Knickerbocker Glorious is back for the summer

KBG%20Gardina%201Derby Cathedral Quarter’s programme of Saturday entertainment was launched at the weekend with a day of live entertainment and a showcase of handcraft talent.

CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious will be live on the Waterfall stage in the Market Place between 11am and 3pm on the third Saturday of the month throughout the spring and summer.

Performers during the day at the weekend included Derby husband and wife singer/songwriters Gary and Sam Hayward who performed together as Motherhood and Apple Pie; Derby teenage singer/songwriter Georgia Fowler, Blues band Gardina; The Adele Francesca Performance Academy who were part of last year’s Derby Festé programme as well as violinist Louise Grattan and Ukulele player Phoebe Pritchett.

Meanwhile Handcrafted at the Cathedral Quarter, with a focus on textiles, was held under the Guildhall Arches and will be part of the monthly event between 10am and 4pm.

The fayre, which will have a monthly theme, will bring together the best of local and handmade products including artwork, food, carpentry, textile and jewellery created by artisans from across the Midlands.

Both events are produced by the Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with Derby arts promoters Furthest from the Sea.

Dan Webber from Furthest From the Sea explained: “CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious has been a huge success for the past two years and continues to showcase some of the finest talent in Derby and the surrounding area.

“It is designed as four fun hours of free family entertainment which is guaranteed to put a spring in the step and we always get a large and appreciative crowd in the Cathedral Quarter.”

Ellie Depp from the organisation continued: “The ‘Handcrafted in the Cathedral Quarter’ events have been re-branded this year with different themes every month and incorporating family workshops.

“We continue to get a great response from artisans across the Midlands who are keen to showcase their skills in the Cathedral Quarter and the venue under the Guildhall arches is perfect for this popular event.”

Paul Hurst, vice chair of the Cathedral Quarter Management Group, concluded: “The CQ Saturdays programme has grown year on year and is a great showcase of the best of local and regional performance and creative talent.

“This regular programme has become established as a visitor attraction and gives people another reason to come and enjoy everything that the Cathedral Quarter has to offer.”

For more information about the monthly ‘CQ Saturdays ’ programme in the Cathedral Quarter, visit, follow them on twitter @DerbyCQ and ‘like’ the official facebook page CathedralQuarterDerby