"Furthest from the Sea Music, Comedy & Arts receive major Arts Council England boost

"Furthest from the Sea Music, Comedy & Arts receive major Arts Council England boost

Derbyshire based Furthest From The Sea Music, Comedy and Arts CIC are delighted to announce we have been awarded our first Grants for the Arts Award from Arts Council England. This grant will support this year’s ‘Furthest From The Sea’ Festival, taking place across the Cathedral Quarter, Derby on Saturday 17th June from 11am till 4pm. 

Established in 2013, The Furthest From The Sea Festival is a one day free family festival showcasing and celebrating the diverse Derbyshire arts scene, pairing home-grown emerging talent with established artists living and working in the region. 

Eileen Wright from Furthest from the Sea CIC said 

“We are overjoyed to get the support of the Arts Council, which only reflects the developing recognition of the vibrant and varied Derbyshire arts scene and our role within it.”

In November 2016, Furthest from the Sea Music, Comedy & Arts formalised as a Community Interest Company, following five years of activity in the city. 

Martin Langsdale, Chair of Cathedral Quarter BID Board and Management Group said: 

‘The fact that Furthest From the Sea have received Arts Council funding for the Festival in June is fantastic news for the city. The Cathedral Quarter BID has worked with Furthest From the Sea for a number of years, including on the regular CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious events and are a proud sponsor of the Furthest From the Sea Festival, we look forward to welcoming visitors to the award-winning Cathedral Quarter to experience all that the area has to offer.’

Additional support for the festival has been confirmed from Foulds Music, FFTS Events Ltd, Derby LIVE and Smith Cooper accountants.  Further funding announcements are pending application decisions.

For more information on this year’s festival, or to find out how you can get involved visit our website www.furthestfromthesea.co.uk or contact Matt@furthestfromthesea.co.uk 

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