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First tickets go on sale for autumn book festival

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The first tickets for the autumn edition of the Derby Book Festival have gone on sale.

The autumn version of the festival will see a series of events take place from Friday 5 November to Tuesday 9 November.

Now, tickets for one of those events – An Evening with Pam Ayres – have gone on sale.

The poet will be presenting her latest anthology of poems, called Pam Ayres on Animals, at Derby Theatre, on Tuesday 9 November.

The festival will also include 10 events, taking place from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 November, at QUAD Derby.

Tickets for these events will go on sale from Monday 20 September, both online and from QUAD.

The autumn edition will be a hybrid festival with a choice of in-person, live-streamed and recorded events.

It will cover a range of the most popular genres, including politics, thrillers and biography.

The Derby Book Festival was held for the sixth time in June with 50 events over ten days and was one of the first festivals in the country following lockdown.

It is organised in partnership with all the major arts and cultural partners in the city, with funding from the Arts Council England, the University of Derby and over 20 businesses and individuals across the city.

Liz Fothergill, chair of the festival, said: “We held our first Autumn Edition in 2019 and it was a great success.

“Little did we think it would be our last festival for 18 months and we were delighted we were able to go ahead.

“As things start to return to normal, we hope to welcome old and new audiences back to our wonderful partner venues, encouraging people to enjoy the pleasure that books bring to our lives.”

Professor Kathryn Mitchell, vice-chancellor of the University of Derby, said: “I am delighted that the University of Derby continues to support Derby Book Festival and look forward to seeing the inspirational activities planned for this year’s Autumn Edition.

“The festival continues to go from strength-to-strength, enriching the city’s diverse arts and cultural offering and providing people with more ways to explore, celebrate and share experiences to create a sense of place.”

For more information on all the events planned for the autumn edition please click here.

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