Festive Entertainment in St Peters Quarter

Three local singers will make a welcome return to Derby’s St Peters Quarter on Saturday December 19 as part of a day of festive street entertainment.

The musical entertainment will be staged at St Peter’s Cross, the busy crossroads of St Peter’s Street, East Street and St Peter’s Churchyard.

Kezia will start the programme at 10.30am with a range of Christmas song.  This will be followed by Danieal at 12.15pm and Lily Taylor-Ward at 2pm.

St Peters Quarter Live is organised by local businesses through the area’s Business Improvement District (BID) programme as part of their objective to improve the visitor experience in the traditional high street area between the Cathedral Quarter and Intu shopping centre.

Stephen Jeffery, chair of St Peters Quarter BID, explained: “All three singers are very popular with visitors when they perform in St Peters Quarter and we were keen to have them back for the all-important Saturday before Christmas.

“They always draw large crowds and create a wonderful festive atmosphere on the main spine through St Peters Quarter.”

Meanwhile, Derby LIVE has organised a giant Christmas Fairy who will tour St Peters Quarter – entertaining shoppers with her ‘lairy fairy’ antics.

The Salvation Army band will play at the Spot between 10am and 2pm and local artisan producers will sell their wares at an Arts and Crafts Market at the Spot between 10am and 4pm.

Traders at the Eagle Market have organised live musical entertainment between 12 noon and 1pm as well as a Santa’s Grotto and walkabout entertainment.

Singer and songwriter Kezia Gill (27) from Chaddesden has spent her career travelling the world and making a living out of singing.  Last year she signed with Cubit Recordings

Reggae, Roots and Dub singer/songwriter Danieal lives near Burton-on-Trent.

Danieal has performed internationally and last year released a new EP ‘Letting Go’ with plans for a video and debut album in the pipeline.

Another firm favourite in St Peters Quarter’s street entertainment programme is Lily Taylor-Ward (18) from Sandiacre.

She was spotted busking in St Peter’s Street by Ian Hinds, Project Manager for St Peters Quarter Business Improvement District, who noticed the response from the shoppers who had gathered to listen to her sing.

Lily is now a regular in St Peters Quarter – performing an eclectic repertoire of classical pieces and songs from the West End shows.

More information about St Peters Quarter street entertainment programme is available at www.stpetersquarter.co.uk ; facebook StPetersQuarterDerby and twitter @SPQDerby

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