Derby QUAD & Cinema

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.

A season exploring the joyful, emotional, shared experience of watching film musicals; with the biggest stars, the moist iconic scenes and the best-loved song and dance numbers back on the big screen.
The FORMAT (International Photography Festival) Graduate Award is given to select University of Derby Graduates that have created outstanding work and provide new thinking whilst pushing the boundaries of contemporary art practice.

FORMAT PhotoForum

24 Oct 2019 - 12 Dec 2019

PhotoForum is a series of inspirational talks about the world of photography.

Autumn Edition: Derby Book Festival

25 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019

Derby Book Festival’s first Autumn Edition will be held over the weekend of Friday 25 to Sunday 27 October.
Mudlark: A person who scavenges for usable debris in the mud of a river or harbour. It is often the tiniest objects that tell the greatest stories.
A debut from the granddaughter of Kim Philby, Britain’s most famous communist double-agent, The Most Difficult Thing is set between London, the Maldives and the Greek islands and is an irresistible combination of espionage and domestic suspense.

Dead and Breakfast XI (18)

26 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019

So you should know the format by now, but for the uninitiated.... Five Fearsome Films through the night followed by a breakfast wrap for the survivors (Veggie or Meaty).
We welcome back Helen Mort, best known for her award winning poetry, to talk about her brilliant debut novel, Black Car Burning.
One of Britain’s most respected journalists, Kamal Ahmed grew up in London in the 1970s and explores what it means to be British as one of the first generation of mixed-race Brits. His childhood was British in every way – except for the fact he was half English and half Sudanese.
The first standalone novel in ten years from best-selling writing partnership Nicci French, The Lying Room was the subject of a ten-way UK publishing auction and much anticipated release.
We welcome two writers whose work tackles the themes of violence, rape and sexual grooming in two brave, hard hitting novels.
An exclusive preview of African Caribbean designers and their influence in UK Carnival Arts, unveiling the men and women behind the masquerade
Joanna Cannon is not only the author of two best-selling novels, but also a psychiatrist who has now written a powerful memoir, Breaking and Mending, of her time as a junior doctor.
Shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Biography Award and the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize, The Salt Path is one of those unpredictable publishing successes, defying categorisation but which readers press on each other.
As we hover on the precipice of Brexit we welcome one of the UK’s most popular politicians, Sir Vince Cable MP. Until recently Leader of the Liberal Democrats, his party has vociferously led the battle cry for Remain and we anticipate that no interview with him can avoid discussion of this pressing subject.
Inspired by our current exhibition, join one of our artists to create your own mixed-media miniature masterpiece.
Take part and collaborate with others in building a world that makes the small big and the big small. Use your imagination and all of Minecraft’s creative tools to collaborate and build the impossible.

DigisQUAD October half term: Manga!

30 Oct 2019 - 1 Nov 2019

Join our brilliant artist, Katy, to create some beautiful Manga and Anime styled artwork using traditional drawing techniques and Photoshop.
Imagine a world where you can only go out after dark, where you feel a constant hunger for human blood but where for all eternity you will appear young and beautiful. Welcome to the world of Dracula.

Make and Take Day

1 Nov 2019

Join us this half term for some family friendly creativity with local artist Helen Jackson in our highly popular Make and Take Day, where you can make whatever you want, with whatever materials are available.

RAM_Fest: Celebrating Gaming Culture

2 Nov 2019 - 3 Nov 2019

A celebration of computer and video gaming culture and history, featuring computers and consoles from the Leicester Retro Computer Museum.

Derby Film Festival 2019

14 Nov 2019 - 18 Nov 2019

The sixth edition of Derby Film Festival is here! Bringing you 26 feature films that will screening in Derby for the first time along with over 50 short films and, in a new addition for this year’s festival, 4 mid-length films that run between 30-60 minutes.
Acclaimed performance poet Joelle Taylor’s performance at Quad will be her first in Derby and she will be supported by a selection of the best local poets.
The stand-up poet, reluctant bear and attempted vegan strips… away labels of life, love, the arts and the LGBTQ+ community in this fast-paced, honest and hilarious debut.
One of the UK's finest writers of supernatural and folk horror, Adam LG Nevill burst onto the scene with the acclaimed ghost story Banquet for the Damned.

Derby QUAD & Cinema
Market Place Cathedral Quarter Derby DE1 3AS

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