It is a great privilege to be Patron of the Derby Arts Festival. Each year I marvel at the talent, skill and commitment of so many participants in the various programmes. The Festival provides a vital space for performance and for the nurturing of those learning to develop in the various disciplines. Across the generations it gathers a community who appreciate creativity, beauty and sparkle. I invite you to offer your own involvement, support and encouragement.
The Rt. Revd. Dr Alastair Redfern
Bishop of Derby