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CQ BID NEWS AND UPDATES ENEWS BULLETIN ISSUE 270

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Issue No 270          July 2015

 

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Welcome to new Cathedral Quarter businesses

CQ facebookA big Cathedral Quarter welcome goes out to two new businesses who opened in the area in the last month.

 

Rose Nails, a nail and beauty salon has moved into the premises on the corner of Victoria Street and Corn Market.

 

Cool River Cafe, based on the ground floor of Sadler Bridge Studios, is now also open to visitors. 

 

We wish these new businesses all the very best. 

 

Derby retains Purple Flag Award for city centre

Purple FlagIt was announced at the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) awards last week that Derby has retained it's Purple Flag status for a further year. 

 

Purple Flag is an international accreditation scheme which recognises excellence in managing the evening and night-time economy. Cities in receipt of this award benefit from more visitors, lower crime and anti-social behaviour and improved perceptions. 


 Derby first achieved Purple Flag status in July 2013 and this second award is recognition of the continued work of all partner agencies involved.

 

CQ Lunchtime Walks returns to Cathedral Quarter

CQ Lunchtime Walks returns to the Cathedral Quarter this month as historian and television personality Richard Felix continues his 45 minute tours around the area.

 

The walks will take place every Thursday lunchtime from 12 noon between 16 July and 17 September and will provide visitors with a unique opportunity to learn fascinating facts about one of Derby's most historical areas. 

 

The Cost of the Walks is £6 payable on the day to the Cathedral Quarter Rangers and includes a discount voucher for use in the Derby Cathedral Coffee Shop. Meeting point is outside the Cathedral at noon.

 

38th Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival

The 38th Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival takes place in the Cathedral Quarter once again this year from Wednesday 8 July to Sunday 12 July.
 

It will be the second year the event has taken place in a giant marquee on the Market Place. There will be hundreds of beers, ciders and perries on offer plus live entertainment and food.


For further information on this years event please click here.

 

Jenson Button Triathlon comes to the Cathedral Quarter

The cycling stage of the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon will visit the Cathedral Quarter on Sunday 12 July.

 

With many competitors taking part and large crowds expected, roads along the cycle route will be closed from 8.45am and 4pm, including Queen Street, Iron Gate, St Marys Gate, Jury Street, Walker Lane and Cathedral Road.

 

For further information regarding the event and the Team Challenge please click here.

 

Advertising opportunities in Derbyshire Magazine

Local World, the publishers of Derbyshire Magazine, have announced that they will be doing an August Cathedral Quarter Summer theme in their publication this year.

 

As such, Local World are giving Cathedral Quarter businesses the opportunity to advertise in the magazine at preferential rates.

 

For further information or to place an advert please contact Stephanie Brown on 07884114697.

 

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Forthcoming events in the Cathedral Quarter include:

 

Friday 3 July - Sunday 12 July - Derby Comedy Festival - Various locations around the Cathedral Quarter

 

Wednesday 8 July - CQ Summer Social - 38th Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival, Market Place 6.30pm onwards.

 

Wednesday 8 July - Sunday 12 July - 38th Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival, Market Place 6.30pm - 11pm

 

Thursday 9 July - BRITC, Pfbb Offices, Iron Gate 9.30am - 10.30am

 

Saturday 11 July - CQ Saturdays Street Circus - Waterfall, Market Place 11am-3pm

 

Sunday 12 July - Jenson Button Triathlon (Cycling Stage) - Around the Cathedral Quarter

 

Thursday 16 July - Farmers Market - Market Place 8am-2pm

 

Thursday 16 July - Cathedral Quarter Lunchtime Walks 12pm (meet outside Derby Cathedral)

 

Saturday 18 July - CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious - Waterfall Market Place 10am-2pm.

 

Saturday 18 July - CQ Saturdays Handcrafted at the Cathedral Quarter - Guildhall Arches 10am-2pm

 

Saturday 18 July - Caribbean Carnival - procession to the Market Place 2pm onwards

 

Thursday 23 July - Cathedral Quarter Lunchtime Walks 12pm (meet outside Derby Cathedral)

 

Friday 24 July - Sunday 2 August - Derby by the Sea

 

For more information on these and other events in the area, please visit : www.visitderby.co.uk or www.derbycathedralquarter.co.uk   

 

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CQ Saturdays Street Circus Brings Comedy and Acrobatics To City Streets.

Visitorsto Derby’s Cathedral Quarter will be treated to a day of uni-cycling,acrobatics, contortionism and comedy as part of the monthly CQ Saturdays StreetCircus event on Saturday July 11.

Freshfrom his appearance at Déda in Chapel Street on Friday July 10 as part of theDerby Comedy Festival, The Tom Show, presented by Tom Belmont, will entertainthe crowds and compere the day at the Waterfall stage in the Market Place.

CQSaturdays Street Circus is held on the second Saturday of every month to whetthe appetite for this September’s Derby Festé.

Otheracts in the exciting line up between 11am and 4pm will be Allestree acrobat andCharlie Chaplin impressionist Frank Terry as well as members of the 1623Theatre who will perform a range of unique street theatre with a Shakespearianflavour.

CQSaturdays Street Circus is produced by the Cathedral Quarter BusinessImprovement District (BID) and outdoor performance specialists Déda Producing.

StephenMunn is Director of Déda Producing, which is part of regional dance house Dédain Chapel Street, and is the artistic lead of Derby Festé.

Heexplained: “There will be a distinctly comedic theme to CQ Saturdays StreetCircus this month to bring the delights of Derby Comedy Festival onto thestreets of the Cathedral Quarter.

“Themonthly events are very well received by both visitors and businesses alike andbring a vibrancy to the streets and whet the public’s appetite for Derby Festéthis September.

“Weare particularly delighted that The Tom Show will be part of the line-up.  Tom will be performing at the Déda Theatrethe evening before and is also a fantastic street performer – appearing regularlyin Covent Garden as well as on stage throughout the UK.”

MartinLangsdale, chair of the Cathedral Quarter Management Group, which drivesforward activities under the area’s Business Improvement District status,explained: “We are fortunate to have a number of high quality artsorganisations within the Cathedral Quarter including Déda who do a brilliantjob to bring the CQ Saturdays Street Circus entertainment to the area everymonth.

“Asa BID we are working hard to bring together a wide range of partnerorganisations to give visitors different reasons to come to the CathedralQuarter  – whatever their interests – andthen explore the area and visit the businesses here.”

Thefree CQ Saturdays Street Circus events join an already busy monthly programme ofevents and entertainment in the area. Information about all the events in theCathedral Quarter are available at www.derbycathedralquarter.co.uk;on Twitter @DerbyCQ and Facebook CathedralQuarterDerby

Ticketsfor The Tom Show as part of Derby Comedy Festival are available online at www.deda.uk.com

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