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The Derby Witness

Project Type: Publication

Genre: Community/Public Art project

Title: The Derby Witness

Curator: Dan Webber

Format: Paperback


The Derby Witness is a poetry street art trail written in response to Coronavirus Lockdown, commissioned by Derby Feste as part of Derby Re-Well Dressed 2020, supported by Derby City Council and sponsored by Cathedral Quarter Derby and St Peters Quarter Derby.

The trail consists of 49 lines of text submitted by members of the public, one for each day of the first Nationwide Lockdown between March and May 2020, summing up their memories, thoughts, joys fears and experiences during this time.

The trail was printed across Derby City Centre on Saturday 26th September 2020.

You can hear the lines spoken by Dan here

Dan approached us to produce a book to commemorate the poetry trail. We typeset, designed the layout and cover and arranged print and delivery.

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