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JUL | AUG 2017

Our Friends Electric Adventures in Robotics A.I. and Other Stories 1st July – 10th September 2017





Welcome to QUAD’s brochure for July & August QUAD’s position as a leading digital organisation has been further clarified by two things which we’d like to draw your attention to this issue. Mainframe, which is the name of a new project which was set up by QUAD to help Derby’s Digital economy thanks to over £300,000 of funding from the European Union and Arts Council England. Some of you may be familiar with the work of our digital and technical team in QUAD, collectively known as TECHS:QUAD, whose work includes Summer Nights Film Festival, Derby Remembers Digital trail, install and technical support for all QUAD & FORMAT exhibitions as well as external projects involving projection mapping, 3D imaging, augmented reality and more. For more information please see their newly launched website

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

A little bit of news, following on from Derby Film Festival you may have already spotted that we have re-named QUAD’s Cinema One to the Sir John Hurt Cinema. Sir John’s widow, Anwen has confirmed she will become a Patron of Derby Film Festival. We’d like to welcome our new QUAD Chair Professor Judith Lamie, Vice Chancellor at The University Of Derby, who will bring her considerable experience of forming powerful partnerships through past work and her current role as Head of external relations at the University of Derby. Finally we would like to remind customers of Plus One the fundraising scheme supported by Derby’s Arts organisations for young people in care, care leavers and their foster families to take part in cultural opportunities across Derby City. Three years after it was originally set up, this award-winning scheme is still going strong. If you can’t come to our fundraising event in July please buy a ‘Plus One’ ticket next time you’re in QUAD and help a young person in care and care leavers to enjoy the chance of a cultural experience. New QUAD Chair Professor Judith Lamie and previous Chair Gordon Mitchell





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Front cover image: Antisocial Swarm Robots Installation View by Anna Dumitriu and Alex May, photo by Anna Dumitriu

Mainframe is an initiative that aims to bring together a community of digital and creative businesses across Derby & Derbyshire, enabling real business growth and jobs. Based at QUAD, we are hosting free monthly meet-ups covering topics ranging from the inspirational to business growth to the downright futuristic and forward thinking. Whether you’re a pre-start up, entrepreneur, growing SME or looking to bring new products to your company or the market in general; Mainframe can offer your business access to start-up support, intensive business coaching, small business workshops, funding, events and networking.

Mainframe is part of The Big House, a collaboration providing sector specific support across the D2N2 area. The Big House aims to make it easier for digital creative business to understand and access the free help available in the region. Mainframe is receiving £137K of funding from the European Regional Development Fund and is match funded by the Art’s Council England. @mainframederby


Drama, music and romance are the order of the day in Dirty Dancing as Frances “Baby” Houseman spends summer in a holiday camp and falls in love with dance instructor Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze). Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the classic coming-of-age film will be followed by spectacular fireworks.

The Goonies Saturday 26th August at 8:40pm

‘80s family movie The Goonies follows a gang of misfit kids as they stumble upon a treasure map and head off on an adventure. Both screenings take place at Derby Rugby Club, on Haslams Lane in Darley Abbey, Derby. Doors will be open from 6:30pm both evenings and the estimated start time is approximately 30 minutes after sunset. There will be free parking and refreshments available on site.

Tickets for Dirty Dancing: 30th Anniversary Celebration are £18 (including fireworks). Tickets for The Goonies are £13 adults & £9 for under 12s. Tickets for those aged under 5 years are free. Tickets are available from QUAD Box Office or online:


Alone In Berlin Saturday 1st – Thursday 13th July UK/France/Germany 2016 103 mins Dir: Vincent Perez

Based on the best-selling novel by Hans Fallada, actor Vincent Perez steps behind the camera for the first time since 2007 to direct Daniel Bruhl, Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson in this gripping WWII drama. When a working-class couple receive the news that their only son has been killed they decide to resist Hitler and the Nazis. They start writing postcards urging people to stand up against the regime. As the postcards spread throughout Berlin, Gestapo inspector Escherich (Bruhl) is charged with finding their source.

The Beguiled From Friday 14th July USA 2017 94 mins Dir: Sofia Coppola

Sofia Coppola returns to film-making for the first time since 2013’s The Bling Ring with an offering based on the novel by Thomas Culinan, already filmed in 1971 starring Clint Eastwood. The story follows the residents of a Southern girl’s boarding school during the American Civil War. The sheltered women take in an injured enemy soldier, provide refuge and tend to his wounds. The house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events. The all-star cast features Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Angourie Rice (The Other Guys), Oona Laurence (Pete’s Dragon) and Colin Farrell as the wounded Union soldier.Winner of Best Director prize at Cannes.

Baby Driver UK/USA 2017 113 mins Dir: Edgar Wright

Channelling Walter Hill, Quentin Tarantino and a running time packed full of tunes, this is a heist movie full of inspired ideas. Baby (The Fault In Their Stars’ Ansel Elgort) is the genius getaway driver of a bank robbing team that consists of Jon Hamm, Jon Bernthal and Eliza Gonzalez. Baby meets Debora (Lily James), needs money for a new life and decides to go straight…after One Last Job. This final job is complicated by the inclusion of loose cannon Bats (Jamie Foxx) and Baby finally having something to lose. Wright infuses this story with such verve and energy that the film is a riot from start to finish.

Dunkirk From Friday 21st July USA 2017 Dir: Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan returns to the big screen after 2014’s Interstellar with another epic, this time set during one of the key moments of World War II. During the early days of the war, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were evacuated using every naval and civilian vessel that could be mustered. A key moment in WWII brought to life by one of the most exciting filmmakers working today. Starring Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Aneurin Barnard, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance and bizarrely, One Direction’s Harry Styles.

The Death Of Louis XIV S France 2016 115 mins Dir: Albert Serra

From his debut as the lead in Francois Truffaut’s The 400 Blows aged just 14, to now aged 72 tackling the role of one of the greatest French kings Louis XIV, French cinema icon Jean-Pierre Leaud brings his strong physical presence to the screen. Taking place over the final month of the king’s life, Serra’s film peels the layers of mortality as the king faces his impending death. “…a modest yet profound contemplation of mortality and history, and perhaps the most beautiful film seen in Cannes this year…” Jonathan Romney, Sight And Sound

David Lynch: The Art Life USA/Denmark 2016 90 mins Dir: Jon Nguyen & Rick Barnes

With the return of the new Twin Peaks series, this film offers an intimate portrayal of David Lynch, revealing the formative personal experiences that inspired both his visual and cinematic art. Combining home movies and footage of Lynch painting and sculpting alongside his musings; with camerawork and a score that reflects its subject’s aesthetic, this is an immersive and compelling portrait of an artist at work – as well as one of our most celebrated and unpredictable film-makers.

England Is Mine UK 2017 94 mins Dir: Mark Gill

England Is Mine takes audiences back to 1970s Manchester, where Steven Morrissey (Jack Lowden – Dunkirk, A United Kingdom), an introverted, uncompromising teenager, finds himself frustrated with his working-class existence. With dreams of a successful music career being dampened by his run-of-the-mill job at the local tax office, Steven finds solace in the city’s underground gig scene where he meets Linder Sterling (Jessica Brown Findley, Downton Abbey), an intelligent, self-assured artist – who encourages him to make his ideas of superstardom a reality.

Final Portrait UK 2017 90 mins Dir: Stanley Tucci

Geoffrey Rush stars as the Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti in this biopic of the artist’s life. Set over the course of two weeks in 1964, when Giacometti decides to create a portrait of his friend, the American author James Lord (Armie Hammer). Rush spins the role of Giacometti as an obsessive artist who is at once elated, possessed and haunted. Stanley Tucci steps behind the camera for the first time since 2007’s Blind Date and looks to finally capitalise on his remarkable directorial debut Big Night.

Fire In Babylon + Q&A with Michael Holding + West Indian Cricketeers Thursday 10th August at 7:00pm UK 2010 87 mins Dir: Stevan Riley

This documentary follows the formation and the domination of the West Indies cricket team of the 1970s. Clive Lloyd, Viv Richards, Michael Holding and more revolutionised how the world saw cricket with their record-breaking exploits amidst a world of apartheid in South Africa, race riots in England and civil unrest in the Carribean. We are delighted to welcome West Indies Cricketing legend Michael Holding to QUAD for a post screening Q&A alongside current West Indian cricketeers.

The Graduate USA 1967 106 mins Dir: Mike Nichols

A Ghost Story USA 2017 87 mins Dir: David Lowery

Indie director David Lowery (Aint Them Bodies Saints) left the small-scale roots to direct Pete’s Dragon for Disney, a film that still managed to retain the feel of a more intimate indie film. Here he returns to his roots with this tale of a woman (Rooney Mara) overcome with grief when her partner, played by Oscar winner Casey Affleck, dies in a car crash. Somehow his spirit lives on, underneath a white sheet with eyeholes cut out. A remarkable film that eschews tradition with some great structural innovations and wonderful cinematography that make the most of the 4:3 aspect ratio.

Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman), a recent graduate, collected every possible honour at university, yet the real purpose of his life and the future is an elusive and intangible concept. Easily persuaded into an affair with the predatory Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), things become complicated when his parents insist that he takes her daughter Elaine (Katherine Ross) out on a date. Re-released into cinemas to celebrate its 50th anniversary, Mike Nichols comedy drama has stood the test of time.

Hampstead Saturday 1st – Thursday 6th July UK 2017 102 mins Dir: Joel Hopkins

God’s Own Country UK 2017 104 mins Dir: Francis Lee

Johnny Saxby, a taciturn young man, lives on his father’s failing farm with his father and grandmother. Unhappy and frustrated with his life, he numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex. But when Gheorghe, a Romanian migrant worker, is brought in to help during lambing season, it ignites an intense relationship between them that sets Johnny on a new path. A remarkable debut feature from Francis Lee, who has crafted a perceptive and intelligent film with resonant performances set against the undeniably beautiful British countryside that is also wild, lonely and profoundly estranging. “A beautifully judged, unsentimental study from first time director Francis Lee. ” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson find unexpected love among the long grass on North London’s famed Hampstead Heath. Keaton plays an American widow who forms an unlikely alliance with Gleeson, who has been living on the outskirts of the woods for years, as they battle property developers using heavy handed tactics to get their own way. The film also stars Leslie Manville, Simon Callow, James Norton and Jason Watkins.

Howard’s End

Kedi (Cat)

UK 1992 142 mins Dir: James Ivory

Saturday 1st – Thursday 13th July Turkey/USA 2016 80 mins Dir: Ceyda Torun

Restored in time for its 25th Anniversary one of Merchant Ivory’s finest masterpieces returns to silver screens. Nominated for nine Academy Awards, this adaptation of EM Forster’s classic novel is about the interwoven fates and misfortunes of three families in Edwardian England. The film tells the stories of two respectable sisters, Margaret (Emma Thompson) and Helen Schlegel (Helena Bonham Carter), who collide with the world of the very wealthy. Compelling and brilliantly acted, the film remains an entertaining, exquisite and elegant pleasure, as moving and relevant as it was on the day of its original release.

Land Of Mine


Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats freely roam the metropolis of Istanbul. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame – and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could. A charming and delightful film, purrfect for cat lovers.


Denmark/Germany 2015 100 mins Dir: Martin Zandvliet

As World War II comes to an end, a group of German POWs – boys rather than men – are captured by the Danish army and forced to engage in a deadly task: to defuse and clear land mines from the Danish coastline. With little or no training, the boys soon discover that the war is far from over. Inspired by real events, Land Of Mine exposes the untold story of one tragic moment in Denmark’s history.

An Inconvenient Truth 2 USA 2017 100 mins Dir: Bonni Cohen & Jon Shenk

Ten years on from the film that significantly altered many people’s views and made them take climate change seriously, this follow up reveals how far we have come and poses what’s next for a real energy revolution. This sequel moves beyond the slideshow lecture format of the original to an intimate portrayal of former Vice President Al Gore as he continues his fight. At a time when climate change deniers have ascended into the highest echelons of global politics, An Inconvenient Truth 2 puts the shocking reality and the opportunities for positive change centre stage, where they cannot be denied.

A Man Called Ove


Saturday 1st – Thursday 13th July Sweden 2015 116 mins Dir: Hannes Holm

Sweden’s smash hit and Academy Award nominated film, Hannes Holm’s A Man Called Ove is an irresistible adaptation of Fredrik Backman’s best-selling novel. Ove (Rolf Lassgard) is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing housing association rules that only he cares about and visiting his wife’s grave, Ove has given up on life. But when pregnant Parvaneh (Bahar Pars) and her young family move next door, his solitary, regimented world is shaken in ways he would never have imagined, and from inauspicious beginnings an unlikely friendship forms. What emerges is a heart-warming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it’s shared.

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Maudie Ireland/Canada 2017 115 mins Dir: Aisling Walsh

The ever-excellent Sally Hawkins stars alongside Ethan Hawke in Aisling Walsh’s hotly tipped drama, a biopic of Maud Lewis, who despite suffering from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, became one of Canada’s most celebrated outsider artists. Set in Nova Scotia, 1937 - Maud (Sally Hawkins) is living with her unsympathetic aunt until she sees local fish peddler Everett’s (Ethan Hawke) advert for a housekeeper and the two social outcasts together form a bond. But her artistic talents are still largely unrecognised until a visitor from New York commissions a painting from Maud, beginning her career and fame that would eventually see one of her artworks hanging in the White House.

The Midwife

The Odyssey


France 2016 122 mins Dir: Jerome Salle

Featuring a gleaming French cast including Audrey Tatou, director Salle takes us on a voyage through the life of legendary French oceanographer, environmentalist and filmmaker Jacques Cousteau. Spanning the globe, we see the flawed Cousteau, a visionary who is unable to reconcile his boundless ambition with his roles as father and husband. Lambert Wilson brings a rakish charm to Cousteau, a devil-may-care counterpoint to his wife, Tautou’s feisty and long suffering Simone. The story follows the stormy relationship between Cousteau and his son, Philippe as the they journey through Antarctica’s harsh beauty. Salle’s biopic never veers from Cousteau’s darker elements, yet pays tribute to his undeniable legacy as one of France’s enduring cultural icons. “A bittersweet delight…rich, thoughtful, frequently funny” Screen International


France 2017 117 mins Dir: Martin Provost

Claire (Catherine Frot) is a wonderfully gifted midwife, but over the years, her delicate ways, her sense of pride and responsibility are clashing with the more efficiency-driven methods of modern hospitals. She is starting to question her place and skills. One day she receives a phone call from Beatrice (Catherine Deneuve), the extravagant and frivolous mistress of her deceased father, who has made her return after disappearing 30 years ago. Exact opposites the two learn to accept each other and by revealing old secrets start to make up for the lost years.



France 2016 90 mins Dir: Bavo Defurne

In much lighter territory than her last outing at QUAD, the Oscar nominated Elle, Isabelle Huppert stars as bored paté factory worker Lilliane, whose daily routine involves a monotonous job and an evening alone with a bottle of wine in front of the TV. But she holds a secret that her new young co-worker Jean is slowly figuring out - she was once a contestant on the European Song Contest. Their growing relationship, and his belief that she should mount a comeback, brings her out of the shadow and back into the spotlight.

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UK theatrical Premiere Exodus 1937 Sunday 16th July at 4:00pm Germany 2016 93 mins Dir: Abigail Mathew

Osnabrück, July 2, 1937. On this mild summers day, a Friday, 5 people take their leave of Osnabrück. Their destination: Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands. Four of these people have to leave Osnabrück because they are Jewish and no longer feel safe in the city. The fifth, protestant Auguste Minna Thormann, is leaving her home town for the sake of her boyfriend Alfred Gossels. Relationships between Jews and Aryans have been forbidden by law since 1935. Alfred Gossels and Justus Nussbaum run a scrap-car recycling business in Osnabrück. Two of their workers; Wilhelm Hellmeister and Friedrich Niehüser, are helping with the emigration. For all concerned it’s a well-planned escape which has been two long years in preparation. Director Abigail Mathew set off on the trail of her great-grandfather Wilhelm Hellmeister, who played an instrumental part in the escape. Beginning with a photograph taken in 1936, it led to six months of painstaking research, to bring this dramatic story to the screen and shed new light on Nazi-era Osnabruck and the lives of Jewish exiles in Amsterdam.

50 YEARS AGO, 50 YEARS ON QUAD and Derbyshire LGBT+ present 50 Years Ago, 50 Years On, a season of film screenings throughout 2017 commemorating the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality.

Screening as part of the season:

Laurence Anyways Victim


Friday 29th September at 8:30pm 2012 Dir: Xavier Dolan

Friday 28th July at 8:30pm 1961 Dir: Basil Dearden

One of a series of ‘social issue’ films made by Dearden in the 1950s and 1960s. It was the first British film to deal explicitly with and explore attitudes towards homosexuality. Barrister Melville Farr risks his career and his marriage to expose a sinister blackmailing ring.

Victim screens in QUAD on the date of the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1967.

Prick Up Your Ears Friday 24th November at 8:30pm 1987 Dir: Stephen Frears

QUAD has introduced an offer for 16 -25 year olds to see the best in world, independent, Hollywood and event cinema at QUAD. The £3.50 tickets are available 45 minutes before the show time, and can be redeemed by simply joining our scheme with a proof of your age. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.

To coincide with the wonderful exhibitions in our Galleries we have programmed a short season of films that feature some of cinema’s greatest robots!

Sleeper USA 1973 83 mins Dir: Woody Allen

Allen plays Miles, the owner of a health food store who is cryogenically frozen in 1973 and defrosted 200 years later in an ineptly-led police state. The scientists who revive him are members of a rebellion, and Miles is unwittingly used as a spy to infiltrate a secret plan, the ‘Aries Project’. An iconic slapstick comedy channelling Groucho Marx and Bob Hope, while parodying notable works of science fiction.


Cine Kids: Return To Oz

Star Trek: First Contact

USA 1985 113 mins Dir: Walter Murch

USA 1996 111mins Dir: Jonathan Frakes

A storm has propelled Dorothy Gale and her talking pet chicken Bellina back to Oz, but things aren’t as she left them. The yellow brick road is all broken, and her old friends the Cowardly Lion and the Tin Man have been turned to stone. Now, Dorothy and her new friends Jack Pumpkinhead, Gump and the clockwork robot TikTok set out to save the Emerald City from the fiendish Nome King.

The Borg are back. Back in time that is! When the archenemy of the crew of the Enterprise go back in time to assimilate the human race in the past. It is is up to the Picard, Rikker, Data, Troi, Worf and the gang to save the human race and help with a pesky warp drive problem.

Cine Kids: The Black Hole

UK/USA 1990 90 mins Dir: Richard Stanley

Enthiran: The Robot

Mark 13 is a government-built killing machine programmed with artificial intelligence, able to repair and recharge itself from any energy source. Through a series of coincidences, the cyborg’s head ends up in the home of a sculptress (Stacey Travis) as a bizarre Christmas present from her boyfriend (Dylan McDermott). Once inside its new home, the cyborg promptly reconstructs the rest of its body using a variety of household utensils and proceeds to go on a murderous rampage. Post-apocalyptic thrills as imagined by Richard Stanley and based on a 2000ad Future Shock.

India 2010 170 mins Dir: Shankar

The Frankenstein story is given a make over as brilliant scientist Dr Vaseegaran (Rajnikanth) emerges with his new invention: Chitti, an android created in his own image. When the robot starts to develop emotions, it becomes even more awkward when Chitti falls in love with Dr Vaseegaran’s fiancé (Aishwarya Rai). A rollicking epic with some have-to-be-seen-to-bebelieved action sequences.

USA 1979 91 mins Dir: Gary Nelson

Deep in space, a research craft encounters a near-deserted spaceship perched on the edge of a black hole. On board the ship is a long-lost scientist who has a desire to see what lies on the other side of the black hole – and will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. Anthony Perkins, Maximilian Schell, Yvette Mimieaux and of course V.I.N.CENT and B.O.B.

See P21 for Robots On Film Course

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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 online. Join our Facebook group for details of the next film screenings.

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul USA 2017 91 mins Dir: David Bowers

The Heffley family head out on a road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party and go hilariously off course thanks to Greg’s newest scheme to get to a video game convention.

Rock Dog China/USA 2016 90 mins Dir: Ash Brannon

Wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff Bodi is expected to become the next village guard to a group of fun loving sheep, taking over from his dad, Khampa. But everything changes when a radio falls from the sky and he is introduced to ROCK!! When Linnux, the leader of a hungry wolf pack arrives it is up to Bodi to save his family and friends while still rocking out!

Spider-Man: Homecoming USA 2017 tbc mins Dir: Jon Watts

Spider-Man returned to the Marvel Comics fold in last year’s Captain America: Civil War, and here he’s back in his Aunt’s house in Brooklyn. Only this time he’s under the eyes of his new mentor Tony Stark and when the Vulture emerges as a new villain, everything Peter holds dear will be threatened!

Spark Canada / South Korea 2016 91 mins Dir: Aaron Woodley

Spark, a teenage space monkey, and his friends VIx, a battle-ready fox, and Chunk, a tech savvy pig take on the power mad ruler of the Planet Bana as he readies his greatest weapon – a giant space monster known as the Kraken!

Despicable Me 3 USA 2017 96 mins Dir: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin & Eric Guillon

In this third instalment, Gru, Lucy, the girls and the minions are back as they go up against the ‘80s-inspired villain Balthazar Bratt. And Gru discovers his long lost twin brother Dru!

Wonder Woman USA 2017 141 mins Dir: Patty Jenkins

Wonder Woman bursts on to the silver screen in her own movie after her movie debut in Batman Vs Superman. Gal Gadot plays the princess of the Amazon’s who leaves her island home of Themyscira to fight the fight against injustice and for peace.

Thinking Of Having A Party? QUAD’s Cine Kids Parties are available for groups of 10 or more children and includes tickets and reserved seating for any Cine Kids screening, party tea and exclusive party room. For Cine Kids party booking enquiries please call 01332 290606 or email


In This Corner Of The World

Snake In The Eagle’s Shadow

Friday 14th July at 8:45pm Japan 2016 130 mins Dir: Sunao Katabuchi

Friday 18th August at 8:45pm Hong Kong 1978 98 mins Dir: Yuen Woo-Ping

The winner of countless awards at international festivals, this animated tale is the story of Suzu, a young woman living in the Japanese province of Hiroshima in 1944, who marries Shusaku, a clerk at the nearby naval base. Suzu throws herself into the running of the family home, despite the increasingly tough conditions and shortages imposed by the second world war. When the US military’s bombing raids reach Hiroshima, the family finds their lives changed irrevocably but they are still able to summon up the courage and perseverance to live their lives to the full. A brilliantly moving tale, told with the lush visual style that only anime can achieve.

Chien Fu (Jackie Chan) is the janitor at a kung fu school and is constantly bullied by the school’s students. By chance he meets an old beggar who teaches him the “Snake’s Fist” style of kung-fu enabling him to defend himself. But Chien Fu soon finds himself defending his new mentor against the evil Eagle Claw clan. After making a series of flop dramatic kung-fu movies Jackie Chan was cast in this comedic take on the genre which became a break-out hit in Asia and made him a star. This directorial debut of the internationally acclaimed Yuen Woo-Ping (fight choreographer of The Matrix trilogy) features some truly spectacular battles and plenty of belly laughs.

“A beautiful, heart-swelling animated movie” Screen Daily

The Belko Experiment Friday 7th & Saturday 8th July USA 2016 89 mins Dir: Greg McClean

Office Space meets Battle Royale. In a remote office building in rural Columbia, eighty employees of Belko Industries are subjected to a bizarre experiment. Micro chipped and split into two factions, the employees are instructed via an intercom to kill. Brought to you by the minds behind Guardians of the Galaxy and Wolf Creek, this smart indie horror has been praised by critics for providing “lurid fun for genre enthusiasts”. The screening on Friday 7th July will be introduced by cult film historian and regular Fright Club speaker Darrell Buxton.

Hounds Of Love Friday 28th – Sunday 30th July Australia 2016 108 mins Dir: Ben Young

There has been a resurgence of horror from Australia over the past ten years or so, and it shows no signs of abating. Debut director Ben Young has crafted a very confident feature in this ‘80s set kidnap horror-drama, which follows a couple who lure a teenager into their home with the promise of drugs. Once inside the couple refuse to let her leave and the torment, psychological and physical, begins. Loosely inspired by true events, this is a startling calling card from a horror director to watch.

Nekromantik 2 Director Q&A



Thursday 24th August Germany 1991 103 mins Dir: Jorg Buttgereit

Love never dies. Not content with just one feature length foray into passionate Necrophilia, director Jörg Buttgereit brings us a rather romantic follow up to the infamous Nekromantik. Picking up where the original left off, we follow Monika as she cares for the corpse of her dead lover Rob alongside her job as a nurse. Things become complicated when she falls for another (living) man, Mark, and she is forced to hide her dark affair. Not for the faint of heart, this underground classic needs to be seen to be believed. Bring a date, alive or dead. The screening will be introduced by director Jorg Buttgereit.

1623 & QUAD present Caliban’s Island

Edge-Lit 6 Saturday 15th July, 10:00am - late

Thursday 3rd August, 6:00pm - 8:00pm Suitable for ages 10+

One of the UK’s favourite science-fiction, fantasy and horror writing events brings together some of the UK’s leading authors for a packed day of workshops, panels, readings, book launches and more. With a friendly atmosphere, an incredible array of booksellers and a huge amount of activity on the day, Edge-Lit is a must for writer and readers or fans of genre fiction.

Shakespeare Meets Minecraft Workshop inspired by The Tempest

This year Edge-Lit will host one of the UK’s most prestigious awards for fantasy fiction, the David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy, taking in authors such as Brandon Sanderson, Brent Weeks, Mark Lawrence and Patrick Rothfuss. Guests Samantha Shannon, bestselling author of The Bone Season Multi-award winning science-fiction author Stephen Baxter Acclaimed fantasy and literary author Joanne Harris Andrew Michael Hurley, Costa Book Award winning author of The Loney Ken Macleod, leading SF author of The Corporation Wars Peter Newman, author of The Malice and The Vagrant Jeff Noon, science-fiction author of the Vurt series Authors Zen Cho, Charlie Fletcher, Heide Goody, Iain Grant, Ash Hartwell, Andrew Hook, Lucy Hounsom, Alison Moore, Emma Newman, Mark Newton, Stan Nicholls, Natasha Pulley, Anna Stephens, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Gav Thorpe, Catriona Ward and Adele Wearing. Tickets £30 including access to all events and event goodie bag. For more information email Alex Davis, event co-ordinator, at

“This island’s mine!”- Caliban When Caliban’s mother died, he inherited her island. Then Prospero, a magician from the mainland, took over the island and made Caliban his slave. Now Prospero has returned to his old home and Caliban - set free needs your help to restore his island to its former glory. Join other participants to work with Caliban to make a cave his home, build a resting-place for his mother, plant trees and flowers, grow midnight mushrooms, turn barren places into fertile land, transform brine pits into fresh springs and populate the island with wolves, sheep and spirits. This exciting new workshop brings together the language of Shakespeare and the creativity of Minecraft for a unique team-based experience. No previous experience of Minecraft is necessary. Tickets: £3 per person

Whooverville 9 Saturday 2nd September from 10:00am

Whooverville is back for it’s ninth year! Whooverville is the East Midland’s biggest annual get-together for fans of the BBC TV series Doctor Who. Organised by Derby’s Doctor Who group, The Whoovers, one of the most popular fan groups in the UK. Whooverville is a day of fun for all ages. There will be interviews, panel discussions, autograph signings, podcasting, for more information please see the Whooverville website Tickets £48, £33 concessions, £10 Children Aged 5-12, Children Under 5 go free.


Salomé Encores: Monday 10th July at 1:00pm & Tuesday 11th July at 7:00pm

The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. 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.” The Guardian (on Les Blancs)

Angels In America Part 1 – Millennium Approaches Thursday 20th July at 7:00pm Encores: Thursday 27th July at 1:00pm & Monday 7th August at 7:00pm

Part 2 – Perestroika 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). The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph). Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval.

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

“Billie Piper makes a shattering Yerma in Simon Stone’s inspired reworking of Lorca ” The Observer “Brutal yet ferociously funny

” Metro

“A shatteringly powerful reinvention of a familiar classic ” The Independent

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


RSC Live: Titus Andronicus

RSC Twelfth Night

Wednesday 9th August at 7:00pm & Monday 21st August at 1:00pm

Thursday 14th February 2018 at 7:00pm

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society. 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. Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare’s brutal revenge tragedy after her debut directing The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).

Encores: Monday 12th March at 1:00pm Tuesday 13th March at 7:00pm

‘I am all the daughters of my father’s house, And all the brothers too.’ Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister… Christopher Luscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and 2016), returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of “the whirligig of time”.

RSC Coriolanus Thursday 11th October at 7:00pm Encores: Monday 6th November at 1:00pm Tuesday 7th November at 7:00pm

A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome. Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is, and where his allegiances lie.

The Donmar Presents Julius Caesar Wednesday 12th July at 7:00pm

Originally staged in the West End in 2012 and then revived in 2016, this all-female production has been widely credited as one of the most original and groundbreaking of recent Shakespeare productions. Forming part of a trilogy, the production was met with superlative reviews and sell out audiences across the board. Director Phyllida Lloyd captured this stunning production in front of a live audience during the play’s revival at the Donmar. “One of the most important theatrical events of the past 20 years. ” The Observer “(Harriet) Walter delivers a wonderfully intelligent performance. ” The Independent Evening Standard WhatsOnStage

RSC/Donmar Tickets: £17, £15 Concessions & £13 QUAD Members

The Guardian Stage Review


La Bohème: Live From Taormina, Sicily Wednesday 5th July at 7:30pm Italy 2017 145 mins Dir: Enrico Castiglione

Hamlet Thursday 6th July at 7:00pm

Perched high above the picturesque coast of Sicily and sitting under the shadow of Mt. Etna, Teatro Antico di Taormina has inspired artists for over 2000 years - from the ancient Greeks and Romans to Woody Allen and today’s opera stars. Every summer, this romantic and dramatic setting welcomes opera lovers from all over the world. 2017 is no exception, with the staging of Puccini’s La Bohème - the tragic love story between a young poet and a seamstress.

Encore: Wednesday 12th July at 1:00pm

World premiere. Brett Dean’s colourful, energetic, witty and richly lyrical music expertly captures the modernity of this timeless tale, while Matthew Jocelyn’s libretto is pure Shakespeare. A cast of some of the finest singing actors of the moment will bring Hamlet to life. British tenor and Glyndebourne favourite Allan Clayton will play Hamlet, British mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly will play Gertrude and Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan will make her Glyndebourne debut as Ophelia. Legendary British bass John Tomlinson plays The Ghost of Old Hamlet.

Sofia Coppola’s La Traviata Sunday 9th July at 5:00pm USA 2017 141 mins Dir: Sofia Coppolla

Haute Couture meets Hollywood as acclaimed director Sofia Coppola (Lost In Translation) and designer Valentino combine their talents to bring you one of the most ambitious productions of La Traviata to date. Coppola brings new life into Verdi’s 1853 classic opera that tells the story of tempestuous love and heartbreak. Violetta Valery is a well-known courtesan in Paris whose life appears to be glamorous, but who also suffers from a serious illness. She lives on money given to her by her male patrons. But when she meets Alfredo Germont, a young man from a good family, they fall in love and move to the country. Alfredo’s father disapproves of the relationship and comes to tell Violetta that she is ruining the family’s reputation. Out of her love for Alfredo, Violetta agrees to leave him and returns to Paris. Will the lovers be reunited? Live Opera Tickets: £18, £16.50 Concession & £15 QUAD Members

La Clemenza di Tito Thursday 3rd August at 7:00pm Encore: Tuesday 8th August at 1:00pm Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Conducted by Robin Ticciati and directed by Claus Guth, Mozart’s opera delivers sublime musical beauty and heart-tugging humanity, loosely based on the life of the Roman Emperor Titus. Australian tenor Steve Davislim makes his Glyndebourne debut as Tito, with Alice Coote as Vitellia and Kate Lindsey as Sesto. Glyndebourne Tickets: £17, £15 Concessions & £13 QUAD Members

Carmen On The Lake: From Lake Constance, Austria Thursday 14th September at 7:00pm

Performed on the spectacular water stage of Lake Constance in Bregenz, Austria, George Bizet’s Carmen is a story of passion, destiny and obsession. The French composer’s opera is most famous for its Spanish melodies, including the Flower Song, Habanera and the Toreador Song. Recorded live on the floating stage with an extravagantly original and innovative stage design, with the waters of the lake being used as an extension of the stage. This production of Carmen will be directed by Kaspar Holten, Director of Opera at the Royal Opera House in London, with the set designed by the British artist Es Devlin whose past work includes sets for such stars as Adele, Take That, U2, Pet Shop Boys and Kanye West. Live Opera Tickets: £18, £16.50 Concessions and £15 QUAD members.

David Gilmour Live At Pompeii Wednesday 13th September at at 8:00pm Running Time – 2 hours

45 years after Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour filmed ‘Live At Pompeii’ in the legendary Roman Amphitheatre there, he returned for two spectacular shows, part of his year-long tour in support of his album ‘Rattle That Lock’. The performances were the first-ever rock concerts for an audience in the stone Roman amphitheatre, and, for two nights only, the 2,600 strong crowd stood exactly where gladiators would have fought in the first century AD. ‘David Gilmour Live At Pompeii’ is an audio-visual spectacle, featuring lasers, pyrotechnics and a huge circular screen on which specially-created films compliment selected songs, but paramount above all is the astonishing music and stellar performances from an all star band. The show includes songs from throughout David’s career, as well as many Pink Floyd classics, including ‘One OF These Days’ the only song that was also performed at the band’s 1971 show. Both concerts also saw very special performances of ‘The Great Gig In The Sky’ from ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’, which David rarely plays as a solo artist. Also included tracks from his most recent albums as well as other solo and Pink Floyd classics, including Wish You Were Here and Comfortably Numb. Tickets: £15, £13 Concession and £11 QUAD Members

John le Carré – An Evening With George Smiley Thursday 7th September at 7:45pm

Broadcast live from London’s Royal Festival Hall, join us for a celebration of one of the world’s greatest writers as he shares the secrets behind the creation of his most beloved character. From his extraordinary Cold War novels – such as The Spy Who Came In From The Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – to his powerful descriptions of the War On Terror in The Night Manager, A Most Wanted Man and A Delicate Truth, the writing of John Le Carré has come to define the last half century. In a rare public appearance and one-off event, the author reads from his new novel, A Legacy Of Spies, which sees the return of his most iconic Cold War characters, as their past comes back to claim them in the present. With a unique question and answer session, this is an unmissable opportunity to experience one of the foremost chroniclers of our age, direct and in his own words. In conversation le Carré discusses the full breadth of his career spanning five decades, and reflects on the continuing story of his most famous creation, the tubby, bespectacled spy, George Smiley. Tickets: £13, £11.50 Concession and £10 QUAD Members


A SEASON OF ROBOTICS AND A.I. Running across the summer, QUAD presents a series of exhibitions, talks, events and participatory workshops looking at the role and impact of robotics and Artifical Intelligence (A.I.) in our everyday lives.

Our Friends Electric Adventures in Robotics, A.I. and Other Stories

Season & Exhibitions Launch Night

1st July – 10th September, QUAD Gallery

Friday 30th June, 6:30pm – 8:30pm QUAD Gallery & QUAD Extra Gallery Spaces

Artists: Kim Asendorf & Ole Fach, boredomresearch (Vicky Isley & Paul Smith), Anna Dumitriu & Alex May, Joey Holder, Alex Pearl, Stanza

Our Friends Electric is an exhibition in QUAD Gallery featuring artists who explore a range of themes and ideas relating to robots, artificial intelligence (A.I.), online networks and synthetic biology to highlight our hopes and fears for a present and future increasingly shaped by technological advance. There has been a glut of recent news reports that obsess with the idea of robots and A.I. replacing humans in the workplace. We fear apocalyptic scenarios of A.I. machines rebelling against us; yet advances in robotics, A.I. and synthetic biological research also point to a bright future free of disease, where we live longer and our lives are made easy. The artists gathered together for Our Friends Electric draw inspiration from front-line scientific research, yet provide a creative – and emotive – understanding to the continuing moral and ethical questions that surround new and evolving technology. The exhibition features film works; robotic sculptures and automata, and prints/drawings produced by robots/A.I. ‘life-forms’. Image: boredomresearch, Robots in Distress, 2017

Join us at QUAD for the launch of our Season of Robotics and AI, featuring the opening of the exhibitions Our Friends Electric in QUAD Gallery and Machine Made: Art, Robots and A.I. in QUAD Extra Gallery Spaces. There will be speeches in the Gallery, with refreshments not served by robots.

Machine Made: Art, Robots and A.I. 1st July – 10th September 2017, QUAD Extra Gallery Spaces

Artists: Various

About the artworks

Digital Painting Bot by Kim Asendorf & Ole Fach playfully posits the questions ‘what do computers do in their spare time?’ and how do they ‘experience the world?’ suggesting an artificially intelligent response to the idea of ‘leisure’. Robots in Distress by boredomresearch is a single-screen projection using real-time software featuring emotionally sensitive robotic ‘agents’, who can display despondency, programmed to monitor the environment in a marine habitat. My Robot Companion by Anna Dumitriu & Alex May explores questions of social robotics, asking ‘do we want and need robot companions?’ And, if so, what kind of robot companions do we, as a society, want? Joey Holder’s film work Ophiux suggests a future where we as humans are augmented and upgraded, ‘a future in which synthetic biology has been fully realized… and where human biology has been computer programmed’. Alex Pearl examines automata and our relationship with machines, producing films that show his robotic creations moving towards breakdown. Lost in Translation by Stanza features a custom-made robot that makes drawings, in response to a series of texts spoken by into a microphone interface, that are unique to each reader. ‘The work questions not only the meaning and interpretation of text but just who controls our understanding of the outputs and indeed what is ‘lost in translation’. Image: Joey Holder, Ophiux, 2016

Since the dawn of the Information Age scientists, technologists and artists have been working with machines or programmes to produce artworks. As innovation continues at a rapid pace and access to technology becomes widespread, artists have more opportunities than ever to experiment with new ways of producing art. This exhibition presents the work of selected artists who responded to a national open call seeking artworks that utilise robotics or artificial intelligence at some stage in their production, or artworks that explore and question the ethics and issues surrounding our technological future, specifically relating to robots and A.I.

EXHIBITION TALKS & EVENTS Anna Dumitriu and Alex May: Antisocial Robots and Projected Behaviours Artist Gallery Tour & Talk Saturday 1st July, 3:00pm

Alex May will discuss their projects on show in Our Friends Electric including the humanoid robot HARR1 which finds visitors boring and their Antisocial Swarm Robots that hate each other and everyone else. Free but booking essential Image: Anna Dumitriu & Alex May HARR1 - My Robot Companion, Photo Alex May

Get Real Philosophical Discussions: Artificial Intelligence Wednesday 2nd August, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Join philosophers Noël West and Andrew Garford Moore for an evening discussing the philosophical and ethical issues raised by artificial intelligence. The discussion will be informal, will not assume any prior knowledge and is open to all. Audience participation is very much encouraged but not essential. This is a great opportunity to think and talk about some of the questions raised by this fascinating topic. Free but booking essential

GALLERY LATE NIGHTS Our Friends Electric Thursday’s 13th & 27th July, 17th August & 7th September, 5:00pm – 9:00pm, QUAD Gallery Late Nights Our Friends Electric

Late openings of the exhibition, with tours on the hour through the evening by QUAD Senior Curator Peter Bonnell. Free, no need to book – just turn up at QUAD Gallery.

PHOTOGRAPHY, FILM & WRITING COURSES DSLR Photography Level 1 Tuesdays,12th September 17th October (no session on 26th September) 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. It is suitable for people who have only used the ‘Auto’ mode and are uncertain about the other camera functions. Designed to demystify the features and characteristics of these cameras in an interesting and accessible way, the course, with tutor Jon Legge, will feature talks, ‘hands-on’ workshops, demonstrations and group activities. By the end of the course you will have the confidence to use the camera in a more creative way, and have 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

FORMAT Photoforum: Simon Aeppli

Simon Aeppli, Still from Come in and see the bed, 2012, 7mins

Thursday 14th September 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Join Artist and filmmaker Simon Aeppli for an evening for exploring his artistic practice and past and present projects. Aeppli works predominantly 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. Eden exists around the perimeter fence of one of Ireland’s largest power stations. The name implies a place of great happiness and innocence but this is not an earthly utopia, ironically here the Garden of Eden is a shabby cul-de-sac. Cost: £5, £4 members and concessions

LGBT-QWERTY in association with Derbyshire LGBT+ present

Looking Back, Looking Forward Friday 28th July, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Writing from Life Workshop with Eve Makis Thursday 13th July, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Come and have a go at life writing through a series of short, structured, fun exercises. Use your life experiences as the basis for fiction or memoir writing. The session includes writing advice and constructive feedback and is suitable for beginners and more seasoned writers. Taught by a novelist who always comes equipped with cake!

The second of three special spoken word events commemorating 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK and exploring LGBT+ life in 2017. Featuring performances of new works by Sophie Sparham, Ash Watson, Dan Webber, Rachel Green and Ciaran Hodgers. Entry is free with donations welcome, all monies raised will be donated to Derbyshire LGBT+. For more information, please contact

The Horror Writers Association Presents: Highlighting Horror: Scriptwriting Saturday 19th August, 10:00am - late

Tickets: £8

Come along for the day and celebrate the horror genre with the world’s leading organisation for professional horror writers ( Through exclusive interviews, informative panel discussions, and frightening short film screenings you will learn how to write and sell a script from leading members of the UK horror industry, plus a number of very special guests. There will also be opportunities to purchase books, get autographs, and socialise with many experienced writers, film-makers and publishers.

Writing ScienceFiction Workshop With Alex Davis

Tickets £35.00 HWA members can get a FREE ticket, to arrange please contact Marie O’Regan

Thursday 10th August, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

As we hurtle ever further into the future, science-fiction has changed from care-free and optimistic to a darker, more dystopian place. This workshop will explore some of the facets of modern sci-fi, as well as using a range of different techniques to develop new ideas and worlds for your own stories in the genre. An ideal session for beginners in the field, as well as those with some experience in the area already. Tickets £8

Film Course Robots On Film with Alan Seaman Saturday 9th September, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Robots have exuded a fascination for filmmakers since the silent era. Since the work was coined back in 1920 the machines have supposedly been taking over. In this day class we will look at a hundred years of cinematic automatons, malign and benign, from cyborgs to Wall-E and ask if humans can hold them back. Course fees: £25, £22 Concession & £20 QUAD Members

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 metre screen, Summer Nights Festival screenings offer the chance to enjoy the great outdoors for a unique cinematic experience. RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey Grease – Friday 14th July Top Gun – Saturday 15th July Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire Bridget Jones’ Baby – Friday 21st July Legend Of Tarzan – Saturday 22nd July Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire Dirty Dancing – Thursday 27th July Fantastic Beasts – Friday 28th July Pretty Woman – Saturday 29th July Nostell, Yorkshire Back To The Future – Friday 28th July Dirty Dancing – Saturday 29th July Calke Abbey, Derbyshire Mamma Mia – Thursday 3rd August Star Wars Rogue One S – Friday 4th August Footloose – Saturday 5th August Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire Dirty Dancing – Friday 4th August Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves – Saturday 5th August

Wollaton Hall, Nottingham Moulin Rouge – Thursday 23rd August Pretty Woman – Friday 25th August Jurassic Park – Saturday 26th August The Dark Knight Rises S – Sunday 27th August Star Wars Rogue One –Monday 28th August Dunham Massey, Cheshire Fantastic Beasts – Friday 1st September Ghost – Saturday 2nd September Belton House, Lincolnshire Pretty Woman – Friday 8th September Top Gun – Saturday 9th September Attingham Park, Shropshire La La Land – Friday 8th September Breakfast At Tiffany’s – Saturday 9th September RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate Dirty Dancing – Friday 15th September Top Gun – Saturday 16th September Blicking Estate, Norfolk Ghost – Friday 15th September Blues Brothers – Saturday 16th September

Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire La La Land – Friday 18th August Top Gun – Saturday 19th August 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: This year Summer Nights Film Festival have teamed up with award-winning artisan food specialist Hackwood Farm. Pre-order a premium, tasty picnic hamper online when you purchase your Summer Nights tickets at selected events. Please ask at QUAD Box office or see:

Plus One is an award winning scheme for young people in care and care leavers to take part in cultural opportunities across Derby City. QUAD and major arts organisations and care services across Derbyshire have joined forces to provide young people in care, care leavers, and their families, with the chance to experience live performances, films, and take part in a host of exciting opportunities. Funded through public donations, your continued generosity over the past years has helped over 1,000 young people in care and care leavers and their foster families to enjoy cultural experiences which for some of these young people, will be the first time they will have visited the theatre or cinema. Your donation to Plus One makes a massive difference. Experiencing the arts can spark a life-changing journey for a young person in care and their families. “It was amazing to be involved. This is so special!” Frankie “It nurtures our talents... it doesn’t care about our past, only our futures” Emma You can donate anytime by visiting our Plus One page or when booking tickets at either: Déda, Derby Theatre or QUAD to contribute to the Plus One scheme. If you or a young person you know would like to book tickets through Plus One, take part in with a workshops or project, or to find out more about the scheme, email Alix Manning-Jones on or call our Box Office on: 01332 290606

Plus One fundraising screening

Sister Act Friday 14th July at 7:00pm USA 1992 100 mins Dir: Emile Ardolino

It’s been 25 years since Whoopi Goldberg exchanged the sequins for a habit and the nightclub for the convent in Dirty Dancing director Emile Ardolino’s Sister Act. Whoopi plays lounge singer Deloris Van Carter who witnesses her mobster boyfriend killing someone. The police place her in a witness protection programme in the last place anyone would expect: a convent. Struggling with the change in lifestyle, Deloris is finally ordered to join the choir and turn the timid nuns into a choir of singin’ swingin’ sisters! Followed by a disco night in QUAD Café bar with the Divine DJs! Tickets £16 includes a Plus One ticket donation


Princes Trust Get Started with Robotics Monday 17th – Friday 21st July, 10:00am – 3:00pm Taster session on Thursday 13th July, 12:00pm – 2:00pm FREE, Suitable for ages: 16 - 25 years

The Get Started programme is aimed at young people who are 16-25 and not engaged in education, employment or training. You will be working with Robot Wars organisers Roaming Robots on building and battling in a robotic gladiator arena whilst helping you to improve your engineering and team work skills. Not only will it help you discover new talents and develop new skills, but you’ll also benefit from support from staff or one of the mentors from the Princes Trust to help you uncover your next steps. Booking: all enquiries to Rosa Leivas, 07919 221 443, For more information about the programme visit initiatives/stem/case-study-robotics-

VR Playground Saturday 19th August, 11:00am – 4:00pm FREE, suitable for all ages (Under 13’s must be supervised)

Want to try VR? Know what it’s about and looking for something new? Join us and industry professionals for a day of VR games, experiences and more. No need to book, just drop in.

MinecraftLAB: Robot Land Tuesdays 8th 15th & 22nd August, 10:30am – 12:30pm & 1:30pm – 3:30pm. Suitable for 8 - 16 years

Take part and collaborate with others in building a world designed for Robot inhabitants. Each session will be an opportunity for young people to add to an expanding world of automation and technology. Cost: £10 per person per session (buy 3 for the price of 2, offer not available online) booking recommended

Manic Robots with boredomresearch Saturday 8th July, 10:30am – 4:00pm Suitable for ages: 12 - 18 years

Delve into the world of bio-inspired control systems. Participants will see how complex behaviour of swarm intelligence can be achieved with optimum simplicity. Take part and assemble virtual agents using controllers, sensors and actuators in Blender 3D. Once you’ve built your own unique manic robots, sit back and watch the chaos unfold. This will be the perfect workshop for anyone interested in games logic and creation through easy to use logic bricks. The workshop is designed for beginners with no prior knowledge required. Cost: £30 booking recommended. Packed lunch is advised. Image: overhead © boredomresearch

CreativeLAB - Glitch Saturday, 12th August, 11:00am – 4:00pm FREE, Suitable for ages 5+

Exploratory creative session where you can create your very own glitch art with creative technologist Ashley James Brown. Try out code, photoshop and apps in this family friendly workshop. No need to book, just drop in.

LearningLAB Every Friday in August, 2:00pm – 6:00pm FREE, suitable for all ages (unless specified)

© Toni Miles

Your chance to try things for the first time or explore new possibilities. We will provide the materials each session for you to experiment with. No theme, no outcomes, just creation!

4th August – iPad Creative Play: Only use your iPad for Facebook or Youtube? Why not give some of our creative apps a try? 11th August – Digital Give it a Go: Lots to digitally make and play both on and off screen from Makey Makey’s to After Effects.

18th August – Minecraft for Grown Ups (and little’ns too): Redstone, skins, Ender Portals, Creepers… sound like a foreign language? Give Minecraft a go and discover its possibilities. Under 5’s also welcome. 25th August – Free Art Friday: Local movement where artists gift an original piece of art for free to the public. Make, leave, take.

Listen Love Learn Outreach SummersQUAD Every Thursday in August, 10:30am - 1:00pm & 13:30pm - 4:00pm FREE, Suitable for all ages

We’re exploring all things Robotics for this year’s SummersQUAD from Cube Craft to skins for our Participation Robots. Join QUAD artist Helen Jackson in creating, making and bringing machines to life in our drop in creative sessions for the whole family.

KidsQUAD – Creative arts activities for children aged 7-11 years Summer Holiday Workshop

QUAD’s Listen Love Learn team will be out and about this summer providing FREE craft activities for all ages. Join them at one of the events below and take part in our Robot themed activities. SCX Community Fun Day Osmaston Park Saturday 1st July 12 noon – 4:00pm SCX Community Fun Day Sinfin Moor Park Saturday 8th July 12 noon – 4:00pm Sure Start Family Fun Day Arboretum Park Wednesday 9th August 10:00am – 3:00pm

Monday 31st July & Tuesday 1st August 10:30am – 3:00pm

Join one of our regular artists to spend two fun packed days making robot inspired art. Drinks will be provided but children must bring a packed lunch. Cost: £44.00 for both days Early booking advised for KidsQUAD 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.

Q Club holiday activities 16th, 17th, 18th, 23rd, 24th and 25th August

Please contact Charlottec@ for further information.

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 Arts Derbyshire in partnership with QUAD, Derbyshire County Council, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the Film Hub North West Central and the Alzheimer’s Society bring you Dementia Friendly Screenings throughout Derbyshire. Matinée is also proud to be a member of the BFI Film Audience Network. Screenings at QUAD: Genevieve Tuesday 15th August 1953 Dir: Henry Cornelius

Tickets: £6, £5 concessions, tickets for carers are free. For information on QUAD screenings please contact: 01332 285427 NB These screenings are not available to book online, booking is suggested through QUAD Box office 01332 290606 as places are limited. Bookings for all Derbyshire screenings can be made on Tel: 07449 732322. Look out for future screenings in Erewash, Glossop, Wirksworth and Belper.

Listen Love Learn Tuesdays at 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 at 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. Please see our website for weekly activities or ask at Box Office for a timetable. 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 Wednesday 30th August from 6:00pm - 9:00pm

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

Derby Sketching Club Portrait Session Image credit: Dean Martin

Thursdays, 27th July & 31st August 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.

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QUAD Writers

Mondays, 3rd & 17th July, 7th & 21st August from 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Tuesdays, 18th July & 20th August from 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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

BooksQUAD Mondays, 10th July & 14th August from 6:00pm

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

Make It Sew Mondays, 3rd & 17th July, 7th & 21st August 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.

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

QUAD Film Quiz Tuesdays, 11th July & 15th August from 8:00pm

Thursdays, 27th July & 31st August 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 Saturday 8th July, 11:00am – 1:00pm

Join alternating quizmasters David Leicester & Darrell Buxton for a night of taxing teasers, sumptuous stumpers and film flummoxers. £1.50 entry per person.

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

Tuesday 25th July from 8:30pm

Sundays 9th & 23rd July, 6th & 20th August from 5:30pm

The Open Mic Night for film-makers showcases a 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.

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.

To submit your film please contact: or

QUAD CAFÉ BAR Serving lunches, tapas, snacks, evening meals and drinks. 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: Sarah Stanton Longdon

SUMMER IS HERE! At QUAD we are anticipating a lovely hot summer, so what better than to sit out and watch the world go by with one of our delicious blended coolers. Choose from: Fruits of the Forest, Raspberry & Banana, Iced Latte, Iced Lemon Tea and Iced Mocha. Our popular Ice–cream milkshakes come in Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla, Banana and Oreo. For all of the days, not just Summer holidays, QUAD has a special Kids Menu with all the favourites including Spaghetti Bolognese, Pizza, Pasta, Filled Jacket Potato, Fishfingers, Beef burger or Chicken burger & Chips from just £2.95 to £3.95 and drinks for children at under £1.00. Image credit: Laura Millward

Image credit: Charlotte Jopling



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

VISIT QUAD SHOP HOME OF CRAFTS, BOOKS AND GIFTS FOR ALL AGES 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.

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

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.

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ASK Bar  On the second floor open daily from 5:00pm

For office enquiries, call: 01332 285 435

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 July-August 2017 (Derby, UK)  

QUAD is Derby's (UK) centre for art and film. Find out what's on in our cinema, gallery, workshop and cafe bar.

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