High-flying launch for annual event

The fabulous family-friendly Festé returns for another year to Derby on September 26-27.

The city centre’s streets will once again act as the perfect platform, through a multitude of exciting outdoor performance areas, to play host to Derby Festé 2014, the ever popular post-summer annual extravaganza of city-wide live performances and breath-taking acts.

Derby Festé 2014 will be produced and presented by Derby LIVE, Déda, QUAD and Derby Theatre in association with the Without Walls Associate Touring Network.

Since this annual cultural highlight started in 2007, Derby Festé has established itself as one of the best UK streetarts festivals and has attracted some of the highest quality acts, from across the UK and abroad, to the city’s streets.

Organisers of Derby Festé 2014 are thrilled to announce some of the acts for this year. Without Walls, who played a huge role in producing Festé last year, will present for 2014: Faust presented by Bad Taste Company, an outrageous re-imagining of Goethe’s classic; Les Enfants Terrible presented by Imaginary Menagerie, an enormous, exotic caravan which suspiciously arrives in Derby complete with strange characters who will entertain, amuse and beguile; Captive presented by Motionhouse, a dazzling blend of dance and aerial work which is powerfully physical, emotionally charged and extraordinary; Something to Hold created by Pif Paf and Kevin Finnan, a beautiful tale spun on a thrilling new aerial sculpture which transforms world of action, metal and rope; The Next Level by Prodigal, breath-taking Parkour played out on an urban playground; Candoco with Two for C, choreographed by award-winning Javier de Frutos and inspired by Tennessee Williams’s Camino Real.

Stephen Munn, artistic lead for Derby Festé said: “This year we welcome Derby Theatre on board as a full artistic partner which is another great example of the city’s cultural organisations working together.”

Derby Festé will get off to a flying start this year with its launch event. Flown is the name of the show by Pirates Of The Carabina and can be seen at Derby Theatre on September 12-13.

This will be a captivating night, packed with thrills, extraordinary feats, laughs and fantastic live music, complete with a stunning troupe of acrobats, aerialists, daredevil stuntmen and musicians

Tickets to see Flown are £12, concessions £8. For more information and to book tickets call 01332 593939. For more on Festé , visit www.derbyfeste.com