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Derby Festé

24 - 26 September 2021
An image of Chorus: Ray Lee An image of Reckless Sleepers: A String Section An image of Future Cargo by Frauke Requardt & David Rosenberg

Derby Festé will make a welcome return on the evening of Friday September 24 through to Sunday September 26.

This year’s carefully-curated programme features a host of world-acclaimed and exciting up and coming UK and International artists who will bring the city centre streets to life with contemporary and unique music, dance and street theatre performances.

There is purposefully no large-scale event this year to ensure everyone can enjoy the Derby Festé magic in a Covid-safe and responsible way.

However – this will not detract from the vibrant, family-friendly atmosphere that is synonymous with the Derby Festé weekend – bringing local communities back together and attracting visitors from further afield.

Please visit the website for more detail – so much not to be missed – we are delighted to be returning!!

https://www.derbyfeste.com/

Here's a peek at what's on:

Friday 24th September

Exhibition Launch: Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley

Refreshments provided, speeches launching the exhibitions in the gallery, with artist Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley being present in QUAD Gall... read more

Neons: Tim Etchells

Neons: Tim Etchells

Don't Miss, Festivals

Where to find us

As part of Derby Festé, artist Tim Etchells presents a number of his neon and LED works in public spaces around Derby.... read more

Chorus: Ray Lee

Chorus: Ray Lee

Don't Miss, Festivals

Where to find us

Music that moves. Born out of a fascination for the invisible forces that surround us, Ray Lee’s spectacular sound art works have tran... read more

Born to Protest: Joseph Toonga

Born to Protest is Joseph’s first outdoor work for his company Just Us Dance Theatre. It is part of a Hip Hop dance theatre trilogy he... read more

Museum of Making

Museum of Making

Don't Miss, Festivals

At 7pm on Cathedral Green there will be the first performance of Chorus, a monumental outdoor artwork by the award-winning sound artist, the... read more

Reckless Sleepers: A String Section

In 2010 Leen Dewilde started destroying things, smashing cups, breaking down walls, cutting up furniture and sawing the legs off chairs.... read more

Choreography for the Running Male: egle budvytyte

Nine male performers clad in uniforms that are at once military and effeminate.... read more

Cathedrals at Night

Cathedrals at Night

Don't Miss

On the evening of Friday 24th September, the Cathedral will open its doors, offering visitors the opportunity to explore and discover its ma... read more

Saturday 25th September

The Postcard Project: Derby

A unique dancing postcard of Derby performed by Casson & Friends with members of the local community!... read more

Graffiti Workshop: Baby People

Join Baby People and enjoy the art of expressing yourself through Graffiti, suitable for any age.... read more

WTF Just Happened – A Social Drawing Art Project

Exploring socially distanced one-to-one drawing and how the period of the pandemic has changed people’s lives, Applied Live Art has be... read more

Something to Talk About

Something to Talk About

Don't Miss, Festivals, Food & Drink

Where to find us

A head to head. A heart to heart. A discussion. A confab. A chinwag.... read more

Dance, Circus and Movement Workshops

Join us at Déda for a few taster sessions of events that we regularly host. Relax, ask questions and maybe even have a go yourself. E... read more

Neons: Tim Etchells

Neons: Tim Etchells

Don't Miss, Festivals

Where to find us

As part of Derby Festé, artist Tim Etchells presents a number of his neon and LED works in public spaces around Derby.... read more

Choreography for the Running Male: egle budvytyte

Nine male performers clad in uniforms that are at once military and effeminate.... read more

Photography Exhibition

Photography Exhibition

Don't Miss, Exhibitions, Festivals

Camilla Greenwell is a photographer with a Fine Art and performance background, who is based in London and works internationally.... read more

Sib Y Osis: Akiem

Sib Y Osis: Akiem

Dance, Don't Miss, Festivals

Where to find us

Born in Jamaica and raised in England. Toussaint To Move’s intention is to create moving, thought provoking, accessible and free spiri... read more

Future Cargo

Future Cargo is the latest outdoor work by Frauke Requardt & David Rosenberg. Created with longstanding collaborators, Hannah Clark (set... read more

Smashed 2: Gandini

Smashed 2: Gandini

Don't Miss, Festivals

Where to find us

80 oranges, 7 watermelons, 9 performers. The Dark Art of juggling reinvented.... read more

Chorus: Ray Lee

Chorus: Ray Lee

Don't Miss, Festivals

Where to find us

Music that moves. Born out of a fascination for the invisible forces that surround us, Ray Lee’s spectacular sound art works have tran... read more

Reckless Sleepers: A String Section

In 2010 Leen Dewilde started destroying things, smashing cups, breaking down walls, cutting up furniture and sawing the legs off chairs.... read more

Lifted: Mimbre

Lifted: Mimbre

Dance, Don't Miss, Festivals

Where to find us

Lifted mixes dance, theatre and circus to celebrate the expressions and impressions that appear when three strong women move, lift and balan... read more

HENGE

HENGE

Don't Miss, Family Fun, Festivals, Music

Where to find us

This cosmically charged live music show is a fusion of rave and new music that will blow your mind!... read more

Festé Closing Party

Festé Closing Party

Don't Miss, Family Fun, Festivals

Ravelings of earth, Join us for the Festé Closing Party at Café Déda !... read more

Sunday 26th September

Neons: Tim Etchells

Neons: Tim Etchells

Don't Miss, Festivals

Where to find us

As part of Derby Festé, artist Tim Etchells presents a number of his neon and LED works in public spaces around Derby.... read more

Chorus: Ray Lee - Part of Derby Festé

Music that moves. Born out of a fascination for the invisible forces that surround us, Ray Lee’s spectacular sound art works have tran... read more

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