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Furthest From The Sea Festival 21 June 2014

FFTS 2014



I can’t believe it’s come around so fast! Derby’s best festival is completely free! I’m looking forwards to being there and soaking up an astonishing assortment of live music, comedy, arts and anything else you can think of. I’m running an improv workshop during the day too, and will undoubtedly manage to sneak onto at least one stage… It’s going to be brilliant. Come along! You might also notice familiar voices on the promo videos (should you know me and my other half by sound). Last year‘s was massive, this year’s is ten times as massive.

In the run up to the festival, we’re finally bringing improv comedy to Derby with Interrobang – Spontaneous Theatre:

Wednesday 18th June 2014

Interrobang – Spontaneous Comedy Theatre


The only show of its kind in Derby, Interrobang features an improvised comedy jam in which everyone can take part followed by a showcase of the best improv in the region. Proudly presented by Furthest From The Sea and Derby Live.

The Bookcafe
Get Tickets NowCathedral Quarter
Derby DE1 2PL
7.30pm – £3



The Furthest From the Sea festival in Derby is a day of free entertainment and activities for all ages! Taking place between 11am – 4pm in the City’s Cathedral Quarter on the 21st June, come along and enjoy live music, poetry, theatre, arts & crafts and more.

Featuring four dedicated music stages showcasing well known and emerging local bands and choirs, professional & community-lead theatre, dance troupes, a packed-out stand-up comedy stage, a vintage photography trail in conjunction with W.W Winters, exclusive handmade arts and crafts stalls and creative workshops. Suitable for all the family, with add on events including Derby comedy festival performances from Sinfonia VIVA, Derby Sketching Club’s annual exhibition and, not least, a charity firewalk organised and run by PACE Derby.

With support from Derby LIVE, Cathedral Quarter Derby and Derby City Council.

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Check out the insanely endless list of performers for the day:

CENTRAL PERFORMANCE AREA – at the Market Square – Compered by Andy Potter

Rock & Pop Choir
David Chabeaux
Sing for your Supper Choir
Hoverla Ukranian Dance
Mehira’s Jewels / Solar School of Samba / The Flying Studio
The Open Road
Arabesque Dance Academy
Karl & The Marx Brothers
Derby Vocal Academy – group performances from our talented students.

ROOTS STAGE – outside Derby Live

Ben Quintin
Joe Barber
Jamie Beau
Midge Harding
Carl North
Ryan Thomas
Hugh Stewart
Jason Barker


Dred Roberts
Amy & Lily
Kai Swarvet
Emma Bladon Jones
James Hatley and the Whalers
Georgia Fowler
Ben Farmer
Tom Ash
Ben Haynes
Stuart Marno
Henry Sharpe
Finn & Olivia
Rachal Delooze
Hannah Howe
Lucy Milford

BAND STAGE – Blacksmith’s Yard on Sadler Gate

Danny & The Martians
Further Than Forever
Soapbox Preacher
Allenton Hippo
The Sons
Great Scott
The Feathers
Backyard Bohemians

KNICKERBOCKER GLORIOUS – variety event at the Waterfall:

Emily White
Josh Kemp
Groove 66
Cordao De Ouro Derby
Leah Sinead
Rob Stutchburry
The Phil Langran Band
Alice Macy
Lisa de Ville
Scribble Victory
Lawrence Penn
Mehira’s Jewels
Faye Lartey
Luke Whitmore

STANDING JOKE COMEDY STAGE – the Old Bell Ballroom – Compered by Tony Bigissue Peppiatt

Marshall B Anderson
Jo D’Arcy
Patrick Draper
Ben Clark
Bruce Edhouse
Ben Ennis
Ben Clark
Theresa Farlowe
James Hately
Jay Islaam
Francis Jenking
Ishi Khan-Jackson
Matt Kinson
Lu Lo
Rhos C Lumis
Leanne McKie
Lyra May
Dan Nicholas
Andy Nightingale
Paul Nightingale
Thomas Rackham
Dwayne Reads
James Wallace
Joe Ross Williams
Richard Young

THEATRE stage at Guildhall Club Rooms

Life Theatre Limited
Borderline Arts
ASTARA and more!


CATHEDRAL QUARTER ARTS & CRAFTS FAYRE – Guildhall Arches and Market Place – 10:00am

Beautiful handcraftes and designed jewellery, homewares, toys, art and more….

ARTS & CRAFTS WORKSHOPS – Derby Market Place – 10:00am

Crafty Top Hats – drop in anytime
Whiffle Pig – seamonsters and nautical accessories
Empowerment Dolls
Landscape Oil Painting
PERCUSSIVE GUITAR WORKSHOP – Derby Market Place with Jamie Beau
30 minute slots throughout the day.
IMPROV COMEDY WORKSHOP – Derby Market Place with MissImp, Nottingham – 1pm-2:30pm

Vintage Photography Trail with W.W.Winters

BenBrown Hair
Police Station
Quad Cafe
Filthy Rich
Scenta Flora
BPM Records
Galactic Models
Ink and Thread

Sinfonia Viva Presents: Sounds like fun!

£7.50 or £6.27 if purchased online.

As part of Derby Comedy Festival produced by Derby Live, Sinfonia Viva – with the incomparable Alasdair Malloy leading proceedings – presents a concert of chuckling classics and merry melodies for 6-11yr olds to enjoy.

11:30am and 2pm, and will run for about an hour.

1623 Trainee Actors

In the Gardens behind QUAD

Join the trainee actors of Derby’s very own 1623 theatre company as they present a unique collection of snippets from Shakespeare’s plays. This talented group of young people have worked with 1623 over the last ten months to learn and develop performance skills including voice, puppetry and singing. Come along to see the Bard’s newest recruits at the gardens behind QUAD.

Derby Sketching Cub

Guildhall Theatre Lobby
David Walton judging from the Birmingham Society of Artists. Some cards, prints and paintings for sale.


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