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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.

Inside The World Of Surrealist Cinema

4 Jul 2022 - 31 Jul 2022

To celebrate the BFI Film Feels Curious we are a going down the rabbit hole into the World of Surrealist Cinema.
FORMAT Founder and Patron, Louise Fedotov-Clements was part of the Jury to select the winners of the Images Gibellina 2021 ‘Call for Projects’ Open Call. Throughout July we will be presenting a slideshow of the winning projects in QUAD's Resource Area.

Japan Fest 2022

16 Jul 2022

Japan Fest is a day dedicated to Japanese culture with film screenings, demonstrations, workshops, and performances bringing a small taste of Japan to Derby.
You are invited to join us for the launch evening at QUAD that will feature appearances by the artists, a drinks reception, welcome speeches and music!


23 Jul 2022 - 7 Aug 2022

An unassuming caravan sits in different locations across Derby, but this is no ordinary caravan. This caravan is a travelling cave of interactive digital handprints left behind by community artists and performers, who want to tell you their stories. Their Ancestories…

Bruce Asbestos: Eye of Newt 2.0

23 Jul 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

23 Jul 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.

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.

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