Derby Festé makes the city come alive with culture!

Carly Salisbury – Marketing Manager, intu Derby

“Here at intu Derby, we love being a part of Derby Festé, What I personally like the most is the way in which Derby Feste intertwines traditions, cultures, colours, sounds, food and images from all around the world and brings them here to our wonderful city.  Derby’s city centre becomes a backdrop for a host of performances and experiences to be enjoyed by those living in and around Derby over two days.

“Derby Festé is exciting, creative, daring and it is a complete celebration of diversity and all kinds of performing arts. The event makes Derby ‘alive’ and it is a delight for the senses. Our taste buds can sample some delicious globalised street food; we can gasp in awe and delight at the daring circus shows, chuckle at the comedic theatre performances and be moved by beautiful dance performances.

“What we love most about Derby Festé is that there is something for everyone of all ages, tastes and preferences. From day until night, there are numerous different performances, markets and exhibitions for the public to immerse themselves without paying a penny.  It is an inclusive event that educates and encourages those living in the city centre to celebrate creativity in this global celebration.

“As Derby Festé take place in many locations around the city it is easily accessed by all living in Derby and gives a feeling of unity to the community. Every year we host a performance within intu Derby as part of the event and these have ranged from performances of the Hakka to giant butterflies walking amongst shoppers in recent years.

“It is particularly exciting for our shoppers here at intu Derby as it creates moments of surprise and delight while they shop as they almost certainly won’t have been expecting to see such a show in the middle of a shopping centre.

“We are proud to be a supporter of Derby Feste and can’t wait to see this year’s performance from Wet Picnic.”