Join Dan Cruickshank live at Derby Theatre on 5th June as part of Derby Book Festival!

May 30, 2024
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Join Dan Cruickshank at Derby Theatre as part of Derby Book Festival 2024. Performance details below.

Why do history and culture (particularly architecture) matter?  Why should we fight for cultural treasures and historic buildings?  

Dan Cruickshank is an expert in world history and architecture and regularly appears on television, having presented numerous series on subjects as diverse as Britain’s coastal fortifications, railways and the  bridges of London, and most relevantly for tonight, the global surveys Around The World in 80 Treasures and Adventures in Architecture.

Here, Dan revisits his surveys into the cultural history through architecture. Buildings give people a sense of identity and pride – particularly historic buildings and treasure houses such as Aldeburgh Moot Hall and Aldeburgh and Ipswich museums. These suggest longevity, continuity and civilised virtues, and it is for these reasons that historic buildings and museums are highly valued and also why they are attacked by forces that want to undermine a people’s pride, identity, sense of independence and even their will to fight. 

Presented in association with Clive Conway Productions.

Details Below:


Derby Theatre
15 Theatre Walk
St Peter’s Quarter

Date and Time:
Wednesday 5th June 2024 at 7.30pm

Ticket Price: £16.50

Book tickets here.