Doomsday 11 - Event Information – Lebanon Circle Prop & Illusion Design

Doomsday 11 - Event Information


Event Date - Friday 6th – Saturday 7th May 2022

Location - Derby Conference Centre, London Rd, Derby DE24 8UX, UK


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Join us for Doomsday 11 in Derby - the most haunted city in Great Britain.
Doomsday is the premier Bizarre and Mystery Entertainment event in the UK and covers all aspects of macabre magic, storytelling, paranormal high strangeness and freakish sideshow acts.  So why not join us for an inspiring weekend as we delve into the minds of some of Bizarre Magic's greatest thinkers and performers?

The two day event is crammed full of lectures, workshops and performances which culminate on Saturday night with The Hex Factor.

Doomsday 11 promises to be the largest and most spectacular yet with a brand new venue that is easily accessible from all of the UK's major airports and train stations. 


Tickets are available here or by clicking the banner above.


2022 Lineup Details

Please be aware that this was the intended lineup for 2020 so it is subject to change.

Sex, Horror, Dark Magick & Confessions!


No, these are not some of the Pope's hobbies taken from his Grindr profile but topics for this years Doomsday line up. Whatever your bizarre tastes, all of your pleasures are catered for with this stellar selection of lectures and performances -


Dr Diablo - Dr Diablo's Spookshow Spectacular!

Mark Dilliway - 'Elliott O'Donell - The First Real Ghost Hunter'

David Alnwick - Extracts from 'Nightmare Magic' and other spooky stuff

The Great Borrini - 'The Collector'

Jon Marshall - 'Creating Horror' - the origins and restoration of Jon Gresham's 1950s horror themed sideshows

Tracy Wise - The winner of the 2019 Hex Factor returns to perform her full show 

Nik Taylor - 'Making Dark Magicks'

Dan Baines - 'Confessions of a Serial Hoaxer'


The evening contestants for the Hex Factor 2022 are -

Mark Dilliway

Mike Price

Luke Robson

Michael Kelly

Paul Forster

Judges -

David Alnwick

2nd Judge TBC

3rd Judge TBC


Event Start Times

Registration will take place in The Hamlyn Suite from 1300 on Friday 6th May.  Dealers will be able to access the dealer room to set up.

The first Friday night lecture/act will start at 1900.

The first Saturday lecture/act will be at 0900.  We take an hour break for lunch and then continue until around 1730.  The Hex Factor then kicks off at 1930.



The Hex Factor 2022- ACTS NEEDED!

Do you have what it takes to win the Hex Factor 2022?  Each performer is given a 10-minute slot in which to display their magic routines, disturbing talents or anything you feel suitable for the Doomsday audience. A panel of judges will give feedback but ultimately the audience will decide the best act of the evening.

The winner will be awarded a full performance spot at Doomsday 12 and a pair of free tickets but more importantly, they will win The Hex Factor trophy!

If you would like to enter The Hex Factor please contact us here.


Dedicated Dealer Room

We now have a dedicated dealer room which will be open from Friday lunchtime for dealers to demo and sell their latest creations.  There will also be a Bring & Buy Corner for Doomsday attendees to trade and shop.

The cost for a dealer table is only £10 for the whole weekend.

The weekend itinerary will also be adjusted to ensure there is lots of time for you to peruse the dealer room at your leisure.

If you would like a dealer stand please contact us here.

Critchlow's Corner

The magical version of an open mic night!  Step up, ring the bell and perform your new routine in front of the Doomsday crowd.  Hugely popular at Doomsday VIII and the creation of magic legend Jim Critchlow, this is your chance to shine.

And Finally...

There will be no ticket sales on the door!

As we need to know the number of attendees prior to the event there will be no tickets sold on the day. All tickets need to be purchased beforehand, anyone turning up unannounced will be fed to the hounds.

 Anyone interested in lecturing, performing or trading at Doomsday should contact us here.


Getting to Doomsday


There's never been a better time to attend Doomsday!  The new location means that it's even easier for international guests to join us with fast links from all of the major airports and cities.

By Car

Derby is just 15 minutes from the M1 junction 24 and accessible via the A6, A50, A38 and A52.

Derby also benefits from a great range of low cost car parks including the Safest Car Park in the World at Bold Lane, DE1 3NT.

The venue also has a large free car park for guests and visitors.

By Bus

National Express Coaches operate daily to Derby from all four corners of the UK.

By Train

Derby is only 93 minutes from London St Pancras with 35 direct services everyday with East Midlands Trains. Journeys take less than 30 minutes if you are travelling from nearby Nottingham, Leicester and Birmingham.

Click here to book tickets with East Midlands Trains

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Deals & Offers

Alongside their great value cheap train tickets East Midlands Trains also have a range of train deals and special offers to make your journey more affordable.

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The venue is a 10 minute walk from Derby Train Station or a £5 journey by Taxi.

Groups - Save up to 50%

GroupSave is a discounted ticket, for groups of three or four travelling together, offering group travel for the price of two adults.

To buy, call 08457 125 678 and choose option 2, or buy at stations.

By Aeroplane

East Midlands Airport connects you to Derby from over 80 destinations worldwide.

Train connections are available from East Midlands Parkway via a Railink shuttle service or the Skylink bus operates every 30 mins 24/7 from just outside the terminal.

Alternatively, there is a wide range of car rental options based at the airport as well as an onsite private taxi service. 

Visit East Midlands Airport for further detail and a full list of destinations.

If you are arriving from any of the London Airports, Manchester or Birmingham there are frequent and easy rail links to Derby with an average journey time of around 80 minutes.




At the venue

There are many reasonably priced hotels in Derby but the venue does have rooms available at a special Doomsday discount price including breakfast.
There are 3 single rooms, 37 double rooms, 7 premier rooms and 2 twin rooms.

Guests need to quote code: 'Doomsday 2021' with reception to get the following special rates:

Standard room B&B (single occ): £65.00

Standard room B&B (double occ): £70.00

Premier room B&B (single occ): £85.00

Premier room B&B (double occ): £90.00

All accommodation arrangements must be made independently.  To book directly with Derby Conference Centre on +441332 861 842 and mention DOOMSDAY 2021!

There are also many alternative hotels all within walking distance from the venue again at reasonable prices.


Holiday Inn Express

Located 1 minutes walk from the train station this hotel currently has rooms for £52 per night with free breakfast.

If you'd like to stay here please e-mail beforehand as I have a business account with Holiday Inn and I may be able to get you a discounted rate.

These other hotels are also located with minutes of the venue and offer reasonable rates if booked early.

Best Western Stuart Hotel

Hallmark Hotel Derby Midland

Hallmark Inn Derby

Pentahotel Derby


If the event is cancelled, rescheduled or has changed location, you are entitled to a refund of at least the face value of the ticket.  You are not entitled to a refund if you can no longer attend the event.