FFTS Festival 15
The Festival celebrating Derbyshire Artists

Our 3rd annual Festival returns with 6 stages around the Cathedral Quarter, Derby City Centre showcasing live performances and entertainment - music, comedy, dance, theatre and much much more!
Handcrafted at the Cathedral Quarter features handmade and designed products from artisans across the Midlands. Come on down and explore the stalls full of treasure, the workshops full of wonders and the performances of a lifetime!



Saturday June 20th 2015

Furthest from the Sea


FFTS15 Festival

in the Derby Market Place

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Main Stage

Corn Market

 Knickerbocker Glorious 

Theatre Stage

St Peter's Cross Stage

Acoustic Stage

The Open Road


The Herron Brothers


Capoeira Derby




Further than Forever


Sutral Arts


Fine Art Society





Set sail for the Main Stage on the Market Place! The centre of creativity for this year’s festival, featuring an eclectic and electric mix of music and dance performances including:


John Port School Orchestra


Derby Scottish Dance Society


Cordao De Ouro Capoeira Derby


The Idle


Joshua Mellor


Arjana Dance


Derby A Cappella


The Telephones


Astara Dance

CQ Saturday’s Knickerbocker Glorious at the waterfall is the cherry on top of this year’s FFTS Festival; 4 hours of fun, family friendly entertainment featuring the best of musical and non-musical variety acts from around the region.


Rebecca Rhythm


Rhythmical Mike


Moonhaire ATS Tribal Belly Dance


Sing For Your Supper


Starstruck Music Academy





Situated in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter, opposite the Bookcafe, the Corn Market Stage offers a surprising mix of new and old musical styles.



Jiggery Folkery




More acts confirmed soon so keep checking back for updates!


The Theatre Stage returns to this year's Furthest From The Sea Festival, after its debut last year. Situated in The Clubrooms at The Guildhall Theatre, a new 60 seat Derby Live studio space.


Expect an exciting mix of new writing, works in progress, spoken word and dance, with performances by:


The Capo Ferro Ensemble

Mik Hovarth

In-spire Theatre Company with Qdos Arts

Marde Hen Productions

Life Theatre Limited

Derby Shakespeare Company


and Twisted Tongues

A new stage for 2015; why not unwind in the Quad Café Bar as some of Derbyshire’s top acoustic acts perform original music in an intimate and relaxing setting. 


Annabel Bartram


Carl North


Natalie Smallwood




Lawrence Penn


Jess Kenton

Handcrafted at the Cathedral Quarter

CQ Saturdays Handcrafted at the Cathedral Quarter brings the finest makers and creators to the centre of Derby to showcase and sell their handmade and designed products. From talented chocolatiers and skilled silversmiths, take a wander through our wonderful stalls and meet the makers behind the unique treasures!



Cocoa Tabby

Sam Ryde Metal Studio

The Little Cream Cakery

Tallboy's Woodworking

Eight Fourteen

Jemma Banks Design

Cow Close Mill

Rachael Lawton Contemporary Ceramics

LoobyLoo's Face and Body Art

Petal Felt

Delight in the Little Things

Vintage Skull






Tutu 4 U - £3.50, Market Place, 20 mins - 1 hour

Come to this drop in workshop and make a tutu, bussle, neck ruffle or headdress with a simple, no sewing technique! Brendan and Elizabeth will be on hand to demonstrate and teach you how to create and make your incredible garment to wear around the Festival! Suitable for children of all ages with a range of colours available on a first come, first served basis. 07858462946, elizabethlouieblades@gmail.com or search ‘Elizabeth Blades Art’ or  ‘Brendan McDowell Artist and Craftsman’ on Facebook.


Lego and Loom Bands - Free, Market Place

For kids up to age 12 (and a hleping hand from family/friends) have fun playing and creating with Lego and Loom Bands!



Introduction to Creative Writing - Free, Quad, 1pm

This free, 45-minute session will give you guidance on what makes a great story and see you developing your own plot, including creating a character from scratch to be a part of it! The ideal session for anyone with an interest in getting their own writing started or kick-started. If you enjoy this session, why not consider one of QUAD's full courses this Autumn with tutor Alex Davis? 


Getting Your Work Published - Free, Quad, 2pm

This session is loaded with practical advice and useful exercises for anyone currently writing and looking to get their work out there. With a look at the world of literary agents, small presses and literary magazines, this 45-minute taster is a great way to give yourself the edge when it comes to submitting your work.  


Introduction to Science Fiction Writing - Free, Quad, 3pm

Struck on Star Trek? Batty about Battlestar? All about Avatar? Then why not join us for this 45-minute introduction to writing science-fiction, with a look at how to build your setting and the stories you might set within it. If you enjoy this session, why not check out this year's Edge-Lit 4 event at QUAD, where there'll be a host of SF authors and workshops?






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