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  • 1 June 2019

    Borks live on a planet quite like our own Earth. They have shaggy yellow fur and long thin necks. But once they had short blue fur and almost no necks at all. How could this happen? Join author Jonathan Emmett for an engaging explanation of how all life on Earth is related in one great family tree in this delightful look at evolution.

  • 1 June 2019

    Join us for a trail of tales around the Museum. Some well-loved books have been hidden around the Museum by the curator, but can you solve the clues to find them all? £1 per trail sheet Drop in session. For 5+ with their grown-ups. Saturday 25 May – Sunday 9 June

  • 1 June 2019

    In an age of email and instant messaging, letter writing is almost a lost art, reserved for sentimental notes to loved ones or long-standing pen pals. The Letters Page, a letters-based literary journal edited by the University of Nottingham’s Jon McGregor, takes submissions entirely through the post; whatever fits into an envelope is considered for publication. Members of the editorial team will host this workshop to help you think about communication, correspondence, and the art of writing in general.

  • 1 June 2019

    Author, journalist, broadcaster and podcaster, Dolly Alderton’s riotously funny debut book, Everything I Know About Love, was shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year and won best autobiography at the 2018 National Book Awards. She vividly recounts falling in love, wrestling with self-sabotage, finding a job, throwing a socially disastrous Rod Stewart-themed house party, getting drunk, getting dumped, and - above all else - recognising that you and you alone are enough.

  • 2 June 2019

    In just five years Derby Book Festival has established itself as the largest and most successful literature festival in the East Midlands, including great authors, poets, historians, politicians, illustrators, storytellers and musicians. Since its inception, photographer Kim Gribbon, along with other local photographers, has captured the excitement, enthusiasm and spirit of the Festival, creating an invaluable record of memories for audience and artists alike. 16 May 2019 - 27 July 2019

  • 2 June 2019

    Join us in the Carriage Shop Theatre at the Roundhouse for a themed family film screening of Matilda, based on Roald Dahl’s award winning novel. With delicious themed snacks and a fancy dress competition with a Magical theme, it’s a chance to get cosy and join us for a fun-filled family afternoon! £6 per person £21 family ticket (2 adults/2 children or 1 adult/3 children) Suitable for 6 – 12s with their grown-ups. Max ratio of 2 children to 1 adult

  • 2 June 2019

    A Farmer's Diary reveals the highs, lows and hard, hard work involved in making a living from the land. Sally Urwin and her husband Steve own High House Farm in Northumberland, which they share with Mavis the Sheepdog, one very fat pony, and many, many sheep. Set in beautiful, wild landscape, and in use for generations, it's the perfect setting for Sally's (sometimes brutally) honest and charming account of farming life.

  • 2 June 2019

    Kick off your Sunday with a relaxed look at the Sunday news as former editor of the Derby Telegraph, Neil White joins some of our Festival authors to discuss the headlines. We’ll mull over the hot topics with coffee & croissant - the perfect start to your Sunday of events. £4 (inc. coffee & croissant)

  • 2 June 2019

    Tom Isitt tells the true story of the toughest bicycle race ever staged: the Circuit des Champs de Bataille (the Tour of the Battlefields). Held in 1919, less than six months after the end of the First World War, it covered 2,000 kilometres and was raced in appalling conditions across the battlefields of the Western Front, otherwise known as the Zone Rouge. Only 21 riders finished.

  • 2 June 2019

    Derby Book Festival takes over Déda again! Join us for a Sunday of lively debate, author talks and music on issues ranging from bookselling, refugees, farming and sewing. Kicking off with the Sunday Papers, the day culminates with the annual Festival Book Quiz – which team will end the day in a blaze of glory? Day Pass holders will receive a free goody bag including books by Festival authors. (Ticket does not included entry to Festival Quiz)

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