wednesday 14 June Derby on Board Games 4 - 10pm | FREE | The BookCafé

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Derby on Board Games returns for the third year with a special event - all games played will have a book theme. Come and join in the fun!

Sunday 11 June

Derby on Board Games meets regularly on the last Wednesday of the month at The BookCafé. They are a family-friendly group - everyone is welcome regardless of age, gaming knowledge and skill level.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party 2 - 3pm The Coffee House, £2 for under 14s £4 for 14s and over | Museum & Art Gallery

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Suitable for all. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Join us for a very important date in Wonderland! Spend an afternoon at the Museum, and enjoy storytelling, crafts and cake - all inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic story. Create your very own hat and enjoy some delicious treats and tasty drinks together in Wonderland. 36


Friday 16 June

Saturday 17 June

Tots Make & Do

Meet The Gruffalo

The Very Hungry Caterpillar 10 - 11.30am | FREE Museum & Art Gallery

10am - 5pm | FREE Waterstones 10

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Pop along to Waterstones and meet children’s book character, The Gruffalo.

Today we draw inspiration from Eric Carle’s classic tale of one very hungry caterpillar! Hear the story and paint, print and create your own beautiful butterfly to take home.

The Writer’s Den 10am - 5pm | £15 University of Derby, Kedleston Road

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For ages 9 - 14. Book your place online at www.writingeastmidlands.co.uk There are a limited number of bursary places available for low income families.

The Writer’s Den is a gymnasium for the imagination. You’ll take part in fun, creative writing workshops, performances, competitions and games, all delivered by professional writers and designed to keep you inventing and imagining long after the Den closes. You’ll meet lots of other people your age who also love writing and you’ll leave the Den with new friends and new skills. With brand new tutors running intensive workshops in fiction and poetry, they’ll help you to develop your skills and confidence. We’ll round off the day with a special performance by one of the featured authors, which you can invite your family and friends to watch with you.

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Saturday 17 June Open Day

A Tale To Tell

Print a Bookmark drop-in sessions

Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah

11am - 4pm | FREE | £2 a Bookmark The Smallprint Company

2 - 3pm & 4 - 5pm £10 / £7 | Derby Theatre Studio

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Pop in and join The Smallprint Company to celebrate the art of the book and welcome Chrissy Stangroom’s exhibition, Footprints, to The Gallery Space. Meet Chrissy, print a letterpress bookmark and browse the little letterpress shop.

Dogs Don’t Do Ballet Presented by Blunderbus Theatre Company 11.30am - 12.30pm & 2.30 - 3.30pm £7 | Déda 3

Book through Derby Theatre. Perfect for over 7s and their grown ups

An enchanting journey into storytelling and shadow play. Are you a spinner of stories, a teller of tales? For 1000 nights, Queen Scheherazade has told her stories of magic and adventure to the King. But now she’s run out of ideas and needs your help to finish her final story. If you’re clever and brave enough, come and meet her in her tent in the palace gardens for an enchanting journey into the world of The Arabian Nights. Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah are specialists in stimulating enquiry and exploration, using compelling stories and high quality participatory theatre made with, and for, children and young people.

Book through Déda. For ages 3+

Biff is not like other dogs. He doesn’t do dog stuff like weeing on lampposts, or scratching his fleas, or drinking out of the toilet. No, Biff likes moonlight and music and walking on his tiptoes. You see, Biff doesn’t think he’s a dog. He thinks he’s a ballerina! Based on the bestselling children’s book by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie, this fabulous feel-good show features music, songs, hand-crafted puppets and Biff, the ballet-dancing dog!

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Education Programme We organise author events and activities for all Derby Schools, which we hope will inspire them in their reading and writing. All these events are by invitation only for Derby Schools and are not public events.

Big Books Project Last year the University of Derby invited infant, junior and primary schools to be involved in a Big Book Challenge: to create a ‘Big Book’. The books we received were fabulous and there was a prize for the winning books. The theme for the books last year was inspired by illustrations. This year the Book Challenge is even more exciting because, not only will there be the £50 book vouchers for the winning KS1 and KS2 books, but the University will provide the winning schools with a published version of their book.

Thursday 15 June Sponsored by:

Every Derby infant and primary school has been invited to send six pupils and two adults to these events.

Primary Schools: Meet the Author Event (Y2, 3 & 4) with Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve Author Philip Reeve and author/illustrator Sarah McIntyre have created a number of award winning books. Their events are zany and fun and the children can look forward to being entertained and inspired. They are best known for Oliver and the Seawigs, Cakes in Space, and Pugs of the Frozen North. Their latest novel is Jinks and O’Hare Funfair Repair.

Wednesday 14 June Secondary Schools: Meet the Author Event with Christopher Edge Christopher’s previous novel, The Many Worlds of Albie Bright, was described by The Times as proving ‘the theory that novels about science can be enormous fun.’ His latest novel The Jamie Drake Equation again has a science theme, this time about having an astronaut for a dad! With all the interest in space travel engendered by Tim Peake, we feel sure Christopher can inspire even the most reluctant reader to read his book. Every Derby City secondary school has been invited to send a group of Year 7s.

Primary Schools: Meet the Author Event (Y5 & 6) with Marcia Williams Marcia has written and illustrated numerous books since The First Christmas was published in 1987. Many of these have been retellings of classic stories – from Noah’s Ark to Don Quixote – illustrated in her distinctive cartoon-strip style. She has also written two books about the First and Second World Wars: Archie’s War and My Secret War Diary by Flossie Albright. We hope Marcia’s event will inspire students to visit The Silk Mill and will enable them to develop a better understanding of the significance of the Poppies exhibition. 39


Community Programme LEXIS ESOL programme at Derby College. Our Community Programme is an important aspect of the Festival and we seek to provide something for everyone.

The LEXIS department at Derby College offers a one-year programme for second language English learners aged 16 - 18 years.

This year we have three projects specifically aimed at engaging new audiences.

The programme draws students from across the world - some 23 different nationalities at present and aims to equip them with the English language skills they need to gain access to Further Education and employment. Last year the Lexis learners wrote stories about their experience of their journeys to England. These were then illustrated by the College’s art students and published in a book, ‘My Journey to English – the Key to Opportunity’, which was launched at Derby Book Festival. Following the success of the project this year’s learners are writing stories about memories of their home country. Once again, a book of the stories will be produced and launched at the Festival.

“To be given the wonderful opportunity to be a part of Derby Book Festival and write for an audience – other than the teacher or the examiner – is rare and truly motivating for the students. Our students benefit from the experience by being a part of the creative conception, working through the critical development phase and being supported in a published author workshop and by sessions with their English tutors. This will be further enhanced by working alongside fellow students from Derby College Art department who have been tasked with illustrating their stories. The experience will not only expand their knowledge and skills, but also extend their friendships.” — Andrew Parfitt - Lexis Department, Derby College

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The Roma Project This year Derby Book Festival has been working with two groups of children from the local Roma communities. Pupils from Bemrose School have been writing stories around the idea of exploring other cultures and faraway places. These will be illustrated and published in a book to be launched at the Festival. Another group of pupils from Pear Tree Community Junior School is developing a short performance based around a children’s story written by Richard O’Neill, a nationally recognised Roma author and storyteller, who has been working with both groups since the beginning of the year. Richard uses the strong oral storytelling tradition of the Romany people to help young people develop their potential and, most importantly, to use the idea of storytelling as a springboard into writing. Having the opportunity to work with a writer from their community, and to see their culture and life experiences reflected and celebrated at such an important Festival, is a huge step forward, culturally and personally.

“This year, our school was given the superb opportunity of being involved with Derby Book Festival. Not only have we been enthused and motivated, but also inspired by the work. We look forward to sharing our work at the Festival and are confident the whole experience will leave us not only with everlasting memories, but also an incredible sense of pride.” —Arvinder Badwal, Assistant Headteacher, Pear Tree Community Junior School

Shared Reading Derby Book Festival volunteers have been running reading sessions with residents in the Parklands View Extra Care housing complex. Residents gather in one of the sitting rooms for an hour and a half each week to listen to the volunteers reading poetry and short stories. Research is increasingly identifying the quality of life benefits of ‘bibliotherapy’, including increased confidence and social and mental well-being. Shared Reading group members find the group calming, relaxing and therapeutic. 41


Derby Book Festival aims to bring Derby’s residents together in a love of books and to inspire new readers to appreciate the pleasure and power of reading. We believe passionately that the arts and culture matter and firmly endorse Arts Council England’s belief that art and culture: • • • •

open our minds and stir our hearts inspire our children so they can flourish help us understand our past, and show us how we can shape the future    help us build better places to live and work, and improve our health and well-being.

Now in our third year, we strive to improve our Festival programme each year, always looking to include some events to reflect Derby’s special character and heritage, which have a particular resonance for local people. We believe that a rich cultural offer enhances the experience of living and working in Derby. From the very start, we have been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and support of our partners across

the city in offering us their venues, knowledge, expertise and funding: from Derby’s arts and educational organisations, local businesses and individual sponsors. We’d like to make particular mention of: •

Arts Council England, our major funder who provides advice and guidance and encourages us to be more ambitious in our programming.

The University of Derby, which not only funds the Festival, but provides us with an office and an increasing number of students who are actively engaged with Festival events and projects.

Foundation Derbyshire, whose various funds support Festival activities, including our community programme, our volunteers and the children’s activities.

With thanks to:

Derby Book Festival Team

Amanda Penman (Artsbeat), Andy Powell, Melbourne Assembly Rooms, BBC Radio Derby, Derby Telegraph, John Tams, Melbourne Arts Festival, New Bath Hotel, Stuart Leslie, The BookCafé, University of Nottingham

Jenny Denton: Festival Organiser/Programming/ Community Projects Sian Hoyle: Festival Organiser/Programming/ Marketing/Education Rita Silvester: Festival Organiser Finance/Logistics Roxanne Cooper: Festival Administrator

Special thanks to our ‘Super Volunteers’: Helen Bauer, Helen Bishop, Diane Irvine, Steph Marshall Power, Helen Osler, Dianne Smith.

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If you would like to get involved with Derby Book Festival 2018, as a sponsor, a volunteer or with any good ideas to improve the Festival, we’d love to hear from you! Please get in touch by emailing: hello@derbybookfestival.co.uk


Funders

Sponsors

John & Pam Rivers

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Media partners

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Finding your way around Derby City Centre Tourist Information

Bus Station

Train Station

Car Parking

Derby Theatre

Royal Crown Derby, DE23 8JZ

intu Derby

Cathedral Quarter Hotel

Déda

Rolls-Royce Learning & Development Centre, DE23 8JZ

QUAD

Sadlergate

The Smallprint Company

Pickford’s House

Waterstones

Old Bell Hotel, Sadlergate

University of Derby

WEA, Lodge Lane

The BookCafé

Market Place

Guildhall Theatre

The Silk Mill

Museum & Art Gallery

Derby Cathedral

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


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Bookends

A few things to look out for around the Festival:

Flash Fiction Writing Competition

Le Livre Libre (The Free Book)

Every year we run a Fifty Word Flash Fiction Writing Competition. This year’s theme is ‘Journeys’. We had double the number of entries compared to 2016, with a total of 713, and the winning stories are illustrated by a student from the University of Derby. Pick up your bookmarks at Festival venues around the city – there are six to collect!

2 – 23 June | Banks Mill Studios Foyer, Bridge Street | FREE

Festival Tote Bags Make sure you get hold of one of our Festival tote bags, on sale at events at £5 each.

The Derby Yearbook Derby turns forty as a city this year. Students from the University of Derby’s MA Publishing course have created The Derby Yearbook with contributions from authors and local people. It celebrates Derby’s historical and cultural heritage, with the tales of companies, institutions, and, more importantly, the people that have made the city what it is today. You can buy the book for £9.99 from local book shops and from the publisher, Peregrine Publishers.

Taster Events Following the success of our Taster Events last year, we have organised two further ones this year: at Melbourne Assembly Rooms on Thursday 20 April (free but ticketed - available from the Assembly Rooms, Fortey’s and Melbourne Library) and at the New Bath Hotel, in partnership with Scarthin Books, on Thursday 27 April (ticket price £5 - available from Scarthins).

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Visit Green Door Printmaking Studio’s exhibition of artist’s books and illustrative prints.

FORMAT International Photography Festival, QUAD until 11 June FORMAT International Photography Festival takes place in Derby every two years and is organised by Festival partners QUAD and the University of Derby. This year’s main exhibition at QUAD: Ahead Still Lies Our Future continues until 11 June and entry is FREE. It presents work that encourages the viewer to speculate about our global future and the technologically induced changes to our planet. All of the artists look at the extraordinary interconnected nature of the human spirit and the habitat that it encounters or creates.

Festivals in the city coming up Derby Film Festival 28th April - 7th May

Edge-Lit 15th July

Derby Comedy Festival 5th - 14th May

Derby Festé 29th - 30th September

Derby CAMRA City Charter Beer Festival 5th - 9th July

Derby Folk Festival 6th - 8th October

Derby Book Festival Programme  

The Derby Book Festival Programme has over 70 events celebrating the joy of books and reading for all ages and interests.

Derby Book Festival Programme  

The Derby Book Festival Programme has over 70 events celebrating the joy of books and reading for all ages and interests.

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