Festival offers chance to get five minutes of fame

DERBY Festé is offering a platform to showcase the best of Derbyshire’s artists from across a wide range of live performance styles.

Whether you are a group or solo performer, musician or street theatre actor, comedian or dancer, this could be your opportunity to be part of the festival on its second day.

Performances will take place on the space in front of the waterfall on a continuous basis, with acts providing non-stop entertainment throughout the afternoon.

Ideally the organisers are looking for 15-minute performances, but can be flexible, and want people to let them know details, including what type of act it is, for example stand up comedians. There will be a minimal vocal PA and and limited 13A power available, so ideally performers will be “self-contained” or acoustic, and able to set up and strike any equipment very quickly.

Selection will be based on quality of performance, feasibility, and technical requirements, as well as providing a balanced programme of styles throughout the afternoon, and may include auditions.

For more information visit www.derbylive.co.uk.

Derby Festé is organised by QUAD, Déda and Derby LIVE and supported by a host of organisations

including Igniting Ambition and Westfield Derby. This cultural event is not only talked about, written

about and enthused about on a local level but has been highlighted as a quality event to attend in the

national media too.

Derby Festé 2011 will bring a variety of international and local artists together and the exciting festival

programme for this year produced, and presented by Walk the Plank, will include the return of

Sarruga, who thrilled audiences in 2007 and 2008, with another of their jaw-dropping acts. Sarruga

will present Peixos, which will see the city centre transformed into a spectacular seabed where giant

illuminated fish and creatures from the deep represent the inhabitants of the sea as they move

through the streets of Derby. Allow yourself to be lured into the experience by vivid colours and

special effects, as music, sound and light immerse you in the beautiful ocean. Join the parade towards

a fantastic finale at Cathedral Green.

So, as a post-summer (free!) treat why not come and celebrate in the city and be a part of Derby

Festé 2011 on Fri 23 & Sat 24 Sep. More details of the event to be announced soon.

Derby Feste 2011

Supported by:

Event Listings Information (for Festé in general):

Venue: Various locations in and around Derby City Centre

Dates: Fri 23 & Sat 24 Sep

Admission: FREE

For more information visit: www.derbyfeste.com

You will also find info on Derby Festé at:

www.derbyquad.co.uk

www.deda.uk.com

www.derbylive.co.uk

www.walktheplank.co.uk