Busy Derby Feste Weekend

In addition to representing our city in the Search Party VS Derby table tennis tournament, the Katapult team were also around to sample the rest of the events on offer over the Derby Feste weekend.

We took part in some unusual activities at QUAD on Saturday afternoon. Dawn and Dan had an intimate experience in the Coors Cafe Bar taking part in the Etiquette event; all we know is there was headphones and role playing involved. Meanwhile some of us were using our ‘creativity’ in the QUADMOS project, helping to make a solar system made up of Derby towns. We created a Chaddesden/Chester Green planet. Pop in to QUAD to have a look or make your own! All efforts will be exhibited in QUAD later this year.

Saturday evening entertainment began for us watching bands on Cathedral Green and chuckling at the very funny Vegetable Nannies. We then made our way to the market place for what we think was the highlight of the weekend, the Mobile Homme Transe Express drummers! Hoards of people gathered to watch as the drummers came banging their way through the crowds before being attached to a giant crane and lifted high into the Derby sky, above the Guildhall and QUAD.

transe express drummers

transe express

transe express

addictive TV

The evening ended with a unique performance by the world’s number one Audio Visual artists Addictive TV (above), who got everyone moving again with their blend of classic and contemporary film, dance music and stunning visuals with a spectacular performance using the BBC Big Screen.

Although in true concert tradition, it poured on Sunday evening for the start of the Darley Park Concert, it did dry up later in time for the incredible classical crescendo and fireworks. Thousands of people sat the rain out to see the end of the Derby Feste celebrations for another year.

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