Half Term at Déda- Family Arts Festival

This October half-term Déda are proud to present an action packed week of family arts activities for all ages to enjoy. The Family Arts Festival will take place from Sunday 22 October until the following Saturday and will include a circus double bill spectacular, a topsy turvy theatrical party and an early years adventure through the seasons.

THE PARTY presented by Nearly There Yet

Launching the festival, on Sunday 22 October, The PARTY is a topsy turvy circus treat. Designed for ages 3+, but suitable for the whole family, the theatrical performance is a skilful and highly entertaining acrobatic show exploring themes of social exclusion and not always getting what you want.

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Aleena's Garden Presented By Colour the Clouds

Aleena’s Garden will continue the family fun on Wednesday 25 October with performances at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Audiences are invited to step into Aleena’s beautiful garden, meet the animals that live there, plant seeds, and watch the flowers blossom and the seasons pass. Featuring simple signing, the interactive performance is ideal for younger ages but a real treat for the whole family too.

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Circus Double Bill Presented By Simpler Cypher and WireDO

Completing the line-up is WireDo and Simple Cypher’s incredible circus double bill spectacle. Hanna Moisala presents a jaw-dropping performance with tight wire stunts, rope manipulation, and the intriguing Japanese art of Shibari. Simple Cypher, comprising of National Centre for Circus graduates Kieran Warner and Christopher Thomas, follow with an innovative performance featuring hip-hop and Cyr Wheel. Expect a cheeky and entertaining performance for the whole family to enjoy!

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Déda’s Creative Producer Phil Hargreaves said, “The Family Arts Festival is a real chance to offer audiences in Derby a broad range of outstanding performances starting from a very early age. Each performance offers a fantastic insight into our passion for dance and circus, and the week has something for everyone to enjoy!”

The Family Arts Festival has been created following the huge success of Déda’s previous Get Creative Family Arts Festival activities. The annual Get Creative Family Arts Festival is a national festival offering families an extraordinary range of arts activities to enjoy. The success of Déda’s involvement was recognised in 2015 when it was highly commended for its contribution to the 2015 Get Creative Family Arts Festival.

Audiences can catch the Family Arts Festival at Déda this October. For further information on any of the performances featured visit contact the Box Office on 01332 370911.

Create a Loo Roll Character Competition in the Cube

Join us for crafty fun in the Cube on Sunday 22 October and Wendesday 25 October to raise money for our toilet campaign and you win fantastic prizes!