Déda is a leading creative centre for Dance, Contemporary Circus and Outdoor Work – connecting locally, nationally and internationally.

With an extensive class programme, performances from the best of the international dance and contemporary circus scene, outdoor arts and visual arts exhibitions: Déda enriches people's lives through dance and the arts.

Dance classes for children and young people start with Play, Dance, Move, for toddlers crawling and walking, to fun and creative Saturday morning classes, up to Déda’s flagship Youth Performance Companies.

Classes for adults offer a range of opportunities for all ages and abilities; whether you want to get fit, improve your wellbeing, or learn a new skill – Déda’s extensive programme caters to all with classes including Pilates, Yoga, ballet and social dancing.

As well as being the perfect place to unwind after your class, or before an evening performance, the CUBE café|bar situated in Déda is an ideal spot for grabbing lunch or dinner with friends. Their seasonal menu boasts some of Derby’s finest cuisine in addition to an exceptional choice of independent wines and ales.  The café also has a range of vibrant social events including live jazz evenings, book clubs and poetry performance nights. Check out what’s on at www.deda.uk.com/cube/cube-events

To connect with Déda and find out more follow them on:
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Website: www.deda.uk.com

Emma Fay: Remedies and Reason

22 May 2019 - 27 Jul 2019

Wellbeing is a general term that has increasingly entered our everyday conversations. Remedies and Reason explores a deeper, more personal view of what wellbeing means to individuals, with intent to serve as a reminder that we all have our own view of what it means to be well.
In just five years Derby Book Festival has established itself as the largest and most successful literature festival in the East Midlands, including great authors, poets, historians, politicians, illustrators, storytellers and musicians.
Based on their book Create Your Own Happy, join authors Penny Alexander and Becky Goddard-Hill for a fun, interactive session offering your children some creative ideas and effective tools to help them increase their happiness and enhance their self-esteem!
Laura Shepherd-Robinson’s debut novel takes us to the murky politics of the 18th century slave trade in this fascinating tale set in London’s docklands
Sophie’s first book, Cuckoo, is a gothic psychological thriller set in the wintry landscape of rural Derbyshire. It won the Bath Novel Award 2017 and the prestigious Friday Night Live Award at the York Festival of Writing.
Derby Book Festival takes over Déda again! Join us for a Sunday of lively debate, author talks and music on issues ranging from bookselling, refugees, farming and sewing.
A Farmer's Diary reveals the highs, lows and hard, hard work involved in making a living from the land.
Until its closure in 2016, HM Prison Holloway was western Europe's largest women's prison. First built in 1852 as a House of Correction, Holloway's women came from all corners of the UK.
We welcome back Helen Mort, best known for her award winning poetry, to talk about her brilliant debut novel, Black Car Burning.
We’re bringing together three of the most exciting crime authors: Mark Billingham, A. A. Dhand and Fran Dorricot. They will discuss the contemporary crime novel from the perspective of a bestseller, a midlist novelist and a debut author.
Spanning science and politics, stories and global epidemics, Rose George’s Nine Pints takes us from ancient practices of bloodletting to current research seeking to bring synthetic blood to a hospital near you.
The Festival Book Quiz returns to Déda with more questions to keep you on your toes. Prepare to be entertained with more mind boggling questions – and of course you could be the proud recipients of the coveted Winner’s Trophy!
In the third volume of Refugee Tales, writers, including Patrick Gale and Marina Lewycka, retell the true stories of those who have been detained so that they can finally be heard.
Tom Isitt tells the rediscovered story of the toughest bicycle race ever staged: the Circuit des Champs de Bataille (the Tour of the Battlefields).
It is the 1970s and Ralph, an up-and-coming composer, is visiting Edmund Greenslay at his riverside home to discuss a collaboration. Through the house's colourful rooms and unruly garden flits nine-year-old Daphne - dark, teasing, slippery as mercury, more sprite than boy or girl. From the moment their worlds collide, Ralph is consumed by an obsession to make Daphne his.
Derby Book Festival takes over Déda again! Join us for a Sunday of lively debate, author talks and music on issues ranging from bookselling, refugees, farming and sewing …
In his wry and hilarious best-selling diaries, Shaun Bythell takes an insider’s look at the challenges of life in the book trade.
Hollie McNish, winner of the Ted Hughes Award for New Poetry, joins us to read from her poetic memoir, Nobody Told Me, a taboo-breaking, humane and funny account of new parenthood.
Roll up…roll up! Come and help us celebrate the closing night of Derby Book festival exploring Circus as an art form.
Roll up…roll up! Come and help us celebrate the closing night of Derby Book festival exploring Circus as an art form. As well as a dazzling array of live circus, cabaret and drinks on offer in the CUBE café bar, we’ll be exploring the cultural historian, Pascal Jacob’s beautiful book which draws on famous artwork that charts the development of circus around the world.
Flamenco is as universal, powerful and versatile as the blues, as epic as opera, and as delicate and pin-sharp as ballet. For over twenty years, Flamenco Express has existed to do justice to this amazing music by choosing the best artists and allowing them total freedom of expression.
For our next cheeky instalment of LaDéDa we are joined by award-winning Bettsie Bon Bon, a headliner solo artist, known as the body of burlesque! This is one bump and grinding showgirl, full of glamour, class and sass you won't want to miss.
Join us to celebrate the talents and achievements of our young people in a vibrant takeover in Derby’s city centre. A fusion of arts,culture and sport activities and performances bringing the Market Place to life for everyone to enjoy and inspire our city.

Hubbub Beach Party

14 Jul 2019

It’s time for some summer fun at Hubbub Theatre Company's annual Beach Party. Grab your sunglasses and prepare for an afternoon of new performances, games in the café, surprise acts and dancing.
Following a sell-out debut, Northern Soul returns to Déda with a night of sizzling hits to get you out on the floor this midsummer.

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