Family fun day for festival

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Derby Comedy Festival will burst into life in the Cathedral Quarter on Saturday April 16 with a day of free entertainment for all the family in the Market Place.

The one-day family friendly event will have a super hero theme - featuring a cavalcade of comic book heroes and villains, interactive workshops, challenges and performances.

‘Blast Off!’ will be the launch event for Derby Comedy Festival (Friday April 29 to Sunday May 8).

Visitors are being asked to dress up as their favourite ‘super hero’ and join martial arts-based workshops to learn super-human moves from group Cordao de Ouro Capoeira Derby as well as street theatre actors, the Lost Boys.

Live music will feature on the CQ Saturdays Knickerbocker Glorious stage between 11am and 3pm.

Information about all the events in the Cathedral Quarter are available at