Join in with us as we plan for a busy year! We're always on the search for all sorts of performers, organisations, volunteers and any other support going to make our events bigger, better and community led. Get in touch!
Furthest From The Sea
Photographs in the following page are by Graham Whitmore
Our summer festival!
This is our main event of the year, and plans are well and truly afoot! The theme is pirates, so come prepared for some swashbuckling as we celebrate the thriving Derby arts, with performances from both established artists and emerging talent. Workshops, treasure trails, singing and dancing. FULL PROGRAMME NOW AVAILABLE HERE!
Arts Council England boost
We are delighted to announce we have been awarded our first Grants for the Arts Award from Arts Council England. This grant will support this year’s summer festival, taking place across the Cathedral Quarter, Derby on Saturday 17th June from 11am till 4pm. Eileen Wright from Furthest from the Sea CIC said “We are overjoyed to get the support of the Arts Council, which only reflects the developing recognition of the vibrant and varied Derbyshire arts scene and our role within it.”
Derby Comedy Festival 2017
We were proud to be leading the programming of Derby Comedy Festival, held in venues across the city between 4 - 15th May. A big shout out to all our performers, participants and audiences for playing their part in exercising Derby's chuckle muscle!
The Cathedral Quarter Wins!!
We are thrilled with the news that our good friends in the Cathedral Quarter, Derby have been named as Winners of the Great British High Street of the Year award. We have worked closely with the Cathedral Quarter on many events in 2016 are proud to be associated with such great partners, championing our city.
Get involved in our Pirate Competition as part of Furthest from the Sea Festival 2017. Download the flyer here for all of the details - why not get your school, club or organisation on board and join in!
CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious returns to the Market Place in the Cathedral Quarter on the third Saturday of each month. Furthest from the Sea hosts Derby's premier outdoor variety showcase featuring music, dance, comedy, poetry, theatre and spoken word artists from Derbyshire and beyond! 11am - 3pm. Check details on facebook and get in touch to get involved!
Derby Christmas Lights Switch On
Furthest from the Sea Music, Comedy and Arts were delighted to be able to organise this event and are so very grateful to all of the support provided by local businesses, organisations and, of course, the good people of Derby! - photo G Whitmore