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.
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.
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
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
BOOKCAFE ACOUSTIC NIGHTS STAGE
Amy & Lily
Emma Bladon Jones
James Hatley and the Whalers
Finn & Olivia
BAND STAGE – Blacksmith’s Yard on Sadler Gate
Danny & The Martians
Further Than Forever
KNICKERBOCKER GLORIOUS – variety event at the Waterfall:
Cordao De Ouro Derby
The Phil Langran Band
Lisa de Ville
STANDING JOKE COMEDY STAGE – the Old Bell Ballroom – Compered by Tony Bigissue Peppiatt
Marshall B Anderson
Rhos C Lumis
Joe Ross Williams
THEATRE stage at Guildhall Club Rooms
Life Theatre Limited
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
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
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.