Community Stories Virtual Pub/Café

Derby Theatre Productions , Community Events
Thursday 11 February 2021 - Friday 19 February 2021

The Virtual Pub/Café events will each last for 90 minutes and will be held online via Zoom on:

- Thursday 11 Feb, 6pm

- Tuesday 16 Feb, 5pm

- Friday 19 Feb, 10:30am (this event will be BSL interpreted)

This autumn, Derby Theatre, through Derby CAN (Creative Arts Network), and in collaboration with project partners and the community, will produce a show with the anniversary of Derby County winning the FA cup in 1946 at its heart. The piece will also include memories of the match and how Derby has changed over the years, and the Theatre would like to invite members of the local region to share their stories and memories of the city with them.

How to get involved and share your stories and memories

As part of the writing of the play, people from the local area are invited to join Jamie Thrasivoulou and members of the team from the Theatre to a Virtual Pub/Café, a series of free online events for people to come together over a pint or a cuppa, to share stories, congregate, conversate and recall memories of the city from, and since, this time. During these events, Jamie will also invite people to consider the following provocation:

Derby is a place defined by its pride and history. In many ways, it is also a haunted town struggling to cope with its identity as a city. If a person from the town of Derby in the year 1946 were to be transported to  the city of Derby in 2020  Would they think it has gotten better or worse? What would surprise them? 

Read more about the project here

If you are unable to attend the event, but would like to share your story, memories, or to respond to the provocation, please email Andy Mandoiu (Derby CAN Volunteers Co-ordinator) at:

Zoom Link

You will be sent a Zoom link, meeting ID and password at 9am on the day of the session via email.

This information will be sent to the email address on your e-ticket/theatre account.