FORMAT19: FOREVER//NOW Opening weekend

Photo credit: Matthew Arnold: Topography is Fate

14th March

The opening night will see over 50 exhibition openings; the launch of the Photo Book Market; live music and the ever popular After Party and Elvis is back.

15th March

The FORMAT19 all-day conference organised by DMARC, University of Derby, will be a multi-strand event, looking at the themes of the festival, FOREVER//NOW.

More FORMAT19 exhibition launches and performance at the University of Derby. Bar One and Bustler for more partying including screenings. 

16th March

FORMAT19 Portfolio Review, with over 50+ international photography professionals, the UK’s largest gathering of experts, offering help and advice to photographers.

The Portfolio Promenade and presentation of the Portfolio Review Awards.

Stand-up artist Doug Fishbone’s latest live performance, in which he muses on everything from Pablo Escobar's hippos to being abducted by aliens.

After Party with stand up and the popular Photo Quiz

17th March

Brexit Breakfast with discussion panel.

Join the FORMAT19 bus tour for a trip to the Crich Tram Museum, which is hosting a number of FORMAT19 events, including an intervention by FORMAT19 patron Brian Griffin and an In Conversation panel with W.M. Hunt, Brian Griffin and Lottie Davies

Afternoon tea is also available.

14th – 17th March

The Photo Book Market is once again curated by Sebastian Arthur Hau and will have some old favourites and new imprints for browsers and collectors. In support of the growing interest in, and importance of the photo book, Bethany Kane will curate a selection of UK based independent imprints and publishers.

FORMAT19 will host a series of talks organised by the Pan European collaboration programme Parallel, which will take place in venues across Derby during the opening weekend. Or join Thierry Geoffroy on one of his Critical Runs and debate photography, art and the state of the world, while getting fit.

IC-Visual Lab will be presenting a series of guerrilla screenings of Brexit themed interventions around Derby also try the FORMAT19 beers brewed by the micro-brewery Suds and Soda.


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