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MAR | APR 2017

FORMAT International Photography Festival 24th March – 23rd April 2017





Welcome to QUAD’s brochure for March & April March marks the start of our season of Festivals, with FORMAT International Photography Festival (24th March – 23rd April), closely followed by Derby Film Festival (28th April – 7th May). Both events have a reputation for showcasing international work and are the place to see an incredible range of up and coming new talent. QUAD will also be host to many events as part of Derby Book Festival in May and venues are now confirmed for QUAD’s Summer Nights Film Festival July-September the film titles will be added by Easter. If you managed to see our last exhibition, teamLab’s What A Loving, And Beautiful World, you’ll perhaps know what an amazing and popular show it was. This was QUAD’s best ever attended exhibition with over 19,000 visitors, almost doubling our previous best. This is testament to how potentially complex digital technology can be presented in an accessible and inspiring way.

As a registered charity, QUAD exists to inspire people from all walks of life through art, film and digital media which is done through the income from cinema tickets and QUAD Café bar. Weekly screening times and details of new films going on sale are announced every Tuesday. The best way to find out which films are screening and to see full weekly listings is to sign up for the FREE QUAD e-flyer, sent straight to your inbox with film times and a reminder of upcoming events. Sign up at For those of you who are not online, either call QUAD Box Office to hear a recorded message of each week’s screening times, or pick up a printed copy from QUAD or from your local library; all updated every Tuesday. We are also happy to send out a copy of the weekly listings in the post to anyone who provides stamped addressed envelopes, just ask at the Box office. Adam Buss, QUAD CEO

We’d also like to mention here Sir John Hurt, who we sadly lost in January. John was our first Patron and will be missed both as an internationally acclaimed actor but also as a massive support for QUAD and a passionate advocate for the arts.



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18 – 21 EXHIBITIONS – FORMAT INTERNTATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL 22 – 23 CREATIVE COURSES Front cover image: Dominika Gesicka, from the series This is no real life


DERBY FILM FESTIVAL 2017 Friday 28th April – Sunday 7th May

Derby Film Festival will be bringing you a programme featuring special guests, film premieres and previews. The festival will be visiting some of Derby’s other cultural venues for some fantastic and not to be missed one-off events. In addition to this there will be a retrospective film strand based around the theme of Habitat and for the festival’s second weekend the Fantastiq festival returns once more to bring you the very best of all things science fiction, fantasy and horror.

Derby Film Festival Screening at Derby Cathedral

The Phantom Of The Opera with Live Organ Accompaniment Saturday 29th April, doors open at 7:00pm, film starts after sunset

Following the success of last year’s Hunchback Of Notre Dame silent film screening, Derby Film Festival returns to the Cathedral for another silent classic with live musical accompaniment on the Cathedral organ, courtesy of Donald Mackenzie, organist of the Odeon Leicester Square. Tickets: £13, £11 Concessions

See for information as more Festival events are announced.

QUAD’s Summer Nights Outdoor Film Festival returns from July - September 2017 Summer Nights Film Festival is back for a seventh year at thirteen fabulous locations across Derbyshire and the UK. Presented on an inflatable twelve foot screen, Summer Nights Festival screenings offer the chance to enjoy the great outdoors for a unique cinematic experience. RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey – 14th & 15th July

Wollaton Hall, Nottingham – 24th – 28th August

Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire – 21st & 22nd July

Dunham Massey, Cheshire – 1st & 2nd September

Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire – 27th – 29th July

Belton House, Lincolnshire – 8th & 9th September

Nostell, Yorkshire – 28th & 29th July

Attingham Park, Shropshire – 8th & 9th September

Calke Abbey, Derbyshire – 3rd – 5th August

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate – 15th & 16th September

Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire – 4th & 5th August Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire – 18th & 19th August

Blicking Estate, Norfolk – 15th & 16th September

Early bird tickets are now on sale at £11 for adults or £7 for under 12s. The early bird ticket price offer for all venues ends on 1st June 2017. This early bird price is also available group bookings of eight or more people up to the Thursday of each weekends’ screening. Standard tickets cost £13 for adults or £9 for under 12s, tickets for children aged under five years are free. For more information, please go to: or sign up to the free newsletter:

FILMS Oscar Nominated

20th Century Women Friday 3rd – Thursday 9th March USA 2016 118 mins Dir: Mike Mills

Director Mike Mills’ first feature film since 2010’s Oscar winning Beginners sees him heading back in time with this late 1970s set poignant drama about three women in a southern Californian house. Annette Bening plays Dorothea, the owner who takes in boarders. She doles out motherly advice to the other two women of the title, Abbey (Greta Gerwig), and Julie (Elle Fanning) whilst trying to raise her son Jamie. Mills knows how to depict strong, independent women and this is definitely a film packed with stellar female performances particularly Bening’s free thinking and independent Dorothea. Nominated for Best Original Screenplay. “A film about nothing specific boasts a rush of gorgeous moments, a standout performance from Annette Bening and profound thoughts on family and identity. ” The Guardian

All This Panic Screening in April USA 2016 80 mins Dir: Jenny Gage

Documentary All This Panic follows a group of teenage girls as they come of age in Brooklyn in a potent mix of vivid portraiture and verite. Capturing the ephemeral and fleeting transition between childhood and adulthood and shot over a three year period, this is a look at the mysterious, often painful, yet ultimately exhilarating period of a teen’s life. These city kids raised in one of the cultural capitals of the world showcase their savvy and sophisticated images but the film digs beneath and sees the baseline insecurities, fears and awkwardness shared by teens across the globe. “a remarkably intimate portrait of female youth.

” The Guardian

Age Of Shadows


Screening in April S Korea 2016 140 mins Dir: Kim Jee-woon

The 1920s, when Korea has fallen under Japanese rule. A Korean police captain in the Japanese police force is given a special mission to infiltrate the armed resistance fighting for Korean independence. Meanwhile intel is being leaked on both sides, and no one knows who the informants are. Members of the resistance meet in Shanghai to obtain explosives that will be used to destroy facilities of the Japanese Headquarters in Seoul, while the Japanese police follow them and gather in Shanghai. The pursued and the pursuers, locked in an operation where each side uses the other and is thrown into a confusion of secret enmity and conciliation. Meanwhile, a train carrying explosives passes the border and heads towards Seoul…From the director of The Good, The Bad and The Weird and I Saw The Devil.

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Britain On Film: Rural Life


Screening in April Brazil / France 2016 142 mins Dir: Kleber Mendonca Filho

In Aquarius, Brazilian writer-director Kleber Mendonca Filho returns to his hometown to continue exploring concerns about urban redevelopment in the coastal town of Recife. Here he offers a character study of rare complexity via a superb performance by Sonia Braga, icon of Brazilian cinema. Clara (Braga) is a retired music critic who finds herself as the last hold out in the battle to protect ‘The Aquarius’, the elegant 1940s apartment building in which she lives. When it becomes clear that no cheque is big enough to force her from her home, it provokes a series of escalating actions and reactions. A study in classism, nepotism and the lack of corporate accountability but also a portrait of modern Brazil and the wider statement of political intent that its citizens will resist corruption.

Sunday 23rd & Tuesday 25th April UK 1904-1981 75 mins Dir: Various

The second programme from the Britain On Film tour is an evocative exploration of the countryside of the UK, taking in the diverse and beautiful landscapes of all our home nations. Taking the audience down country lanes of the past, relive the work of the local blacksmith preparing shoes for the horses that will plough the fields, and the shepherd’s trials as he protects his flock from an encroaching storm. Be swept up in the homemade entertainment and giggles of children at the country fair and joyful freedoms of the dance in the village hall. Touching on all the technological, industrial and social changes that affected our countryside throughout the 20th Century, these films evoke and encourage not only nostalgia, but also broader and more meaningful reflections on the nature of rural life and village communities in the UK today.

Certain Women Friday 24th – Monday 27th March USA 2016 107 mins Dir: Kelly Reichardt

A portrait of three women living subtly interlocking lives in rural Montana, striving to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of the American Northwest. Laura (Laura Dern), a lawyer living and working in Livingston, struggles to handle an increasingly difficult and unpredictable client who refuses to accept that his personal injury claim will not be successful. Gina’s (Michelle Williams) determination to build her dream home outside town puts her at odds with her husband, daughter and neighbours as her relentless drive causes tension in their shared lives. And, in the remote town of Belfrey, a lonely ranch hand (Lily Gladstone) stumbles upon a night class taught by a young law graduate (Kirsten Stewart) with whom she develops an ambiguous bond. Kelly Reichardt (Meek’s Cutoff, Wendy And Lucy) reunites for the third time with Michelle Williams in this deeply affecting, slow burning drama. “…melancholy yet triumphant.

” The Guardian

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Oscar Nominated

Fences Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd March USA 2016 139 mins Dir: Denzel Washington

Oscar Nominated Elle S Friday 10th – Thursday 23rd March France/Germany/Belgium 2016 131 mins Dir: Paul Verhoeven

We meet Michèle (Isabelle Huppert) in her Parisian home as she is attacked and raped by a masked intruder. The next day she goes to work as usual, and she is revealed to us anew as the powerful, emotionally infallible CEO of a gaming company. Gradually, we learn about her complex personal life and dark family history - including her father, an infamous criminal whose acts continue to haunt her, offering a deeper psychological backdrop to Michèle’s desire to turn the tables and wreak violent revenge on her attacker. Never one to steer from controversy, Verhoeven sets this rape revenge narrative against an unexpected backdrop of mordant comedy and erotic exploration. It’s a provocative, incendiary, brazen study of unacceptable desires, with a virtuoso performance by Huppert, and looks set to be one of the must-see arthouse titles of the year after rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival. Nominated for Best Actress.

This adaptation of the August Wilson award-winning play follows fifty-something rubbish collector (and almost pro-Baseball player) Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) as he struggles with a fatigued marriage to Rose (Viola Davis), a strained relationship with his son (Jovan Adepo) and the crippling weight of past disappointments. Washington steps behind the camera for the first time since 2007’s The Great Debaters and racks up 4 Oscar nominations for his troubles. Nominated for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay.

The Founder Friday 17th - Thursday 23rd March USA 2016 115 mins Dir: John Lee Hancock

The Fits Friday 17th – Monday 20th March USA 2016 72 mins Dir: Anna Rose Hunter

The Fits is a psychological portrait of 11-year-old Toni - a tomboy assimilating to a tight-knit dance team in Cincinnati’s West End. Enamoured by the power and confidence of this strong community of girls, Toni eagerly absorbs routines, master’s drills, and even pierces her own ears to fit in. When a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team, Toni’s desire for acceptance is twisted.

This is the story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers’ innovative fast food eatery McDonalds, into one of the biggest restaurant businesses in the world with a combination of ambition, persistence and ruthlessness. Michael Keaton excels as Kroc alongside Laura Dern, Linda Cardellini, Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch play the McDonald brothers. “The Founder is an absorbing and unexpectedly subtle movie about the genesis of the McDonald’s burger empire. ” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

The Handmaiden


Screening in April S Korea 2016 144 mins Dir: Park Chan-wook

Free Fire Friday 31st March – Thursday 13th April UK/USA 2016 91 mins Dir: Ben Wheatley

British director Ben Wheatley has been on a roll for the past few years since his breakout hit Kill List, with smash hits like Sightseers and High-Rise taking the UK box office by storm. He hops over the pond to the states for his latest with this US set, action packed crime thriller about an arms deal gone wrong. Set over the course of one night in 1970s Massachusetts where a group of criminals with a mix of differing agendas clash. Cast includes Oscar winning Room actress Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, Sharlto Copley and longtime Wheatley collaborator Michael Smiley.

South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook’s (Oldboy, Stoker) erotic psychological thriller adapted from Welsh author Sarah Waters’ historical novel Fingersmith - screened to vast acclaim in Competition at Cannes this year. It relocates Waters’ story from Victorian Britain to 1930s Korea during Japanese colonial rule. New girl Sookee (Kim Tae-ri) is hired as handmaiden to Japanese heiress Lady Hideko (Kim Min-hee), who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle Kouzuki (Cho Jin-woong). But Sookee has a secret: she has been recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese nobleman to carry out a devilish plan of robbery, seduction and imprisonment which seems set to succeed - until Sookee and Lady Hideko fall prey to unexpected emotions. This is wildly entertaining, consummate filmmaking from Chan-wook.

Oscar Nominated

Hidden Figures Friday 3rd – Thursday 9th March USA 2016 127 mins Dir: Theodore Melfi

Hidden Figures tells the story of how NASA sent Astronaut John Glenn into space and how the feat was masterminded by three brilliant African-American female scientists played by Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer and hip hop superstar Janelle Monáe. The pleasantly surprising success of Hidden Figures at the US Box Office and 3 Oscar nominations for Best Film, Best Supporting Actress for Octavia Spencer and Best Adapted Screenplay, is richly deserved in this inspiring true story.

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It’s Only The End Of The World (Juste La Fin Du Monde) S Tuesday 21st – Thursday 23rd March Canada / France 2016 99 mins Dir: Xavier Dolan

Canadian enfant terrible Xavier Dolan’s It’s Only the End of the World - winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes boasts a fantastic ensemble cast, evidencing a growing casting clout. Gaspard Ulliel plays Louis, a writer; Nathalie Baye his whimsical mother; Léa Seydoux his sullen, punky sister; Vincent Cassel his volatile brother Antoine and Marion Cotillard, Antoine’s diminutive wife Catherine. The story follows Louis as he returns to the troubled family home with an awful secret to share. Their reunion is something like a volcanic eruption, as Dolan exploits (much as he did in Mommy) the dramatic power and claustrophobic nature of dysfunctional familial love, and the difficulty - perhaps, impossibility - of maintaining such toxic relationships.

Lost In France Friday 17th – Monday 20th March (ex Sat 18th) UK 2016 100 mins Dir: Niall McCann

This documentary explores the rise of Scotland’s independent music scene in the ‘90s, led by cult label Chemikal Underground. Featuring Mogwai, The Delgados, Bis, Arab Strap and Franz Ferdinand, this film follows the friendships, the creativity and, most importantly, the music. Here the bands take a trip revisiting a defining tour to Brittany, reuniting many in life (and on stage) for the first time in years.

Mad To Be Normal Friday 7th – Thursday 13th April UK 2017 106 mins Dir: Robert Mullan

Lost City Of Z Friday 24th March – Thursday 6th April USA 2016 141 mins Dir: James Gray

Based on author David Granns non-fiction bestseller, The Lost City Of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite ridicule, the determined Fawcett supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide de camp (Robert Pattinson) returns time and again to the beloved jungle, attempting to prove his case, ultimately resulting in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. A stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and those individuals driven to achieve greatness at all costs.

This film tells the true story of charismatic and controversial figure R D Laing, famed in the swinging sixties as the ‘high priest of anti-psychiatry’. Laing, in 1965 established Kingsley Hall in East London as a medication-free community for those seriously affected by schizophrenia. His methods, which involved experimenting with LSD on his patients and practicing a form of self-healing known as metanoia, flew in the face of a medical establishment that considered Laing a dangerous radical. Mad To Be Normal features a powerful performance of nuance and complexity that attempts to get under the skin of a compelling figure. With Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Michael Gambon and Gabriel Byrne.

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One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest Screening in April USA 1975 134 mins Dir: Milos Forman

Oscar Nominated

Moonlight Wednesday 1st – Thursday 9th March USA 2016 111 mins Dir: Barry Jenkins

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man Chiron, from childhood to adulthood as he tries to find his place in the world, questions his own sexuality and grows up in a rough neighbourhood of Miami. With a masterfully subtle performance from Mahershala Ali as local drug dealer and surrogate father of sorts, plus great performances from Naomie Harris, Janelle Monae, Andre Holland and Trevante Rhodes as the adult Chiron. Nominated for 8 Oscars including Best Film, Best Supporting Actor and Actress, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Original Score. “Writer/director Barry Jenkins’ bold and uniquely told film about the struggles to accept one’s own sexuality is both heartbreaking and deeply relevant. ” The Guardian

Adapted from Ken Kesey’s novel, the film centres on Randle McMurphy (Jack Nicholson), a convict who simulates mental illness in the hope that a transfer to a psychiatric hospital might ensure an early release. Inspired casting (Danny DeVito, Brad Dourif and Christopher Lloyd are among the patients) and Forman’s naturalistic direction lend authenticity to the proceedings, so that the film succeeds both as an anti-authoritarian parable and as an affecting reminder of the psychiatric practises of the past. Winner of 5 Oscars in 1976 for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Mullholland Drive Screening in April USA 2001 147 mins Dir: David Lynch

Naomi Watts (Birdman) gives a career making performance as aspiring actress Betty, who after arriving in Hollywood, befriends an amnesiac woman (Laura Harring) and tries to help her recover her memory. Once established, the film proceeds to subvert any certainty about them, instead offering a swirling atmosphere of increasing surrealism. As twisting and turning as the Hollywood road it takes its name from, this is a story about Hollywood – what it is and how it operates, its powers of myth, illusion and delusion – these ideas and many others swarm out for this cryptic, seductive and disruptive film: a monumental classic by one of the masters of contemporary cinema. David Lynch’s quintessential neo-noir is back on the big screen in a new 4k digital transfer supervised by the director himself.

Personal Shopper Friday 31st March – Thursday 6th April France/Germany 2016 105 mins Dir: Olivier Assayas

Maureen (Kirsten Stewart) is a young American woman in Paris, making her living as a personal shopper for a media celebrity and feeling conflicted about being drawn into the glamourous world of contemporary fashion. Whilst mourning the death of her twin brother, Maureen starts to receive ambiguous messages from an unknown source, prompting the belief that she may have the psychic ability to communicate with spirits, an unusual talent possessed by her recently deceased sibling. Director Olivier Assayas follows the success of Clouds OF Sils Maria with this unconventional ghost story.

A Quiet Passion


Screening in April UK/USA 2016 125 mins Dir: Terence Davies

Screening in April UK 2016 86 mins Dir: Alex Taylor

Terence Davies (Of Time and the City) brings this controlled, spirited and refreshingly funny biopic of 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson to the screen, with a taut central performance by Cynthia Nixon. Dickinson’s life - appropriate to her poetry - was one of great interiority: she was born and died in Amherst, Massachusetts, never married and lived a reclusive existence while writing some of the most piercingly beautiful, directly emotional and innovative verse ever published. But Davies works hard to show her as a passionate and conflicted figure who continually questioned the patriarchal society in which she lived.

First time British director Alex Taylor unleashes his day-glow examination of teen ennui in the affluent Surrey commuter belt. Alexa Davies shines as the ethereal Lucidia, who spends her days with her misfit community of cyber goths. When she is seemingly abducted by aliens, her Metal loving Finnish father must search for her among the strange world she inhabited. For fans of Harmony Korine (Gummo) and Gregg Araki (Nowhere), this is a bold debut feature.

The Time Of Their Lives Friday 10th – Thursday 23rd March UK 2017 Dir: Roger Goldby

Determined to gate crash her ex-lover’s funeral at a glamourous French hideaway, former Hollywood siren Helen (Joan Collins) escapes her London retirement home with the help of Priscilla (Pauline Collins), a repressed English housewife stuck in a bad marriage. Pooling their resources, they hit the road together travelling by coach, ferry, car and two feet in a race to get to the funeral in time. With Sian Reeves, Joely Richardson and Franco Nero as a reclusive French millionaire.

Their Finest Screening from Friday 21st April UK 2016 117 mins Dir: Lone Scherfig

The Salesman


Screening in March / April Iran 2016 143 mins Dir: Asghar Farhadi

Celebrated Iranian auteur Asghar Farhadi returns to similar territory that he explored in the acclaimed A Separation (2011) and The Past (2013), examining the strained relationship between a middle class married couple, Rana and Emad. Emad is a teacher and Rana his stay-at-home wife. In their spare time, they’re also part of a theatre group working on a stage production of Arthur Miller’s Death Of A Salesman in which they play the central roles. Exploring challenging questions of morality and retribution, The Salesman is beautifully observed, painstakingly crafted and won Best Actor and Best Screenplay at Cannes this past year.

Packed with shrewd wit with a lot of heart, this is the charming, nostalgic, spirited wartime drama that the British film industry has been waiting for. Gemma Arterton stars as Catrin, a talented young copy-writer enticed to London from Wales by her self-absorbed husband (Jack Huston). She gets a job as a script editor with the Ministry Of Information, where she’s hired to write convincing women’s dialogue for morale boosting propaganda. She’s drafted to work with a colourful crew, including an ageing star (Bill Nighy) struggling to come to terms with the fact his romantic lead days are behind him, to produce the cinematic stories the nation needs during the dark times of the Blitz. With Richard E Grant, Eddie Marsan, Helen McCrory and Jeremy Irons.

Trespass Against Us Sunday 26th – Thursday 30th March UK 2016 99 mins Dir: Adam Smith

A car full to the brim with men and kids hurtles across a field in pursuit of a speeding hare. This is the Cutler brood, a gang of thieves with a thing for fast motors. Pa (a glowering Brendan Gleeson) may be the king of the caravan-dwelling clan, but his heir Chad (Michael Fassbender on sparkling form) now has a family of his own and is torn between two life paths: the outlaw way, where his tightly-honed criminal skills are valued, and something else that might offer a different set of opportunities for his kids. Meanwhile, the cops (led by a weasly Rory Kinnear) are closing in. The Chemical Brothers provide the fresh and adrenalised soundtrack.


Viceroy’s House Screening from Friday 3rd March UK/USA 2017 106 mins Dir: Gurinder Chadha

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1967, QUAD and Derbyshire LGBT+ present a series of film screenings throughout 2017 including a very special screening of the ground-breaking film Victim.

Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham) makes a deeply personal film as she tells the story of the last Viceroy of India and the time when the country was given back to its people. Hugh Bonneville plays Lord Mountbatten, resident of the Viceroy’s House. Upstairs he lives with his wife (Gillian Anderson) and daughter while downstairs reside their 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants. This film follows the handover as the political elite converge on the house to resolve the situation that marked the end of an Empire, and the birth of a new nation. With Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi, Om Puri (in his final role), Simon Callow and Michael Gambon.

Appropriate Behaviour Friday 3rd March at 8:30pm USA 2014 86 mins Dir: Desiree Akhavan

Who’s Gonna Love Me Now

+ Live Satellite Q&A

Sunday 2nd April at 4:00pm Israel / UK 2016 85 mins Dir: Barak Heymann & Tomer Heymann

At the age of 21 Saar Maoz arrived in the UK after being kicked out of his religious Kibbutz. Following the highs and lows that accompanied his newfound freedom Saar discovered an alternative family with The London Gay Men’s chorus. After 19 years, Saar has reached out to his conservative Israeli family in an attempt at reconciliation. Now his parents are coming to visit… This film celebrates this triumph of love over hate, of understanding over ignorance and the melding cultures who traditionally view each other as extreme. This isn’t Saar Moaz’s singular journey, it is a monumental trek undertaken by his entire family. There will be a live satellite Q&A with Directors and Cast taking place after the screening plus a live performance by The London Gay Men’s Chorus. Tickets: £10, £9 Concessions & £8 QUAD Members

Brooklyn-set comedy drama about a young Iranian woman coming to terms with her sexuality while keeping it a secret from her strict family. Shirin is left homeless and jobless after her girlfriend Maxine breaks up with her. The film follows her antics as she tries to get her life back on track. “laced with the kind of bitingly quotable epithets you’ll wish you’d thought of yourself.” Mark Kermode.

Victim Friday 28th July at 8:30pm

Laurence Anyways S Friday 29th September at 8:30pm

Prick Up Your Ears Friday 24th November at 8:30pm


A bi-monthly night dedicated to the best of ‘80s Cinema hosted by Dominic Burns

The best of Asian cinema, past and present, curated and introduced by Peter Munford.

Batman USA 1989 126 mins Dir: Tim Burton

League Of Gods

Channelling the spirit of the 1980s darker comic books like The Dark Knight Returns, Michael Keaton plays the quirky billionaire Bruce Wayne, who when he’s not attending glamourous charity fundraisers, is taking down punks on the mean streets (and roofs) of Gotham City. Jack Nicholson hams it up as former gangster turned psychopathic clown The Joker.

Friday 24th March at 8:45pm (with intro) & Saturday 25th March at 6:15pm Hong Kong/China 2016 109 mins Dir: Koan Hui

King Zhou Of Shang is ensnared by an evil spirit disguised as one of his concubines, setting off a chain of events. An all-star cast of Hong Kong stars, including Jet Li, Fan Bingbing and Louis Koo, unite in this epic fantasy genre, which adapts the classic Chinese novel Fengshen Yanyi into an Eastern blockbuster full of impressive martial arts and spectacular special effects.

Exploring the world of cult cinema, from grindhouse to fantastical visions of the future.

Wolf Guy (Adv ) S 35mm Film Screening

Friday 14th April at 8:40pm (with intro) & Saturday 15th April at 8:40pm Japan 1975 86 mins Dir: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi

Japanese screen legend Sonny Chiba (Kill Bill, The Streetfighter) stars as Akira Inugami, who is the last in a line of ancient werewolves and uses his supernatural powers to fight crime. When an unseen force commits a series of bloody murders he uncovers a vast conspiracy taking in corrupt politicians, murdered cabaret artists and a shocking discovery about his own origins. Never screened previously in the UK, Wolf Guy is a true one-ofa-kind and promises to be the cult discovery of 2017.

Screenings, DJ nights and album playback the best to music fans.

Smokey And The Bandit Friday 10th – Sunday 12th March USA 1977 96 mins Dir: Hal Needham

“East bound and down, loaded up and truckin’/We’re gonna do what they say can’t be done/We’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there/ I’m east bound, just watch ol’ Bandit run…” It’s Burt Reynolds’ Bandit versus Jackie Gleason’s sheriff Buford T. Justice (aka Smokey) in a rip-roaring, gas-guzzling race across the South from Texarkana to Atlanta.

Purple Rain

+ Prince Jukebox Night in QUAD Café bar

Friday 21st April at 7:30pm USA 1984 107 mins Dir: Albert Magnoli

On April 21st 2016 the world lost Prince Rodgers Nelson. Here we celebrate the life and music of the man. In Purple Rain, Prince plays The Kid, struggling with his complicated home life and anger issues while seeking refuge in his music. Featuring the songs When Doves Cry, Let’s Go Crazy, I Would Die 4 U, and of course, Purple Rain. Following the screening we will be in the QUAD Café bar hosting a Prince Jukebox. Request your favourite Prince songs and party like it’s 1999!

Presenting the best horror cinema has to offer, from classics to new cutting edge titles.

The Eyes Of My Mother The Love Witch Friday 10th & Saturday 11th March USA 2016 120 mins Dir: Anna Biller

Seeping with the influence of 1960s pulp novels and glorious Technicolor melodramas, Anne Biller’s throwback is a spellbinding homage shot in velvety 35mm. The film follows beautiful, narcissistic young sorceress named Elaine (played with no holds barred by the excellent Samantha Robinson) as she sweeps into a coastal Californian town in a desperate search for a replacement for her recently deceased husband.

35mm film print screening

Darkman Friday 17th & Saturday 18th March USA 1990 96 mins Dir: Sam Raimi

A brilliant scientist Peyton Westlake (Liam Neeson) has pioneered a new synthetic skin that could revolutionise skin grafting. But there is one problem, the skin degrades after 100 minutes of exposure to light. When Westlake is horrifically burnt and left for dead by gangsters, he thirsts for revenge. As Darkman he uses the synthetic skin in his quest for vengeance! Watch out for a range of fun cameos from John Landis, The Coen Brothers and Jenny Agutter.


USA 2016 76 mins Dir: Nicolas Pesce

Fusing classic horror ingredients with gothic black-and-white imagery, The Eyes of My Mother is the hauntingly beautiful, shockingly original debut of American filmmaker Nicolas Pesce. Young Francisca (played by Kika Magalhaes in a breakout performance) lives a sheltered life on a remote farm with her parents. While her father is somewhat distant, her loving mother, a former surgeon, is thoroughly involved with her daughter’s upbringing and education. But Francisca’s idyllic life is shattered by a violent encounter. Invoking the rural dread of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the grim poetry of Nekromantik.

Presenting some of cinema’s classic movies on the big screen in QUAD’s Cinema 1.

The Vikings

The Ten Commandments

Sunday 12th – Tuesday 14th March USA 1958 117 mins Dir: Richard Fleischer

Sunday 16th & Monday 17th April USA 1956 218 mins Dir: Cecil B. DeMille

An epic chronicle of brutal rivalry and bloodthirsty ambition. Bitter hatred divides two brothers, Prince Einar (Kirk Douglas) is the son and heir of a savage Viking chieftain. Prince Eric (Tony Curtis) is his unknowing half-brother, the bastard offspring of Einar’s father and an English queen. When the Vikings kidnap a princess (Janet Leigh), her beauty inflames the desires of both men, forcing a bloody duel that decides their fate and the future of the English throne. Directed by Richard Fleischer (10 Rillington Place, Tora! Tora! Tora!) and narrated by Orson Welles.

The Ten Commandments is one of the handful of films that the term Epic was created for (at least in cinema terms). Director Cecil B. DeMille remakes his own 1923 silent film with this bells and whistles production, shot on location in Egypt and Mount Sinai as wells featuring some of the largest sets ever created for film. The film tells the Biblical story of Moses (Charlton Heston), an enslaved Hebrew who leads his people out of Egypt and back to the promised land. With Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G Robinson, Yvonne De Carlo and an early role for Vincent Price.

CINE KIDS Cine Kids are family friendly screenings held every Saturday, Sunday and daily during school holidays. Cine Kids Membership is free and covers the whole family at the same address until the youngest child reaches 16 years. All tickets are £3.50 for Cine Kids Club Members. Cine Kids Membership is free and open to all families with children aged 16 or under and available from QUAD Box Office. Please see, call QUAD Box office or join our Facebook group for details of the next film screenings.

The Lego Batman Movie

Beauty And The Beast

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th March USA 2017 90 mins Dir: Chris McKay

Screening in April USA 2017 123 mins Dir: Bill Condon

Spinning off from the excellent The Lego Movie, the show-stealing Batman fires a zipline into his own movie. Here Batman and his alter ego Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the crazed criminals of Gotham City but raise a boy he had adopted. Anarchic comedy fun!

The classic Disney Oscar Nominated animation gets the live action treatment with Harry Potter’s Emma Watson taking the lead role of Belle while Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) gets to grips with his wild side as the Beast.

Power Rangers

Sing Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th March USA 2017 110 mins Dir: Garth Jennings

Set in a world like ours, but entirely inhabited by animals, a koala bear named Buster Moon has one final chance to restore his theatre to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.

Screening in April USA 2017 tbc mins Dir: Dean Israelite

It’s Morphin Time! Those multi-coloured heroes are back, rebooted for the 21st Century as Rita Repulsa (Elisabeth Banks) seeks to take over the world. Zordon calls together a group of five teenagers with attitudes to fight her evil. Go, Go Power Rangers!

Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars + 30 minute exclusive documentary Tuesday 7th March at 8:45pm

Directed by pioneering rock film-maker D.A. Pennebaker, this documentary and concert film captures Bowie and his band, The Spiders From Mars, performing at London’s Hammersmith Odeon on 3rd July, 1973. It was at this now-infamous concert that Bowie made a sudden announcement, shocking fans and media alike by stating “it’s the last show we’ll ever do”. Rather than marking his withdrawal from music, his declaration signalled the retirement of the Ziggy Stardust persona, and the end of a hugely influential chapter in Bowie’s own story. In addition to the concert movie, the evening will include a new film produced by MOJO magazine exclusively for these screenings. From 7:00pm in the QUAD Café/Bar, we will be spinning some of the best Bowie tracks to get you in the mood for the screening. Tickets: £13, £11 Concessions & £10 QUAD Members Every attendee will receive a copy of the MOJO magazine which will fully document the Ziggy-era, and which will also feature an exclusive souvenir cover.

LIVE SCREENINGS Peter Pan Saturday 10th June at 1:00pm

Saint Joan

Twelfth Night

Encores: Monday 6th March at 7:00pm & Tuesday 7th March at 1:00pm

Tuesday 18th April at 7:00pm



Dir: Josie Rourke

Broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse, Bernard Shaw’s classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of the feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe. Starring Gemma Arterton as Joan of Arc.

Hedda Gabler Thursday 9th March at 6:45pm Encores: Monday 3rd April at 7:00pm & Tuesday 4th April at 1:00pm UK 2017 Dir: Ivo Van Hove

“I’ve no talent for life.” Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free... Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge) at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece by Patrick Marber with Ruth Wilson in the title role.

Encores: Monday 17th April at 1:00pm & Tuesday 18th April at 7:00pm Dir: Simon Godwin

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity. A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love.

All children, except one, grow up… Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas this summer. A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre. “Spellbindingly imaginative. A dazzling production. ” Radio Times Special £10 ticket price for Under 16’s

Salome Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead

Thursday 22nd June at 7:00pm Encores: Monday 10th July at 1:00pm & Tuesday 11th July at 7:00pm

Thursday 20th April at 7:00pm Encores: Monday 8th May at 1:00pm & Tuesday 9th May at 7:00pm

Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London. Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.

A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution. Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production which will be broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre. “Epic. A near-perfect production.” Guardian (on Les Blancs )

Angels In America Part 1 - Millennium Approaches Thursday 20th July at 7:00pm

RSC Live: Julius Caesar

Encores: Thursday 27th July at 1:00pm & Monday 7th August at 7:00pm

Wednesday 26th April at 7:00pm & Monday 8th May at 1:00pm

Part 2 – Perestroika

Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control. Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power.

Thursday 27th July at 7:00pm Encores: Monday 14th August at 7:00pm & Tuesday 15th August at 1:00pm

America in the mid-80s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) playsPrior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places And Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliot (The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time and War Horse).

RSC Live: Antony & Cleopatra Wednesday 24th May at 7:00pm & Monday 12th June at 1:00pm

Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends. Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end.

Yerma Thursday 31st August at 7:00pm Encores – Monday 18th September at 1:00pm and Tuesday 19th September at 7:00pm

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress awardwinning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. Metro The Independent

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NT Live Tickets £17, £15 concessions, £13 QUAD Members

RSC Live: Titus Andronicus Wednesday 9th August at 7:00pm & Monday 21st August at 1:00pm

Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment, and, as the body count piles up, poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society. RSC Live Tickets: £17, £15 Concessions and £13 QUAD Members



EOS: The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism Tuesday 21st March at 7:00pm & Thursday 23rd March at 1:00pm 90 mins

Botticelli Inferno Tuesday 4th April at 6:45pm

Following the smash hit Painting The Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse comes a new film based on the hugely popular exhibition ‘The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920’ from the Florence Griswold Museum in Connecticut, widely considered a home of American Impressionism.

Encore: Thursday 6th April at 1:00pm

Taking its lead from French artists like Renoir and Cezanne, the American impressionist movement followed its own path which over a thirty-year period reveals as much about America as a nation as it does about its art as a creative power-house.

From the brand new World Art in Cinema series comes a fascinating and informative art documentary focussing on an undisputed master of the Renaissance – Sandro Botticelli. Filmed in stunning historic locations such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Vatican, Botticelli Inferno explores the mysteries behind the artist’s 102 meticulous drawings of Dante’s Divine Commedia including the intriguing ‘Map OF Hell’ centrepiece, as featured in Ron Howard’s Inferno starring Tom Hanks.

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EOS: Michelangelo: Love and Death

Raphael: The Lord Of The Arts Tuesday 23rd May at 7:00pm

Tuesday 13th June at 7:00pm & Thursday 15th June at 1:00pm

Encore: Thursday 25th May at 1:00pm

Tickets: £13, £11 concessions & £10 QUAD Members

World Art In Cinema Tickets: £13, £11 Concessions, £10 QUAD Members & Under 16s

The Australian Ballet: The Fairy Tale Series

Coppelia Wednesday 19th April at 7:00pm

A sparkling tale of magic and mischief, Coppelia has everything a good story ballet should: a touch of enchantment, a dash of romance and masses of sumptuous costumes. Swanilda and her merry boyfriend Franz live in a village with Dr Coppelius, a sinister magician and inventor who has created a beautiful doll that he sits on his balcony. One day Franz sees the doll, Coppelia, and becomes infatuated with her. Meanwhile Swanilda and her friends decide to explore Dr Coppelius’ house while he is out to see who the mysterious woman is. Sorcery and masaquerade, romance and high jinks – this is the funniest, sunniest ballet you’ll see all year. Tickets: £17, £15 Concessions and £13 QUAD Members

Image credit: Sadie Wechsler, Takeoff 2014


FORMAT17 International Photography Festival 24th March – 23rd April

The festival, established in 2004, is now the UK’s largest international biennale of contemporary photography. The 2015 festival welcomed over 100,000 visitors from all over the world and the festival in 2017 is set to engage even more. Curated around the theme of HABITAT the festival will celebrate a broad range of photography in Derby’s most beautiful buildings and key landmarks. FORMAT is the place to engage with an incredible range of new work together alongside some of the world’s leading artists. In 2017 we invite you to contribute to, and participate in, the best of what photography is and can be. FORMAT is directed by Louise Clements, organised by QUAD and the University of Derby.

The FORMAT opening weekend 23rd-26th March is packed with live events, openings, over 30 exhibitions, international portfolio reviews, photobook market, talks, tours and special guests.

Opening Weekend Highlights

Sheena Holland’s Night Market 23rd March from 5:00pm Derby Market Place, Iron Gate & Sadler Gate

The famous night market returns to the streets of Derby for the FORMAT festival launch.

FORMAT Photobook Market 24th – 26th March Derby Riverlights

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A special edition curated by Sebastian Arthur Hau featuring over 20 international publishers, independent imprints and collectives, book signings and drop-in activities.

Ahead still lies our future 24th March – 11th June, QUAD Gallery

Artists: Lida Abdul, Lisa Barnard, Ursula Biemann, Kenta Cobayashi, Hannah Darabi, Sohrab Hura, Zhang Jungang, Wanuri Kahiu, Ester Vonplon and Sadie Wechsler. An exhibition in response to the FORMAT17 theme of HABITAT, curated by Hester Keijser and Louise Clements that presents artists who encourage the viewer to speculate about futures imagined on a global scale, as they are brought about by the technologically induced changes in our planet’s biosphere on an epochal level. In particular, it focuses on how the selected artists reimagine the ways that we inhabit the physical world, using diverse approaches to tell their stories. The artworks range from Ester Vonplon’s layered and intricately composed requiem for the melting glaciers in her native Switzerland, to Lida Adbul’s monumental video installation What we have overlooked, in which she returns to her homeland of Afghanistan to ask how the individual can deal with memories of a country so marked by war and tragedy. Other works included are by Ursula Biemann, Sohrab Hura, Sadie Wechsler, Hannah Darabi and more. All of the artists look at the extraordinary interconnected nature of the human spirit and the habitat that it encounters or creates. Image credits: Ursula Biemann, Forest Law, BAK Utrecht, 2015, photography Tom Janssen Sadie Wechsler, Part 1 Redo

FORMAT OPEN CALL 24th March – 11th June, QUAD Extra Gallery Spaces

Artists: Gijs van den Berg & Jan Dirk van der Burg, Christopher Bethell, Dominika Gesicka, Katrin Koenning, Drew Nikonowicz, Alexandra Polina and Alexey Shlyk This group exhibition presents the work of photographers who have been selected via an international open call for projects in response to the FORMAT17 festival theme of HABITAT, and showcases diverse approaches to the theme, ranging from projects concerned with human impact and ecologies to an autobiographical journey across the United States in search of family truths. Image credit: Alexandra Polina, Masks, Myths and Subjects

Ben Fredericks Collaborations Playing God 24th March – 23rd April, QUAD Extra Gallery Spaces

Playing God (R & D Version) is an interactive, immersive Virtual Reality artwork testing out a branching, multi-option narrative. Once the VR headset is put on, the viewer will find themselves in a futuristic multi-colonised solar system, where they play the part of the Captain of an outpost facing a huge humanitarian crisis. The viewer playing this role is able to direct the narrative of the work by making decisions on the ethical dilemmas they are confronted by as the narrative plays out – in effect they will be ‘Playing God’. This work is funded by Arts Council England and D-Lab ( Image: Ben Fredericks Collaborations, Playing God (R&D Version), 2017. VR Interactive Narrative

Image credit: Hanoi Studio, Havana, Cuba, 2001. © Martin Parr Collection Magnum Photos

EXHIBITION TOURS Tour of Ahead still lies our future with Hester Keijser Sunday 26th March at 1:00pm, QUAD Gallery

Gallery Host Tours: Every Friday during Ahead still lies our future. 12:00pm & 4:00pm. Short tours and informal chats about the current exhibition with QUAD’s enthusiastic and knowledgeable Galley invigilation team! Exhibition tours are FREE. No need to book – just turn up at QUAD Reception.

Gallery Host Tours Every Friday during Ahead still lies our future. 12:00pm & 4:00pm

QUAD Gallery Late Nights Ahead still lies our future Thursdays 13th & 20th April, 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Exhibition tours are FREE. No need to book – just turn up at QUAD Reception.

Image credit: Simon Aeppli, form the series Come In

FORMAT PHOTOFORUM: ARTIST TALKS Simon Aeppli Thursday 13th April, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Simon Aeppli is an artist working predominately with video, creating work that uses personal and subjective forms of documentary and essay film, and includes photography, notebooks, observational material, literary and poetic texts and anecdotes and chance encounters with local people. His films focus on place and memory, and use the landscape of his hometown of Eden, Northern Ireland as a site for investigation. Simon is exhibiting his EDEN films, made between 2004 – 2016 at FORMAT17. FORMAT Photoforum talks: £5 / £4 concessions & QUAD Members

DIGITAL WORKSHOP Mobile Photography with Olly Lang

Image credit: Olly Lang

Saturday 25th March, 1:30pm – 4:00pm Suitable for ages 16 and above

Get the most out of your phones camera and join renowned Mobile Photography artists Olly Lang “oggsie” in developing new and existing skills and apps used by some of the top Instagram photographers. Cost: £15 per person, booking essential See P26 for more FORMAT family friendly & digital workshops

FORMAT17 CONFERENCE Friday 24th March, 10:00am – 5:30pm (9:30am registration), QUAD Cinema 1

The FORMAT17 Conference will explore and discuss themes relating to the main festival, including Habitat, the Anthropocene, ecology of photography, photobooks, new practices, photography ecosystems, digital, socially engaged practices and commissioning. The conference features an array of high profile speakers – including FORMAT17 exhibitors and curators, such as Hester Keijser, Tom Hunter, Liz Hingley, Discipula, Poulomi Basu and Lars Willumeit. The afternoon session includes a special talk by Martin Parr titled ‘Autoportrait’ where he will discuss his long career in photography. This event is supported by Leica. The FORMAT17 Conference takes place across the day at QUAD, in partnership with the University of Derby, and is split into two sessions, with the opportunity to book either session or a day ticket. Following the Conference there will be free buses to take attendees to the launch of the FORMAT17 exhibition at the University of Derby. Full day ticket: £30 (£20 concessions) Part One (morning) ticket: £15 (£10 concessions) Part Two (afternoon) ticket: £15 (£10 concessions) To book call QUAD Box Office or go online at

Image credit: Daniel Regan & Antonia Attwood

Your Photo Archive Until Sunday 23rd April, Derby Museum & Art Gallery

Be Here, Now Daniel Regan & Antonia Attwood 24th March – 23rd April 2017, Riverlights, Morledge, Derby

Premiering during FORMAT17, artists Daniel Regan & Antonia Attwood explore the soothing qualities of natural spaces in this immersive exhibition combining virtual reality, video, photography and sound through a series of installations. The artists — both working in the field of mental health and well-being — have responded to the theme of HABITAT by examining how various landscapes can be used to create calm spaces, offer safety and provide respite in today’s fast moving world. From the late summer both artists were in residence at QUAD and began with a research period into what constitutes a safe space by asking strangers to anonymously contribute their own thoughts. Overwhelmingly the greatest amount of responses involved being amongst nature: the sounds of the sea and water; being amongst forests and in open fields; the therapeutic act of walking or simply curling up by the warmth of a fire. In Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs ‘security’ is cited as one of the fundamental human needs, required before humans can move on to secondary or higher level needs. The artists’ intrigue into how we feel safe or soothed took them on various journeys into the landscape recording the sights, sounds and light across England. The resulting exhibition is the culmination of these journeys, physically constructed into individual thematic rooms designed for positive well-being. Viewers are invited to immerse themselves into the senses of the land and switch off from the frenetic pace of modern life. Regan & Attwood were selected as result of an open call to create new works for QUAD and D-Lab in partnership with LEVEL and Junction Arts, funded by INSIDE - a Disability Arts commissioning programme led by DASH with funding from Arts Council England. New Virtual Reality works have been realised due to generous funding from Art Council England Grants for the Arts.

FORMAT and Derby Museum & Art Gallery need your help to create an exhibition exploring Derby Photographic Studios, as part of a celebration of WW Winter Photography Ltd, the longest continually running photographic studio in the world. Do you have any photos from Derby Photographic Studios including: Richard Keene studios, The Derby Stereoscopic Co., WW Winter Photography Ltd? We’d love you to come and share your photos and stories of the photos, plus your experiences of photographic studios. There will also be a chance to photograph yourself in a specially recreated studio setting! Check for the days that you can drop in to have your photos scanned and share your memories.

FILM, PHOTOGRAPHY & WRITING COURSES Getting Ziggy With It: David Bowie Course Wednesdays 29th March – 26th April (5 weeks), Tutor: Darrell Buxton

Call him what you will - Ziggy, Thin White Duke, Halloween Jack, Button Eyes, or simply David Jones - there’s no denying that Bowie was a key cultural figure of our times. QUAD examines Dame David’s awe-inspiring, mesmerisingly complex universe with our five-week course hosted by music historian and confessed Bowie worshipper Darrell Buxton. We’ll offer you the chance to hear and discuss some of the defining sounds of the past five ‘art decades’ plus Bowie on film, TV, stage, in Berlin, in Beckenham, in make-up and in outer space. Stack heels and Max Factor preferred but not obligatory! Course Fees: £37.50, £35 Concession & £32.50 QUAD Members

The Laws Of Crime Writing – And Should You Break Them? with Anne Zouroudi Thursday 9th March, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

This workshop will study some of the key elements of crime fiction, one of the most successful and popular genres in writing. Explore structure, plot development, characterisation, building tension and some of the most popular subgenres. Tickets £8

Writing and Performing Poetry with Sophie Sparham Thursday 6th April, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

J oin Derby poet and performer Sophie Sparham for a session exploring how to write great poetry, inspired by your own interests and passions, as well as how to deliver it to an audience. Tickets £8

Professional Practice Photography Workshop

Participatory and Collaborative Practices in Photography Saturday 22nd April, 10:00am – 5:00pm

This workshop provides an introduction to participatory and collaborative photography practices. The course will cover: ethics, safe practices, creative methodologies, consent procedures, partnerships, photography and social change. It provides conceptual and practical tools to help you plan, manage and publicise your project. It is suitable for anyone who is undertaking or planning a photography project based on participatory or collaborative methods. Liz Orton is an experienced workshop leader and facilitator who has provided training in participation and facilitation for eight years in the UK and internationally, and is also a working artist. Cost: £75 (limited places) All participants will also receive a learning pack.

CINEMATIC SHAKESPEARE: The Adaptations Wednesdays, 8th March – 12th April (6 weeks)

This course will explore a range of screen adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays including the hit musical West Side Story (based on Romeo and Juliet), samurai epic Throne of Blood (inspired by Macbeth), sci-fi classic Forbidden Planet (reworking of The Tempest) and teen movie 10 Things I Hate About You (adapted from The Taming of the Shrew). Watch clips from the films and discuss how they attempt to connect their target audiences with Shakespeare. Course Fees: £45, £43 Concession and £41 QUAD Members includes a full screening of Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider (Hindi version of Hamlet) on Wednesday 12th April.

DSLR Photography Level 1 Tuesdays 18th April - 23rd May (no class on 2nd May), 6:15pm – 8:45pm

Back by popular demand, this five week course is ideal if you have recently purchased, are going to purchase or want to learn more about your digital SLR camera. Designed to demystify the features of these cameras in an interesting and accessible way with tutor Jon Legge, to gain a basic understanding of light, composition and colour. Please bring your own DSLR if possible or contact to reserve a QUAD camera. Bridge cameras can be used on the course but please check before booking. Cost: £160, £140 concessions

All courses suitable for ages 16 and

Black Shuck Books Presents:

When Paul Met Paul Saturday 18th March, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

A night of crime and horror with Paul Kane and Paul Finch including the launch of Paul Kane’s new collection Nailbiters. Join Black Shuck Books for an event looking at the crossover of two of the most popular literary genres, with two of the UK’s leading authors of crime and horror. Paul B. Kane is the author of more than sixty novels and a range of non-fiction titles, with his novel Lunar currently in production as a feature film. His other titles include Red and the sequel Blood Red, The Rainbow Man (as P.B Kane) and most recently Sherlock Holmes and The Servants of Hell. Paul Finch is the bestselling author of the Mark Heckenberg (or “Heck”) thriller novels, which began with the 2013 release of Stalkers. The most recent release in the series is the sixth instalment, Strangers. Expect a lively night of readings, interview and discussion with two masters of the dark side of fiction, with booksales and signing to close. Tickets £6

9–17 June 2017

Derby Book Festival returns in 2017 packed with book related events and activities for all ages and interests in a range of venues across the city. The Festival programme will be launched at a special Derby Reads event in QUAD on 11 April 2017. Tickets for this event are free, but you will need to book your seat. QUAD will once again be hosting many Festival events including Alan Johnson MP in conversation with Matthew Parris, novelist Salley Vickers plus a return visit from historian Alison Weir talking about Anne Boleyn. More great authors to be announced., Twitter @derbybookfest

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How To Get Published: A Step-By-Step Approach Mondays, 3rd – 24th April, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Join QUAD’s Literature Officer, author and former publisher Alex Davis for a four week course ideal for anyone looking to take the next step in their writing career. Finishing a novel means facing a whole new world of queries, agents, synopses, rejections, etc. that can be daunting even for those expecting it. This course is designed to demystify the process of submitting your work to agents and editors. It will cover how to find the right ones to approach, how to write a query letter that will stand out from the slush pile, how to write a synopsis, and what makes compelling sample chapters that will have agents and editors asking for more. Tickets £60, £50 concessions

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FAMILIES, CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE KidsQUAD – Creative arts activities for children aged 7-11 years Easter holidays 2017

Photography Club Digital Habitats Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th April, 10:30am – 12:30pm

J oin our artist, Laura Mossop, to experiment with digital drawing and digital photography techniques to make your own artwork based on the theme of Habitat. Cost £22.00 for both sessions

DigisQUAD – Digital arts activities for young people aged 12-16 years Easter holidays 2017

Creative Photoshop Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th April, 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Join one of our digital artists to get creative with Photoshop – experiment with layers, textures and filters to turn images and text into digital artwork based on the theme of Habitat. Cost £33.00 both sessions

Summer term 2017

KidsQUAD Film Club presents: Robots in Disguise! Saturdays 13th, 20th & 27th May, 10th, 17th & 24th June, 10:30am – 12:30pm Screening: 22nd July

The robots are taking over, but they’ve developed cunning disguises to help them blend in with the human population. Can KidsQUAD work out who is real and who is robot? Join our film maker, Jenson, to script, star in and film a robot-themed action movie. Cost: £77.00 for all seven sessions

Early booking advised for KidsQUAD and DigisQUAD as places are limited, booking is essential through QUAD Box office. Children can be left unaccompanied during sessions, children with additional or behavioural support needs should come with care support.

FORMAT17 FORMAT17 Easter holiday workshops (ages 14-25) Join two professional photographers during the Easter holidays to take part in FREE workshops designed by QUAD Future, by young people for young people: Analogue workshop with Dan Wheeler from The Photo Parlour Thursday 13th April, 10:30am – 4:00pm Photowalk with Jon Legge: Friday 21st April, 10:30am – 4:00pm Booking essential: FREE Festival introductions for schools (KS3+), colleges and universities supported by our Assignment Packs. Booking essential: Workshops for schools, colleges and universities: Approach the curriculum creatively by bringing your class to one of our film, visual or digital art workshops to explore the HABITAT theme further. Workshop prices start at £150.00. For more information or to book a visit or workshop: Explorer Packs (ages 5-11): Fun and creative educational activity packs to support your visit or learning back in the classroom. Photo Assignment Packs (ages 12+): Informative and creative guides to featured FORMAT17 artists will support your students to investigate photographic processes, genres, styles and techniques, and put their new-found knowledge into practice through a series of technical assignments. Children Exhibition Activity Guides: Fun, paper-based exhibition guides designed for children are available for you to use in QUAD Gallery. Pick one up for FREE in our Resource Area. These activity sheets have been designed by second year Illustration students from the University of Derby. All available to download at Booklet versions are available for FREE if you book a group visit, and while stocks last.

International Women’s Day Celebration Workshop Saturday 11th March, 11:00am – 4:00pm Suitable for all ages

We’re celebrating International Woman’s Day. Come and explore the importance of woman in society through this artist lead craft workshop with local artist Helen Jackson.

Minecraft Habitat with Blockbuilders

FREE, Drop in

FORMAT 360 Degree Photo Walks Saturdays 1st, 8th, 12th & 19th April, 1:00pm – 4:00pm Suitable for ages: 10 and above

Your opportunity to explore the FORMAT International Photography Festival with local Photography Artist Pierce Starre. Get hints and tips on taking great photographs, whilst getting inspiration from the works on display at the exhibition venues. We will also be capturing 360 degree images for you to participate in. No camera? No problem, you can use ours. FREE, but please book to ensure your place.

Image credit: John Whall

Wednesday 12th April, 10:30am – 4:00pm Suitable for ages: 8 - 14

QUAD and FORMAT welcome back BlockBuilders for this exciting workshop for young people to reimagine their local habitat in Minecraft. If you could change where you live brick-by-brick, what would you build? Cost: £35, booking recommended, lunch is not provided - pack up recommended.

Photographic Coding Saturday 15th April, 11:00am – 1:30pm Suitable for age: 14 and above

Explore the world of photographic code and processing with electronic artist and developer Ashley James Brown. Use code for photography or image editing using interactive code and discover the power to create your own effects beyond the constrains of traditional software. Cost: £6, booking recommended. Under 14’s can attend if accompanied by an adult Image credit: Ashley James Brown

Photographing Wildlife In Their Natural Habitat with Jack Perks Presented by Affinity Photo Saturday 25th March, 11:30am – 1:00pm, Suitable for ages: 14 and above

Join BBC Countryfile / Springwatch photographer Jack Perks as he takes you through the skills needed to photograph wildlife. The session includes tips that photographers of almost any skill level can adopt. Jack’s appearance is supported by Affinity Photo, the award-winning professional photo editor voted Apple’s ‘Best Mac App 2015’; now also available for Windows. FREE, but booking essential

Exploring the Past and Future with Minecraft Thursday 13th April, 10:30am - 1:00pm & 2:00pm - 4:30pm Suitable for all ages

BlockBuilders create intergenerational conversations through a mixed media artistic approach. Using the video game phenomenon Minecraft, as well as photographs of places within Derby to foster conversations around the past, present, and future of the city amongst the youngest and oldest generations living there. Using geo-spacial data, BlockBuilders have created a detailed model of Derby, which will be adapted by participants for FORMAT17. FREE, booking essential

CREATIVE WELLBEING & SPECIAL SCREENINGS QUAD’s Creative Wellbeing programme aims to use creative approaches to improve health and reduce health inequalities of marginalised groups and communities. The programme supports individuals to achieve their full potential, unlocking creativity and talent, gaining key skills and building confidence and self-esteem through a positive environment of achievement, inclusion and development. Projects provide an environment that offers opportunities for education, engagement and participation with an emphasis on making fabulous artwork within a safe, friendly environment

CINE BABIES SCREENINGS Cine Babies are exclusive weekly screenings for parents/carers with babies under 12 months which take place every Thursday. To enable entrance, parents or carers should join QUAD’s Cine Babies club for free, please contact QUAD Box Office for details or visit our website. Please note there is no general admittance for these screenings. Tickets for adults are: £7.00, £6.00 concessions, tickets for babies are free. Please see QUAD’s weekly film listings ( for details of the next film screening. Or join our facebook group

MIDWEEK TREAT Join us for a matinee screening with a special introduction every Wednesday at 2:00pm. Midweek Treat tickets are £7, £6 concessions. Please see our website or call QUAD Box Office for details of the next film screening. Image credit: Chris Seddon

Matinée Dementia Friendly screenings  rts Derbyshire in partnership with A QUAD, Made in Derbyshire, Public Health Awareness & Alzheimer’s Society bring you Dementia Friendly Screenings throughout Derbyshire. Screenings at QUAD: Calamity Jane Sing a long Tuesday 25th April at 1:00pm Tickets: £6, £5 concessions, tickets for carers are free. Please contact or | 01332 285427 for further information. NB These screenings are not available to book online. Bookings for all Derbyshire screenings can be made on Tel: 07449 732322 or Look out for future screenings in Erewash, Glossop, Wirksworth and Belper matinee

Listen Love Learn Tuesdays, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Creative activities for all families with children up to 5 years. A supportive environment to learn new skills and share experiences, includes specific focused sessions for young parents, babies, toddlers, mums, dads and the family together. £1 per adult per session For more information regarding the sessions and additional weekend activities, please see our website.

GoldsQUAD Wednesdays, 11:15am – 1:15pm

QUAD invites participants aged 50+ to form a supportive community that create art together and promote positive health and well-being. Cost: £4 per session. For further information, please contact Charlotte Convey on: 01332 285427

SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT SCREENINGS Every second Thursday at 11:00am

Monthly screenings suitable for adults and children with specific needs and people from within the autistic spectrum. There are no adverts or trailers before these films.Supportive Environment films are not available to book online, please contact QUAD Box Office on 01332 290 606. See QUAD website for details of the next film screening. Tickets: £6.00, £5.00 concessions, tickets for carers are free.

EVENTS @ QUAD QUAD’s monthly events are open to everyone FREE entry unless otherwise stated, for more info see our website.

QUAF at QUAD Wednesdays, 29th March & 26th April, 6:00pm – 9.00pm

QUAD Unplugged Acoustic Feedback encourages local song-writing talent with live music in QUAD Café with Tez Fuller Livin’.

‘togsQUAD with Derby Telegraph’s Victoria Wilcox

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Thursdays, 16th March & 20th April, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Improve your photographic technique, get involved in Togs Challenges, and hear from the experts at QUAD’s hugely popular camera club. Pre-booking essential, £4 per person.

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KnitsQUAD Mondays, 6th & 20th March, 3rd & 17th April from 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Be inspired, learn more or bring your ideas to share with those interested in knitting, crocheting or making anything with yarn.

BooksQUAD Mondays, 13th March & 10th April from 6:00pm

Derby’s liveliest bookgroup! See regular-event/booksquad.aspx for book choices

Make It Sew Mondays, 20th March & 17th April from 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Like to sew? Work on your sewing projects, share your skills, or have a go at something new, all abilities welcome. £2 entry per person to cover costs of materials.

QUAD Writers Tuesdays, 21st March & 18th April, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Whatever your level of experience, develop new writing, share work and receive feedback with our friendly, chatty bunch of writers.

QUAD Film Quiz Tuesdays, 14th March & 11th April from 8:00pm

The QUAD Film Quiz is back! Join us for a night of taxing teasers, sumptuous stumpers and film flummoxers! At the helm are alternating Quiz hosts David Leicester and Darrell Buxton for a bespoke, unique quiz each and every month! £1.50 entry per person

FiveLampsFilms Night Tuesday 28th March from 8:30pm

The Open Mic Night for film-makers is back for its bi-monthly eclectic dose of local film. Get your film on the big screen, or just come and enjoy some locally made films. £2 entry To submit your film please contact:

Derby Sketching Club Portrait Session Thursdays, 30th March & 27th April, 11:00am – 1:00pm

Derby Sketching Club hosts a monthly portrait session in QUAD’s Cinema Foyer, with a model, £1 contribution per person towards model fees.

Video Games Quiz Thursdays, 30th March & 27th April from 7.30pm

Do you know your PlayStation from your Xbox? Your Grand Theft Auto from your Gran Turismo? Then come and test your gaming knowledge in a quiz covering the whole gaming spectrum. Free entry, prizes to be won!

Derby Young Writers’ @ QUAD Saturdays, 18th March & 15th April, 11:00am – 1:00pm

Monthly meetings for anyone aged 12–18 who loves playing around with words. Currently seeking new writers! £5 per session. For more info contact:

Sunday Cinema Sundays, 5th & 19th March, 2nd, 16th & 30th April from 5:30pm

Meet up with fellow cinema-goers in the Café Bar and see one of the post 6:00pm films, then meet up again afterwards and talk about it.

QUAD CAFÉ BAR Serving lunches, tapas, snacks and drinks and now with a special evening menu from 5:00pm. QUAD’s menu changes weekly with an exciting range of pizzas, pastas, burgers and a range of freshly made toasted sandwiches - great for lunch to eat in or take away. Perfect for afternoon tea with an array of cakes and scones, QUAD Café has a great range of hot and cold drinks as well as a fully licensed bar. We are family friendly with highchairs, a children’s menu available and free colouring activities. QUAD is connected to Derby’s Super-fast broadband with a Wi-Fi spot in the QUAD Café bar, making it ideal as a flexible workspace as well as a social space. QUAD Café is open daily from 10:00am, the ASK Bar on the Cinema floor is open from 5:00pm. Image credit: Laura Mitchell

GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS QUAD have always catered for our customers with gluten intolerances by producing our own home made meals, this of course has been limited due to space and time it takes to produce gluten free products without the risk of any cross contamination. But thanks to the development in gluten free products by the suppliers that QUAD now use, we are able to offer some great tasting meals, for example pizza and pasta dishes. You won’t taste the difference if you hadn’t been told! Please just ask Café bar staff for Gluten-free options when ordering.

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For those of you who want a little bit more from QUAD, our membership scheme offers a host of benefits including FREE cinema tickets, discounts in QUAD Café Bar, discount on selected retail items and public evening classes & training, QUAD Mondays £5 film tickets, advance sales for special events and NT Live Screenings, a regular newsletter with exclusive members offers, competitions and invites to special events and screenings throughout the year, plus QUADpoints loyalty scheme, an exclusive benefit for QUAD Members. Membership Price: £35.00, Joint £55.00, Students £20.00 Please ask at QUAD Box office or see our website.

QUAD FRIENDS SCHEME QUAD Friends Scheme is the ultimate treat if you are a fan of our live broadcasts, including our ever-popular NT Live events. Join the Friends Scheme and your favourite two seats will be automatically reserved for you for all live theatre broadcasts during the advance sales period. Throughout the year Friends will also receive invites to all exhibition launches, VIP events plus six free cinema tickets, on top of all the benefits of QUAD Membership. QUAD Friends Membership Price: £95, Joint £170

Cinema Ticket Prices Standard films Full: £8.20 Full Member: £7.00 Concession: £7.00 Concession Member: £6.00 Age 16–25: £3.50

The Box Full £7.50 Full Member £6.50 Concession £6.50 Concession Member £6.00

Mango Wednesday 2 for 1 cinema tickets for Trent Barton’s Mango card holders every Wednesday.



Meerkat Movies

Check out our selection of locally hand-crafted gifts and jewellery, quirky gifts for all the family, art and craft books for all ages, creative crafts kits and pocket money presents for under £5. All profits from the shop are invested into the work QUAD does to make the Arts accessible for all.

Under the scheme you can take a friend to the cinema with 2 for 1 cinema tickets on Tuesdays & Wednesdays, when you buy through

Gift vouchers for QUAD cinema tickets, Cine Suppers & QUAD Membership are also available. meerkat/movies for more info.

QUAD shop is open daily from 11am.

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FIND US QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby, DE1 3AS

ACCESS DETAILS QUAD is a fully accessible building, with a lift and facilities on all floors. There is a Sound PlusTM Infrared Listening system in the Cinemas, and an Integrated Loop system in the QUAD Box Office, The Box, Digital Suite, Meeting Room and QUAD Café Bar. Please feel free to contact our customer services team at the QUAD Box Office with your specific access enquiries. We make every effort to make sure our events are accessible to all, however we would appreciate that patrons with specific needs give us as much advance notice as possible so that we can ensure that proper provision is in place. Whenever possible, we show English subtitles for the hearing impaired. If you would like to be added to the list for ‘subtitled screenings’ for the forthcoming programme please send your email address to: or come into QUAD and sign up at Reception.

A large print version of the QUAD brochure is available on request.

Free Wi-Fi access throughout the building

Designed and Produced by QUAD Photography by Graham Lucas Commons

QUAD is a registered charity number 1115546

QUAD Brochure March - April 2017  
QUAD Brochure March - April 2017