WHAT WE DO
Here’s a snapshot of our main events and current projects. We are always keen to work with new people and try new things, so please get in touch if you have ideas to share.
The Furthest from the Sea Festival
Our annual festival is our showcase event of the year, and falls on the third Saturday in June. A free one-day festival, centred in Derby Market Place in the Cathedral Quarter, the Furthest from the Sea Festival celebrates homegrown talent. Community choirs and youth theatre groups are programmed alongside professional theatre companies and dance troupes. There are workshops to join in with and lots of fun to be had…and pirates. There are always many pirates.
SAVE THE DATE! - Saturday 15th June 2019, 11am - 4pm
Little Ed Fringe
Little Ed hit the streets of Derby for the first time in April 2018 and is set to return in May 2019, following a successful Crowdfunder campaign. With programmed evening events across different city centre venues, and a Big Saturday of street performance, pop-up acts in shops and cafes, fringe shows in unexpected places and opportunities for participation galore, Little Ed has an underlying theme promoting conversation around Mental Health. It’s all about businesses, education providers, artists and the community coming together to create something really positive for individuals and for the city.
SAVE THE DATE! - Thursday 9th - Saturday 11th May 2019
Music, Comedy & Fringe Festival Outreach
As well as running our own events we love to take Furthest from the Sea on the road, to provide artists with opportunities to perform and develop their talents and to support events in the community. We have hosted stages at music festivals, including YNOT Festival and Bearded Theory Spring Gathering, and have built our presence at various comedy festivals, programming venues for Derbyshire comedians to entertain and gain experience. We are currently developing our relationships with Fringe Festivals across the country...watch this space as new projects emerge!
Pirate Art competitions as part of the Furthest from the Sea Festival. Help with finding artists for Arts Week programmes and extra-curricular activities. Supporting events and celebrations with entertainment and equipment. We love working with schools and are always looking for new ways to get involved.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to chat through your school's needs.
Number 1 The Strand Arcade
Our home in the Cathedral Quarter Derby opened in March 2019 to host an exhibition as part of FORMAT International Photography Festival. As well as gallery space, the venue is ideal for scratch performances, workshops and meeting. Follow us on social media, or watch this space for news of regular and one-off events and opportunities.