Get Creative At St Peters Quarter Live
St Peters Quarter Live’s season of monthly variety events returns to St Peters Cross on Saturday 2nd April and will also feature in the BBC Arts Get Creative Campaign – a worldwide celebration of arts, culture and creativity.
A free programme of live music and dance will be performed at the busy crossroads of St Peter’s Street, East Street and St Peter’s Churchyard between 11.30am and 3.30pm. Performers on the day will include seven piece show band ‘Cranberry Flick’ who play a wide variety of swing, jive and rhythm and blues music from the 1920s to the present day. Three piece harmony group ‘The Three Wrens’ will be making their St Peters Quarter Live Debut with a programme inspired by The Andrew Sisters.
Kai Swarvett is a Derby based singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who’s influences include Neil Young and Radiohead.
Meanwhile, young members of Derby-based The Adele Francesca Performance Academy will perform a high octane mix of street dance and contemporary musical theatre. And professional belly dancing troupe Arjana Dance, choreographed and led by Diana Mehira, are another firm favourite at St Peters Quarter Live and will complete the diverse line up entertaining visitors to the area.
Stephen Jeffery, Board Chair of St Peters Quarter, which is the core retail area between the Cathedral Quarter and Intu Derby shopping centre, said: “We have a great line up for visitors to St Peters Quarter on Saturday April 2 and it is very appropriate the date has also been designated an BBC Arts Get Creative Day. “Street entertainment has been a particular success for the St Peters Quarter BID. “The feedback from businesses who are currently working together to develop a business plan for a renewed five-year BID programme that will go to the vote this summer is that entertainment has contributed greatly to our work to promote the area and improve the visitor experience here. “Our aim is to bring vibrancy to the streets and give visitors yet another reason to come back to St Peters Quarter both to enjoy the entertainment and then to explore the rest of the area for the benefit of our local businesses.”
The day will be compered by Dan Webber from Furthest from the Sea. He said: “Previous St Peters Quarter Live events have been very well received by the general public and this line up of performers will create a real buzz in the area. “BBC Arts Get Creative aims to boost creativity in the UK. St Peters Quarter Live therefore not only gives a platform to new and established local artists, it will also hopefully inspire young people in particular to embrace their own creativity and follow in these performers’ footsteps.
More information about St Peters Quarter street entertainment programme is available at www.stpetersquarter.co.uk ; facebook StPetersQuarterDerby and twitter @SPQDerby