Partners – Derby Festé


Derby Festé 2020 is very different and has taken the shape of Derby Well – we are pleased to still work with a range of great partners.

We would like to say a BIG thank you to all of our partners, sponsors and friends.

With a class curriculum of around 50 classes a week and an extensive community development programme, Déda is one of the key cultural organisations in the city. 2018 marks 20 years of Déda in our beautiful Chapel Street home. Keep an eye on our calendar for some very special events throughout the year.

QUAD is a CINEMA, GALLERY, CAFÉ BAR and WORKSHOP that anyone can use, based in Derby UK.

QUAD provides facilities and services that connect people and businesses to art and film, creating opportunities for entertainment, education and participation.

Derby LIVE is part of Derby City Council. We present and produce an excellent and diverse programme of live performances, events and festivals. We are innovative, inclusive, sustainable and vital to the regeneration of Derby.

Our venues include the Derby Arena and Guildhall Theatre as well as outdoor spaces in and around Derby City Centre like the Market Place, Darley Park and Bass’ Recreational Ground.

‘Derby Theatre…increasingly the most crucial theatre in the region because of its emphasis on learning, nurturing and nourishing.’ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Derby Theatre is reimagining what a regional producing theatre can be. Through its unique relationship with the University of Derby, the theatre has placed learning, mentoring and artistic excellence as its heart, bringing together creative professionals with diverse audiences, to tell compelling stories.

Arts Council England champion, develop and invest in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. They support activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections.

“Between 2018 and 2022, we will invest £1.45 billion of public money from government and an estimated £860 million from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country.”

Voted ‘Best City Location’ at the Great British High Street awards in 2016, Derby’s Cathedral Quarter is the perfect place to enjoy Feste.

As well as award-winning shops, cafe’s, restaurants and bars, the Cathedral Quarter has a unique charm and character with a host of historic landmarks and cultural attractions for the whole family to enjoy. Visit for more information about special offers available with the CQ Loyalty cards.

St Peters Quarter is a busy and diverse area of Derby city centre, home to the city’s bus station and a large range of national and independent shops, eateries and leisure venues.

You will find something for everyone here, from book shops and desert parlours to escape rooms and indoor golf! For more information visit the new website or follow on Twitter @SPQDerby or Facebook /StPetersQuarterDerby

Derby is the UK’s most central city, a great place for a cultural break and a great base to explore nearby Peak District delights. A really friendly place, great value for money and very easy to get around, you’ll feel welcome right from the start, so visit soon and discover Derby for yourself!

Find out everything you need to know about Derby and what’s on by visiting the Visit Derby website.

Derby City Council work in partnership with a number of cultural organisations across the city. This ensures the arts scene is always vibrant and encourages involvement in the arts for everyone.

Artcore is a visual arts charity with a group of professional artists working within communities locally, nationally and internationally. We endeavour to operate as a cultural hub; fuelling active engagement for a diverse range of communities in Derby, East Midlands and beyond.Artcore’s long-term objective is to use arts and crafts as a vehicle to strengthen community cohesion, educate, raise awareness and provide a platform for development. Through our work we are committed to bringing change into the lives of people of all ages, abilities, cultural and ethnic backgrounds through creative activities.

Marketing Derby promotes Derby and Derbyshire in order to attract and support investment.

Our aim is to promote Derby city to support and attract investment – to be proactive, make a difference and think “Derby First”