Festivals and events

Festivals and events in Derby and Buxton

"A cultural champion and long-time supporter of the arts"

Derby regularly hosts a diverse range of festivals and events

Here are just a few of the great things that will be happening in Derby over the next year:

Into photography?

The FORMAT International Photography Festival came to Derby in March 2013. A real treat if you’re considering any of our photography courses, including BA Commercial Photography (one of only 10 courses in the UK to have British Institute of Professional Photography accreditation).

Derby Festivals

If you enjoy performing arts and street entertainment, Derby Festé is an event you won't want to miss. It's an annual event showcasing spectacular outdoor performances from around the world. Derby Jazz also host plenty of exciting gigs and live music events across the city.

Events in Buxton

In the summer, Buxton gets 'festival fever', hosting lots of events including the Buxton Arts Festival, Fringe Theatre Festival and The Four Four Time Festival of Live Music.