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CATHEDRAL QUARTER ENEWS BULLETIN -318

 

CQ BID and Business News E-bulletin                                                                             Issue 318 May 2016    

 

 

 

Your weekly news & updates 

 

 

CQ Saturdays Street Theatre returns to the Cathedral Quarter

This Saturday sees the return of CQ Saturdays Street Theatre in the Cathedral Quarter between 11am - 3pm. 

Back for the second year, the entertainment is provided by Ashrow Theatre, who will be performing Edwardian-themed snapshots whilst walking around the Cathedral Quarter streets.

They will also engage and interact with visitors - staying in character to talk about some of the areas important landmarks, places of interest and upcoming events and activities in the Cathedral Quarter.

For further information on the event please click here.

 

150 Years of Derby Market Hall - Love Your Local Market campaign and entertainment

Derby Market Hall celebrates its 150th anniversary on 29 May, happily coinciding with the Love Your Local Market campaign.

Visitors to the Market Hall over the next two weeks will be transported to the high seas with a multitude of entertainment planned.

Plundering Pirates street theatre performances will be held at the Market Hall on May 19, 20 and 21 and then again the following week on May 26, 27 and 28.

The free family friendly entertainment has been produced by Furthest from the Sea with performances taking place at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 2pm.

As well as the above, Saturday 21 & 28 May will also see live music and juggling workshops taking place.

 

 

Cathedral Quarter Social Media Initiative - Iron Gate, St Marys Gate & Bold Lane

The Cathedral Quarter BID has implemented a social media initiative promoting different areas of the Cathedral Quarter and its businesses through the use of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The use of social media is an excellent way to promote the area more widely, effectively target audiences and generate new interest.
 
For the next two weeks we will be featuring businesses on Iron Gate, St Mary's Gate and Bold Lane. If you would like your business to be a part of this initiative please contact the BID office on 01332 419053 or via email to declare your interest.

As always, and in addition to the above, please include the @DerbyCQ tag in any social media posts you make and we will share where appropriate.  

 

 

 

Other important news for businesses

 

Derby Telegraph Father's Day Features

Derby Telegraph will be running a series of features in June on Father's Day gift ideas.

Businesses in the Cathedral Quarter are invited to provide photographs of suitable products together with brief details and prices to the Derby Telegraph for inclusion in the articles.

Should you wish to contribute, please contact BID PR agent Sarah Jenkin-Jones on 01332 515102/07951945665 or via email by midday on Friday 27 May.

 

Please note, this is not a Cathedral Quarter sponsored feature and inclusion will therefore be at the discretion of Derby Telegraph.

 

 

German Bierfest coming to the Cathedral Quarter this week

German Bierfest, Derby is coming to the Market Place in the Cathedral Quarter this week with a four day event taking place from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 May. 

The Market Place will host a German Village with wooden huts selling everything from Bratwurst to authentic German Products. There will also be a Bavarian Bier Garden selling craft beers whilst a Fun Time provides children with the opportunity to enjoy traditional German activities. 

For further information or to book tickets please click here.

 

 

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It is important that you have in place a business continuity plan to ensure that your organisation can cope with a major incident or attack and return to "business as usual"  as soon as possible.

The Police East Midlands Special Operation Unit are able to provide an interactive, table top simulation - Exercise Rackan- that will enable you to make decisions on what you, your business and staff need to do in helping to prevent and survive a major incident. 

If you would be interested in attending such an event please email the BID office indicating your preferred time of day. The exercise can be delivered to a group of attendees from smaller businesses or on site for businesses with a large number of staff. 

 

Cathedral Quarter law firm Flint Bishop is celebrating its third award of the year.

 

The firm, based on St Michael's Lane, won the 'Best Legal Team' category at the Credit Today awards held in Mayfair London.

 

The award comes on the back of previous successes at the CICM and CCR Magazine Awards where the firm received recognition for excellence in both credit management and debt collection.

 

What's on in the Cathedral Quarter

 

Thursday 26 - Sunday 29 May - German Bierfest - Market Place

Saturday 28 May 2016 - CQ Saturdays Street Theatre - Walkaround entertainment

Thursday 2 June 2016 - Business & Retail in the City Meeting - 9.30am, BID Offices, Iron Gate

Friday 3 June - Saturday 11 June 2016 - Derby Book Festival - Various Cathedral Quarter locations

Saturday 4 June - CQ Saturdays Towers, Tunnels & Tales - 3pm (meet outside Derby Cathedral at 2.45pm) 

Sunday 5 June - Derby Ramathon - from 9.30am onwards throughout the Cathedral Quarter

Thursday 9 June 2016 - Sinfonia Viva 'Flights of Fancy' - 6pm, Inflatable Stage, Market Place

Friday 10 June 2016 - Sinfonia Viva 'Flutter & Fly' - 11.30am, Inflatable Stage, Market Place

Saturday 11 June 2016 - CQ Saturdays Street Circus - 11am - 3pm, Waterfall, Market Place

Saturday 18 June 2016 - CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious - 11am - 3pm, Waterfall, Market Place 

Saturday 18 June 2016 - Furthest From the Sea Festival - Market Place

Saturday 25 June 2016 - CQ Saturdays Street Theatre - Walkaround entertainment 11am - 3pm

Thursday 30 June 2016 - Derby Night Market - Cathedral Quarter, 5pm - 10pm

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 BID and Business News E-bulletin - Derby Book Festival Special

Issue No 317  May 2016

 

 

Derby Book Festival 3 - 11 June 2016

There are just over two weeks to go to the second Derby Book Festival with the Cathedral Quarter playing host to many of the 70 events in the Festival programme. Venues include QUAD, Déda, Guildhall Theatre, Derby Museum & Art Gallery, Derby Cathedral, Old Bell Hotel, Cathedral Quarter Hotel, The BookCafe, the Market Place and shops in Sadlergate and Strand Arcade. There are lots of events for all the family to enjoy whatever their ages and interests. Below is a summary of some of these.

 

Children's Book Trail

The Book Trail along Sadlergate and Strand Arcade will be the very first Festival event and has been planned to coincide with the start of the schools' half term on 27 May and will continue right throughout the Festival.  Forty shop windows will display children's book characters and children will be invited to complete a quiz sheet and identify in which shops the characters are hiding.  All participating shops will stock the quiz sheet and the children are asked to return it to White Stuff on Sadler Gate to be entered into a prize draw.  The characters will be delivered to shops on Friday 27 May and there will be a press release and photocall to launch it.  Radio Derby will be interviewing the organisers, Sophia and Isabella, who are students from the University of Nottingham. 

 

Festival programme

The Festival programme is now available. The organisers of Derby Book Festival would like to thank all businesses who have offered to distribute these from their premises and give away Festival bookmarks to your customers. If you would like copies, please email Derby Book Festival.

 

The following venues will be hosting events at the Festival:

 

Cathedral Quarter Hotel

Monday 6 June                 Duchess of Rutland: Capability Brown and Belvoir

Thursday 9 June               Festival Lunch with Joan Bakewell

Friday 10 June                  Afternoon Tea with Persephone Books

 

Déda                                                  

Friday 3 June                    Doodle Dance (ages 3+)  theatre show

                                          Helen Mort - poetry

                                          John Harvey & Blue Territory - jazz

Tuesday 7 June                 Noel Janis-Norton: Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting

Thursday 9 June               Ben Duke - Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me) - dance

Friday 10 June                  Debut Author Joanna Cannon

 

Derby Cathedral                               

Friday 3 June                    Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson

Tuesday 7 June                 Shakespeare and the Bible

Wednesday 8 June           David Lindo

                                          Derby Cathedral Peregrines Watch Point

Friday 10 June                  James Naughtie and Sir Peter Bazalgette - Books and the Arts - why they matter.

 

Guildhall Theatre                          

Saturday 4 June               Stuart Maconie

 

The BookCafe                                 

Wednesday 7 June           Derby on Board Games

 

QUAD                                                

Friday 3 June                    Matt Haig

Saturday 4 June               Children's Illustration Workshops

                                          Teenagers' Illustration Workshops

                                          Andy Cope and Spy Dog

                                          Andy Cope and the Art of Being a Brilliant Teenager

                                          Tracy Chevalier: At the Edge of the Orchard

                                          Tracy Chevalier & Claire Harman: Charlotte Bronte - 200 years on

Sunday 5 June                  Clare Hartwell: Revising Pevsner's Derbyshire

Monday 6 June                 Sunjeev Sahota

                                          Ken Livingstone with Matthew Parris

Wednesday 8 June           Alison Weir

Thursday 9 June               Sophie Hannah and Stephen Booth

                                          Louis de Bernieres and The Bookshop Band

Friday 10 June                  Andrew Lownie

Saturday 11 June              Writers' day

                                         Joe Hill                

                                                                              

Derby Museum & Art Gallery

Friday 3 June                    Family Friday; Shadows and Shapes

Saturday 4 June               Make It Sessions

                                         Poetry of a Place

                                         Jacqueline Riding - Derby, Bonnie Prince Charlie and the '45         

Sunday 5 June                  Augustus and His Smile - children's theatre

Tuesday 7 June                Handling History

 

Old Bell Hotel

Saturday 4 June               CAMRA Real Ale Guide

                                         Festival Book Quiz

 

 

Bringing Books to Life - Market Place - all day Saturday 4 June

On Saturday 4 June there will be a free event in the Market Place.  The special Bringing Books to Life family event will run from 10am to 4pm.  There will be lots of activities in marquees and a Yurt including: Storytelling, theatre shows with Oddsocks and Quite Remarkable companies, Willy Wonka, Pavement art, mural painting and collage, cartoon drawing, Book Swap stall, charity book stalls, Library Service's Summer Reading Challenge, Bard on the Bus with Derby Shakespeare Company, the Book Bus project, and the BFG's pop up café, courtesy of Jack Rabbits.

 

Festival Box Office and tickets

Tickets can be bought online or from QUAD. Some venues are also selling tickets for their own events, including Déda and Derby LIVE (Guildhall Theatre). The full Festival programme can also be found online.

 

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