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Derby QUAD & Cinema

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QUAD is a CINEMA, GALLERY,  CAFÉ BAR and WORKSHOP that anyone can use.

Showing the best in World, Hollywood and Independent films.

The exhibition programme includes work from local, national and international artists, it is exciting, diverse and open to new ideas and experimentation.

Come and relax in our fully licenced Café Bar with a drink or choose from a range of delicious home made dishes.

QUAD brings individuals, communities and artists together to create exciting new art and film. We are committed to providing access to the arts for everyone.

QUAD provides facilities and services that connect people and businesses to art and film, creating opportunities for entertainment, education and participation.

QUAD's Patrons are actor John Hurt CBE, actor/director Paddy Considine, local actor Jack O'Connell and actor/musician John Tams.

A brilliantly vibrant arts hub with cutting edge culture and and artistic ambience.

Bruce Asbestos: Eye of Newt 2.0

10 Aug 2022 - 30 Oct 2022

Eye of Newt 2.0 by the Nottingham-based artist Bruce Asbestos features new co-commissions for QUAD in partnership with the Bluecoat, Liverpool that includes the launch of his second interactive video game and his recent giant inflatable sculptures.

Game Jam Showcase - Nature Godded Worlds

10 Aug 2022 - 30 Oct 2022

The Game Jam Showcase at QUAD is a digital interactive project featuring in Phase 1 three existing artworks, and in Phase 2 three newly commissioned artworks by Nuka Nayu (奈柔), Kinnari Saraiya and Seema Mattu. Working with recent QUAD exhibiting artist Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, the Game Jam was a weekend of intensive making involving people of colour to develop digital video-game inspired artworks.
Play During the Pandemic is a group exhibition of mixed-media works by artists Bob Bicknell-Knight, Daniel Tebano, Kialy Tihngang and Matthew Tully. Throughout the exhibition the artists present works in response to an open call brief that explores a different sense of what 'Play' is.
Come join us for a day of discovery as Bruce Asbestos returns to QUAD with his new exhibition Eye of Newt 2.0 as part of the Season of Play here in our galleries.
Come join us for a day of discovery with Bruce Asbestos as he returns to QUAD with his new exhibition Eye of Newt 2.0 as part of the Season of Play here in our gallery.

Whooverville 13

3 Sep 2022

Whooverville is the East Midland's biggest annual get-together for fans of the BBC TV series Doctor Who. Organised by Derby's Doctor Who group, The Whoovers, one of the most popular fan groups in the UK.

Paracinema Film Festival 2022

23 Sep 2022 - 26 Sep 2022

Anything goes! This is the motto of Paracinema, a festival dedicated to films and genres outside the mainstream.
The unofficial, one day fan event celebrating all things Tomb Raider in the birthplace of Lara Croft. TR26 is celebrating the forthcoming 20th anniversary of the Angel of Darkness with panel discussions, talks and a special screening of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life (12A) on 35mm!

Derby Film Festival 2022

17 Nov 2022 - 21 Nov 2022

Derby Film Festival showcases the best of cinema, with films never before screened in Derby, previews, short films, talks, special guests and more.

Edge-Lit 9

8 Jul 2023

After a four year absence, Edge-Lit, an event which celebrates the best in Horror, Thriller, Fantasy and Science-Fiction writing, will return to QUAD on the 8 July 2023 from 10am-5pm.

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