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.

FORMAT19: Kensuke Koike

24 May 2019 - 9 Jun 2019

UK premiere and new commission by Japan born,Venice based artist Kensuke Koike, who is a conjurer of materials such as found photographs, he is a cut paper master who is constantly working with images to produce intricate collage, installation and sculpture.
QUAD Gallery is open until 9:00pm with a tour taking place by one of the Exhibitions team at 5:00pm.

Build a 'Bot Workshop

25 May 2019, 15 Jun 2019, 29 Jun 2019

Ever wanted to build your own robot? How about racing it against other teams? If this sounds like you, then why not join us at one of these STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering and Maths) focused workshops for young people and big kids.

Make and Take Day

27 May 2019

Join us 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. Your imagination awaits!
Join one of our artists to create a space or moon landing themed animation to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the moon landings.
Next to Queen Elizabeth I, Bess of Hardwick was one of the richest and most powerful women in 16th century England. Through canny choices, four husbands and a will of steel she rose from country squire’s daughter to Dowager Countess.
Join us for a special evening looking at the best of Norwegian literature with a UK preview of the Frankfurt Book Fair, where Norway is the guest of honour. We’ll be joined by celebrated authors Marta Breen and Helga Flatland who will be in conversation about their books.
In Tracy Borman’s new biography of Henry VIII, she casts light on the men who surrounded him, revealing much about his beliefs, behaviour and character.
How will robots and AI benefit the future of mankind? Where will it take us? Join us for a tutor lead workshop including idea generation, design thinking and team work skill building.
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.
Former Channel 4 Economics Editor Paul Mason’s new book, Clear Bright Future, calls for a radical, impassioned defence of the human being, our universal rights and freedoms and our power to change the world around us.
I did it my way! Join Lucy Foley, Rachel Abbott and Tracy Bloom who will explain how they have achieved success in their writing and publishing careers using very different routes.
Internationally best-selling author of The Bone Season, Samantha Shannon has acquired a loyal following of readers who love her fantasy novels.
Forget Robin Hood and put those ancient rivalries between Derby and Nottingham aside as three of Nottinghamshire's most successful contemporary writers discuss the importance of place and the influence of their home county on their work.
We are delighted to welcome Australian author, Markus Zusak, on a rare visit to the UK.
Susan Calman enchanted us all with her enthusiasm for dance during Strictly Come Dancing 2017!
Anne Griffin’s debut novel takes us to the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town to join 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He's alone, as usual - though tonight is anything but.

Exhibition On Screen: Van Gogh & Japan

4 Jun 2019 - 6 Jun 2019

"I envy the Japanese" Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo. In the exhibition on which this film is based - VAN GOGH & JAPAN at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam - one can see why.
Join Henry Normal for a night of poetry as he performs Swallowing the Entire Ocean, his latest poetry collection which is concerned with the search for meaning, identity and truth, and other foolhardy adventures.
A must for any parent! The most influential relationships are between parents and children. Yet for so many families, these relationships can go wrong and it may be difficult to get back on track.
Joanna Courtney’s latest historical fiction series features Shakespeare’s Queens, the first being Lady Macbeth in Blood Queen.
A selection of short films by University of Derby students will be screened here at QUAD!
Best-selling author Victoria Hislop's latest novel is set against the backdrop of the German occupation of Greece in World War II.
An intoxicating tale of art, obsession and possession, Elizabeth Macneal’s debut The Doll Factory is set in London in 1850/51, a radical year of art and ambition that would change Britain. It places her imagined, fictional characters in the midst of real figures such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Millais and Lizzie Siddal.
Sir Simon Jenkins is a British author, newspaper columnist and editor. Formerly the editor of the Times, Jenkins currently writes columns for The Guardian and the Evening Standard.

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

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