Saturday 24 September 2016

Expect the unexpected, savour the strange and revel in the ridiculous. Amusement for the whole family to enjoy – come along and see the streets come to life from noon with entertainment for everyone including live music, circus performances, dance and acrobatics.

Take a closer look at what’s happening on Saturday daytime.


Big Scribble and Crafts

Colourful creative fun for all the family this Festé! Get drawing and making with QUAD staff and artists. Let your creativity run free in our Big Scribble space on our Café Terrace and craft area in the Participation Space. Not forgetting Lego Saturday in our Resource Area.

Time: 10.30pm – 4pm
Location: QUAD
Tickets: FREE


Gandini: 8 Songs

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Juggling like you have never seen before. Watch in wonder at the choreographed talented jugglers performing to 8 classic rock and roll tracks.

Time: 12.30pm & 2.45pm
Location: Market Place
Tickets: FREE


The People’s Stage

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With a unique mix of live music vibes, the People’s Stage, provided by Sinfonia Viva and programmed by Baby People, has a wide range of fantastic live music performances by artists from all over the UK.

Time: 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Location: Market Place
Tickets: FREE


Highly Sprung: Urban Astronaut

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Never seen before aerial performance suspended 20ft in the air. The Urban Astronaut will literally leave you looking to the skies.

Time: 12.00pm & 1.45pm & 3.15pm
Location: Market Place
Tickets: FREE


Collaboration between The Gramophones & Babbling Vagabonds: Tarzanna

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After a row with her mum, Anna hides in the garden, intent on spending the night outside in her tree house. Follow her amazing journey as she is transported to the Rain Forest, discovers wonders she’s never seen before. Wild creatures appear and dance before her as Anna swings through the jungle of her dreams. But when her new home is put in danger, can she become Tarzanna and save her new found friends? Tarzanna is a playful aerial theatre show for all the family to enjoy.  Watch the performers literally climb, jump and swing through the air.

Time: 12.30pm & 2.00pm & 3.30pm
Location: Riverlights
Tickets: FREE


Stop Gap Dance Co: Bill & Bobby

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A wonderful tribute to the star partnerships of Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. This musical comedy masterpiece will take you through a whistle stop tour of a bygone era, when the performers did it for the audience.

Time: 1.00pm & 2.15pm
Location: Market Place
Tickets: FREE


Plunge Boom: Smoke

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Gradually smoke begins to creep from out of a mans trouser leg. He gives his leg a shake and the smoke stops. Next, it arises from his collar, then his sleeves. What starts as a tiny wisp, ends up as an all-consuming plume.

Time: 1.00pm & 2.30pm
Location: Waterfall
Tickets: FREE


 Jazz: Undead

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Jazz rises from the grave despite being declared dead many times. Featuring musicians with horror running through their characters, this project was commissioned and produced by Derby Jazz and brings tunes with deadly themes from across the history of jazz to the streets. Be very afraid, jazz is UNDEAD.”

Time: 1.15pm & 2.30pm & 3.45pm
Location: St Peters Cross & Cathedral Green & St Peters Cross
Tickets: FREE


Whalley Range All Stars: Ye Gods

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This miniature town gradually comes to life as 3 people peer over the town like giants – listen out for dog’s barking, church bells ringing and a boozy sing song in the local pub.

Time: 1.45pm & 3.00pm
Location: Cathedral Square
Tickets: FREE


Big Mob: Slinkies

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Majestic slinkies move around innocent by-standers with often hilarious consequences – just don’t look behind you if there is a slinky after your sandwich!

Time: 12.45pm & 2.15pm & 3.30pm
Location: Intu Shopping Centre & Cathedral Square & Intu Shopping Centre
Tickets: FREE


Cirque du Platzak: Kermiz

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Not to be missed. Folk music fused together with circus – what a combination. Watch the crazy performers balance on bottles and canes. Daring acrobatics with fire balls, self-made clubs, rope, rolling globe, aerial dance and clowning arts. 

Time: 12.00pm & 4.00pm
Location: Cathedral Green
Tickets: FREE


Company Chameleon: Of Man & Beast

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Contemporary dance performed by 5 male dancers who will captivate audiences with their strength, camaraderie, vulnerability and hostility.

Time: 1.15pm & 3.30pm
Location: Cathedral Green
Tickets: FREE


Artizani: Bees!

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Peer into 6 hives all hiding a unique new world of activity – some unexpected and some unusual. Look closely, you never know what you might find.

Time: 1.15pm & 4.00pm
Location: Cathedral Green
Tickets: FREE


Avanti: Reliquary

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Imagine a bejewelled casket making its way around Derby and ask yourself ‘what is that, who are they and just what’s going on here’? Now imagine the thrill of being chosen to peep inside whilst others can only stand and look, slack jawed. 

Time: 1.15pm & 4.00pm
Location: Cathedral Green
Tickets: FREE


Neighbourhood Watch Stilts International: Butterfly Collection

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What could be more festive, miraculous or memorable than the arrival of a flock of giant butterflies?

Time: 12.15pm & 3.30pm
Location: Irongate – Cornmarket
Tickets: FREE


Lost Boys: C:Overt Ops

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The Lost Boys return to Festé with their new walkabout. Two undercover agents are tailing a variety of suspects in Derby City Centre. The problem is they are not very good at their job and more often than not stick out like sore thumbs in their trench coats, wide brimmed hats and sunglasses.

Time: 12.45pm & 2.30pm & 4.15pm
Location: Irongate – Cornmarket
Tickets: FREE


Furthest From The Sea: programme of local artists

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Come along and enjoy a rolling programme of talented local performers, showcasing dance, theatre, music, comedy and more.

Time: 12.00pm – 5.00pm
Location: Osnabrück Square
Tickets: FREE


Thrash Festé – Skate Competition

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The Skate competition is back this year, with yet more incredible skill on display at the skate park. Come and experience a completely different kind of artistic skill as part of Festé, as these local skaters pull off as many tricks as they can in the allotted time period. It might be one of the hardest sports in the world, but these young skaters certainly seem to have mastered it. 

Time: 4pm – 7pm
Location: Bass’s Rec
Tickets: FREE

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