UFQ's cross-genre appeal sees them occupying a singular position, crossing scenes and continents and sharing bills with the most eclectic range of artists.

The Old Bell Hotel
51 Sadlergate
Derby
DE1 3NQ

Kitty Macfarlane is a songwriter and guitarist from Somerset, whose music is rich with visual imagery and written with an eco-eye.

The Old Bell Hotel
51 Sadlergate
Derby
DE1 3NQ

Andy Irvine is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. Luke Jackson is a young Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent and has been performing live since the age of 13.

The Old Bell Hotel
51 Sadlergate
Derby
DE1 3NQ

Bringing together some of the most exciting musicians on the UK folk & roots scene, The Willows blur the boundaries between contemporary song and folk traditions on either side of the Atlantic.

The Old Bell Hotel
51 Sadlergate
Derby
DE1 3NQ

Throw away your preconceptions about what constitutes folk music and open your minds to a colourful pallet of sounds and song.

The Old Bell Hotel
51 Sadlergate
Derby
DE1 3NQ

We've seen Barry perform as a member of the sensational acapella trio Coope Boyes Simpson; in a duo with our patron John Tams; and more recently with Narthen. His voice is instantly recognisable, and always fabulous to hear.

The Old Bell Hotel
51 Sadlergate
Derby
DE1 3NQ

We've said the same thing for the last few years, but Derby Folk Festival really wouldn't be quite the same without Kip and Dave - running the folk club events, and appearing on the main stages - they're a wonderful duo, loved by all, and we're delighted they are able to join us again, in our slightly different format.

The Old Bell Hotel
51 Sadlergate
Derby
DE1 3NQ

Steve Turner is a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments; Nick Hart is a folk singer deeply rooted in the English tradition.

The Old Bell Hotel
51 Sadlergate
Derby
DE1 3NQ

Most of us are now so dependent on GPS that we are turning into navigational idiots! How do our fellow creatures – large and small – find their way around? Without the benefit of any tools, many animals undertake journeys that are truly astounding.

Derby Museum & Art Gallery
The Strand
Derby
DE1 1BS

Visit the moon, witness ‘King Tides; and go on narrative journeys through Virtual Reality (VR) and 360 movies this Derby Feste here at QUAD.

Derby QUAD & Cinema
Market Place
Cathedral Quarter
Derby
DE1 3AS

Join us this winter for a weekend celebration of one of the most beloved forms of fiction – the ghost story. From

Derby QUAD & Cinema
Market Place
Cathedral Quarter
Derby
DE1 3AS

A debut from the granddaughter of Kim Philby, Britain’s most famous communist double-agent, The Most Difficult Thing is set between London, the Maldives and the Greek islands and is an irresistible combination of espionage and domestic suspense.

Derby QUAD & Cinema
Market Place
Cathedral Quarter
Derby
DE1 3AS

Mudlark: A person who scavenges for usable debris in the mud of a river or harbour. It is often the tiniest objects that tell the greatest stories.

Derby QUAD & Cinema
Market Place
Cathedral Quarter
Derby
DE1 3AS

We welcome two writers whose work tackles the themes of violence, rape and sexual grooming in two brave, hard hitting novels.

Derby QUAD & Cinema
Market Place
Cathedral Quarter
Derby
DE1 3AS

We welcome back Helen Mort, best known for her award winning poetry, to talk about her brilliant debut novel, Black Car Burning.

Derby QUAD & Cinema
Market Place
Cathedral Quarter
Derby
DE1 3AS

As we hover on the precipice of Brexit we welcome one of the UK’s most popular politicians, Sir Vince Cable MP. Until recently Leader of the Liberal Democrats, his party has vociferously led the battle cry for Remain and we anticipate that no interview with him can avoid discussion of this pressing subject.

Derby QUAD & Cinema
Market Place
Cathedral Quarter
Derby
DE1 3AS

Shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Biography Award and the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize, The Salt Path is one of those unpredictable publishing successes, defying categorisation but which readers press on each other.

Derby QUAD & Cinema
Market Place
Cathedral Quarter
Derby
DE1 3AS

Joanna Cannon is not only the author of two best-selling novels, but also a psychiatrist who has now written a powerful memoir, Breaking and Mending, of her time as a junior doctor.

Derby QUAD & Cinema
Market Place
Cathedral Quarter
Derby
DE1 3AS

One of Britain’s most respected journalists, Kamal Ahmed grew up in London in the 1970s and explores what it means to be British as one of the first generation of mixed-race Brits. His childhood was British in every way – except for the fact he was half English and half Sudanese.

Derby QUAD & Cinema
Market Place
Cathedral Quarter
Derby
DE1 3AS

The first standalone novel in ten years from best-selling writing partnership Nicci French, The Lying Room was the subject of a ten-way UK publishing auction and much anticipated release.

Derby QUAD & Cinema
Market Place
Cathedral Quarter
Derby
DE1 3AS

Encounters Deaf Shorts 2019 is a new collection of live action short films that aim to normalise on screen D/deafness.

Derby QUAD & Cinema
Market Place
Cathedral Quarter
Derby
DE1 3AS

It can sometimes feel like we spend more time with our digital families than the ones in our homes and hearts

Derby QUAD & Cinema
Market Place
Cathedral Quarter
Derby
DE1 3AS

Derby Book Festival’s first Autumn Edition will be held over the weekend of Friday 25 to Sunday 27 October.

Derby QUAD & Cinema
Market Place
Cathedral Quarter
Derby
DE1 3AS

Derby Film Festival showcases the best of cinema, with films never before screened in Derby, previews, short films, talks, special guests and more.

Derby QUAD & Cinema
Market Place
Cathedral Quarter
Derby
DE1 3AS

Rachael McShane is a singer, cellist, fiddle and viola player based in the North East of England.

Derby Cathedral
18-19 Iron Gate
Derby
DE1 3GP

Two of the finest singers to come out of the UK folk scene in the last 15 years have joined forces.

Derby Cathedral
18-19 Iron Gate
Derby
DE1 3GP

A fantastic set from one of the original "Pitmen Poets" and also an outstanding artist on the national acoustic music scene.

Derby Cathedral
18-19 Iron Gate
Derby
DE1 3GP

With their voices moving together in tight harmony or intertwining in a whirling tempo, the highly acclaimed folk vocal group Kongero draws traditional Swedish music out of the past and into the present.

Derby Cathedral
18-19 Iron Gate
Derby
DE1 3GP

It takes a special blend of musical flair to create memorable songs of yesteryear! Songs with a hint of contemporary—dosed with uncontrolled laughter, deep-rooted couplets and sudden, impromptu shifts—that speak to familiar rhythms of the past.

Derby Cathedral
18-19 Iron Gate
Derby
DE1 3GP

Originally from Essex, Gavin has travelled all over Europe and has now settled in Helsinki, Finland.

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

“Dragons come when you least expect it. You turn round…and they’re there.”

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

Kellie Moody, who is deaf, is an established and experienced make up artist who has done countless makeovers for celebrities and women across the UK.

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

Join us for our Variety Showcase, at Derby Theatre, hosted by Donna Mullings.

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

Join us for a delicious afternoon at Derby Theatre on Friday 13 Sept, 1-3pm.

Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
Eagle Centre
Derby
DE1 2NF

Dutch company, Close-Act Theatre, will make a welcome return to Festé with ‘Malaya’ – prepare to be amazed with this magnificent interactive show that will transform Bass’ Recreation Ground into a futuristic journey in time where Mad-Max meets Aliens!

Bass' Recreation Ground
Derby
DE1 3GU

Award-winning Catalan circus company Los Galindos will perform the enchanting and entertaining ‘UduL’ in a small intimate yurt on Cathedral Green.

Cathedral Green
Derby
DE1 3GU

Join us for a tour of the Royal Crown Derby factory, a world famous factory for making bone china, with a history of over 260 years.

Royal Crown Derby Retail Shop
194 Osmaston Road
Derby
DE238JZ

The Great British Tea Festival celebrates all things tea – whether your tea of choice is a delicate white tea of Japan or the builders brew, it is perfect way to discover your new favourite from the fascinating world of tea.

Derby Roundhouse
Roundhouse Road
Pride Park
Derby
DE24 8JE

A family feel good festival of health, food, fitness, hygge, wellness, creativity & education.

Derby Roundhouse
Roundhouse Road
Pride Park
Derby
DE24 8JE

The UK's largest Gin & Rum Festival tour is coming to Derby!

Derby Roundhouse
Roundhouse Road
Pride Park
Derby
DE24 8JE

Derbyshire Skills Festival is the largest careers information and guidance event for young people in Derbyshire, with more than 10,000 people visiting in 2018.

Derby Arena
Royal Way
Pride Park
Derby
DE24 8JB

Dog Lovers Festival is back with a dog friendly bang in 2019. With the introduction of camping and our weekend tickets which will include Friday, Saturday and Sunday access all areas. We have a new competition arena that will be running all day on Saturday and Sunday. A full line up of entertainment in the display arena so there will always be something to watch or have a go with your dog.

Elvaston Castle Country Park
Borrowash Road
Elvaston
Derby
DE72 3EP

Bubbleicious festival will be bringing lots of fun for all the family to Elvaston Castle.

Elvaston Castle Country Park
Borrowash Road
Elvaston
Derby
DE72 3EP

Our popular Festival returns on 21 and 22 September 2019 at Elvaston Castle Country Park and is a celebration of traditional and contemporary woodland crafts!

Elvaston Castle Country Park
Borrowash Road
Elvaston
Derby
DE72 3EP

The Makory will be making an appearance at the Woodland Festival at Elvaston’s Castle, featuring some amazing objects, fascinating stories and making activities for all ages!

Elvaston Castle Country Park
Borrowash Road
Elvaston
Derby
DE72 3EP

Melbourne Festival has become a key event on the Midlands Arts Calendar for 15 years. This year 150 artists will be in 70 houses, gardens, businesses and halls in the heart of Melbourne, South Derbyshire.

Melbourne
DE73 8DD

The Classic Motorcycle Festival returns to Donington in 2019, for one of Europe’s biggest celebrations of motorcycling through the decades.

Donington Park
Castle Donington
Derby
DE74 2RP

A dynamic weekend of culture, thought and performance from high profile artists to inspiring new makers, designers and stylists.

Chatsworth
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1PP

Boasting the best part of 100 bands across four stages, showcasing the best in metal from our UK Underground to top International acts along with comedy, karaoke, a mini fairground, the Serpents Lair VIP bar (a fest within a fest for ale, cider and perry drinkers!).

Catton Park
Derbyshire

Derby Festé 2019 returns with a programme of events that will leave you breathless…

Derby

One Moon brings together over 200 people from across Derby’s communities to create a choreographed human wave connecting the spectacular Museum of the Moon suspended in Derby Cathedral to the River Derwent, highlighting the unbreakable connection between The Moon, Tides and Humanity.

Cathedral Green
Derby

This tour is around Friargate, you will look around Derby Goal which used to be 2 to 3 different jails. We will look around Vernon gate, where there used to be lots of hangings - don’t worry you won’t see any!

Derby

City Centre Ghost Tour, meet at 6:45pm, look around the Cornmarket, the Fish Market, and two famous haunted pubs.

Derby

Meet Trudi Collier, a Psychotherapist, who will educate us on how to become positive of our bodies and minds - and be proud to be deaf women!

Karten Hall
Royal School for the Deaf
Derby
DE22 3BH

The Derby Folk Festival has found a home right in the centre of Derby for 12 years, and we’re really pleased with the way the festival has become embedded in the city's events calendar. We have a great location, right in the centre of the country, fabulous acts, and a super-friendly atmosphere. If you've not been before then we'd love you to come and join us

Derby