This is Derby

Date: 13 July 2019 to 13 July 2019

Location: Market Square, Derby

Client: Derby City Community Trust

A community-led celebration by the young people of Derby.

We're delighted to have worked with Derby City Community Trust on this exciting one day event which gave the young people of Derby the chance to celebrate everything that's great about their city.

Contrary to popular local myth that Derby is a place where not much happens, this inclusive project, designed to empower people from communities across the city came together for one big day to celebrate who they are and what it means to be part of this city's rich cultural heritage.

We worked with a series of artists and the city's creative hubs to encourage community collaborations across the city.  The big event on Saturday July 13 culminated in a major collaborative music and theatrical performance in the city's market square.

The is Derby - brought to life by our young people, supported by your local arts and sports charities. Produced by Walk the Plank.

"Walk the Plank has a wealth of experience creating events that put communities at the heart of the action, and 'This is Derby' is another example of how we inspire artists and local people to co-create something amazing to celebrate in the great outdoors.

We're excited to be with Derby City Community Trust and a range of artists to create something unique that resonates with the people of Derby, and gives its young people the chance to take centre stage". Nick Clarke, Producer
Project Specification
Project Scale
Creative Content
Parades and processions
Site responsive performance