Thursday, 23 September 2010

Derby Festé - this weekend

If you live around Derby, you're probably already aware that our city's ever-popular annual street event, Derby Festé, hits town this weekend.

There will be three days of spectacular world-class events, all of which are free. The event kicks off on Friday evening with a mix of Bollywood dance, music and animatronic sculptures winding their way through the streets from St Peter's Street to the Market Place. (I'll be there - but probably not dancing!)
Cathedral Green itself is host to a number of amazing events during the Feste weekend, which ends with a Festé Wrap Party at Deda at 9pm. There are free workshops for the kids, lots to see and do, but don't forget to keep an eye out for Derby's peregrines, up there on the Cathedral tower, watching everything that goes on below. And if it all gets too much, don't forget our three city museums are a great place to unwind and relax.

You can download the whole amazing programme of events here or follow this link to visit the Festé website.

Webcam note: On Monday 27th September many of Derby City Council's internet services are being given new addresses. This could potentially affect our webcam availability at that time, and so we'll keep you informed of any changes or problems via this blog.


Anonymous said...

@ AnnieF: don't panic - a peregrine was on the tower at about 8.00 yesterday morning! But what's happened to the cameras? Nothing for the past 24 hours.

Phoebe said...

I am unable to get the webcam pages at the moment, is anyone else having the same problem?

Project Member (Derby Museum) said...

Thanks for alerting me to this.
I find I can view only one of the two webcam pages.

I do know that all the City Council's IP addresses were being changed earlier this week.

So at least for now, try these two:

Here are two shortcuts to the same links.

Nick M

Phoebe said...

Thanks Nick, they work ! :D

Terry, Herts UK said...

The tower cam feed had indeed frozen for a while yesterday but it's fine again now (and I'm using my old link/bookmark).

Some great close-up views of the falcon earlier today, having a good look around.

AnnieF. said...

What a relief - you're all still there! First the peregrines went awol, then the cameras - I thought Derby might have closed for business!
@ Anonymous: Thanks for the good news about your sighting. I'll try to get up earlier...

AnnieF. said...

At last a peregrine, about 5 mins. ago, perched on the edge of the nestbox lhs. It looked very well.