Derby has a fantastic range of festivals all year round. From Derby Festé in September, to the FORMAT photography festival and two annual Beer Festivals, Derby has something for everyone.
Our Next Festivals...
Join us for this fantastic, family friendly, and free event! We’re offering Storytelling sessions with Nicky Rafferty on Saturday October 17 at our theatre in Déda. Based upon the themes in BLEU!, this will be a unique event not to be missed.
24/10/2015 - 01/11/2015
There’s so much to see and enjoy during the Discovery Days Festival between 24th October and 1st November.
Derby Mini Maker Faire - Part of Discovery Days
Making forms the heart of our thinking at The Silk Mill – and the annual Maker Faire is a true celebration of this! The fourth Maker Faire will be our largest yet, with a new outdoor Maker-Showcase area and more workshops, demonstrations and hands-on making experiences then ever before. So if it’s robots, laser cutting, 3D printing, home science, knitting, hacking, bookbinding, electronics, soldering or baking you’re into – then this is the event for you!
Derby Cathedral Tower Climb - Part of Discovery Days
Derby Cathedral’s tower was completed in 1532. Its height is 64 metres (212 feet), and 189 steps must be climbed to reach the roof. The tower contains the oldest ring of 10 bells still functioning anywhere in the world.