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SEP | OCT 2017

Hetain Patel, The Jump





Welcome to QUAD’s brochure for September & October We’re hoping to squeeze a bit more out of the Summer here at QUAD, look out for our final Summer Nights screenings plus the amazing Derby Festé, which returns 29th – 30th September and once again will delight and surprise in equal measure. Derby Festé begins at Bass’ Recreation Ground with a show-stopping aerial performance of ‘The Altitude Show’ by European artists Gorilla Circus. This year you can also be part of making the event special by taking part in the Garba event. Derby Festé coincides this year with the climax of the Hindu Navratri Festival and the traditional Garba dance is performed as part of this. Derby’s Artcore and Deda are holding a series of workshops early in September to teach the steps anyone who wants to join them and become part of the headline performance at Derby Festé

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

Hetain Patel is a rising star in the art world and we are delighted to welcome him here with his new show Don’t Look At The Finger and The Jump in QUAD Gallery in September. Hetain has been a long-term collaborator with QUAD and he is part of making the East Midlands a real hub for cutting edge contemporary art. For families there are plenty of events as part of the Get Creative Family Arts Festival which returns in October. QUAD has a whole raft of engagement opportunities for young people, as well as the great 16-25 cinema ticket price offer, with some digital activities sure to inspire even the most reluctant teenager! 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. You can buy a ‘Plus One’ ticket anytime you’re in QUAD and help a young person in care and care leavers to enjoy the chance of a cultural experience. Don’t Miss Victoria And Abdul (cert tbc), see P9

Front cover image: The Jump, Hetain Patel, 2015. Commissioned by Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, USA



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QUAD’s Summer Nights Outdoor Film Festival September 2017 Presented on an inflatable twelve metre screen, Summer Nights Festival screenings offer the chance to enjoy the great outdoors for a unique cinematic experience. Dunham Massey, Cheshire Fantastic Beasts – Friday 1st September Ghost – Saturday 2nd September

Tickets: £13 for adults or £9 for under 12s, children under five go free. For more information, please go to:

Belton House, Lincolnshire Pretty Woman – Friday 8th September Top Gun – Saturday 9th September

Summer Nights Film Festival have teamed up with award-winning artisan food specialist Hackwood Farm. Pre-order a premium, tasty picnic hamper when you purchase your Summer Nights tickets at selected events.

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

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.

FILMS Daphne UK 2017 90 mins Dir: Peter Mackie Burns

Blade Runner 2049 From Friday 6th October USA 2017 Dir: Denis Villeneuve

Harrison Ford has been revisiting roles from his past with Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the just announced Indiana Jones film but it is his role of Rick Deckard, Blade Runner that is possibly the most intriguing. Ryan Gosling is a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department who unearths a long-buried secret that has a catastrophic consequence. This discovery leads him on a quest to find the missing Rick Deckard. Sicario and The Arrival director Denis Villeneuve directs this return to the neo-noir world of Blade Runners and Replicants.

Daphne has ‘sort of given up on people’ as she goes through the motions of her busy life, working as a cook in a London restaurant and through a series of drug fuelled hook ups. She resists genuine intimacy in her few friendships and rejects her mother Rita’s attempts to engage. When she witnesses a violent robbery, she’s thrown into chaos and finally begins to confront the person she’s become. Cut from the same ironic, confessional cloth as Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s BBC series Fleabag, Daphne offers us a female protagonist who can be as fiercely unlikeable as she is compelling to watch.

Detroit From Friday 25th August USA 2017 143 mins Dir: Kathryn Bigelow

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind USA 1977 137 mins Dir: Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg followed the massive worldwide success of Jaws by jumping with both feet into the world of science fiction. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind follows the parallel stories of a group of scientists investigating a series of strange occurances while electric lineman Roy (Richard Dreyfuss) struggles to come to terms with what he has seen after witnessing a UFO. This classic of big ideas science fiction filmmaking stars Teri Garr, Bob Balaban and legendary French filmmaker Francois Truffaut.

Star Wars star John Boyega leads in this new film from the makers of Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker. A powerful dramatization of the 1967 12th Street Riot, Detroit tackles the monumental issue of race in America crafting a searing historical nightmare of a film. The film begins with a raid on an unlicenced bar with the overzealous police treating the black patrons like criminals, lining them up outside. An incensed crowd gathers as the outrage overflows. Depicting an event from 50 years ago, this film shouldn’t have this much modern day relevance.

Dennis Skinner: The Nature Of The Beast Friday 8th September at 7:00pm SOLD OUT Extra screening added: Friday 8th September at 6:00pm (no Q&A) UK 2017 106 mins Dir: Daniel Draper

In an era of PR and spin, Dennis Skinner is a thrillingly authentic political figure; fearsome, principled and uncompromising, he has been fighting for the interests of the people of Bolsover since 1970. An ex-miner, he has represented his community through the industrial action of the 1970s, the closure of the mines and the slow drift to the ‘centre-ground’ within Labour politics. Famous for his sharp wit and unyielding style, Skinner has remained true to his roots, fighting for the disadvantaged and often getting himself into trouble in Parliament, earning himself the nickname ‘The Beast Of Bolsover’.

Black Sabbath: The End Of The End Thursday 28th September at 8:30pm

The End Of The End chronicles the final tour from the band who forged the sound of metal – Black Sabbath. After nearly 50 years together, the Birmingham band took to the stage for the last time in their home city, bringing down the curtain on their final tour ever. They performed generationspanning songs that have defined a genre in front of a sold-out arena and, in exclusive interviews, the band themselves tell it how they lived it. After half a century, this is your chance to hear the final word from the greatest metal band of all time. Join us from 7:00pm ahead of the screening as we will be playing some of the best Black Sabbath tracks to get you in the mood. Tickets: £12, £10 Concessions & QUAD Members

THREE Industrial Disputes

THREE Companies

THREE Governments

the truth behind the headlines a film by morag livingstone

Finding Your Feet UK 2017 111 mins Dir: Richard Loncraine

When Sandra (Imelda Staunton) discovers her husband (John Sessions) has been having an affair with her best friend (Josie Lawrence), she leaves her world and moves in with her outspoken, serial dating, free spirited estranged older sister Bif (Celia Imrie). Suddenly, a fish out of water on the inner-city council estate, Sandra gets a new lease on life thanks to an energetic and defiant group of third-agers (Joanna Lumley, Timothy Spall, David Hayman).

Bread & Roses Belonging: The Truth Behind The Headlines Monday 18th September at 6:45pm UK 2017 89 mins Dir: Morag Livingstone

This investigative documentary looks back at three industrial disputes of the past 30 years; the eventual privatisation of the postal service, the strike by the Grangemouth oil refinery workers and Rupert Murdoch’s hold over large swathes of the British newspaper business. This film goes behind the scenes with the trade union officials, with secret meetings to circumnavigate monopoly laws and government policies around increasing the power to big business.

Bread & Roses Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle Monday 16th October at 6:45pm UK 2017 82 mins Dir: Paul Sng

A new feature documentary directed by Paul Sng (Sleaford Mods: Invisible Britain) and narrated by Maxine Peake, exploring the catastrophic failures that have led to a chronic shortage of social housing in Britain. The film focuses on the neglect, demolition and regeneration of council estates in London, Glasgow and Nottingham and investigates how the state works with the private sector to demolish council estates to build on the land they stand on, making properties that are unaffordable to the majority of people in the UK.

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.

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

Hailed as the UK’s answer to Brokeback Mountain, Francis Lee’s remarkable debut feature tells a story that is nevertheless anything but derivative. Johnny Saxby, a taciturn young man, lives on a failing Yorkshire farm with his father and grandmother. Unhappy and frustrated with his life, he numbs his life 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. A perceptive and intelligent film that also captures the beautiful countryside as wild, lonely and profoundly estranging. “A beautifully judged, unsentimental study from first time director Francis Lee. ” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Goodbye Christopher Robin UK 2017 Dir: Simon Curtis

The Glass Castle USA 2017 Dir: Destin Cretton

Based on the best-selling memoirs of Jeanette Walls, this new film follows Jeanette (Brie Larson) as a young girl coming of age amidst a dysfunctional family of non-conformist nomads. Her mother Rose Mary (Naomi Watts) is an eccentric artist while her father (Woody Harrelson) is a drunk who tries to stir the children’s imaginations as a distraction from their poverty.

This new biopic tells the behind the scenes story of author AA Milne and the creation of the beloved ‘Winnie The Pooh’ stories inspired by his son Christopher Robin Milne. Domhnall Gleeson stars as AA Milne whose magical world of Winnie the Pooh takes the world by storm sweeping up his wife Daphne (Margot Robbie) and his nanny Olive (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) in the international success. The books bring hope and comfort to an England after the First World War but what effect does this success have on Christopher Robin and the family.

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power USA 2017 98 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.

Logan Lucky From Friday 25th August USA 2017 tbc mins Dir: Steven Soderbergh



Belgium 2017 86 mins Dir: Phillippe Van Leeuw

This gripping, Syria-set war drama won the Panorama Audience Award at 2017 Berlin Film Festival and features a stellar central performance from Hiam Abbass. The story revolves around the contemporary reality for many in the war-torn country, with its focus on Oum (Abbass), a mother of three who is confined to her flat in a city under siege. Turning it into a safe haven for her family and neighbours, she tries desperately to protect them from the savagery of the battles outside and maintain a sense of normal routine. But as the bombs threaten to destroy the building, snipers turn the courtyard into kill zones and government officials and burglars break in to steal, threaten violence and worse; war inevitably infiltrates the flat.

Lawrence Of Arabia

Steven Soderbergh’s self-imposed four year retirement from feature filmmaking is over and thank goodness! Logan Lucky is the type of crime caper that harkens back to Out Of Sight and the Oceans movies. Channing Tatum and Adam Driver are two hapless brother who, along with their sister Melie (Riley Keough) they must rob a NASCAR meet. To do so they need the best explosives expert they can get - but he’s in jail. A crime caper featuring Daniel Craig as Joe Bang in a role that is likely to make you forget that this man also plays James Bond. Also featuring Sebastian Stan, Katie Holmes, Seth MacFarlane, Hilary Swank, Macon Blair and Katherine Waterston.

UK 1962 216 mins Dir: David Lean

An idealistic young British officer in World War 1, Lawrence (Peter O’Toole) is assigned to the camp of Prince Feisal (Alec Guinness), an Arab tribal chieftain in a revolt against the Turks. In a series of brilliant tactical manoeuvres, Lawrence leads fifty of Feisal’s men in a tortured three week crossing of the Nefud Desert to attack strategic Turkish held port of Aqaba. Following his successful raids against Turkish troops and trains, Lawrence’s triumphant leadership and unyielding courage gain him nearly god-like status among his Arab brothers. This re-released David Lean epic classic deserves to be seen on the big screen.

The Limehouse Golem UK 2016 105 mins Dir: Juan Carlos Medina

Adapted from Peter Ackroyd’s murder-mystery novel by Jane Goldman (‘Woman In Black’), this debuted to excellent reviews after its screenings at Toronto Film Festival. Bill Nighy plays Scotland Yard detective John Kildare, transferred outside of London due to rumour, but brought back to uncover a Jack The Ripper-esque figure, the Limehouse ‘Golem’ whose East End murders have shaken the community. As Kildare uncovers suspects including Karl Marx, his path crosses that of music hall performer Elizabeth (Olivia Cooke) and they begin a series of conversations looking back into her past. “This unlikely feminist Jack The Ripper-esque thriller cleverly unpicks late-Victorian London’s social structures.” The Guardian

London Symphony UK 2017 72 mins Dir: Alex Barrett

This new silent film offers a poetic journey through the city of London. It is a cultural snapshot of the cosmopolitan nature of city life as it stands today, and a celebration of this diversity. It is also a modern day ‘city symphony’, a genre of film-making that flourished in the 1920s, and consisted of films that attempted to build poetic portraits of city life. As well as serving as a kind of virtual tourism, such films raise important and universal questions about the nature of community life in the modern era. “A gorgeous new film celebrates life in London.” Little White Lies

Loving Vincent


UK/Poland 2017 tbc mins Dir: Dorota Kobielam, Hugh Welchman

Oscar winning animator Hugh Welchman and Polish artist and director Dorota Kobiela have brought together 65,000 oil painted frames – produced by over 115 artists and using over 3,000 litres of paint – to form Loving Vincent, a stunning cinematic achievement billed as ‘the first fully painted feature film in the world.’ On 29th July, 1890, Van Gogh, bullet in his belly, stumbles along the high street of Auvers. Traditionally, the famously troubled artist’s death is viewed as suicide. But this film delves into the ambiguities of his life and last days to reconsider the narrative via the stories of his paintings and the people who inhabit them. Starring Robert Gulacyzk, Saoirse Ronan, Aidan Turner and Helen McCrory, whose performances form the basis of the impressionist animation.



USA 2017 82 mins Dir: Joshua Z Weinstein

This is a remarkable, delicate and critically acclaimed account of an ultra-orthodox Jewish widower trying to maintain custody of his son. In the centre of New York’s ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish community, Menashe – a kind, albeit hapless, grocery store clerk – is struggling through life in the aftermath of his wife Leah’s death. Tradition requires that his son Rieven be raised in a house with a mother, so his late wife’s strict brother adopts him, leaving Menashe heartbroken. But Menashe’s rabbi allows him to keep his son at home with him for a week before Leah’s memorial, giving him a chance to prove himself a suitable man of faith and fatherhood. Shot covertly in the Brooklyn Hasidic Jewish community with winning, unself-conscious performances from a largely non-professional cast, this charming film is the first in roughly seventy years to be performed entirely in Yiddish, offering a valuable and authentic insight into this most insular and private of worlds.

The Odyssey

The Party UK 2017 71 mins Dir: Sally Potter

A fabulous cast are invited to a party in Sally Potter’s eighth feature, a political comedy wrapped around a tragedy about a dinner party gone very wrong. Janet (Kirsten Scott Thomas) has just been appointed Shadow Health Secretary, the crowning achievement of her career, and decides to celebrate by hosting a few close friends. But as the guests arrive her husband (Timothy Spall) makes a shocking announcement, leading to a cascade of explosive revelations and unravelling the soiree event before the canapes are served. Described by Potter as an anti-Brexit statement about a ‘broken England’, it’s a savage satire of the middle class, exploring the deeper truths behind seemingly liberal convictions, with insight and a killer wit.


France 2016 122 mins Dir: Jérôme 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-maycare 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.

The Seventh Seal Wednesday 13th September at 3:00pm Sweden 1957 96 mins Dir: Ingmar Bergman

Upon his return from The Crusades, knight Antonius Block (Max Von Sydow) finds his homeland of Sweden decimated by the plague and the population believing they are suffering god’s wrath. Block has lost his faith and is on a journey, both literal and spiritual, in the search for answers. Bergman’s film ranks at the very top of the canon of great works of world cinema and Block’s chess game against Death is one of the most famous sequences in film history.

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Patti Cake$ USA 2017 108 mins Dir: Geremy Jasper

This rousing, crowd-pleasing film, acclaimed at Sundance earlier this year, features a heroic performance by Australian actress Danielle Macdonald in a breakout role as indomitable, if unorthodox aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski: aka Killa P, aka Patti Cake$. Fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her Jersey hometown and taunted for her weight, Patti’s life is hampered by the misfortunes and heartaches suffered by her troublesome mother (US comedian Bridget Everett). But cheered on by her grandmother and her friends, she remains determined to battle the haters and conquer the hip-hop scene! Crackling with authenticity, infectious energy and full of heart, Patti Cake$ celebrates its heroine.

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.

“An unambiguous joy” The New York Times

The Snowman UK 2017 Dir: Tomas Alfredson

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy director Tomas Alfredson switches from Cold War spies to Nordic noir with this adaptation of the best-selling novel by Jo Nesbo. Michael Fassbender plays Detective Harry Hole who investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous looking snowman. With an all-star cast including Rebecca Ferguson, Chloe Sevigny, Toby Jones, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Val Kilmer and J K Simmons.

Laurence Anyways

Victoria And Abdul

Prick Up Your Ears

Screening from 15th September UK 2017 Dir: Stephen Frears

This film tells the extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favour with the Queen herself (played by Judi Dench returning to the role she played in 1997’s Mrs Brown). As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity. Stephen Frears (The Queen) directs Dench and Ali Fazal as the titular pair, with Eddie Izzard, Tim Pigott-Smith (in one of his final roles), Adeel Akhtar (Four Lions), Simon Callow, Michael Gambon and Olivia Williams.


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

Laurence tells his girlfriend Fred that he wants to become a woman. Confronting the prejudices of their friends and ignoring the counsel of their families, they brace themselves for the phobias of the society they offend and embark on an epic ten-year journey as they try to live through this transition.

Friday 24th November at 8:30pm 1987 Dir: Stephen Frears

Biopic of the British playwright Joe Orton, celebrating its 30th Anniversary. Based on diaries, the film tells the tragic story of Orton (played by Gary Oldman) and his older lover Kenneth Halliwell. Both are desperate for acclaim but it is the younger writer Orton that is shot to fame after his enormously successful plays hit the London Stage.

Grace Jones And Friends Live Wednesday 25th October at 7:15pm

Grace Jones and Friends Live promises to be a thrilling and enlightening evening with the inimitable icon, as she discusses her life and work with some of her closest collaborators, from the worlds of music, fashion, art and film, following an exclusive preview of Sophie Fiennes’ highly anticipated new film Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami. The film takes the viewer on an intimate and electrifying journey that moves between four cinematic layers – performance, family, artist and gypsy – to explore the fascinating world of this pop cultural phenomenon. Here we see her behind the mask as a daughter, mother, sister and grandmother, alongside taking to the stage for a specially commissioned performance. Larger than life, bordering on cartoon, wild, scary and androgynous – Grace Jones plays all these parts. Tickets: £13, £11 concessions & QUAD Members.


Live Musical Accompaniment Sherlock Jr + One Week Saturday 14th October at 7:00pm USA 1924/1920 70 mins

The critically acclaimed Harmonie Band return to QUAD, after 2016’s successful accompaniment to Nosferatu, with a somewhat lighter offering. The three-piece ensemble will be performing a live score to two of Buster Keaton’s finest, and funniest, films. In One Week, the newly wed Buster Keaton receives a flat pack house for his wedding. When a love rival sabotages the instructions, Buster ends up constructing a truly unique building (that in a certain light resembles QUAD!) Then for the main event Buster takes on the role of a film projectionist who longs to be a detective, when a rival frames him for stealing his girlfriend’s watch, he puts his skills to the test to clear his name. Tickets: £15, £13 concessions & £11 QUAD Members.

Films that stand outside of the main QUAD programme, films on the fringes as it were.

Shin Godzilla Screening in September Japan 2016 119 mins Dir: Hideaki Anno & Shinji Higuchi

In present-day Japan, an unexplained seismic event has occurred off the coast of Shinagawa, causing destructive effects all the way to the capital and spreading panic throughout the country. Ministers scramble to figure out what’s going on but only cabinet secretary Rando Yaguchi (Hiroki Hasegawa) knows the truth: the dumping of nuclear waste in the sea has created a huge mutant lizard and it will be almost impossible to stop. A smash hit at the Japanese box office before going on to win Best Film and six other awards at the 2017 Japanese Academy Awards.

Train To Busan / Seoul Station Double Bill Friday 20th October at 8:00pm South Korea 2016 115m / 90mins Dir: Sang-ho Yeon

Train To Busan was the surprise horror hit of 2016, gaining spectacular reviews and grossing almost $100 million dollars at the international box office. Director Sang-ho Yeon was also hard at work on Seoul Station, an animated prequel which tells the story of the origins of the zombie virus featured in Train To Busan. Both have been praised as setting new standards in the zombie genre. To mark the fifth birthday of QUAD’s Asian movie night Satori Screen we offer a rare chance to see both films up on the big screen. Tickets: £12, £10 concessions & £7.00 (Under 25’s)

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

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

Crossing The Streams The Last Starfighter

Fringe Cinema Starship Troopers Friday 6th & Saturday 7th October USA 1997 129 mins Dir: Paul Verhoeven

Friday 15th – Sunday 17th September USA 1984 98 mins Dir: Nick Castle

Paul Verhoeven brings the satirical sci-fi edge honed on RoboCop and Total Recall to bear on author Robert Heinlein’s novel ‘Starship Troopers’. Johnny Rico (Casper Van Dien), Dizzy Flores (Dina Meyer), Carmen Ibanez (Denise Richards) are drafted direct from school to fight the space war against the invading Bugs. “They’re doing their part, are you?”

Ah back in the ‘80s when you had to go to an arcade to be a video games expert! Alex Rogan is the best at ‘The Last Starfighter’ but when he finally completes the game he finds a whole new level. He is transported to another world where he is enlisted to fight for real as a Starfighter. Now only he, and his alien friends, can stop the evil forces of the Ko-Dan Armada.

Fright Club presents the best horror cinema, from classic titles to the new cutting edge of horror and home to the annual Halloween tradition, Dead And Breakfast all night horror movie marathon.

IT 2017 USA 135 mins Dir: Andrés Muschietti

From the sewers of Derry to the cinemas of Derby, Pennywise is back! Director Andrés Muschietti brings us the eagerly anticipated 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel ‘IT’. The film tells the story of seven friends living in Derry, Maine in the 1980s; each of them ostracised for their own reasons, they come together and form The Loser’s Club. Life takes a dark turn when they are not only troubled by bullies and abusive parents, but also the horrors of a shape shifting evil that takes the form of Pennywise the dancing clown. They decide to stand up and fight as the monster begins to target the children. Remember, we all float down here.

Friday The 13th – A Right 2 & 8 Double Bill Friday The 13th Part 2 + Friday The 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan Friday 13th October at 8:15pm

Here at Fright Club we never like to let a Friday the 13th pass without unearthing Jason Voorhees from his deathly slumber. Here he takes centre stage after the killing spree in Part 1 terrorising a new band of campers at Camp Crystal in Part 2 before exchanging Sacks Over his head for Saks on Fifth Avenue! Tickets: £12, £10 concessions & £7.00 (Under 25’s)

Dead & Breakfast IX Saturday 28th October at 8:00pm

QUAD’s all night horror movie marathon continues to trawl the history of horror to pull together a whole night’s entertainment from dusk til dawn! Now as we hit the dizzy heights of year 9, we’ve pulled together some heavy hitters from the past. We’re covering the 1960’s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s while bringing you into the 21st Century with a brand new offering. Films include: The Omen (1976), The Birds (1963), Society (1989), The Signalman (1976), plus more films to be announced. Dead And Breakfast tickets (includes all films and breakfast): £25, £17.50 concessions / QUAD Members.

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 ÂŁ3.50 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.

The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature USA 2017 91 mins Dir: Cal Brunker

Returning after the exploits in The Nut Job, Surly, the squirrel, and friends reunite to stop the Mayor of Oakton City from destroying their park home to make way for a new amusement park!

The Lego Ninjago Movie USA 2017 90 mins Dir: Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher & Bob Logan

Six young ninjas: Lloyd, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane and Nya are defenders of the island called Ninjago! By night they are gifted warriors, using their skills and array of vehicles to fight villains and monsters. By day, they are kids struggling against a different enemy: high school!

The Little Vampire Germany 2017 Dir: Richard Claus & Karsten Kiilerich

Animal Crackers USA 2017 94 mins Dir: Tony Bancroft, Scott Christian Sava

The food comes to animated life! A family must use a magical box of Animal Crackers (biscuits) to save a run down circus from being taken over by their evil uncle Horatio P. Huntington as voiced by Ian McKellen.

Based on the best-selling novels by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg, The Little Vampire tells the tale of 13 year-old Rudolph, whose clan of vampires are threatened by a notorious vampire hunter. He meets Tony, a mortal boy, who helps Rudolph to battle his adversaries and save his family.

My Little Pony USA 2017 Dir: Jayson Thiessen

An all-star cast unite to voice the residents of Ponyville. A dark force threatens Ponyville and the Mane 6, Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship and save their home.

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


Yerma Encores: Monday 18th September at 1:00pm & Tuesday 19th September at 7:00pm

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning 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. 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. “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

Hamlet Thursday 5th October at 7:00pm Monday 23rd October at 1:00pm & Tuesday 24th October at 7:00pm

Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

Follies Thursday 16th November at 7:00pm Encores: Monday 11th December at 1:00pm & Tuesday 12th December at 7:00pm

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors). Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

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


RSC Coriolanus

RSC Twelfth Night

Thursday 11th October at 7:00pm

Thursday 14th February 2018 at 7:00pm

Encores: Monday 6th November at 1:00pm Tuesday 7th November at 7:00pm

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

‘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 heart-breaking. 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 Tickets: £17, £15 Concessions & £13 QUAD Members

LIVE OPERA 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.

John le Carré – An Evening With George Smiley

David Gilmour Live At Pompeii Wednesday 13th September at at 8:00pm

Thursday 7th September at 7:45pm

Running Time – 2 hours

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 & £10 QUAD Members

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 & £11 QUAD Members

Tickets now on sale

A Christmas Carol Advised Friday 1st December at 5.30pm & 7.30pm Running time 60 mins

Theatre company The Lost Boys and QUAD present a new spin on Dickens’ classic tale in a family friendly production of A Christmas Carol. Lost Boys bring their unique style to Dickens’ ghost story, enhanced by digital cinema technology and projections. Join Scrooge on his journey to redemption in this special event. Tickets: £10 for adults, £8 for concessions, Family tickets (2 adults + 2 children): £25

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN SEASON FIVE Exhibition On Screen is back for a fifth season of touring the world’s finest galleries and museums to bring the best in world art to screens in the UK.

Canaletto And The Art Of Venice At The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace Tuesday 26th September at 7:00pm & Thursday 28th September at 12 noon Dir: David Bickerstaff

Exhibition On Screen opens its fifth season with Canaletto & the Art of Venice, an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter. No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto. The remarkable group of over 200 paintings, drawings and prints on display offer unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city he became a master at capturing. The film also offers the chance to step inside two official royal residences - Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle – to learn more about the artist, and Joseph Smith, the man who introduced Canaletto to Britain. Guided by Royal Collection Trust curators and the world’s leading experts in Venetian history, the film is not only a wonderful way to see the exhibition, but an opportunity to get closer to Canaletto and the city that inspired him.

Cezanne: Portraits Of A Life Tuesday 23rd January at 7:00pm & Thursday 25th January at 12 noon Dir: Phil Grabsky

Exhibition On Screen is thrilled to present one of the most talked-about exhibitions of the year. Dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne, the exhibition opens in Paris before traveling to London and Washington. One can’t appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Featuring interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musée d’Orsay Paris, and correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences beyond the exhibition to the places Cézanne lived and worked and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the least-known of all the impressionists – until now.

Continuing in 2018

Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way Of Seeing David Hockney At The Royal Academy Of Arts

Tuesday 20th March at 7:00pm & Thursday 22nd March at 12 noon

Tuesday 21st November at 12 noon & Thursday 23rd November at 7:00pm Dir: Phil Grabsky and presented by Tim Marlow

Widely considered Britain’s most popular artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide. Now entering his 9th decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness. Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in London. Director Phil Grabsky secured privileged access to craft this cinematic celebration of a 21st century master of creativity.

I, Claude Monet Tuesday 22nd May at 7:00pm & Thursday 24th May at 12 noon

Exhibition On Screen tickets: £13, £11 concessions & £10 QUAD Members


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

Machine Made: Art, Robots and A.I.

Until 10th September, QUAD Gallery

Until 10th September, 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 features artists who explore a range of themes and ideas relating to robotics, Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and synthetic biology, highlighting our hopes and fears for a future that is continually shaped by technological advance. To what extent do we - will we - control this technology, these machines... and will they control us? How far can we allow A.I. to advance, and what is the scope of our duty of care? There has been a recent glut of news reports and articles on social media networks that have focused on the idea of robots and A.I. replacing human beings in the workplace. Added to this is a latent fear involving apocalyptic scenarios where A.I. machines rebel against us; yet advances in robotics, A.I. and synthetic biological research also point to a bright future free of disease, where as we live longer our lives are made easier.

Image: boredomresearch, Robots in Distress, 2017

Gallery Late Night Thursday 7th September, 5:00pm - 9:00pm.

FREE Including on the hour exhibition tours by QUAD Senior Curator Peter Bonnell

Artists:Â Jake Elwes, Duncan Gough, Philipp Schmitt, Stephan Bogner & Jonas Voigt, Marisa Tapper & Rob Homewood, Neale Willis. Since the dawn of the Information Age, scientists, technologists and artists have been working with machines or programs 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.

Hetain Patel 29th September – 19th November, QUAD Gallery

This new exhibition by artist Hetain Patel consists of two film works: a major new commission, Don’t Look At The Finger (2017), commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella with Manchester Art Gallery and QUAD, and The Jump (2015). These works continue the artist’s recent fascination with staging archetypal Hollywood action scenes within domestic settings. Employing the characteristic humour in all Patel’s work, the films, crafted into a single multi-screen installation, create an immersive cinematic experience that is in turns playful, suspenseful and occasionally ominous. Shot with production values that emulate Hollywood feature films, both works feature an original orchestral soundtrack by composer Amy May that Patel employs to push the installation into epic realms.

The Jump connects the widely recognised fantasy of action and superhero films with the domestic setting of his British Indian family home in Bolton, in the UK. Featuring 17 of his family members, the film is shot in Patel’s Grandmother’s home, the house that he and all of his relatives have lived in at various points since moving to the UK, and where his grandmother still resides. Featuring Patel’s homemade replica Spider-Man costume, The Jump presents two different view points of the artist leaping, suited up, in slow motion that is so slow it sometimes feels like a moving photograph. Don’t Look At The Finger is, at one level, an exploration of how the highly stylised genre conventions of Hong Kong martial arts movies have permeated the mainstream through the influence of directors like Quentin Tarantino and in blockbusters like The Matrix. It is also a reminder of how some of the highly specific signature symbols of historical cultural traditions and languages can become interestingly blurred and entangled in today’s hybrid and eclectic visual landscape. Shot in a church, Don’t Look At The Finger presents a wedding ceremony where bodies speak physically, where the protagonists seek human connection through ritual, combat and signed languages. Encompassing the UK, North America, South and East Asia, and West Africa, the confluence of culturally specific reference points inform the fluid relationship between reality and fiction that we see in these works by Patel, featuring specially made costumes, choreography, language and music that each question their own origins. Image credit: The Jump, Hetain Patel, 2015. Commissioned by Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, USA

Hetain Patel Exhibitions Launch Thursday 28th September, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Join us for this FREE event as we launch an exhibition of work by the artist Hetain Patel, including his major new film work Don’t Look At The Finger. We will be joined by the artist himself, and will also launch the exhibition Lightseekers / Art as Life that will be on display in QUAD Extra Gallery Spaces. Refreshments will be served, with speeches in the gallery and other events around QUAD.

Artist Talk: Hetain Patel Please check QUAD listings and website for details Join us for a FREE talk by the artist Hetain Patel, as he discusses his new commission Don’t Look At The Finger, as well as previous projects – including The Hump. FREE

FORMAT Photoforum: Simon Aeppli 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.

Lightseekers | Art as Life. A practice for everyday life 29th September – 19th November 2017, QUAD Extra Gallery Spaces

In this new project commissioned by QUAD, Lightseekers focuses on the region of Derbyshire and its localised history of art and craft production. The project facilitates space for skill sharing and knowledge exchange through a series of intergenerational, intercultural workshops. The project provokes reflection on the skilled production of utilitarian objects and artisanal craftsmanship during the pre-industrialised period. The project explores the loss of community and individual identity, during an intense period of industrial change, when new communities arrived to serve within the textiles and hosiery mills and consequently settled. Working closely with the residents of Derbyshire, dialogues are created to foster better understanding between disparate groups, while encouraging new relationships and friendships across communities. Visit the QUAD website for more information on this project and exhibition. Lightseekers is a collaborative and creative social practice founded by artist Kajal Nisha Patel.

Gallery Late Nights Thursdays 12th & 26th October, 9th & 16th November, 5:00pm - 9:00pm

FREE Including on the hour exhibition tours by QUAD Senior Curator Peter Bonnell

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 Image credit: Simon Aeppli

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

Talk Cinema with Alan Seaman Tuesdays 3rd October –28th November 7:00pm – 9:00pm (times vary on film screening nights)

Includes 5 discussion sessions alternating with 4 film screenings

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

Alan Seaman is back this autumn with the evergreen Talk Cinema. The premise is simple. You see a film and meet the following week to talk about it in a lecturer led discussion. The only entry requirement is a love of cinema and a desire to talk about it! Film Screenings to be confirmed nearer the time. Course Fees: £55, £45 concessions & QUAD Members (includes entry to 4 films)

History Of The Zombie with Darrell Buxton Wednesdays 11th October – 15th November 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Cult Film Historian Darrell Buxton resurrects the Zombie for an in depth look at the career of this much-maligned movie monster. Charting a path through the many incarnations of the zombie from possessed bodies, voodoo curses, The Night of Living Dead style lumbering corpse and cardio friendly running zombie. Join us as we plot a course covering impact of the recently departed George A Romero, the television phenomenon The Walking Dead, the many Italian cash in zombie movies including Zombie Flesh Eaters, the wonderful Train To Busan (2016) and the early black and white shockers like White Zombie (1932), I Walked With A Zombie (1943) and Hammer Studios The Plague Of Zombies (1966). Course Fees: £40, £30 concessions & QUAD Members (Course Fee includes free entry to Train To Busan / Seoul Station Double Bill on Friday 20th October)

Writing from Life Workshop with Eve Makis Thursday 12th October, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Back for a second time after July’s sold out session.

Social Media For Writers with Penny Reeve Thursday 14th September, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

For writers in 2017, it’s ever more important to ensure a strong online presence, and it’s never too early for any author to start! In this session you’ll pick up valuable tips on how to make the most of the range of social media available and how you can enhance your visibility and your writing career online. Led by Penny Reeve, Publicity Manager at Angry Robot, this session will offer great insight whether you’re a technophobe or have already started to build up your social media profiles. Tickets £8

From Idea To Publication with Alex Davis Mondays 18th September to 6th November, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

This popular 8 week writing course returns, designed to give both absolute beginners and longer-term writers an insight into what makes great writing – and what to do with your work once it’s finished. Covering key areas such as characterisation, description and dialogue as well as offering advice on magazines, presses and agents, this is the complete writing course for anyone looking to explore their stories. Run by QUAD Literature Officer and experienced creative writing tutor Alex Davis, this course is fun, informal and informative – perfect for anyone determined to get their story down on paper! Course fees £120, £110 concessions

Literature Surgeries Saturday 23rd September, 10:00am - 1:00pm

After a decade working in literature, including roles in publishing, teaching, editing and proofreading, QUAD’s Literature Officer Alex Davis is proud to bring his series of ‘literature surgeries’ to the venue. Offering a range of useful feedback on story and writing style, as well as potential paths to publication, these sessions are perfect for any writer looking for further guidance on their works in progress and longer term career. £20 includes feedback on up to 10,000 words of manuscript and half-hour meeting. Course fees £20 includes feedback on up to 10,000 words of manuscript and half-hour meeting.

Publishing Insider Presents The Work of a Literary Agent – Interview and Q+A with Jamie Cowen, Ampersand Agency Saturday 23rd September, 2:00pm

Literary agents play a huge part in the publishing industry, as well as being integral to a writer’s career. But what is it they’re looking for from a submission, and what do they do for an author in the long term? In this exclusive interview and Q+A session, literary agent Jamie Cowen of the acclaimed Ampersand Agency will be discussing this and more, offering an invaluable insight into this aspect of the publishing world. Tickets £6

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! Tickets: £8

Writing Horror Stories with Alex Davis Saturday 28th October, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Horror remains a popular genre of fiction, with a host of well-known leading lights as well as superb authors in the independent presses. But how do you craft your own chilling tales and create perfect scares? This day workshop with QUAD’s Literature Officer and horror author Alex Davis will explore key areas such as creating tension and atmosphere, building to a perfect final reveal and characterisation in horror, giving you all the tools to build a story that will stay with your reader long after they have put it down. Tickets £30, £25 concessions

DERBY FESTÉ 2017 RETURNS! Derby Festé will arrive on Friday 29th & Saturday 30th September, transforming Derby into a playground with performances for the whole family to enjoy. Derby Festé kicks off on Friday night as Bass’ Recreation ground is transformed into a ‘World of Circus’ with a twist of Festé and a sprinkling of magic. Enjoy the very first ‘Festé Food Village’ with street-food and drinks from around the world. Take in the beauty of the fire trail and encounter a carnival procession and circus acts along the way. The evening will build towards a show-stopping, daring and dangerous aerial performance by European company Gorilla Circus called ‘The Altitude Show’. Tickets are just £7 each and group bookings of 8 or more are just £5 each! So come along and enjoy. On Saturday the streets will come to life from noon with entertainers for the whole family including live music, circus performances, dance, and super heroes. The Saturday headline act for this year starts with a parade of colour winding through the Cathedral Quarter. Then dance the night away at the spectacular Garba celebration of light, colour and rhythm. The ‘Colour of Time’ procession, by Cie Artonik, will begin at 5pm winding its way through the streets to Cathedral Green – where only the brave will enter the explosion of colour! Then don’t miss the incredible spectacle of more than 100 dancers perform the Garba under a canopy of lanterns on the Market Place. You can join in or just enjoy the wonderful Night Market! This is a unique and special experience not to be missed. See you there! For more information on the ticketed circus event, head to the Derby LIVE Box Office. See for more information.

FAMILIES Museums at Night Silent Disco Friday 27th October 6:00pm - 7:00pm – for Families and Young people 7:00pm - 9:00pm – for ages 14-19yrs 9:00pm - 11:00pm – for ages 18+

Festé Fun Saturday 30th September, 10:30am – 4:00pm Suitable for all ages, FREE, Drop In

Join us for this showtastic circus themed Festé extravaganza. Get drawing and making by letting your creativity run free in our Big Scribble space on our Cafe Terrace and craft area in the Participation Space. Not forgetting Lego Saturday in our Resource Area.

Join us for a quiet night out in QUAD Gallery at this Museums at Night event with our Silent Disco co-curated by QUAD young people’s group QUAD Futures. Immerse yourself amongst Hetain Patel’s large scale projection work while enjoying music beamed directly into your ears. Drinks will be available in the Gallery and Spider Man costume is optional (but encouraged). Cost: £1 per person, booking: drop in

Free Monthly Talks with time for networking

Get Commissioned!

The Future is Digital

Thursday 21st September, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Thursday 12th October, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Find out how to make that business idea a reality

What will everyone be talking about in 2018


Make and Take Monday 23rd October, 11:00am – 4:00pm Suitable for all ages, FREE, Drop In

Digital Participation Minecraft Families Saturday 14th October, 11:00am – 1:00pm & 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Suitable for ages 5+

We’re kicking off half term with some family friendly creativity with local artist Helen Jackson in our highly popular Make and Take Day where you can make whatever you want, with whatever materials are available. Your imagination awaits.

It can sometimes feel like we spend more time with our digital families than the ones in our homes and hearts. We invite you and your family to get together and be digitally creative in this Minecraft workshop for all ages. Cost: £2 per family member, booking recommended

Digital Participation Family Portraits Friday 27th October, 1:00pm – 2:00pm & 2:30pm – 3:30pm, Suitable for all ages

Discover Arts Award Afternoon Saturday 21st October, 1:00pm – 5:00pm Suitable for ages 5+

Join Photography Artist Debbie Cooper to get some practical tips and tricks to taking your own family portraits. From lighting to editing apps, we’ll explore how to use mobile phones as fantastic tools for capturing family focused memories. Cost: £5 per family, booking required

Join QUAD staff in discovering the QUAD exhibitions, the artists and their work. Share your experience with others and document your visit using the Arts Award workbooks. Complete your workbook and gain your ‘Discover’ Arts Award Certificate (post event) to celebrate your work. Cost: £10 per young person (Includes workbook and certificate), booking essential

Digital Participation The Big Draw Saturday 28th October, 11:00am – 4:00pm Suitable for ages 5+, FREE, Drop In

Join us for an animated Big Draw festival with Living Lines. We’re taking traditional drawing and animation skills and giving them a digital twist. Draw your own animated walk cycle and see it come to life taking a stroll around our Participation Space.

KidsQUAD – Creative arts activities for children aged 7-11 years KidsQUAD Film Club presents: Starfighters! Saturdays 23rd & 30th September, 7th & 14th October, 4th, 11th & 18th November 10:30am – 12:30pm Screening: 9th December

 ur fearless KidsQUAD rebels lead O an interplanetary fight against the evil empire. Will KidsQUAD save the galaxy from the powers of darkness? Join our film maker to script, star in and film a new sci-fi epic. Cost: £77.00 for all seven sessions

October half term 2017 KidsQUAD Animation Club: Halloween Monday 23th & Tuesday 24th October, 10:30am – 12:30pm

To celebrate Halloween, we’re making scary and spooky animations, dare you join us? Cost £22.00 for both sessions

DigisQUAD – Digital activities for young people aged 12-16 October half term 2017: Manga! Wednesday 25th – Friday 27th October 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Join our brilliant artist, Katy, to create some beautiful Manga and Anime styled artwork using traditional drawing techniques and Photoshop Cost £45.00 all three sessions

Early booking advised for KidsQUAD or 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.

Young Creatives (ages 14-19) QUAD’s group of young creatives are a group of young artists aged 14-19. They work with professional artists to develop their artistic and creative skills.

Autumn term 2017: Zines and printing Saturdays 16th & 30th September 10:30am – 1:00pm at QUAD Saturday 21st October, (times tbc) At Dizzy Ink Studios, Nottingham Saturday 4th November, (times tbc) Trip to Zine Fest, Nottingham

Join Craig and Benjamin from Dizzy Ink to immerse yourselves in all things zine related. You’ll have chance to try out print and zine techniques at QUAD, get inspired at Zine Fest in Nottingham, and produce your own zine at their studios in Nottingham Check out some of their previous public workshops here: Cost: FREE! Booking essential as places are limited. Contact: Participants will be required to bring their own lunch for Nottingham visits.

QUAD Future (ages 14-25) Thursdays 7th & 21 September, 5th & 19th October, 4:30pm – 6:30pm

QUAD’s group of young decision makers who help us plan new projects and explore ways to engage other young people in our programme. This year we’ll be looking at: • Film programming • Exhibition curation Planning workshops and other events related to our exhibition seasons. Cost: FREE! Booking essential as places are limited. Contact: Free pizza supplied to keep you going until dinner time!

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

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: Mary Poppins (1964) Tuesday 10th October

Meet me in St Louis (1944) Tuesday 12th December

Tickets: £6, £5 concessions, tickets for carers are free.

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

For information on QUAD screenings please contact: 01332285425 or creativewellbeing@ 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 John Whall on 01332285425 or

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 27th September & 25th October 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, 28th September & 26th October, 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, 4th & 18th September, 2nd & 16th October from 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Tuesdays, 19th September & 17th October 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, 11th September & 9th October from 6:00pm

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

Make It Sew Mondays, 4th & 18th September, 2nd & 16th October 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, 12th September & 17th October, from 8:00pm

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

FiveLampsFilms Tuesday 26th September from 8:30pm

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. To submit your film please contact: or

Thursdays, 28th September & 26th October 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 16th September & 21st October, 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, 3rd & 17th September, 1st, 15th & 29th October 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, 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.

Cine Supper Don’t forget you can get a combined meal and cinema ticket. For just £13.50 enjoy a meal and a full price ticket for any film screening. Simply request a Cine Supper Ticket from the QUAD Box office when booking your film in advance, and redeem your meal voucher in the QUAD Café Bar. Cine Suppers are available every day after 5pm and must be booked in advance through QUAD Box Office. Image credit: Trish Carvell

Eat out on the Lawn! QUAD’s outside area has been revamped with a lush lawn making it the perfect place to enjoy the last of the summer sun. Many thanks to Browns Builders Merchants, based in Nottingham Road, Derby who supplied the lawn. 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. QUAD Café is open daily from 10:00am, the Bar on the Cinema floor is open from 5:00pm.

Image credit: Laura Millward

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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

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.

QUAD shop is open daily from 11am.

(*HESA 2016, graduating class over 2000)

WE SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE OUR STUDENTS TO EXCEL Media Production graduate Yue Liu, won Best Factual Film and Best Camera Work at the RTS Midlands Awards 2016. Find out how you too could work in the film industry in photography, media and film production or in special effects by coming to an open day.

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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 Sept-Oct 2017  

QUAD is Derby's centre for art and film, find out what is on Sept-Oct 2017 in our Gallery, Cinema, Workshop and Cafe.

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