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CQ Saturdays – The Perfect Appetiser for Derby Festé

DerbyCathedral Quarter’s CQ Saturdays September events will give visitors afantastic flavour of the 2015 Derby Festé programme.

Awide range of street entertainment and events will be held in the CathedralQuarter as part of the two-day Festé programme on Friday September 25 andSaturday September 26.

Inthe meantime, there is a host of free entertainment in the area in the run upto the event.

OnSaturday September 12 CQ Saturdays Street Circus, presented by the CathedralQuarter Business Improvement District (BID) and Déda Producing – one of thelead partners in Derby Festé, will return to the Waterfall stage in the MarketPlace between 11am and 3pm.

Residentcompère ChangoFuego will introduce the acts and delight the crowds with hisfire artistry and arena of danger. 

Hewill be joined by The Tom Show’s unique blend of uni-cycling, acrobatics, contortionismand comedy as well as Shakespearian flavoured street theatre from Derby’s own1623 Theatre Company.

Thenon Saturday September 19, the weekend before Derby Festé, the Cathedral Quarterwill team up with Derby arts organisation Furthest from the Sea to present aday of live music, dance, theatre and comedy at the Waterfall stage from 11amand 3pm.

Handcraftedat the Cathedral Quarter will also return to the Market Place and underneaththe Guildhall arches on Saturday September 19 between 10am and 4pm hosting someof the region’s top artisan producers selling everything from jewellery andhomewares to fine art and gifts.

 

Furthermore,every Thursday until September 17,  renowned local historian Richard Felix takesvisitors on a guided 45-minute lunchtime walk of the Cathedral Quarter from 12noon.

Ticketscost £6 which includes a voucher for the Cathedral Coffee Shop in Iron Gate andare available on the day from the Cathedral Quarter Rangers on duty in the areaor in advance from the coffee shop.

Derby’sCathedral Quarter is then the perfect place to enjoy Derby Festé, with fantasticindependent shops, food and drink establishments and cultural venues.

OnFriday September 25, Derby Festé kicks off with an animation projection ontothe Silk Mill where the stories of the Joseph Wright Collection come to life(7.30pm to 10pm).

Soulof Fado fire and dance spectacular will be performed on Cathedral Green at 8pm.

TheSaurus parade will wind its way through the Cathedral Quarter and into theMarket Place between 9pm and 10pm with giant beasts charging through the crowdslooking for food to calm their hunger.

OnSaturday September 26, the Cathedral Quarter will host a wide range ofinnovative street entertainment from roving theatre to slapstick comedy, musicand aerial acrobatics.

Theevent will finish on Saturday evening with a fire show in the Market Place andheadline act Danbor Talka at nearby Bass’ Recreation Ground.

MartinLangsdale, chair of the Cathedral Quarter Management Group, which drivesforward activities under the area’s Business Improvement District status, explained:“CQ Saturdays has been very well received by both businesses and visitorsthroughout the summer and the September programme is the perfect appetiser forthe fantastic Derby Festé programme at the end of the month.

“Manyvisitors now come into the Cathedral Quarter on Saturdays especially to see theentertainment which is organised by the BID and our arts partners.

“Theentertainment has created a vibrant, Covent Garden-style atmosphere in the areawhich people can sit back and enjoy and then explore the area whether they wantto go shopping, have lunch or visit the many cultural venues.

“Weare delighted that the Cathedral Quarter features so heavily in the Derby Festéprogramme and look forward to welcoming festival stalwarts back to the area forthe weekend as well as those who will be visiting the city for the first time.”

Informationabout all the events in the Cathedral Quarter are available at www.derbycathedralquarter.co.uk;on Twitter @DerbyCQ and Facebook CathedralQuarterDerby

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Derby Feste - 25 & 26 September - Save the Date!

derby feste logoDerby Festé will take place on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 September this year - make sure you save the date in your diary if you haven't done so already!

 

Friday sees a variety of acts around the Cathedral Quarter, with sensual contemporary dance, folk music and a procession of giant prehistoric beasts through the city centre.

 

Saturday welcomes street arts performers, live music and dance in the Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter before the party moves to Bass' Recreation Ground for the incredible Danbor Talka. 

 

The performance of Danbor Talka on Saturday will be priced at £7 in advance (£10 on the gate), with family tickets also available - Buy tickets from the Derby Live website here . Please note that ticket prices are marked on the website at £10, the discount of £3 for advance tickets applies during the transaction.

 

Derby Folk Festival 2-4 October 

This year sees the ninth Derby Folk Festival taking place in the Cathedral Quarter over the weekend of 2-4 October. The festival will take place in a number of locations this year, including the Market Place, Guildhall Theatre, Derby Cathedral and Old Bell Hotel. 

 

As well as a large number of musical performances there will also be food and drink available, a craft fair, dance displays, storytelling, workshops and more. For further information please click [here].

 

Derby Folk festival is sponsored by the Cathedral Quarter.

 

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CQ facebookThe Cathedral Quarter BID has arranged a two page spread to appear in the Weekend section of the Derby Telegraph in October celebrating eateries in the Cathedral Quarter.


We want to hear from restaurants and bars in the Cathedral Quarter who would like to use this unique opportunity to promote and showcase their business, free of charge.

 

Some pictures will be included in the article so please forward pictures of your business (images should preferably show a busy venue as opposed to an empty interior shot) and food from your menus as well as a brief editorial.

 

If you would like your business to feature, please contact our PR agent Sarah Jenkin-Jones on Tel: 01332 515102/07951945665 or  via email. The latest deadline for copy and photographs is Friday 11 September 2015. 

 

CQ Winter Life 2015 - Don't miss this opportunity!

The Christmas 2015 issue of CQ Life is due to be published at the beginning of November and is a fantastic opportunity for you to promote your business at this important time of year - FREE OF CHARGE.

 

The full colour glossy magazine will be distributed polywrapped with the Derbyshire Life and Derbyshire magazines, through key outlets in the city and county and online to loyalty cardholders.

 

The following features are planned for the Christmas 2015 issue:

 

Christmas gift ideas - featuring gift ideas for all the family

Looking good - fashion, accessories, hair and beauty, fitness

Celebrate in style - restaurants, lunchtime and evening venues

Christmas magic - what's on, entertainment NB: please let us have information about any events that you have planned

 

If you would like a piece featuring your business in this magazine, please contact our PR agent Sarah Jenkin-Jones on Tel: 01332 515102/07951945665 or via email. The latest deadline for copy and photographs is Friday September 11 2015. 

 

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Forthcoming events in the Cathedral Quarter include:

 

Thursday 30 July - Thursday 17 September - Cathedral Quarter Lunchtime Walks 12pm Thursday each week. (meet outside Derby Cathedral)

 

Thursday 3 September - Business and Retail in the City Meeting - BID Offices 9.30am.

 

Saturday 12 September - CQ Saturdays Street Circus - 11am to 3pm Waterfall, Market Place


 Thursday 17 September - Farmers Market - Market Place 8am to 2pm

 

Saturday 19 September - CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious - 11am - 3pm Waterfall, Market Place

 

Saturday 19 September - CQ Saturdays Handcrafted at the Cathedral Quarter - 10am - 4pm Guildhall Arches


 Friday 25 September - Saturday 26 September - Derby Feste

 

Friday 2 October - Sunday 4 October - Derby Folk Festival

 

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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