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Thu, 03 Oct

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The Old Bell Hotel

DPF X BAD BETTY LIVE

Join Derby Poetry Festival and Bad Betty for this National Poetry Day Special, with a live band and some incredible poets. Featuring poet and musician Joshua Idehen, writer and theatre-maker Jemima Foxtrot and Nottingham legend Georgina Wilding this NPD collaboration is one not to be missed.

DPF X BAD BETTY LIVE
DPF X BAD BETTY LIVE

Time & Location

03 Oct 2024, 19:00 – 23:50

The Old Bell Hotel, 51 Sadler Gate, Derby DE1 3NQ, UK

About the event

Derby Poetry Festival x Bad Betty Live

The Old Bell Hotel, 51 Sadler Gate, Derby DE1 3NQ

Door: 7 pm

Start 7:30 pm

Join Derby Poetry Festival and Bad Betty for this National Poetry Day Special, with a live band and some incredible poets. Featuring poet and musician Joshua Idehen (Songbook, Bad Betty 2024), writer and theatre-maker Jemima Foxtrot (A New Game Burning Eye Books 2022) and Nottingham legend Georgina Wilding (Hag Stone, Verve 2022), this NPD collaboration is one not to be missed.

The evening will be BSL interpreted by SIGN4U

After the event, we'll be keeping going until the small hours at The Old Bell Hotel with a late-night Cypher. It's an opportunity for anyone and everyone to take to the stage, share their poetry on and off mic and close out NPD in style.

Ticket Options:

At Derby Poetry Festival, we aim to make our events and workshops as accessible as possible, so everyone can take part. Which is why we have 3 ticket options available. 'Event Ticket - Supported' is a discounted rate ticket for those on a lower income to still be able to access the event. Our standard ticket is the normal rate of the event, and goes towards paying our artists, accessibility coordinators and associated fees with holding the festival. Our Pay It Forward ticket option is for those who wish to contribute towards the supported tickets, as well as attending the event. This helps us provide more supported tickets and host bigger and better events that everyone can access. Each ticket option allows you the same access to the event.

About Derby Poetry Festival

Often referred to as DPF, Derby Poetry Festival is a four-day poetry and literature festival held in the centre of Derby in the autumn. We are dedicated to developing new writing talent in Derby and bringing excellent work to the city.

Previous headliners include Terrance Hayes, Raymond Antrobus, Rachel Long, Linton Quasi Johnson, recent T S Elliott winner Joelle Taylor and Shivanee Ramlochan.

We host a range of performances, workshops, slams and panel discussions for all ages in partnership with many venues in the city including Quad, Derby Museums, Derby Theatre and Derby Libraries.

Supported by Arts Council England and Derby City Council.

Check Out the rest of the Festival Programme Here.

Bad Betty Press

Bad Betty is an award-winning independent publisher of new poetry, and curator of live literature events taking place across the UK.

London-born, Nottingham-based, Bad Betty Press was set up in 2017 by Amy Acre and Jake Wild Hall with the aim of showcasing exciting and risk-taking poetry, supporting poets’ artistic development and celebrating stories less often told.

We believe strongly in art’s capacity to challenge its own definition, to curve away from the norm, making space for more and varied voices. When an author joins our list, we engage creatively, ambitiously and supportively with their work: including close collaboration on editing and design, and a commitment to helping books find their readers through live and online performance.

Bad Betty won the Michael Marks Publisher’s Award in 2022, and was a regional finalist for the British Book Awards Small Press of the Year in 2023 and 2024. Our books include a Michael Marks Pamphlet Award winner, a Telegraph Poetry Book of the Month, a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and five Pamphlet Choice selections, Laurel and Polari First Book Prize longlistees, and a BAMB Readers’ Award shortlistee. We’re grateful for the support of Arts Council England.

Tickets

  • DPF X BBL

    From £7.00 to £15.00
    • £7.00
    • £12.00
    • £15.00

    Total

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