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.


22 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019

Explore HOME-GROWN 2019, an exhibition showcasing up-and-coming talent from Derby’s young people, working in digital and traditional photography, collage, digital animations, stop motions, moving image and the creation of the #ThisIsDerby website by and for young people.


22 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019

A group show of mixed-media works by East/West Midlands based artists: Ryan Lee Boultbee, Betsy Bradley, Hannah Parikh and Maria Przybylska who are exhibiting work in response to an open call that queried how we as a species affect the world around us, and how that world can in turn affect us.

Megan Broadmeadow: SEEK PRAY ADVANCE

22 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019

SEEK PRAY ADVANCE by Megan Broadmeadow is an episodic project that charts the journey of an ‘Ordinary Person’ as they become an extra-religious leader.
QUAD Gallery is open until 9:00pm with a tour taking place by one of the Exhibitions team at 5:00pm.
QUAD is excited to to welcome Dr Schneider from the Erich Maria Remarque-Friedenszentrum Peace Centre, in Derby’s twinned city of Osnabrück, Germany.
Visit the moon, witness ‘King Tides; and go on narrative journeys through Virtual Reality (VR) and 360 movies this Derby Feste here at QUAD.
Join us for a tour of SEEK PRAY ADVANCE by Megan Broadmeadow, followed by a tour of Made/Unmade, a group show of Midlands based artists curated by Laura O'Leary, QUAD Programme Assistant.
A chance to see the film Mothers Make Art created through ‘the Birth Project’ by Professor Susan Hogan from the University of Derby.
Join the Whoovers as they present a very special Q&A with Mark Strickson, the actor behind the Doctor Who companion Turlough.
It can sometimes feel like we spend more time with our digital families than the ones in our homes and hearts
This symposium presents eleven artists discussing the interrelationships of photography, the digital and painting in their artworks.

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.
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.
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.
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.

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