Derby Book Festival 2017 (9th-17th June)
An Insight By Ben Bramley
Since 2015 the Derby Book Festival has celebrated the wonders of books and reading for all ages and interests. The event is held in June annually over a period of nine days and features a programme which consist of storytellers, musicians, historians, politicians, illustrators and great poets. There is also a theme which encompasses all aspects of activities for all ages. It includes cycling, local history, architecture, birding, cricket, railways, and real ale.
One of the events will take place at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show and the other located at Derby Silk Mill, as the festival will hope to attract an even bigger audience with the support of three institutions: the Arts Council England, Foundation Derbyshire, and the University of Derby – all of which fund the occasion in order to provide better office spaces and engaging people who are active with certain projects. This idea of desirability is to help inspire young minds to learn the magic of books themselves as reading aids to broaden our prospects while also playing an important role in raising the ambitions of the younger generation to encourage them to achieve their utmost potential.
Details of the Derby Book Festival include the start and end date of the event (9th-17th June) and local directions are available from their official website or you can access the tourist information board which is situated right by the Assembly Rooms.