Derby Cathedral

Derby Cathedral towers above the city and has the second highest perpendicular church tower in England!

A family of peregrine falcons has nested here for many years and several chicks have been raised. Bird watchers and visitors are kept entertained with regular aerial displays! WATCH THE LIVE WEBCAM HERE

The Cathedral is a fascinating place to visit, you’ll be amazed at how light and airy it is. Discover the awesome tomb of Bess of Hardwick – a creation designed by the powerful lady herself.

The intricate Bakewell Screen is one of the Cathedral’s central features and a whole host of other treasures await discovery.

Listen out for the bells too - they are the oldest set of 10 bells in the world, one of which was cast in 1520, during the reign of Henry VIII, and is still in use almost 500 years later, making it one of the oldest working objects in Derby.

Climb the 189 steps to see spectacular views of Derby and the surrounding 4 counties.

Wendy Kirkland

27 Apr 2019

Described as 'the unsung heroine of British Jazz' by esteemed jazz critic Ian Mann and 'mellow and stylish' by Clive Davis of the Sunday Times. Wendy will be performing songs from her album which contains fresh arrangements of jazz classics made famous by Jazzwomen such as Diana Krall, Eliane Elias, Shirley Horn, Nina Simone and Blossom Dearie.

Paul Kerensa

4 May 2019

Writer for BBC1’s Miranda and Not Going Out, among countless others, Paul Kerensa’s the in-demand comic who plays comedy clubs and cathedrals. He’s one of the few to have appeared both at London’s Comedy Store and on Radio 2’s Pause For Thought.

Derby Cathedral Tower Tour

18 May 2019 - 28 May 2019

Climb the 189 steps and see Derby like never before from the top of Derby Cathedral’s 212-foot high Tudor tower.
The Road to Grantchester is the captivating prequel to the treasured Grantchester series following the life, loves and losses of Sidney Chambers in post-war London.
A special evening of books and music. Best selling novelist Patrick Gale will join us to talk about his latest novel, Take Nothing With You and will perform with the Bookshop Band, who return to the Festival for the third time
Gary Reader and his jazz band bring us a high octane and high energy performance. This fabulous quartet are a great advert for quality jazz in the Midlands.
A social media phenomenon, racking up 60 million views on her first cover. Her debut single ‘Forgive Forget’ peaked 4th on the iTunes UK chart.

Sam Callahan Live

6 Jul 2019

Derby Cathedral welcome Sam Callahan. Sam is a 24 year old singer/songwriter from Essex. He’s been performing since he was eight and he started writing his own music when he was just twelve. Intent, even then, on pursuing a career in the music industry.

Museum of the Moon

16 Sep 2019 - 6 Oct 2019

Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram.
Rachael McShane is a singer, cellist, fiddle and viola player based in the North East of England.
A fantastic set from one of the original "Pitmen Poets" and also an outstanding artist on the national acoustic music scene.
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.
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.
Two of the finest singers to come out of the UK folk scene in the last 15 years have joined forces.

Derby Abseil

19 Oct 2019

Do you dare take on the Derby Cathedral Abseil?

G4 Christmas 2019

11 Dec 2019

Experience sumptuous harmonies in an idyllic, festive setting...

Derby Cathedral
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