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

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Museum and Art Gallery on The Wardwick
The Strand
Derby
DE1 1BS

PART OF OUR GHOST STORY TRIPLE HEADER

Museum and Art Gallery on The Wardwick
The Strand
Derby
DE1 1BS

PART OF OUR GHOST STORY TRIPLE HEADER

Museum and Art Gallery on The Wardwick
The Strand
Derby
DE1 1BS

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

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

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

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

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

What's the next best thing to reading a spooky ghost story by firelight? Why, being creeped out watching one, via the flickering illumination of a movie screen or TV, of course.

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

One of the UK's finest writers of supernatural and folk horror, Adam LG Nevill burst onto the scene with the acclaimed ghost story Banquet for the Damned.

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

In this talk, Johnny Mains takes you through the editorial process of his latest anthology in progress, Victoria’s Ghosts, looking at how to research archives, cross-reference and make sure that the story you think is a lost masterpiece really is lost.

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

In this session, writer, reviewer and UKGSF creator Alex Davis will be taking you through a brief history of the ghost story and looking in-depth at some of the most unmissable tales in the field.

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

Join us for a final atmospheric reading to close the Friday or Saturday of the UK Ghost Story Festival, where we’ll be sure to send you into the cold night with an extra chill down your spine!

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

Get ready to rumble as our expert panel dissects the merits and quality of some of the best-loved ghost story writers out there, as well as those lesser-known purveyors of the form who might deserve that bit more credit.

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

Another of the most exciting new names in the ghost story field for many years, Laura Purcell’s 2017 novel The Silent Companions was a huge hit with audiences, winning the WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award in 2018 and also featuring on the Zoe Ball and Radio 2 Book Clubs. Her second novel, The Corset, also achieved widespread acclaim in 2018.

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

One of the most exciting authors in a new wave of supernatural fiction, Andrew Michael Hurley’s first novel, The Loney, was the winner of the Costa First Novel Award in 2015 as well as Book of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards in 2016.

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

With James Everington, Alison Littlewood, Rhiannon Ward (Chair) and Mark Latham

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

Join acclaimed horror and ghost story author Adam Nevill for this informal ‘kaffeeklatsch’ (literally ‘coffee and a chat!’) session, where you’ll be able to talk writing, reading and favourite authors as well as posing your questions about Nevill’s superb back catalogue of novels, as well as latest title The Reddening.

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

When we consider the ghost story, our thoughts often turn to the masters of the form, with works a century or more old.

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

With Charlotte Baker, James Brodgen, Adam Nevill and Sophie Draper.

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

If you’ve always been interested in ghost stories, but didn’t know where to begin, this workshop is made for you!

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

This pair of documentaries, presented by acclaimed performer and storyteller, Robert Lloyd Parry, delve in the secret histories of two of MR James's most popular stories – 'Oh, Whistle, And I'll Come To You, My Lad' and 'A Warning To The Curious'.

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

Are crime novels and ghost stories mutually exclusive? The boundary between crime and supernatural fiction is increasingly blurring and excellent thrillers with supernatural elements are being published.

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

This workshop will examine the Netflix’s adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House.

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

Join author and traditional oral storyteller, Sophie Draper for a closer look at what makes for an effective ghost story.

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

This workshop will ensure you gain an understanding of what atmosphere is, how writers have used it, and how to best utilise this in a ghost story.

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

Join us for a reading with acclaimed UK horror authors and editors Paul Kane and Marie O’Regan to kick off the final day of the UK Ghost Story Festival!

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

Edge-Lit returns for its annual extravaganza of horror, thriller, fantasy and science-fiction writing – taking place over two days for the first time!

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

Acclaimed performance poet Joelle Taylor’s performance at Quad will be her first in Derby and she will be supported by a selection of the best local poets.

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

The stand-up poet, reluctant bear and attempted vegan strips… away labels of life, love, the arts and the LGBTQ+ community in this fast-paced, honest and hilarious debut.

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

Come and celebrate the most adapted ghost story of all time!

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

Martyn Waites is an acclaimed author of crime and folk horror. His crime series include the popular Stephen Larkin and Joe Donovan series, and under the name Tania Carver he is the writer of the Philip Brennan novels.

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

In 2017, The Corona Book of Horror Stories burst onto the publishing scene and over the last three years has built a reputation for quality short story fiction in this field.

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

The sixth edition of Derby Film Festival is here! Bringing you 26 feature films that will screening in Derby for the first time along with over 50 short films and, in a new addition for this year’s festival, 4 mid-length films that run between 30-60 minutes.

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

Derby Film Festival returns to Derby Cathedral for another screening of a classic, with live score performed by the acclaimed Neil Brand.

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

On Saturday 2 November 2019 starting at 5pm, Friends of Derby Arboretum, Spiral Arts, Rotary Club of Derby and Derby City Council Parks are hosting a Lantern Festival on the historic Derby Arboretum as part of its community celebrations.

Derby Arboretum
DE238FZ

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

Derby Roundhouse
Roundhouse Road
Pride Park
Derby
DE24 8JE

Returning to the historic Roundhouse in February 2020 is the 16th Derby CAMRA Winter Ale Festival.

Derby Roundhouse
Roundhouse Road
Pride Park
Derby
DE24 8JE

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

Join the party and discover a unique experience that celebrates the best Gin and Rum right now and promises the party of the year.

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

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

Dog Lovers Festival 2020 will bring you even more fun and frolics than before. The ultimate dog friendly festival set in the glorious Derbyshire Countryside.

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

Bloodstock Open Air (B-O-A) is the UK’s biggest independent METAL festival. Held at the picturesque location of Walton on Trent in Derbyshire, B-O-A has won the hearts and minds of fans of heavy ROCK AND METAL by consistently showcasing the strongest metal line up on UK soil.

Catton Park
Walton-on-Trent
Derbyshire
DE12 8LN

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

Chatsworth
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1PP

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