Category: Events

Poetry Evening with Sophie Hannah

Spend the evening with crime writer and poet Sophie Hannah at ‘Agatha, Poirot and Me’ on the evening of 27th October.

For tickets and more information  about this Zoom event please visit

Tales of Derby Women Past

Spoken word pieces by She Speaks UK poets
Friday 9th October 2020 17:30 - 18:15

Free, no need to book

Join us for the live launch of ‘Tales of Derby Women Past’, spoken word pieces by She Speaks UK poets, created exclusively for the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site online Discovery Days Festival 2020. Six poets working in collaboration with She Speaks UK, have taken inspiration from Derby’s rich heritage to create spoken word pieces that highlight women’s stories from history.

Derby Book Festival celebrates National Poetry Day

1 October marks National Poetry Day and Derby Book Festival’s Shared Reading programme will celebrate the joy that poetry brings to our lives. Nationally, there has been a rise in enthusiasm for poetry, particularly online, over the lockdown period.  On National Poetry Day the Shared Reading Co-ordinators plan to run a range of activities, both online and in the community.


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