Sunday, September 24, 2023

Belper’s David Gibb Returns To Derby For Family Focused Festival

David Gibb, award winning song-writer, story-teller and self-confessed tallest man in Derbyshire returns to Derby on Saturday 16th June to perform at this year’s Furthest from the Sea Festival.

Gibb, from Belper, was a finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk awards 2011 and is a singer-songwriter who has recently released the children’s album ‘Climb That Tree.’

The festival, organised by Furthest from the Sea Music, Comedy & Arts CIC with support from Arts Council England, the University of Derby, the Cathedral Quarter Derby, FFTS Events Ltd and Derby City Council, is described by Creative Director Matt McGuinness as the organisation’s “end of term party,” featuring music, dance and variety performances and workshops from local artists and organisations.

Matt explained: “Furthest from the Sea has always strived to showcase the best home-grown talent and provide opportunities to nurture grassroots artists from Derby and Derbyshire. David is a great example of a local boy done good and we cannot wait to welcome him, and everyone else, to this year’s Festival.”

This year’s Festival has an exciting programme with performances on “The Deck” (opposite Derby QUAD) and “Mermaid’s Rock” (the Waterfall) from some of the very best Choirs, Dance Troupes, Singer Songwriters and Theatre Companies – all from Derbyshire. Inside the Guildhall Clubrooms a range of Workshops and Seminars are available – all are free to participate in – just drop in.

The Market Square provides a hive of activity for all the family – get creative and participate in one of the many hands-on workshops available, and watch out for special performances in the Magic Tent and from our roaming theatre companies.

The Furthest from the Sea Festival takes place on Saturday 16th June, 11am till 4pm in Derby Market Place in the Cathedral Quarter. Entry is free, with donations welcome.

See the full festival line-up at

Read more about David Gibb and his show “Climb That Tree!” at

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