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FORMAT International Photography Festival Mark Neville, On Patrol in Lashkar Gah

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Join us for a year of wellbeing supporting arts for everyone

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Welcome Derby Film Festival aims to carve out a unique slot in the national festivals circuit while providing an eclectic selection of previews, guests and events, featuring our new strand that focuses on the weird and wonderful, Paracinema. Exciting events and screenings already announced included a special guest Q&A with the irrepressible Toyah Willcox. We are delighted to be showcasing D/deaf filmmaking at the festival with a package of short films including the Academy Award winning The Silent Child. Look out for DFF guide with full film listings.

Our 8th edition of Summer Nights Film Festival tickets are on sale soon, with new venues added come and enjoy some great cinema in the great outdoors.

As always full listings are available in print at QUAD Box office or via a weekly QUAD e-mail, do sign up so you don’t miss out. You can sign up at


Derby Film Festival is back for its fifth edition taking place from 4th - 13th May. Expect the usual array of previews, classic films from the archive and a weekend dedicated to genres beyond the mainstream.

To QUAD’s quarterly brochure as we kick off the festival season!

FORMAT International Photography Festival presents an off year programme with exhibitions and events, for more details visit the FORMAT website.

Derby Film Festival

Mainframe Derby awards night take place in April recognizing and celebrating the inspirational, the influential and the forward-thinking individuals, businesses and ideas from the digital and creative community of the region.

Adam Buss, QUAD CEO


Exhibitions 6-9

Film 10-27

Get Creative 28-32





FORMAT 6 International Photography Festival Off Year Programme

Keep up to date with all the latest goings on at QUAD.


Mark Neville, Alexsandr Konokov and Sasha on their Goat Farm, 2017


QUAD A Year of Wellbeing April 2018 – March 2019 A founding principle of QUAD is to transform lives through active participation in arts and film including exhibitions, screenings and wide-ranging education and participation activities. We are proud of our contribution to arts and health practice in Derby.

QUAD offers lots of ways to follow the Five Ways to Wellbeing:

Connect With friends, family, neighbours, people with similar interests - join a group, share your enthusiasms! QUAD offers lots of creative ways to connect with groups, workshops, events, quizzes and of course, our Café Bar!

Image: Charlotte Jopling

Look out for the A Year of Wellbeing symbol throughout the brochure

A Year of Wellbeing

QUAD Wellbeing activities for everyone

“Today I was sad, coming here makes me a little less sad. Thank you for providing something that could change the impossible. I adore it.” QUAD exhibition visitor

See QUAD’s Year Of Wellbeing Leaflet for more information


Be curious; look, listen, savour the moment, take notice of the beautiful, reflect on what’s around you…

In this brochure you will find a range of QUAD activities supporting wellbeing for children, young people, families, adults, older people and artists. We also host a range of self-led groups for all ages which are free or low cost. Got an idea for a wellbeing event, activity or collaboration? Our Creative Wellbeing team would love to hear from you.

Smile, thank someone, volunteer, share your skills, join a community group, get involved. QUAD always welcomes new volunteers, feedback and suggestions.

Be active

Keep learning

Go for a walk, take the stairs, get out and about, make the effort to go to that event.

QUAD offers workshops and activities for all ages, abilities and interests.

Arts & Health

Image: Graham Lucas Commons

QUAD has a changing exhibition programme and shows hundreds of films each year, so many things to see and savour.

Try something new or do something you used to love but haven’t done for ages - join a course, attend a workshop, set yourself a challenge.

How does QUAD support wellbeing? In 2008, the Five Ways to Wellbeing were developed as a guide to help people feel good, function well and live well. Research has shown that engagement with arts and culture can improve how people feel about themselves and their lives.

Take notice


QUAD Wellbeing Symposium Thursday 12th April 1.00pm - 4.00pm An opportunity for organisations and individuals to come together to explore the potential of arts and culture to improve wellbeing. Find out more about our year of wellbeing and discuss possibilities for collaboration and future developments.

Please book through QUAD Box Office

QUAD is a great reason to walk into town, to plan a trip out or to ‘have a go’.

Book Launch & Derbyshire Mind Discovery Event Thursday 17th May 4:30pm - 6:30pm Find out about Derbyshire Mind’s activities and services and join Karen Clegg to launch her inspiring book of poetry and art, created as she moved through diagnoses, treatment and recovery from cancer. All sales will support Derbyshire Mind, part of Mental Health Awareness Week.


Mark Neville, Out in the Desert, 2010


Parallel Platform 21st April - 6th May Riverlights, Morledge, Derby Opening Times: 12 noon - 4:00pm

Exhibitions FORMAT International

Photography Festival Off Year Programme Mark Neville Battle Against Stigma Until 24 June 2018 QUAD Gallery This first UK exhibition of Mark Neville’s Battle Against Stigma project aims to address issues of mental health problems in the military. Also included is the UK premiere of Displaced Ukrainians, focussing on the plight of children in a zone of dispute and conflict. The exhibition is part of FORMAT International Photography Festival Off Year Programme and also QUAD’s year-long season of ‘Wellbeing’.


Mark Neville works at the intersection of art and documentary, investigating the social function of photography often working with closely knit communities, in a collaborative process intended to be of practical benefit to the subject, his photographic projects to date have frequently made the people he portrays the primary audience or beneficiary of the work.

Mark Neville, Lashkar Gah Girls School, 2011

Exhibition Events QUAD Gallery Late Nights Thursdays 26th April, 17th May 7th June, 5:00pm - 9:00pm

An exhibition showcasing the work of a number of emerging artists participating in Parallel, a European Platform that brings together creative organisations committed to promoting crosscultural exchanges and mentorships in order to set new standards in contemporary photography. Curated by Nikki Zoë Omes, an emerging curator based in the Netherlands, the exhibition explores a sense of self and/or the body through a variety of artistic interpretations and projects. To what extent is our sense of self culturally determined, how do our relationships define us, and how do we fabricate our own image? Omes invites you to take the time to step into someone else’s visual world, as you might recognise something of yourself in it. Exhibitions launch Night: Friday 20th April, 6:30pm - 8:30pm For more information please check the QUAD and FORMAT websites

Mark Neville: Derby Peace Week Exhibition Tour and Talk Saturday 28th April, 1:00pm Join exhibiting artist Mark Neville for a fascinating tour and discussion of work in his exhibition Battle Against Stigma. Mark will explain his work in Afghanistan as an official British War Artist, his battle with PTSD on returning home and his campaign to highlight the stories of veterans also suffering from PTSD, and how this led him to make new work on the estimated 1.8 million internally displaced Ukrainians resulting from the war in the Donbas. Mark Neville, Firing Range, 2010

Mindful Gallery Tour

A Year of Wellbeing

Thursday 17th May 1:00pm – 2:00pm Suitable for adults, everyone welcome Meet in QUAD Reception for an informal, thoughtful tour of Mark Neville’s exhibition exploring Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Led and supported by staff from QUAD and Derbyshire Mind, the tour will last for about 30 minutes then will continue in QUAD Café. Mental Health Awareness Week 14 – 20 May




Year Programme FORMAT Photoforum Join us for our monthly Contemporary Photography Talks programme:

FORMAT International

Portfolio Review Saturday 21st April


Portfolio Review Day for Artists

Megan Broadmeadow

With QUAD Senior Curator Peter Bonnell Wednesdays 9th May & 13th June 10:00am - 4:00pm

Artist Residency: 21st May - 2nd June Scratch Performance: Saturday 2nd June, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

One-hour slots for artists to discuss their work and future offering constructive feedback and career advice. Open to artists working in any media, at any stage in their career. For more information please contact: Cost: £5 per one-hour slot, please book through QUAD Box Office

Megan Broadmeadow’s R&D residency in QUAD’s Studio and performance-based ‘scratch’ event informs her new work for QUAD in 2019 - a collaboration with CGP London. First chapter is at CGP, 18th March – 29th April 2018.

Visit the FORMAT website for more information on our upcoming speakers:

FORMAT Portfolio Review takes place as part of the FORMAT Off Year Programme 2018. More than twenty international photography experts will be in Derby to review your work. The Portfolio Review is aimed at committed photographers with a developed and serious approach to their work. Recent graduates welcome.

Polly Braden

Portfolio Walk

Wednesday 11th April, 6:30pm

Saturday 21st April, 4:30 - 6:00pm

Kate Bellis

An opportunity for you to come and meet the brilliant artists who took part in the Portfolio Review, FREE no need to book.

For In Another Place QUAD presents a work by the Midlands-based artist Joey Holder, from her forthcoming show Adcredo at QUAD. To find out more about In Another Place, the participating venues, and how to get involved, please visit

Thursday 17th May 6:30 - 8:30pm


FORMAT Photoforum Tickets £5, £4 concessions, £2.50 for 16-25 years

Mark Neville Tuesday 5th June 6:30pm

In partnership with

Slideluck Editorial presents

Born The Same Saturday 21st April, QUAD Screens For more information on the authors visit: bornthesame-tour-artists-announced


Graduates Award Phil Barker, Jack Johnson, Holly McGhee, Alexander O’Neill, Hannah Smith, Alice Young Each year FORMAT selects the best photography by graduating University of Derby students. The 7 selected artists, all from BA Photography, graduated in 2017. See their work on the FORMAT website.

In Another Place 10 Billboards, 10 Places, 6 Weeks 21st May - 1st July 2018

Joey Holder: Adcredo The Deep Belief Network

Coming soon Joey Holder: Adcredo The Deep Belief Network 14th July - 21st October 2018 QUAD Gallery

Exhibitions Launch: Friday 13th July 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Adcredo will investigate the construction of belief in online networks, examining the rise of unjust ideologies and fantasies, and how these are capable of affecting our worldview. The project is produced in partnership with Bloc Projects, in April 2018.


Don’t miss

Let The Sunshine In France 2017 95 mins 15 Dir: Claire Denis

Isle Of Dogs USA 2018 105 mins Dir: Wes Anderson

Derby Film Festival returns


Programmer’s choice

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Our selected film programme It is all heating up in the QUAD offices as we approach Derby Film Festival, and we’re busy beavering away trying to bring the best previews and events to Derby this May. We’ll be packing up the cinema projectors and decamping to Derby Cathedral for a very special live organ accompaniment to F. W. Murnau’s vampire classic Nosferatu, also during the festival we’ll be introducing Paracinema, Derby’s newest genre film weekend – packed to the brim with the best genre film around, past and present. We are delighted to have confirmed a special preview of the final leading role for Sir John Hurt in That Good Night. That’s just a couple of highlights but check out the Derby Film Festival website for the full line up ( or pick up a brochure in QUAD.

Programmer’s choice


That Good Night

Look out for our pick of the films not to miss in the coming months.

Adam J Marsh Cinema Programmer Look out for Adam’s picks throughout the programme.

Programmer’s choice


Visionary director Wes Anderson returns with a witty, beguiling and stunningly crafted stop-motion animated feature set in a dystopian future Japan where an outbreak of ‘canine flu’ has led to all dogs being quarantined on Trash Island, an exile colony. 12-year old Atari Kobayashi defies the authorities to embark on a daring rescue mission to the island to save his beloved dog Spots. Programmer’s choice

Isabelle is an artist caught up in a series of unsatisfying affairs. Still, she keeps searching for a man to walk with hand-in-hand through life, even if she’s not certain that’s what she really wants. Claire Denis injects black humour into this witty journey through indecision. Juliette Binoche sparkles in a sexually charged role as a woman seeking signposts to life.

Summer With Monika Wednesday 4th & Thursday 5th April PG Sweden 1953 97 mins Dir: Ingmar Bergman Harriet Andersson stars as the irrepressible 17 year-old Monika, who has escaped Stockholm with Harry after troubles at home, to spend a blissful summer on an island in the archipelago. Even when she discovers she is pregnant she is reluctant to leave their idyll in the rural haven.

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Films A-Z To find out when films are showing pick up our weekly listings at the Box Office, or check our website.

Don’t miss Solo: A Star Wars Story “I think I’m going to be a pilot, the best in the galaxy.” Han Solo.


Standard films

Discount Offer 16-25 year olds tickets just £3.50! When you buy your ticket(s) from the Box Office 45 mins or less before the film.


120 BPM

The Breadwinner

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Ireland/Canada/Luxembourg 2017 94 mins Dir: Nora Twomey

France 2017 144 mins Dir: Robin Campillo Campillo’s rousing and heartbreaking account of the AIDS activist group Act Up-Paris begins in the thick of it, at a 1990’s group meeting. Among the new recruits is introspective, HIV-Negative Nathan, who finds himself instantly drawn to outspoken group member Sean, and a romantic relationship develops. Thriving on the power of discourse the film has a palpable air of exhilaration and frustration.


Funny Cow

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UK 2017 103 mins Dir: Adrian Shergold

France 2017 93 mins Dir: Xavier Legrand

Cinema Ticket Prices Full £9 Full member £7 Concession £7 Concession member £6



This film tells the story of a Kabul family during the time of the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan. The father opposes the government and has taught his daughters to read in direct opposition to the Taliban law. Parvana is the younger daughter and is headstrong with a rich imagination. When the father is thrown in jail, Parvana disguises herself as a boy to take up her father’s work as a peddler. This Oscar nominated tale is from the same studio as The Secret Of The Kells and Song Of The Sea.

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Fans of the Dardenne brothers will recognise this film’s unsentimental realism in its approach to this electrifyingly domestic nightmare with intense, restrained performances throughout. The custody battle at the heart of this story is between Miriam and Antoine, with Miriam pushing for sole custody of their son who is an unwilling witness to the testimony of his father’s past abuses.Yet Antoine wins joint custody setting in motion a chain of events that is almost unbearably tense.

Maxine Peake gives a formidable performance as an aspiring female comedian standing up to a violent husband and the sexist Northern England club circuit. Ill treatment by men is something that the eponymous heroine is grimly used to. A fitting showcase for Peake who is hilarious and heart-breaking, while Paddy Considine is cast against type as the middle-class paramour. Featuring a swooning, melancholic soundtrack by Richard Hawley.


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society UK 2018 Dir: Mike Newell This period drama stars Lily James as Juliet Ashton, a journalist who hopes to tell the story of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – a book club whose love of fiction kept them going through the Nazi occupation of the Channel Islands. Juliet finds herself charmed by the locals, as she gains a deeper understanding of how they survived Nazi rule. Co-starring Tom Courtenay, Penelope Wilton and Matthew Goode.


Entebbe UK 2018 Dir: José Padilha Based on the 1976 true story, Entebbe tells the tale of the hijacking of an aeroplane that is forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. Four hijackers – two Palestinian and two German - take a plane hostage demanding the release of dozens of Palestinian prisoners. This ticking clock thriller stars Rosamund Pike,Vincent Cassell and Daniel Bruhl.


That Good Night Friday 11th – Thursday 17th May UK 2017 92 mins Dir: Eric Styles This final leading role is an enthralling tribute to Sir John Hurt. Ralph is a once famous writer who is terminally ill and wants to be reconciled with his long-abandoned son Michael (Max Brown). When Michael comes to his Portuguese villa, as the clock is ticking, Ralph has also invited a mysterious Visitor (Charles Dance) to provide him with a painless end to his life.





Mansfield 66/67


On Chesil Beach


UK 2017 110 mins Dir: Dominic Cooke

Ready Player One UK/USA 2017 140 mins Dir: Steven Spielberg In 2045, Earth has been brought to its knees by catastrophic climate change and a worldwide energy crisis, not to mention famine, poverty, disease and war. The only thing making life bearable is the OASIS, a globally networked virtual reality world. As Earth collapses, OASIS becomes much more than just a global game: but a new society.


England, 1962. Two young lovers marry and begin their honeymoon on the Dorset coast. Edward and Florence hail from very different backgrounds but, deeply in love, the full complexity of their relationship only becomes clear on their wedding night as they struggle to reconcile their approaches to sex. Adapted by Ian McEwan from his own Booker Prize-winning novella.

USA 2017 84 mins Dir: P. David Ebersole & Todd Hughes This new documentary looks back at the final two years of the life of Jayne Mansfield and features incisive comments from the likes of John Waters, Mary Woronow and Kenneth Anger (who famously stuck Mansfield on the cover of his best-selling tome Hollywood Babylon). Mansfield’s cult status is still enshrined over 50 years after her death in a tragic road-accident aged 34 in 1967.



The More You Ignore Me

Never Steady, Never Still

UK 2018 108 mins Dir: Keith English

Canada 2017 112 mins Dir: Kathleen Hepburn

Set In the 1980s, Gina is a young mother attempting to play the role of homemaker providing a stable and loving home to husband Keith and daughter Alice. A heart warming comedy that focuses on the life of an unusual family in rural England, addressing mental health issues and their impact on the family. A frank, funny and life affirming film based on the novel by Jo Brand.

This devastating examination of the costs of long-term illness features a fearless, deeply moving performance by Shirley Henderson as Judy, a woman who has battled Parkinson’s disease nearly all of her married life. As the illness exacts its toll, her husband Eddie struggles to care for her and pushes their son into adulthood, demanding he take a job far from home.


I Kill Giants


UK 2017 104 mins Dir: Anders Walter

UK 2017 94 mins Dir: Paddy Considine

A tender coming-of-age tale of a young misfit who escapes into a fantasy world of magic and monsters. Life is not easy for Barbara Thorson. Defiant, precocious, outspoken, and a loner, Barbara relates more to her Dungeons and Dragons game. At home she makes life difficult for older sister Karen (Imogen Poots), who is responsible for taking care of her and her brother. As she deals with loss and bullying, Barbara’s imagined life begins spilling into her real one.

Actor-director-writer Paddy Considine’s searing drama sees him star as a journeyman boxer. Matty is a middleweight boxing world champion is nearing the end of his career. His last bout proves a titanic battle and afterwards he collapses at home. Awakening from a coma, he battles a loss of memory and personality changes and must try to piece his new life and new self together as his old world disappears. A moving story of loss, identity and overcoming adversity.



Redoubtable (S) Subtitled

Lean On Pete UK 2017 122 mins Dir: Andrew Haigh An adaptation of Willy Vlautin’s acclaimed novel, Charley Thompson is a 15-year-old who has no stability in his life. As the son of a single father working in warehouses across the Pacific Northwest, stability is hard to find. Charley takes a summer job with a washedup horse trainer and develops a friendship with a failing racehorse named Lean on Pete.

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Don’t miss Sicario 2: Soldado USA 2018 tbc mins Dir: Stefano Sollima One of the best films in recent history gets a sequel as Josh Brolin’s Matt Graver and Benicio del Toro’s Alejandro reteam to counter the Mexican drug cartels on the US/Mexico border. When Graver learns that terrorists are being trafficked over the border, the federal agent and his team take the war to the sources. With Catherine Keener, Jeffrey Donovan, Christopher Heyerdahl and Matthew Modine.


France 2017 107 mins Dir: Michel Hazanavicius Michel Hazanavicius’ (The Artist) biopic of French cinema’s most notorious director, Jean-Luc Godard, is an audacious feat of multi-layered storytelling. Adapted from the novel by Anne Wiazamsky, Redoubtable portrays her marriage to Godard and its unravelling in the midst of his spectacular philosophical and artistic meltdown during the volatile protests of 1968.




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Solo: A Star Wars Story

The Third Murder


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USA 2018 Dir: Ron Howard

Japan 2017 124 mins Dir: Hirokazu Kore-eda

USA 2017 116 mins Dir: Todd Haynes

One of the more interesting escapades in the Star Wars universe, Solo follows a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) as he embarks on a series of adventures in the dark and dangerous underground. Meeting his future co-pilot Chewbacca, he steps on board the Millennium Falcon for the first time.

It becomes clear from the start that Misumi robbed and killed an industrialist. But defence attorney Shigemori isn’t satisfied. As he goes about his research, secret histories are brought to light, inconsistencies surface and unlikely alliances point to a more complicated set of circumstances. A profoundly complex moral tale from a master filmmaker.

An intoxicating, visually ravishing adaptation of Brian Selznick’s tale of two Deaf runaways and the glimmering, redemptive magic of cinema. Fifty years apart, two hard-ofhearing 12-year olds, Ben and Rose, wrestle with a world not made for them. But when they each choose to leave for the dreamlands of New York, their separate stories become entwined.

Lives in Sign Languages Shorts Programme for D/deaf audiences Saturday 12th May at 5:00pm 15

The Square (S) Subtitled Sweden/Denmark/Germany/France 2017 151 mins Dir: Ruben Ostlund Following Ostlund’s critically acclaimed Force Majeure, comes this brilliantly funny, bracingly surreal art-world satire. Christian (Claes Bang) is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum in Stockholm. Wanting his gallery to make a splash, he arrives with the idea of ‘The Square’, an installation inviting passers-by into a space where they are encouraged to behave responsibly. Winner of the Palme D’Or. “Moments of pure showstopping freakiness… this is high wire cinema. 4 stars” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Programmed by LSFF’s young Deaf programmer Zoë McWhinney, a selection of contemporary short films foregrounding the richness of D/deaf culture and experience. From comedy to romance to horror, stories of D/deaf characters to the screen in a space inclusive for all, but tailored specifically to the needs of D/deaf cinema-goers. Includes the Oscar winning short The Silent Child.

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

Prince Night 111 PG Under The Cherry Moon + Non Stop Prince DJ Night! TBC

Here To Be Heard: The Story of The Slits + Q&A Wednesday 18th April at 6:30pm UK/USA  2017  86 mins Dir: William E. Badgley Here To Be Heard tells the story of The Slits, the world’s first all-girl punk rock group, from their formation during the pioneering days of punk rock in mid ‘70s London, through their individual stories of struggle, to the reformation of the band in 2005…a time period that ends in 2010 when singer Ari Up died of cancer while trying to make this film. This story - a mix of archival footage, never before seen images, and interviews with The Slits along with Punk Rock royalty, extraordinary producers, scholars and those influenced by The Slits, can be best described by a quote from Ari Up herself: “I’m not here to be loved, I’m here to be heard”.

We are delighted to welcome Tessa Pollitt and Palmolive, two of The Slits, to QUAD along with the director William Badgley for a post screening Q&A. All The Right Notes brings the music to the party with a range of documentaries, live concert films and feature films.

Saturday 21st April at 7:30pm After two years of Purple Rain, we’re jumping ahead in the Prince timeline to show the much underrated Under The Cherry Moon. Prince stars as Christopher Tracy, who along with his cousin Tricky (Jerome Benton), lives for fun and partying on the French Riviera gigalo-ing money from rich divorcees. The story is camp, frothy and fun and features Kristin Scott Thomas in her first film role but it is the music that pops off the screen. Featuring songs from Prince’s Parade album like the classics Kiss, Girls And Boys, Mountains and the heart-breaking Sometimes It Snows In April. Join us in QUAD Café from 9:00pm, after the film, as we clear the tables and get our funky purple dancing shoes on! Prince requests all night long!

To find out more about the weird and wonderful world of The Fringes check out the Fringes Blog.

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Film Crime Time aims to show the best in classic and contemporary Crime Cinema.

Fright Club presents the best horror cinema, from classic titles to the new cutting edge of horror.

Join us on Friday the 13th April 8:30pm for an alternative slasher double bill!

Hosted by Adam Crowther and Cult Film Historian Darrell Buxton.

Event Horizon Friday 25th May USA 1997 131 mins Dir: Paul W.S. Anderson In the year 2047, a distress signal is received from the Event Horizon - a starship that disappeared during its maiden voyage. A rescue vessel, named the Lewis and Carol, is sent to determine what happened and to look for any survivors. Manned by Captain Miller (Laurence Fishburne), Dr. Weir (Sam Neill) and Lieutenant Starck (Joely Richardson), the rescue ship creates an artificial black hole to in order to bridge two points in spacetime and reach the Event Horizon.


The Burning

The Final Girls

USA 1981 90 mins Dir: Tony Maylam

USA 2015 88 mins Dir: Todd Strauss-Schulson

The campers of Camp Blackwood decide to liven up their summer night by playing a prank on the caretaker Cropsy, it backfires, with a fire engulfing him in flames. He escapes and makes a run for the sanctuary of the lake. Five years later, Cropsy is released from hospital ready for revenge. He makes his way to Camp Blackwood to greet the new campers with a pair of garden shears.

Amanda Cartwright is an actress made famous in the cult classic Camp Bloodbath. On the way back from an audition, her and her daughter Max get in a car crash and Amanda is killed. Three years later Max and her friends attend a double bill of Camp Bloodbath and Camp Bloodbath 2: Cruel Summer. During the screening, a fire breaks out in the cinema they escape but wake up in the woods and find themselves inside the world of Camp Bloodbath.

Friday 13th Double Bill Tickets: £12, £10 concessions & QUAD Members

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Sunday 15th – Tuesday 17th April



Casino Royale

See 5 Fringes films and get a 6th for free! This offer is a rolling offer and valid throughout the year. Join up via the link. or QUAD Box office.

USA 1967 126 mins Dir: Val Guest, Robert Parrish, Kenneth Hughes, Joseph McGrath and John Huston

The Original Casino Royale has more Bonds than you can shake a cocktail stick at. David Niven stars as the original James Bond who, after the death of M, is called back out of retirement to stop SMERSH. In order to trick SMERSH and Le Chiffre (Orson Welles) all agents are renamed James Bond. James Bond (aka Evelyn Tremble - Peter Sellars) is sent to take on Le Chiffre. The screening on Sunday 15th April at 4:00pm will be introduced by Screenwriter (and Casino Royale enthusiast) Steve Hardy.


Our Man In Havana Sunday 27th – Tuesday 29th May UK 1959 103 mins Dir: Carol Reed This witty comedy stars Alec Guinness as Jim Wormald, hired by the British Secret Service to pass on information on Cuban affairs. The problem is Wormald has no useful information, so he decides to make it up. Everything is fine until the Cuban Police Chief think he’s a real spy.



Satori Screen is QUAD’s monthly night bringing rare opportunities to see East Asian cinema on the big screen, introduced by Asian Film Fanatic Peter Munford.

Big Fish & Begonia

Flash Point

Friday 27th April at 8:45pm

Friday 15th June at 9:00pm

China 2016 106 mins Dir: Liang Xuan & Zhang Chun

Hong Kong 2007 84 mins Dir: Wilson Yip

Chun, a resident of a parallel dimension, is given the chance to explore our realm in the form of a dolphin. She is rescued from danger by a boy at the cost of his own life and she vows to repay him. As they confront dangerous situations, a bond of love grows between them. A stunning animation that impresses with its endless visual imagination and the powerful emotions it inspires.

Hot-headed cop Ma Jun (Donnie Yen) teams up with undercover agent Wilson (Louis Koo) to take down a smuggling ring run by three brothers. When they arrest one brother the other two will go to any lengths to free him. Another bone-crunching martial arts thriller from the men behind the hit SPL.

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Universally Monstrous!

Ingmar Bergman Season

Also showing

A season of Universal Monster classics.

In April we mark the centenary of auteur Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007) by exploring some of the highlights from the career of one of the greats of European cinema.


From 1931, Universal Studios had a string of mega hits that established horror as a box office draw with crowds flocking to see the suave Bela Lugosi as Dracula, the monstrous Boris Karloff as Frankenstein’s monster, the hirsute Lon Chaney Jr. as the Wolf Man and the shocking Elsa Lanchester as the iconic Bride Of Frankenstein. We revisit some stellar highlights with weekly double bills culminating in a classic retro 3D presentations of Creature From The Black Lagoon.

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The Magic Flute

The Touch

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Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd April Sweden 1957 91 mins Dir: Ingmar Bergman

Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th April Sweden 1971 113 mins Dir: Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman puts his exquisite stamp on Mozart’s masterpiece in one of the best screen versions of opera ever made. Created lovingly on a custom-made set replicating an 18th century theatre, Bergman begins in the audience before letting the tales of Tamino, Pamina and others play out.

Karin (Bibi Andersson), a happily married mother of two, surprises herself by responding in-kind to an unforeseen profession of love from David (Elliot Gould), an archaeologist visiting Sweden, whom her doctor husband (Max von Sydow) has befriended. But love, however toxically exhilarating, is seldom simple, and the deceit and David’s volatile temperament take their toll.

Introduced by Film Historian Darrell Buxton on Monday 16th April at 6:00pm. “A performance of musical excellence, dramatic vitality and enormous, effortless charm.” - Goeff Andrew, BFI


Introduced by Film Lecturer David Leicester on Monday 9th April at 6:15pm

Summer With Monika (PG) (S)


Wednesday 4th & Thursday 5th April


Smiles Of A Summer Night (PG) (S)

Friday 1st – Monday 4th June USA 1931 70 mins Dir: James Whale

Wednesday 11th & Thursday 12th April

Cries And Whispers (18) (S) Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th April

Persona (15) (S) Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th April

Wild Strawberries (15) (S) Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd April

James Whale’s wry adaptation of the Mary Shelley classic established the iconic Frankenstein’s monster. Dr. Frankenstein, a reclusive scientist increasingly obsessed with his unusual experiments, dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster out of lifeless body parts, but a criminal’s brain is inadvertently transplanted inside the creature with potentially dangerous effects.


The Bride Of Frankenstein Friday 1st – Monday 4th June USA 1935 75 mins Dir: James Whale Back for more, director James Whale brings the full force of his camp wit to bear for the sequel to the 1931 original. Fleeing from a group of enraged villagers seeking revenge for the death of a young girl, Frankenstein’s Monster finds refuge in an old crypt. Elsa Lanchester stars alongside Karloff’s Monster as the Bride.

Double Bills: £12, £10 Concessions See everything! Full Season Pass: £50, £42 Concessions See page 34 for our Universal Horrors One Day Film Course!

Dracula (PG) Dracula’s Daughter (PG) Friday 8th Monday 11th June

The Invisible Man (PG) The Invisible Man Returns (PG) Friday 15th Monday 18th June

The Mummy (PG) The Mummy’s Tomb (PG) Friday 22nd Monday 25th June

The Wolf Man (PG) Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman (PG) Friday 29th June Monday 2nd July

Creature From The Black Lagoon (PG) Presented in Retro 3D Abbott And Costello Meet The Mummy (U) Friday 6th Monday 9th July



Film Oscar Wilde Season Live

Live Theatre Events National Theatre Live

Royal Shakespeare Company

Romeo & Juliet Wednesday 18th July at 7:00pm Encores: Monday 6th August at 2:00pm & Tuesday 7th August at 7:00pm The most famous story of true love explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but quickly leads to heartbreaking consequences.

Encores: Monday 9th April at 1:00pm and Tuesday 10th April at 7:00pm Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl) and Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London. Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

Macbeth Thursday 10th May at 7:00pm Encores: Monday 11th June at 1:00pm & Tuesday 12th June at 7:00pm Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris sees Rory Kinnear (Young Marx) and Anne-Marie Duff (Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

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

Wednesday 11th April at 7:00pm Encores: Monday 30th April at 1:00pm & Tuesday 1st May at 7:00pm UK 2018 Dir: Polly Findlay ‘Something wicked this way comes’ Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder. A contemporary production of Shakespeare’s darkest psychological thriller marks both Christopher Eccleston’s RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusack to the Company.

Book now / / Box Office 01332 290 606

Tuesday 5th June at 7:15pm Encore: Thursday 7th June at 1:00pm UK 2018 165 minutes


Julius Caesar

An Ideal Husband

The Merry Wives Of Windsor Wednesday 12th September at 7:00pm Encores: Monday 1st October at 1:00pm & Tuesday 2nd October at 7:00pm. Down on his luck, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men.

RSC Tickets: £17 £15 Concessions & £13 QUAD Members

Broadcast live from the Vaudeville Theatre, London, a new production of the Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband. This entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. As an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery.

Coming soon The Importance Of Being Earnest Tuesday 9th October at 7:15pm Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners.

Oscar Wilde Tickets: £17, £15 Concession & £13 QUAD Members




English National Ballet

Exhibition On Screen Season 5 Touring the world’s finest galleries and museums to bring the best in world art to screens in the UK.

Glyndebourne 2018 Tickets for the new season of Glyndebourne Opera go on sale 22nd March.

An American In Paris: The Musical Wednesday 16th May at 7:00pm and Sunday 20th May at 4:00pm

Akram Khan’s Giselle Wednesday 25th April at 6:45pm & Thursday 3rd May at 1:00pm Hailed as ‘a masterpiece of 21st century dance’ from English National Ballet, Akram Khan’s Giselle comes to cinemas for the first time with Artistic Director of English National Ballet, Tamara Rojo, dancing the role of Giselle, one of a community of migrant workers cast out of their jobs in a condemned garment factory. Filmed live at the Liverpool Empire in October 2017, Akram Khan’s Giselle is directed for the screen by Ross McGibbon.

The Australian Ballet The Merry Widow Thursday 20th September at 7:00pm, Encore: Monday 24th September at 1:00pm The tiny principality of Pontevedro is on the verge of bankruptcy, and the dashing Count Danilo must rescue his country by marrying the newly widowed and fabulously wealthy Hanna Glawari. Only when they meet does he realise that she’s his childhood sweetheart – and she hasn’t forgiven him for jilting her years ago. Based on the beloved operetta, this lively tale is set in the ballrooms and salons of Belle Epoque Paris - dressed magnificently in velvets, silks, spangles and feathers.

Ballet Tickets: £17, £15 Concession & £13 QUAD Members

I, Claude Monet Tuesday 22nd May at 7:00pm & Thursday 24th May at 12 noon I, Claude Monet is back by popular demand, revealing the heart and soul of arguably the world’s most loved artist. Monet’s life is a gripping tale about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. However, as his art developed and his love of gardening led to the glories of his Giverny garden, his humour, insight and love of life are revealed. Told through Monet’s own words and shot on location at the very spots he painted, the film features his most loved paintings in an unforgettable, immersive art experience.

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

Madama Butterfly (LIVE) Thursday 21st June at 6:30pm One of the most famous operas of all time and has inspired numerous contemporary adaptations and re-imaginings, including the hit musical Miss Saigon. Praised by critics as a ‘thoughtful, provocative staging’ and a ‘scathing study of exploitation’, Annilese Miskimmon’s production of Puccini’s classic opera updates the action to the 1950s.

This breathtakingly beautiful Tony Award-winning Broadway musical,  inspired by the Oscar winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin (including the classic hits ‘S Wonderful and I Got Rhythm), stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is coming from London’s West End to the Sir John Hurt Cinema at QUAD.

Tickets: £15, £13 Concession & £11 QUAD Members

Distant Sky: Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Live In Copenhagen Thursday 12th April at 8:30 pm


2017 143 minutes Dir: David Barnard

Tickets: £17, £15 Concession & £13 QUAD Members

Recorded at Copenhagen’s Royal Arena in October 2017, Distant Sky captures an extraordinary and triumphant live concert from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.

Coming soon

Performing new album Skeleton Tree’s exquisite compositions alongside their essential catalogue, the band’s first shows in 3 years provoked an ecstatic response in fans, critics and band alike, renewing a profound and intimate relationship wherever they played, with some of the best reviews of their decorated career.

Saul (Recorded LIVE) Thursday 26th July at 6.30pm

Vanessa (LIVE) Tuesday 14th August at 6:30pm

Tickets: £12 £10 Concessions & QUAD Members

“Joyous and unexpectedly triumphant” The Guardian



Cine Kids All tickets are £3.50 for Cine Kids Club members (which includes the whole family and their guests). Membership is FREE and available from QUAD Box Office to families with children under 16. Non-members also welcome, who will be charged the standard cinema ticket price. To hear when new Cine Kids films are announced please see or join our Cine Kids Facebook Group. quadcinekids

Cine Babies

Supportive Environment Screenings Every second Thursday of the month at 11:00am Monthly screenings suitable for adults and children with specific needs and people from within the autistic spectrum. Adaptable environment screenings with house lights slightly raised, sound levels lowered and no adverts or trailers before the films.

Tickets are: £6 or £5 Concessions, tickets for carers are free. groups/quadcinebabies

Avengers: Infinity War It has all been building to this! Thanos is pulling together all the gemstones for his Infinity Gauntlet that will give him limitless power. All the Avengers have to put aside their differences to battle this threat. All the gang are here with Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, joining forces with the Guardians Of The Galaxy, Dr Strange and Spider-Man.


Cine Babies Tickets Cine Babies tickets for adults are £7.00 or £6.00 concessions, tickets for babies are free. Please note that there is no general admittance for these screenings.

The Little Vampire

Peter Rabbit

Germany 2017 tbc mins Dir: Richard Claus & Karsten Kiilerich

USA 2018 95 mins Dir: Will Gluck

Based on the best-selling novels by Angela SommerBodenburg, 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.


USA 2018 20 mins Dir: Ava DuVernay

USA 2018 Dir: Anthony & Joe Russo


To enable entrance, join QUAD's Cine Babies club for free. Register either over the phone, in person or by downloading the Cine Babies membership form and returning it to QUAD Box Office with baby's birth certificate or red book before the screening.

Find out what films are screening please see or join the Facebook group.

A Wrinkle In Time

Supportive Environment films are not available to book online, please contact QUAD Box Office to book, you can also sign up to receive regular details.

Cine Babies screenings are exclusive screenings for parents or carers with babies under 12 months which take place every Thursday.

Tickets for Cine Babies screenings are bookable in advance or on the day via QUAD Box Office.


The rebellious rabbit runs and jumps onto the big screen as Beatrix Potter’s creation is brought to life voiced by James Corden. Colin Moody, Fayassal Bazzi, Domhnall Gleeson, Sia, Sam Neill, Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki and Daisy Ridley amongst others bring Cotton Tail, Mr Jeremy Fisher, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, Benjamin Bunny and more to the big screen.

The classic children’s fantasy novel is brought memorably to life with an all-star cast following the tale of Meg Murry who learns that her father is being held captive on a distant planet. She joins forces with her highly intelligent younger brother, her friends Calvin and three astral travellers Mrs Which (Oprah Winfrey), Mrs Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon) and Mrs Who (Mindy Kaling) to save him. With Gugu Mbath-raw, Chris Pine, Zach Galifianakis, and Michael Pena.

Taken the kids to watch Despicable Me 3 and Cars 3 for a mere £3.50 each. Fantastic and lots to keep the children happy over the holidays. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

Cine Kids are family focused film screenings every weekend and during the school holidays.

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Get Creative QUAD runs a fun, creative and participatory programme of activities and workshops for all ages. Including accessible and family friendly film screenings, family friendly activities, events and workshops for children and young people, creative wellbeing activities and an education programme for schools, colleges and universities.

Get Creative DigisQUAD Digital activities for young people aged 12-16 Creative Photoshop Wednesday 4th & Thursday 5th April 1:30 - 4:30pm Join one of our digital artists to experiment with Photoshop’s creative tools and make your own digital masterpiece with digital drawing and found imagery.

Cost £33.00 both sessions

KidsQUAD May half term

QUAD Young Advocates for ages 16-25

Tuesday 29th & Wednesday 30th May,10:30am – 12:30pm


Cost: £22.00 for both sessions

Creative activities for children aged 7-11 without grown-ups!

Early booking advised for all KidsQUAD sessions as places are limited, booking is essential through QUAD Box office 01332 290606.

KidsQUAD Film Club Presents: KidsQUAD The Musical!

Children can be left unaccompanied during sessions, children with additional or behavioural support needs should come with care support.

Saturdays 28th April; 5th, 12th & 19th May; 16th, 23rd & 30th June, 10:30am – 12:30pm Premiere Screening 21st July Ever wanted to make your own musical? Can KidsQUAD actually sing? Get those vocal chords warmed up and join our film maker, Jenson, to script, star in and film an all singing, all dancing, musical extravaganza.

Cost: £77.00 for all seven sessions


QUAD’s group of young decision makers, curators and reviewers, who work with staff and artists to plan new projects and explore ways to promote our programme to other young people.

Join one of our artists for two mornings of creative activities during half term.

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This year we’ll be looking at: Film and exhibition reviews Exhibition curation and reviews Developing advocacy skills Marketing and social media Designing workshops and other events related to our exhibition seasons

Young Creatives for ages 14-19 QUAD’s group of young artists, who work with professional artists to develop their creative skills in response to our exhibition programmes. For more information about our forthcoming programme for young people aged 14-19, or to book a place, please contact Jasmine:

If you want to get involved or want to find out more, please contact Gina:

QUAD Education programme for schools, colleges and universities QUAD can offer technical and creative skills-based workshops, bespoke to your curriculum outcomes.

Contact our Education Curator:


Get Creative

Get Creative Children’s Art Week Happy Families Animation Saturday 9th June 11:00am - 4:00pm (with 1hr break) Suitable for ages 5+ We’re celebrating Children’s Art Week by looking at what makes us happy in this family friendly iPad animation workshop. Explore what makes your family happy and design, build and capture your joy in stop motion.

The World is My Country with Peace News MinecraftLAB: Our World Tuesday 3rd April, 10:30am - 12:30pm & 1:30pm - 3:30pm Suitable for ages 8 -16 years Take part and collaborate with others in building a world how you see it. Both sessions will be project focused and use the same world. The project will explore how we can show others how we see the world around us.

Cost: £8.00 (£14 for both) Booking recommended

MinecraftLAB: Inside Out Friday 1st June 10:30am – 4:00pm Suitable for ages 8 -16yrs Join us for a tutor led workshop including idea generation, design thinking and team work skill building. Inside Out will focus on what it’s like to live inside our own heads. Each participant will have a hollow head to fill with their thoughts, ideas and imagination.

Cost: £25.00 (£22.50 for QUAD Members) Booking and a packed lunch recommended


Saturday 28th April 11:00am - 1:00pm Suitable for ages: 10+

Tickets: Under 16s £2.50, 16+ £5.00

Happy Hours

For further information or to make a referral, please contact Abbie Canning on: 01332 285427

Booking recommended

Drop In

Make and Take Day

Listen Love Learn

Drop In

Make and Give Day Monday 28th May 11:00am - 4:00pm Suitable for all ages

A Year of Wellbeing

QClub is targeted at children on the autistic spectrum, children with additional support needs or who are socially excluded, have disabilities, are young carers, looked after or bereaved children. Various supported activities are run after school throughout term time and during school holidays.

Monday 11th & Friday 15th June 4:30pm – 5:30pm Suitable for ages 5+

Join us this May Day Bank Holiday for some family friendly creativity with local artist Helen Jackson in our highly popular Make and Take Day, where you can make whatever you want, with whatever materials are available. Your imagination awaits.

For children and young people 5-18yrs old, with additional support needs.

Booking required. Children must be accompanied by an adult throughout

As part of Derby Peace Week, Peace News will lead a participatory celebration, in stories and pictures, of the people and movements that opposed the First World War. Featuring disobedient soldiers, feminist peace initiatives, a Maori princess, a Derbyshire second-hand clothes seller framed for attempted murder, and the striking graphic art of Emily Johns.

Monday 7th May 11:00am – 4:00pm, Suitable for all ages

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Join us for this free drop in after school creative workshops for all the family where we look at what makes us happy. There will be various digital and craft materials available to design, build and create the things that give you the most joy.

Tuesdays 12:30pm - 2:30pm 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: -wellbeing/listen-love-learn.aspx q-club.aspx

QClub Outdoor Projection In support of Autism Awareness Week and Autism East Midlands 50th Anniversary, QClubbers and their families worked together to produce an animation that will be projected on the outside of the QUAD building across Autism Awareness Week 2018, 26th March to 2nd April.

QClub Virtual Reality World Exhibition Resource Area, QUAD Saturday 26th May - Sunday 3rd June From floating castles and cloud sheep, through to Thomas the Tank Engine and ‘Le Sausage Hotel’, come and stroll through the virtual reality world that QClubbers have created with artist Darius Powell, during the spring term.

A Year of Wellbeing

A twist on our highly popular Make and Take Day, teaming up with Derby Free Art Friday. Make whatever you want, with whatever materials are available, for someone else. Whether it’s a family member or a complete stranger, this session will focus on the wellbeing approach of giving.

Well Dressing

Drop In

Derby’s annual well dressing activities take place in June. Come along and take part in this ancient tradition which is so closely associated with Derbyshire and the Peak District.


Get Creative Matinée: Dementia-Friendly Film Screenings A Year of Wellbeing

GoldsQUAD Wednesdays at 11:15am - 1:15pm

Friendly, relaxed film screenings for people living with memory challenges, and their friends, families or carers. Films are shown with an interval and refreshments which are included in the ticket price.

For further information, please contact creativewellbeing

Wednesdays 4th April - 9th May 7:00pm - 9:00pm U


Singin’ in the Rain

Calamity Jane

Tuesday 10th April, arrival at 1:00pm, films start at 1:30pm

Tuesday 22nd May, arrival at 1:00pm, films start at 1:30pm

If you need help with transport to attend contact Frances on 07449 732322 or email Look out for other Dementia- friendly film screenings.

Dementia Action Week 21st - 27th May

Friday 18th May 10:00am - 2:00pm Everyone welcome

Staff from multiple organisations will be available to offer information and advice about end-of-life planning and bereavement. An opportunity to ask questions and talk openly about end-of-life issues. Organised by G. Wathall & Son Ltd, part of Dying Matters Week. AwarenessWeek


Poetry: The Next Level With Sophie Sparham Presented in partnership with Arts Derbyshire

Dying Matters Information Event

Literature Courses

Tickets: £6, £5 concessions, tickets for carers are FREE. Booking is recommended through QUAD Box office as places are limited and not available to book online.

QUAD invites participants aged 50+ to form a supportive community that create art together and promote positive health and well-being. Cost: £4.00 per session. Please see our website for weekly activities or ask for a timetable at QUAD Box Office.

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Dementia Friends: Dementia Information Session Wednesday 23rd May, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Booking recommended as places are limited. Learn more about dementia and the ways we can help. ‘Dementia Friends’ is the Alzheimer’s Society’s nationwide initiative to change perceptions about dementia, transforming how we think, act and talk about the condition. By attending this relaxed, informal session you will join the 2 million people who have already become a Dementia Friend.



Wednesday 23rd May at 6:30 pm UK 2001 135 mins Dir: Richard Eyre With a brief introduction about living with dementia from ‘Making Space’. Standard ticket prices apply.

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DSLR Photography Level 1 7th May - 4th June, 6:15 pm - 8:45 pm Back by popular demand, this five-week course with tutor Jon Legge 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. Please bring your own DSLR or contact to reserve a QUAD camera. Bridge cameras can be used but please check before booking.

Course Fees: £160, £140 Concessions

Talk Cinema with Alan Seaman Tuesdays 1st May - 26th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm (times vary on film screening nights) Includes 5 discussion sessions (1st, 15th, 29th May, 12th & 26th June) alternating with 4 film screenings. The premise is simple.You see a film and meet the following week to talk about it.

Course Fees: £55, £45 Concessions & QUAD Members (includes entry to 4 films)

Are you a poet looking to take your work to the next level, or trying to get your first collection together? This six-week course is specifically aimed at poets who have some experience in writing and or performing, offering a series of writing tasks, group feedback and editing advice, to allow you to get the very best out of your writing, both on the page and on the stage.

Cost: £70 £60 concessions & £50 QUAD Members

Writing Short Stories With Alex Davis Mondays 9th - 30th April 6:30pm - 9:00pm The short story is a popular form of fiction that has given many writers their first experience of publication, providing a springboard for them to go on to greater things. This four-week course looks at how to plot and craft great short stories as well as exploring markets and opportunities for their publication. Ideal for any writers looking to take the next step with their work.

Cost: £60 £50 concessions & QUAD Members


Courses Writing Horror Fiction With Charlotte Baker

Edge-Lit 7 Literature Surgeries Saturday 14th April, 10:00am - 1:00pm Wednesday 23rd May, 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday 14th July, 10:00am - 10:00pm

Saturday 9th June, 1:00pm - 5:00pm Exploring tropes of the field, how to avoid cliché and techniques to develop atmosphere and tension.

Edge-Lit returns for one of the UK’s most popular fantasy, horror and science-fiction events with a day of panels, readings, interviews, programme of workshops, a book dealers room and a quiz!

One Day courses

Tickets £20

Thursday 12th April, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Cost: £20 includes one-to-one session plus tailored feedback on up to 10,000 words of manuscript

Perfect for readers looking to hear from and meet some of the best genre talent around, fans wanting to explore key areas of speculative fiction more deeply or writers looking to gain great practical advice and guidance from a huge array of established names in the field. This year’s event will also feature the tenth anniversary prizegiving of the Gemmell Awards for Fantasy Fiction.

See QUAD website for full details From Faces to Fiction: Historical Writing Workshop With Clare Harvey

An in-depth look into the editing process for writers to improve and sharpen your first draft into a fantastic final version.

Plot and Story Structure

For announcements on guests of honour and more information see:

QUAD’s Literature Officer Alex Davis continues his popular Literature Surgeries, which offer a range of useful feedback on story and writing style, as well as potential paths to publication. The 30-minute sessions are perfect for any writer looking for further guidance on their works in progress and longer-term career. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

With Heide Goody and Iain Grant Saturday 19th May, 10:00am - 4:00pm Explore the conventions of storytelling and plot structure and discover how they are present in all stories. Looking at story frameworks such as the Three Act Structure and The Hero’s Journey; also exploring how characters in fiction serve to further the story and enhance the overall narrative. Whether you are thinking about writing, working on something or would simply like to get a broader perspective on how stories function, this workshop will provide you with valuable new tools. or email Alex Davis, event co-ordinator:

Tickets £30, including access to all events and event goodie bag

Looking at how portrait paintings can provide a stepping off point for the creation of historical novels and short stories. Tickets £8

Editing Your Writing With Sophie Snell Thursday 14th June, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Tickets £8

How To Get an Agent With Alex Davis

Getting Published in Horror Fiction With Charlotte Baker

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

Saturday 16th June, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Practical information and tips on how to put together the perfect submission package, where you can find an agent and what they can do for you.

Tips on getting your horror fiction published, this also includes one-to-one feedback on up to 500 words of writing.

Tickets £8

Tickets £20

Tickets £35

Writing Fiction for Women’s Magazines With Joanna Barnden Wednesdays 6th - 27th June 7:00pm - 9:00pm

1st - 9th June 2018 Universal Horrors One Day Film Course

Looking to write short stories and to sell them? These commercially-focused sessions will help you develop your writing style to create sharp, entertaining and saleable stories for the women’s magazines. This four week course will take you through all the basics of honing your stories and offer plenty of advice and tips on how to catch an editor’s attention and see your work in print.

Saturday 2nd June, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Cost: £50, £40 concessions & QUAD Members

Includes entry to Frankenstein & The Bride Of Frankenstein (PG) Double Bill


Join author and Starburst film critic Jon Towlson in this one day course on 1930s Universal horror cinema and beyond. With clips and discussion, the course presents memos, letters and censorship reports from the studio archives.

Course Fee: £25 Full Price, £20 Concession

The fourth Derby Book Festival features over 80 internationally acclaimed writers, poets, historians, politicians, illustrators, storytellers and musicians. This year’s exciting programme has something for everyone: from The Archers to art, cooking to cycling, mermaids to music. Events range from the children’s book trail, Harry Potter themed events, storytelling Tickets: and crafts to£5 author talks, discussions, live performances, films, Masterclasses for budding writers and the annual Book Quiz - as well as celebrating all that is great about Derby!

The full Festival programme will be launched at QUAD on Thursday 12 April at a FREE (but ticketed) Derby Reads event, when tickets go on sale for all events. You can pick up a copy of the programme on that date or read it online at: To hear all the latest news: DerbyBookFestival @derbybookfest


Venue Events QUAD’s monthly events are open to everyone and are FREE unless otherwise stated.

New! QUAD Children’s Writing Group Wednesdays 4th April, 2nd May & 6th June, 7:00pm - 9:00pm If you’re looking to create stories for kids and young adults and needing a little bit of inspiration or wanting friendly feedback on current work. 

For more info see:

Derby Sketching Club Portrait Session


QUAD Film Quiz

Thursdays 26th April, 31st May, 28th June from 11:00am - 1:00pm

Mondays 2nd & 16th April, 7th & 21st May, 4th & 18th June 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Tuesdays 10th April, 8th May, 12th June from 8:00pm


£1.50 entry per person

Video Games Quiz


Thursday 26th April, 31st May & 28th June from 7.30pm

Mondays 9th April 14th May & 11th June from 6:00pm Derby’s liveliest bookgroup See regular-event/booksquad. aspx for book choices

Make It Sew Mondays 2nd & 16th April, 7th & 21st May, 4th & 18th June from 6:30pm – 8:30pm £2 entry per person Facebook page @QUADmakeitsew

QUAD Writers Tuesdays 17th April, 15th May, 19th June from 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Derby Film Festival 24 hour film Challenge The annual Five/24 24hr film challenge pits creativity against the clock. Entrants will make a 3 minute short in just twenty four hours, over Saturday 5th – Sunday 6th May. Sunday 13th May FREE Screening of all entries and announcement of the winners, open to the public. For more info see or fivelampsfilms

Come and test your gaming knowledge.

Café Bar Serving lunches, tapas, snacks, evening meals and drinks. Look out for our new menu, launching soon, including sharing platters, seasonal dishes and salad bowls. A new drinks menu will feature the latest flavoured gins, new draught beers and soft drinks. 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.

Saturdays 14th April 19th May & 16th June 11:00am - 1:00pm Monthly meetings for anyone aged 12 - 18.

£5 per session, first session free For more info contact:

Sunday Cinema

Wednesday 25th April, 30th May & 27th June from 6:00pm - 9.00pm

Sundays 1st, 15th & 29th April, 13th & 27th May, 10th & 24th June from 5:30pm Meet up with fellow cinema-goers.

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10% discount

QUAD is committed to offering the widest selection of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options, we are also allergen aware.

In the Café Bar for QUAD Members

QUAD Café is open daily from 10:00am, the Air Bar on the Cinema floor is open from 5:00pm.

Don’t forget you can get a combined meal and cinema ticket.

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Cine Supper For just £14.50 enjoy a meal and a full price ticket for a film screening. Simply request a Cine Supper Ticket from the QUAD Box office when booking your film and redeem your meal voucher in the QUAD Café Bar from 5:00pm.

Cine Suppers are available every day through QUAD Box Office

Corporate Hire With a range of unique and inspiring spaces, delicious in-house catering and friendly technical support QUAD has everything you’ll need under one roof for a successful event, meeting or conference. At QUAD we pride ourselves on a high quality service and efficient delivery of all our events. To find out more join us for a coffee and we’ll give you a tour of our inspiring building.

For more information contact: Lucy Orme on 01332 285 443, or email:



Cinema Ticket Prices Standard films Full £9 Full member £7 Concession £7 Concession member £6

Crafts, books & gifts for all ages For locally hand-crafted gifts and jewellery, quirky presents and designer items for the home, Photography, Art and craft books for all ages, creative crafts kits and gifts for under £5. All profits from QUAD Shop are invested into the work QUAD does to make art and film accessible to all. Gift Vouchers and gift cards are also available. QUAD shop is open daily from 11am.

Membership For those of you who want a little bit more from QUAD, our membership offers a host of benefits and works out at less than £3 per month!

Membership Price £35 | Joint £55 Students £20

Discount Offer 16-25 year olds tickets just £3.50! When you buy your ticket(s) from the Box Office 45 mins or less before the film.

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

Please ask at QUAD Box Office or see our website

Friends Scheme

Meerkat Movies

QUAD Friends receive all the benefits of QUAD membership plus a total of 6 FREE cinema tickets, friends gallery events, regular newsletter, the opportunity to reserve your two favourite seats, for all live broadcasts, an invitation to a yearly, VIP event.

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

Friends Membership Price £95 | Joint £170 meerkat/movies for more information.

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QUAD Café Bar

11.00am - 9.00pm

Sun - Wed 10.00am - 10.00pm Thu - Sat 10.00am - 11.00pm

Film information and Booking

Gallery 11.00am - 5.00pm (except Sunday opening at 12 noon)

QUAD Box Office 01332 290606

Food served until 9.00pm

Cinema tickets are available online, by phone or in person from the QUAD Box Office.

Air Bar

On the second floor open daily from 5.00pm

Access Details

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QUAD is a fully accessible building, with a lift and facilities on all floors. There is a Sound Plus 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. Corporate Space Hire information call:

Please contact our customer services team at the QUAD Box Office with your specific access enquiries.

01332 285443 or email

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