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Derby Festé 2018 is offering a commission for locally based artists

There is the opportunity for a professional company / artist with a proven track record to submit a proposal for a £4,000 commission. The selected work must be ready for performance on the Festé weekend - the 27th – 29th September 2018.

Derby Festé 2018 is offering a commission for locally based artists

There is the opportunity for a professional company / artist with a proven track record to submit a proposal for a £4,000 commission. The selected work must be ready for performance on the Festé weekend - the 27th – 29th September 2018.

Derby Book Festival 2018 - Flash Fiction Competition

The fourth Derby Book Festival will be held from 1 - 9 June 2018 and will feature internationally acclaimed and best-selling authors as well as showcasing local writing talent with events for all ages and interests. GET INVOLVED!

Put a Spring in your step at Déda in 2018

The new Spring 2018 programme celebrates the start of Déda’s 20th anniversary year in our Chapel Street home.

Performances Celebrate Creative Talents of Local Disabled People

All Dance - a pioneering project to develop and celebrate the talents of disabled people – has held its first celebratory performances in December in Derby and Chesterfield – attended by more than 200 people. Groups of disabled adults from across the county have been working with dance artists to devise new work which they performed at regional dance house Déda in Derby and at the Winding Wheel Theatre in Chesterfield.

Magical Moonfall is the perfect Christmas treat for all ages

Déda's Christmas show this year is 'Moonfall', created by Hikapee Theatre - a magical tale of a princess and her brother.

Festé Performer Brings Inventive Circus to Derby

Following the Circus Geek’s popularity at the Cathedral Green at Festé, Derby’s annual outdoor arts festival, performer Matt Pang returns to Derby with a hilarious, creative circus performance with company PanGottic.

Half Term at Déda- Family Arts Festival

Déda have activities the whole family can enjoy this half term!

Déda calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco fund

Déda and partner organisation Artcore’s ‘Getting Derby Schools Creative’ project is one of the groups on the shortlist to receive funding as part of Tesco and Groundwork's Bags For Help scheme. The project will support 480 school children to embark on a visual arts and dance learning journey.

Déda chosen by Children & the Arts to be part of Start programme

Start, created by Children & the Arts, is a three-year engagement programme of arts activity between selected cultural organisations and local schools that tackles inequality by working only with the children who need it most, who are at risk of missing out on a creative and cultural education.

Internationally acclaimed choreographer arrives in Derby

An internationally-acclaimed Indian dancer, choreographer and educator will visit the city this week to launch preparations for the climax performance at this September’s Derby Festé.