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Lady Bird “thrillingly real and deeply personal …impeccably crafted.” The Guardian

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Contents QUAD

Adam Buss CEO

Welcome to our 2018 new look quarterly brochure







Announcing QUAD is delighted to announce two new Patrons, Artist Hetain Patel and Dr. Jo Twist (OBE) CEO of The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment. Hetain Image by Martin Godwin


Get Creative 28-32


The year ahead looks exciting and full of creative inspiration. With a packed programme of films, events and exhibitions which aims to delight, entertain and inspire we perhaps don’t need to mention the Oscars word, but hopefully the strong contenders will have you calling into the Cinema for at least one visit this quarter. 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.

From January 2018 full price cinema tickets will be increased to £9. All income from Café and Cinema goes back into supporting our activities, including our Creative Wellbeing programme. As a registered charity and not for profit organisation, your custom and support is vital, moreover if you can encourage just one extra person into QUAD over the year it would make a massive impact.

You can sign up at

Adam Buss, QUAD CEO

New Year is traditionally the time to try something new so why not have a look at not only our courses, but events, workshops and free talks which could open a whole new interest. 2018 also marks QUAD’s 10th year and we would like you to join us in our celebrations throughout the year as we will be presenting a programme of special events culminating on the 26th September. There will be cake!


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



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Kimchi and Chips Line Segments Space Digital forms inhabit the interconnected boundaries of space, moulding visual mass.



Courses for all ages

A world class centre for all QUAD is a cinema, gallery, café bar and workshop that anyone can use. We provide facilities and services that connect people and businesses to art and film, creating opportunities for entertainment, education and participation.

Get creative We provide activities for children and young people (see pages 28-31), as well as a range of creative courses for adults (see page 33).

Exhibitions In 2016/17

33,455 visitors

saw our exhibitions, that’s an increase of 99.55% engagement year on year. To find out more about the exhibitions, artists talks, workshops and portfolio reviews that are on over the next few months see pages 6-9.

Venue Hire With a range of unique and inspiring spaces, including our cinema, with delicious in-house catering and friendly technical support QUAD has everything you’ll need under one roof for a successful event, meeting or conference.


For all enquiries contact Lucy Orme. 01332 285 443,

Café Bar

Over the next three months we’ll be showing the best in World, Hollywood and Independent films. For full weekly film times pick up a printed copy from QUAD Box Office, updated every Tuesday.


QUAD offers an Education programme for schools, colleges and universities, bringing learning to life. For more details see page 29 or contact our Education Curator:

Explore our gallery space All of our exhibitions are FREE, so come along and be inspired.

Serving lunches, tapas, snacks, evening meals and drinks, look out for our brand new menu! See page 37 for more details.

Tech:Squad TECH:SQUAD are QUAD’s team of creatives, designers and digital technicians specialising in technical design and delivery. Dedicated to researching, developing and utilising emerging technologies such as augmented reality, virtual reality and projection mapping, creating immersive events and multi-sensory experiences. To discuss a project or for more information on our technical services please contact us:

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Leading the way in digital

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Exhibitions General Practice: Manifold Until 28th January 2018 QUAD Extra Gallery Spaces


General Practice: Manifold

QUAD presents newly commissioned work by General Practice, a multi-disciplinary artist collective living and working from Lincoln, UK. Produced during a 12-week residency, the exhibition creatively explores the Peak District’s topography and geographic histories - a landscape that has been shaped and morphed by nature over hundreds of millions of years - through collaborative, expressive and experimental practice. Presented throughout our Extra Gallery Spaces, a series of newly produced artworks from a range of disciplines are exhibited which have taken inspiration from the geography and mythology of this vast and varied National Park.

Kimchi and Chips Line Segments Space

Exhibiting Artists: Ellen Brady,

QUAD Gallery

Thursday 18th January 2018 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Until 28th January 2018 QUAD presents the first UK showing of the mesmerising and immersive installation Line Segments Space by acclaimed Seoul-based artist and technology duo Kimchi and Chips. An architectural web of threads spans a gallery space. It hangs abstract and undefined, a set of thin positive elements segmenting the dark negative space between. Dynamic imaginary forms are articulated into physical volume by the material of this thread, and the semi-material of the light, the visual gravity of the filaments occupying the space between.


A 2D canvas is reduced from a surface piece into a line segment, but then constructed into another dimension, a volume. Light creates contrast and order on the lines to articulate digital matter. Digital forms inhabit the interconnected boundaries of space, moulding visual mass. The artists reference Picasso’s light painting, and Reticuláreas of Gego whose work offers a contemplation of the material and immaterial, time and space, origin and encounter and art and technology. Sound Design by Junghoon Pi.

Nathan Baxter, Nick Simpson, Rob Britt, Ross Oliver and Michelle Forrest-Beckett.

Manifold: Panel Discussion

Kimchi and Chips: QUAD Digital Fellows

General Practice artists Ellen Brady, Nathan Baxter, Nick Simpson, Rob Britt, Ross Oliver and Michelle Forrest-Beckett will speak about their experiences of making work in, or inspired by the Peak District for Manifold, an exhibition of newly commissioned work that creatively explores the National Park’s topography and geographic histories.

QUAD is pleased to announce that Kimchi and Chips, consisting of artists Mimi Son and Elliot Woods are QUAD’s 2017/2018 Digital Fellows. Their fellowship includes their stunning installation Line Segments Space, talks, advice sessions and a short residency in QUAD Artist Studio.

Gallery Late Nights

Kimchi and Chips: Artists Elliot Woods and Mimi Son

Thursday 25th January 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Kimchi and Chips Light Segments Space



Middle Bound Exploring the Social Fabric at the Heart of England

QUAD Gallery Workshop: 5th February - 9th February Exhibition: 17th February - 11th March QUAD Gallery becomes a workshop and an open studio, made accessible to everybody, where artistic and creative work can be viewed as it happens. Intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation and freedom of expression with the goal of developing, conceptualising and building an exhibition. Under the direction of Patrick Waterhouse and Tim Wan, with the support of Mauro Bedoni, selected participants from all backgrounds, ethnicities and interests, meet for a week to investigate communities, places and things in Derby and the Midlands across the fields of writing, photography, video, illustration, visual communication and art & design. The exhibition will be an evolving installation that will explore communities across the Midlands. It will display both past and present, mapping out how we relate to each other. The workshop and the exhibition are organised by QUAD with the support of the University of Derby. For more information and updates, visit

Exhibitions Launch Friday 16th February, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Portfolio Reviews Day for Artists

Join us for the launch of the exhibition Middle Bound in QUAD Gallery. There will be speeches and refreshments served and a chance to meet the workshop and exhibition tutors, participants and contributors and see the work before anyone else.

With QUAD Senior Curator Peter Bonnell Wednesday 7th March 10:00am – 4:00pm

Artist Talk

FORMAT Photoforum

Saturday 17th February, at 12 noon

Join us for our monthly Contemporary Photography Talks programme Thursday 15th February at 6:30pm Thursday 15th March at 6:30pm

Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm: Let me be FRANK with you 17th February – 11th March 2018 QUAD Extra Gallery Spaces Let me be FRANK with you is an interactive artwork that investigates how artificial intelligence (A.I.) technology holds the potential to expand the genre of new media art, and how our normal take on the distinction between human and technology is challenged in the wake of these advancements. The artwork explores the existential and ethical dilemmas humanised technology posed upon human beings, created using the newest advancements within machine intelligence technology.

Gallery Late Nights Middle Bound


Image by Charlotte Jopling

Thursdays 22nd February & 7th March, 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Tickets £5, £4 concessions & QUAD Members, £2.50 for 16 - 25 years

Review days with one-hour slots for artists to discuss their work and future ideas with QUAD Senior Curator Peter Bonnell, 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

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

Coming Soon FORMAT International Photography Festival Off Year Programme

Mark Neville

Mark Neville’s Battle Against Stigma project aims to challenge the stigma of mental health problems in the military and to encourage attitude change.

Battle Against Stigma

The Battle Against Stigma exhibition at QUAD will connect with veterans, artists, academics, charities and policy makers in order unite the different sectors of society necessary to drive the campaign for improved mental healthcare for service personnel. 

30th March – 10th June QUAD Gallery

Mark Neville, Firing Range, 2010



Don’t miss

The Guardian

Our selected film programme Welcome to Oscar season! The New Year rolls around and the number of ‘must see’ films increases to a fever pitch and here at QUAD we’ve got them all for you! Oscar is bound to be looking at films already screened at QUAD - Dunkirk, Call Me By Your Name, The Florida Prioject, Blade Runner 2049 and possibly a surprising nod for The Disaster Artist. Potential Oscar contenders are packing the January – February calendars, films like; The Darkest Hour with Gary Oldman pegged as a Best Actor nom, Spielberg’s The Post with the one-two punch of Hanks and Streep, Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread featuring Daniel Day Lewis in his reportedly final onscreen performance. Outside the regularly nominated, keep an eye out for Martin McDonaugh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut Lady Bird.


Programmer’s choice


The Journeyman

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

Lady Bird USA 2017 94 mins Dir: Greta Gerwig 15

Adam J Marsh Cinema Programmer 2018 is shaping up to start with a flurry of quality films. See you at the cinema. Look out for Adam’s picks throughout the programme.

Programmer’s choice

Set in 2002 in Sacramento, precocious teenager Christine or Lady Bird as she prefers to be called, is drifting through her final year at a strict Catholic school. Full of daydreams and lofty aspirations for her future, she clashes constantly with her pragmatic mother (Laurie Metcalf). An incredibly personal, authentic and involving coming-of-age story. The frequent star of US indie hits like Frances Ha and Mistress America, Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut is being hailed a critical triumph after festival screenings.

Human Flow Programmer’s choice

(S) Subtitled 12A Germany 2017 140 mins Dir: Ai Weiwei Shot across an astonishing 23 countries, artist Ai Weiwei’s panoramic document of the global refugee crisis combines world-spanning breadth but never loses sight of individual stories. A visually arresting work that brings new insight and compassion for its subjects. Making extensive use of drone photography showing the vast scales of the crisis involving 65 million people displaced from their homes.

The Darkest Hour UK 2017 125 mins Dir: Joe Wright 15 Atonement director Joe Wright delves back into the history books for his latest a portrait of Winston Churchill during the early days of World War II. Gary Oldman tackles the jowls of the Prime Minister alongside Kristin Scott Thomas as his faithful wife Clementine. They are ably supported by Lily James, Samuel West and Ben Mendelsohn as King George VI. An Oscar contender.



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

Dark River UK 2017 89 mins Dir: Clio Barnard

Don’t miss A Fantastic Woman “It may be a timely film, but it is its timelessness, as well as its depths of compassion, that qualify it as a great one.” The Guardian

Cinema Ticket Prices

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.

Following her father’s death, casual farm labourer Alice (Ruth Wilson) returns home to Yorkshire after 15 years to claim ownership of the family farm she believes is rightfully hers. Her older brother Joe (Mark Stanley) has been struggling to look after their father (Sean Bean) and keep the farm from going under. Inspired by Rose Tremain’s novel Trespass, from director Clio Barnard (The Selfish Giant, The Arbor).

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Standard films Full £9 Full member £7 Concession £7 Concession member £6



The 15:17 To Paris

Blade Of The Immortal

USA 2018 Dir: Clint Eastwood

Japan 2017 151 mins Dir: Takeshi Miike

After American Sniper and Sully, Clint Eastwood steps behind the camera for another true story, this time based on the 2015 news story of a group of American soldiers who discover an ISIS plot on a train heading for Paris. Uniquely, Eastwood has cast the soldiers to play themselves alongside actors like Jenna Fischer and Judy Greer.

Based on the eponymous manga, Manji is a Shogunate samurai saved by a witch after a vicious battle. Plying him with bloodworms, she gives him the dubious gift of eternal life. Haunted by the memory of his sister, Manji sees an opportunity for vengeance after meeting a young girl orphaned by a team of swordsmen. One by one, Manji tracks the culprits down. Brilliantly choreographed, outlandishly violent and brutally comic.

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Eric Clapton: A Life In 12 Bars

A Fantastic Woman

UK 2017 135 mins Dir: Lili Fini Zanuck

Chile/Germany/Spain/USA 2017 104 mins Dir: Sebastián Lelio

This intimate, revealing musical odyssey on the life and career of guitar virtuoso Eric Clapton is told by those who have known him best, including BB King, Jimi Hendrix and George Harrison. Following his time with the Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek And The Dominos and his solo years, the film looks at the music business, his tumultuous love affairs, drug addiction and the tragic loss of his young son.

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Chilean director Lelio follows up his 2013 critical hit Gloria with another luminous portrait of an isolated woman. Here he has created an exquisitely compassionate portrait of the everyday obstacles of transgender existence. Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer, her partner, Orlando is 20 years older than her and owns a printing company. When he suffers a terrible accident, she comes under suspicion.


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.


Finding Your Feet UK 2017 111 mins Dir: Richard Loncraine

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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 (played by Joanna Lumley, Timothy Spall, David Hayman).








The Greatest Showman


UK 2017 94 mins Dir: Paddy Considine

USA 2017 Dir: Michael Gracey Musicals seem to be back in fashion with Les Miserables and last year’s Oscar winning La La Land, here Hugh Jackman tackles the legendary figure of PT Barnum in the mostly true tale of his life. Jackman stars as the iconic PT Barnum alongside an all-star cast including Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya and Rebecca Ferguson.


Programmer’s choice


I, Tonya

Journey’s End

USA 2017 119 mins Dir: Craig Gillespie

UK 2017 107 mins Dir: Saul Dibb

This film is based on the true story of Tonya Harding, the figure skater who rose to prominence when she and her ex-husband Jeff Giooly hired a man to break the leg of Tonya’s main rival Nancy Kerrigan. A huge controversy at the time, the tale has been brought to the screen struck through with black humour. Margot Robbie (The Wolf Of Wall Street, Goodbye Christopher Robin) plays Tonya with Sebastian Stan as her ex.

In the trenches of World War I, a youthful new recruit, Lieutenant Raleigh (Asa Butterfield) has pulled strings to join his childhood hero Captain Stanhope (Sam Claflin) on the front line. Altered almost beyond recognition by his years at the front, Stanhope is horrified by Raleigh’s arrival into the tension and claustrophobia of the officer’s dugout. A towering classic, this powerful play is adapted with ambition and sensitivity.

Actor-director-writer (and QUAD Patron) Paddy Considine’s searing drama, the follow up to his 2011 feature debut Tyrannosaur, sees him star as a journeyman boxer. Matty Burton (Considine) is a middleweight boxing world champion nearing the end of his career. He needs to make money to secure a future for his wife Emma (new Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker) and their baby daughter. His last bout, proves a titanic battle and afterwards, at home, he collapses. 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 adversity.

Tweet us @derbyquad with your 140 character film review using the #filmreview Every month we’ll give a free pair of tickets to our favourite.

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Lean On Pete

The Mercy

Molly’s Game

UK 2017 121 mins Dir: Andrew Haigh

UK 2017 102 mins Dir: James Marsh

USA 2017 140 mins Dir: Aaron Sorkin

Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) is a 15-year old with no constants in his life, his single father (Travis Fimmel) working in warehouses across the Pacific Northwest. Hoping for a new start they move to Portland, where Charley takes a job with Del (Steve Buscemi), a washed-up horse trainer and develops a friendship with a failing racehorse. 45 Years director Andrew Haigh returns with an adaptation of Willy Vlautin’s acclaimed novel.

Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz and James Marsh team up for a biopic based on the haunting true story of British businessman and amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst. 1968, Crowhurst enters the first non-stop, single-handed, round the world yacht race, hoping to publicise his new navigation system. But his inexperience and the intense loneliness make for a disastrous and dramatic struggle on the high seas, and press him to falsify his progress.

Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) makes his directorial debut adapting the true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic class skier that ran the world’s most exclusive high stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob.


The Post USA 2017 Dir: Stephen Spielberg

Don’t miss Phantom Thread USA 2017 Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson Set in the glamour of 1950s London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the centre of British fashion with their distinct House Of Woodcock style. Reynolds is a confirmed bachelor until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps) who soon becomes his lover and his muse. He finds his controlled and planned life disrupted by love.


A political drama about the publishing of the Pentagon papers that unveiled the US involvement in the Vietnam war. Publisher of the Washington Post Kay Graham (Meryl Streep) and her hard-driving editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) wage an unprecedented battle to reveal the cover-up that spanned the terms of four US Presidents. Streep and Hanks are supported by Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Alison Brie and Sarah Paulson.



Film Right Now Film Festival 12A


The Shape Of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

USA 2017 119 mins Dir: Guillermo Del Toro

From 14th December

Set in 1963, Elisa (Sally Hawkins) works as a janitor at a US government lab. One night a strange, amphibious creature (Doug Jones) is wrangled into the facility. The federal agent in charge (Michael Shannon) seems convinced that killing it is the best option but Elisa and her colleagues hatch a plan to save the creature. Layered with subtext of social critique, from the director of Pan’s Labyrinth.

USA 2017 152 mins Dir: Rian Johnson After last year’s spin off movie, Rogue One, we are back to the main story that began in the Force Awakens and we re-join our new characters Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), Po Dameron (Oscar Isaac) as they continue their battle against the First Order, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis). Old favourite Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) joins the epic journey.


The Square Sweden / Denmark Germany / France 2017 142 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.

Films to be confirmed.

Derby Film Festival 2018 4th – 13th May


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Right Now Film Festival comes to QUAD in March with a programme of feature documentaries that take a deeper look at power structures and inequalities in the world today – from vital activist movements to the real impact of politics in our communities, our films explore the motives and truths behind global systems and the voices of those fighting them.

Walk With Me UK 2017 94 mins Dir: Marc J Francis & Max Pugh This contemplative film follows Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh with a rare insight into life within a monastic community and a fascinating exploration of what it means to devote one’s life to mindfulness. An insightful rumination on the pursuit of happiness and living in the present– a welcome remedy to the stresses of city life and a world in turmoil.

Back for its fifth edition with previews, classic films from the archive and launching Para-cinema, a long weekend dedicated to films and genres outside the mainstream. We’ll also be scouring the globe to find the best in world cinema as well as bringing some special guests to talk about their experiences in the film industry.

Holocaust Memorial Day Holocaust Memorial Day Event 15

Thursday 25th January from 7:45pm An evening of words, music and dance with this year’s theme The power of words. Expect spoken word contributions from the Armenian community, performances of Jewish, Bosnian and Ukrainian traditional music plus a band comprising members of both groups; dance performances from the internationally-renowned Derby-based troupe Hoverla and flamenco dancing by Derby’s Gypsy community, a performing arts presentation and much more from Derby’s diverse communities. Admission is FREE but limited; please book in advance through QUAD Box Office.

Part of a series of events organised by Derby’s HMD group, for more details of events, please see: &

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


Bitter Harvest Mon 22nd Jan 6:30pm Canada 2017 101 mins Dir: George Mendeluk Set in 1930s Ukraine, as Stalin advances the ambitions of communists in the Kremlin, young artist Yuri battles to save his lover Natalka from the Holodomor, the deathby-starvation program that ultimately killed millions of Ukrainians. The film will be introduced by a member of Derby’s Ukrainian Community.



Shot Caller

The Ipcress File

Mon 15th & Tues 16th Jan USA 2017 120 mins Dir: Ric Roman Waugh

Sun 18th – Tues 20th Feb UK 1965 109 mins Dir: Sidney J. Furie

This gritty, heart-rending thriller follows Jacob, a successful LA financier with the perfect family life until he lands unexpectedly in jail. He gets out a changed man, chased by the police but still the pawn of the prison’s gang leaders for whom he must arrange an illegal deal to keep his family safe.

Based on the Len Deighton novel, this landmark of British spy movies stars Michael Caine as Harry Palmer, an intelligence agent assigned the job of investigating worries over British security. But his investigation into the ‘Ipcress File’ draws him into a world of intrigue, double dealing and murder.

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Sun 25th – Tues 27th Mar USA 1974 104 mins Dir: Joseph Sargent Somewhere underground in New York’s subway system, just outside Pelham Station, a gang of armed men hijack a train, threatening to kill one hostage per minute unless their ransom demands are met. Lt. Zach Garber (Walter Matthau) of the transit police is the conduit between the hijacker’s lead man (Robert Shaw) and the authorities involved. A brilliant and influential thriller based on the best-selling novel.




The Fringes Films that stand outside of the main QUAD programme, films on the fringes as it were. My Life Story


Wednesday 17th January at 8:30pm UK 2018 96 mins Dir: Julien Temple


Live Musical Accompaniment - Arsenal Saturday 3rd February at 7:00pm USSR 1928 90 mins Dir: Oleksandr Dovzhenko Set during the closing stages of the Eartern Front of the First World War, Arsenal documents a Bolshevik uprising in Ukraine that was a pivotal moment in the Ukrainian War of Independence, and the countries war with Soviet Russia. Arsenal is a powerful anti-war statemen, and has provoked comparisons with Picasso’s Guernica for its compassionate, complex depiction of war. January 2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of the uprising. Bronnt Industries Kapital is based around British composer Guy Bartell, who works in the fields of film sountrack, electronic music and sound art. This soundtrack was newly commissioned by the Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine.

“Bartell’s score is expertly judged – an echo chamber of horror for the film to resonate inside. I urge you to catch the film with the score whenever you can.” Pamela Hutchinson, The Guardian/Silent London.

Tickets: £15, £13 Concessions & £12 QUAD Members

Director Julien Temple (The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle) takes a stage show, adds some drama, archive, animation and music, then shakes it all up as Suggs, the Madness front man, takes a hilarious yet moving look back at his life in musical form. The death of Suggs’ beloved cat on his fiftieth birthday triggers a personal quest to discover what happened to the father he never knew. Suggs is taken back to his childhood on the tough streets of 1970s Soho featuring music written by The Kinks, Prince Buster, Ian Drury and, of course, Madness. Is it a drama? Is it a comedy? Or a music hall dream? Whatever it is hold on to your seats!

This premiere will feature a live satellite exclusive performance in the form of a musical Q&A with Suggs and Julien Temple, live from the Koko Club in Camden Town, London.

Tickets: £12 £10 Concessions & £9 QUAD Members

All The Right Notes brings the music to the party with a range of documentaries, live concert films and feature films.

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Fright Club presents the best horror cinema, from classic titles to the new cutting edge of horror. Hosted by Adam Crowther and Cult Film Historian Darrell Buxton.

The Fringes Loyalty Card



Friday 26th January at 8:45pm USA 1986 81 mins Dir: Ted Nicolaou With his parents out of the house, Sherman Putterman and his ex-military, survivalist grandfather set out to enjoy an evening of horror films courtesy of the new and temperamental DIY satellite dish his father has had installed. Things go awry when an alien is beamed through the dish. Sherman and his grandfather put their skills to the test as they team up against the televised terror!

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 bMH4az or QUAD Box office.

Tweet us @derbyquad with your 140 character film review using the #filmreview Every month we’ll give a free pair of tickets to our favourite.



The Slayers + Director Q&A

Nekromantik 2 + Director Q&A

Fri 23rd Feb at 8:45pm UK 2016 104 mins Dir: John Williams

(S) Subtitled

Cult members Nigel and Job decide to spend their final two weeks on Earth cruising the mountains of Scotland in search of girls, alcohol and skydiving. All is well until they come across a strange man who claims to be a vampire hunter. Determined to secure their place in Heaven, they decide to team up and help. Director John Williams joins us for a post-film Q&A.

Mon 19th Mar at 8:00pm Germany 1991 103 mins Dir: Jörg Buttgereit A rather romantic follow up to the infamous Nekromantik. Picking up where the original left off, we follow Monika as she cares for the corpse of her dead lover Rob alongside her job as a nurse. Things become complicated when she falls for another (living) man, Mark, and she is forced to hide her dark affair. The screening will be introduced by Director Jörg Buttgereit.


Film 12A


Satori Screen 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.

Exclusive Preview

Love And Other Cults Friday 16th March at 8:45pm Japan 2016 95 mins Dir: Eiji Uchida

Teenager Ai emerges from life in a cult commune after spending seven years cut off from wider Japanese society. Re-entering school she struggles to integrate and soon drops out. She is shadowed by Ryota, another misfit who works for a small-time crime boss and who has developed a serious crush on Ai. This new black comedy from indie auteur Eiji Uchida (Lowlife Love) is shot with real eyepopping colour as he continues his insightful examination of the outcasts and weirdos on the fringes of Japanese youth culture.

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2018 Cleopatra


Friday 12th January at 8:45pm Japan 1970 112 mins Dir: Osamu Tezuka & Eiichi Yamamoto This pioneering anime, seldom seen outside of Japan, was one of the very first aimed at a mature audience. Three intergalactic travellers from the future are whisked back to the court of the ancient Egyptian queen by time machine, in order to combat a plan by an alien race to alter the course of human history. Manga legend Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy) was the mastermind behind this film featuring stunning visuals alongside a gripping storyline.


(Un)True Colours – Secrets And Lies In Japanese Cinema Friday 9th - Sunday 11th February See QUAD website for film times:

Oh Lucy!

Mumon: The Land of Stealth

The Dark Maidens

Japan 2017 125 mins Dir: Yoshihiro Nakamura

Japan 2017 105 mins Dir: Saiji Yakumo

Mumon is a carefree 16thcentury mercenary, but soon finds what is worth fighting for is beyond money or nation. Featuring a jazzy soundtrack and fantastical ninja tricks.

A murder mystery following six JK (high school girls) who have something to hide. After another pupil dies at the school, was she killed accidentally or intentionally?

Japan 2015 110 mins Dir: Yukihiko Tsutsumi In a love story with dark undertones set in late 1980s Japan, everything changes for Suzuki when he is forced into a long term relationship with partner Mayu. An imaginative film, ripe with 80s nostalgia and a storyline that keeps you guessing right until the end.

Japan 2017 95 mins Dir: Atsuko Hirayangi Setsuko is a depressed, socially isolated office worker persuaded to join an English class led by John whose strange and enticing teaching methods involve deeply immersive (and very funny) roleplay.




Initiation Love



Sword Of The Stranger

Memoirs Of A Murderer

Japan 2007 102 mins Dir: Masahiro Ando

Japan 2017 117 mins Dir: Yu Irie A mysterious man announces his book confessing to a series of decades-old gruesome murders shortly after the statute of limitations has passed, its publication incites a media frenzy.

Young Kotaro and his dog meet a nameless samurai. Breathtaking and thrilling action anime featuring stunningly animated fight scenes.

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Where I Belong Japan 2017 108 mins Dir: Shinji Azuma Set adrift by his parents, Izumi is a thief on the run from the cops. He takes to the mountains where he comes to the aid of an older local woman who then takes him in, unaware of his secret identity.




The Mole Song:

Undercover Agent Reiji Japan 2013 130 mins Dir: Takashi Miike Inept rookie cop Reiji Kikukawa is fired but is rehired for an undercover mission to infiltrate a Yakuza clan. But how far will Reiji go in the underworld to bring down the gangsters?

Room For Let Japan 1957 112 mins Dir: Yuzo Kawashima The film is a masterpiece of satire and light comedy around an expert survivor who can never quite find the privacy or isolation he desires. Major Supporters

Sing My Life Japan 2016 125 mins Dir: Nobuo Mizuta Katsu is an eccentric grandmother who finds herself trapped, taking care of her daughter and grandson. She wanders into a magical portrait studio and transforms into her 20-year-old self! Sponsors-in-kind

Gukoroku: Traces Of Sin Japan 2016 120 mins Dir: Kei Ishikawa A reporter immerses himself into a story about a shocking murder case that remains unsolved. As interview stories unfold, we discover that the family concerned was not as ideal as believed.



Bristol Old Vic Royal Shakespeare Company

Live Events National Theatre Live

Messiah Wednesday 28th March at 7:00pm 12A

Young Marx Encores: Tuesday 2nd January at 1:00pm & Wednesday 3rd January at 7:00pm Rory Kinnear is Marx and Oliver Chris is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors. 1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-yearold revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy, Karl Heinrich Marx.

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


Cat On A Hot Tin Roof Thursday 22nd February at 7:00pm Encores: Monday 5th March at 1:00pm & Tuesday 6th March at 7:00pm Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, QUAD Patron Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. Captured Live in front of an audience.

"A brilliant, lacerating account of the play… unforgettable" The Independent


Julius Caesar Thursday 22nd March at 7:00pm 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.

Inspired by Handel’s profound religious masterpiece, this acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production provides a rare chance to experience a powerfully dramatic account of Messiah and to rediscover the intense spirituality of its many well-known arias and choruses. The story explores the drama and struggle of faith, showing a group of people whose grief at the loss of their leader is transformed into hope through a narrative of resurrection. Through their despair, the Apostles gradually realise their mission is to redeem the world by sharing the story of Jesus’s life and death with all humanity. Described by critics as an ‘astonishingly beautiful’ (The Stage), ‘direct and impactful interpretation’ (The Times), this dramatized concert is a rare treat for connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike.

Tickets: £15, £13 Concessions & £12 QUAD Members

Twelfth Night Thursday 14th February 2018 at 7:00pm Encores: Monday 12th March at 1:00pm & Tuesday 13th March at 7:00pm ‘I am all the daughters of my father’s house, And all the brothers too.’ Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin,Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister... Christopher Luscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and 2016), returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of “the whirligig of time”.

MacBeth Starring Christopher Eccleston and Niamh Cusack Wednesday 11th April at 7:00pm. Encores: Monday 30th April at 1:00pm & Tuesday 1st May at 7:00pm

Romeo & Juliet Wednesday 18th July at 7:00pm. Encores: Monday 6th August at 2:00pm & Tuesday 7th August at 7:00pm

The Merry Wives Of Windsor Wednesday 12th September at 7:00pm. Encores: Monday 1st October at 1:00pm & Tuesday 2nd October at 7:00pm

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

Book now / / Box Office 01332 290 606



Oscar Wilde Season Live


Lady Windermere’s Fan Tuesday 20th March at 7.15pm Running time: 150 minutes The day of Lady Windermere’s birthday party, and all is in order. Until her friend Lord Darlington plants a seed of suspicion. Is her husband having an affair? And will the other woman really attend the party? First performed in 1892, Lady Windermere’s Fan explores the ambiguity of upper class morality and the fragile position of women in society in the late Victorian era in one of Wilde’s most popular and witty plays. This new production is directed by award-winning writer, actor and director Kathy Burke who brings together a talented comedic cast, including Olivier Award winning actress Samantha Spiro as Mrs Erlynne, Kevin Bishop as Lord Darlington, and guest starring Jennifer Saunders as the Duchess of Berwick, marking her return to the West End stage for the first time in over twenty years.

Coming soon An Ideal Husband Tuesday 5th June at 7.15pm

The Importance Of Being Earnest Tuesday 9th October at 7.15pm

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

Exhibition On Screen Season Five


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

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

Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way Of Seeing

Dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne, the exhibition opens in Paris before traveling to London and Washington, no one can 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 leastknown of all the impressionists – until now.

Tuesday 20th March at 7:00pm & Thursday 22nd March at 12 noon Dir: David Bickerstaff Perhaps more than any other artist,Van Gogh’s life has long captured the imagination of storytellers. Delving deep into his fascinating and sometimes deeply troubled world comes this definitive, award-winning documentary directed by David Bickerstaff. Showcasing Van Gogh’s iconic works like never before and featuring exclusive interviews with the curatorial team at the Van Gogh Museum, this Exhibition On Screen favourite from Season 2 makes a welcome return to the big screen.

‘Discover the real Van Gogh’ Institut Van Gogh

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.

‘Intense and intimate, pulling you into the artist’s world – offering rare insight’ The Observer



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

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

Thinking Of Having A Party? QUAD’s Cine Kids Parties are available for groups of 10 or more children and include tickets and reserved seating for any Cine Kids screening, party tea and exclusive party room.

Ferdinand USA 2017 106 mins Dir: Carlos Saldanha Ferdinand is a giant gentle bull who is mistaken for a dangerous beast, captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team to break free and get home. Featuring the voices of John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez and more.

For Cine Kids party booking enquiries please call 01332 290606 or email

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

Cine Babies Tickets

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

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.

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

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Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle groups/quadcinebabies


Pitch Perfect 3

USA 2017 109 mins Dir: Lee Unkrich & Adrian Molina

USA 2017 93 mins Dir: Trish Sie

Aspiring musician Miguel is puzzled by his family’s ancestral ban on music. To unravel the mystery, he must enter the Land OF The Dead for the secrets he desires. The new film from Disney Pixar.

Four teenagers discover an old video game console and are literally drawn into the games jungle setting becoming the adult avatars they chose. Starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillen and Jack Black.


The Bellas are reunited for one last singing competition at an overseas USO tour. But the competition is fierce. Another song-packed instalment in the Pitch Perfect series.

I take my little girl to the Cine Kids screenings and it’s a great way to introduce children to the cinema... Highly recommended. Simon via Facebook

USA 2017 119 mins 12A Dir: Jake Kasdan



All tickets are £3.50 for Cine Kids Club members (which includes the whole family and their guests).

Early Man UK 2018 Dir: Nick Park The latest feature film from the creators of Wallace And Gromit and Chicken Run is set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth. It tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his bronze age city to save their home.


Get Creative

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.

KidsQUAD Creative activities for children aged 7-11 without your parents! KidsQUAD Film Club Presents: Undercover Agents! Saturdays 13th, 20th & 27th January 3rd & 10th February, 3rd & 10th March 10:30am – 12:30pm Screening: 24th March The name’s Blond, James Blond, 00 Agent with a licence to spill, on a mission to defeat the evil empire’s plans to take over the world. Will KidsQUAD’s secret agents save the day? Join our film maker, Jenson, to script, star in and film a thrilling action movie.

Cost: £77.00 for all seven sessions


Young Creatives for ages 14-19 QUAD’s group of young artists, who work with professional artists to develop their artistic and creative skills in response to our exhibition programmes.

Spring 2017

KidsQUAD February half term: Cameraless Selfies! Monday 19th & Tuesday 20th February 10:30am – 12:30pm Join artist Chris Lewis Jones for a fun and messy print and collage workshop.You’ll get to make a unique selfie to take home, without using your camera!

Cost: £22.00 for both sessions

KidsQUAD Easter Holidays: Make your own movie poster! Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th March 10:30am – 12:30pm Join artist Abbie Canning to design your own blockbuster movie poster. Using drawing, photography and Photoshop you will create a poster to take home.

Cost £22.00 for both sessions Early booking advised for all KidsQUAD sessions as places are limited, booking is essential through QUAD Box office 01332 290606. Children can be left unaccompanied during sessions, children with additional or behavioural support needs should come with care support.

More ceramics with Tracy Meek Sound project with General Practice Collective London visit with photographer Olly Lang: Saturday 24th March, times tbc Places are limited and must be booked well in advance. For more information about our forthcoming programme for young people aged 14-19, or to book a place, please contact Jasmine:

QUAD Young Advocates for ages 16-25 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. 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

Forthcoming meeting dates: Thursdays, 11th & 25th January, 8th February, 1st & 15th March, 4:30 – 6:30pm

If you want to get involved, please contact Gina:

QUAD Education programme for schools, colleges and universities. QUAD can offer: Workshops Technical and creative skills-based workshops bespoke to your curriculum outcomes, in visual art, film, photography and digital media, across all Key Stages.

Gallery engagement Exhibition visits, teaching resources and creative response.

FORMAT International Photography Festival Creative workshops, exhibition visits and learning resources.

Private film screenings See a film of your choice linked to the curriculum or as a treat in one of our cinemas.

CPD Tailored to your staff development.

Arts Award and Artsmark Engaging with our activities can support your students with their Arts Award qualifications and your school with its Artsmark achievements. For more information and to sign up to our Schools Newsletter, and to download our Education Brochure and Exhibition Resources, please go to: Or contact our Education Curator:


Get Creative

Get Creative Q Club

Free Art Friday at QUAD

Robot Day 2018

Fridays 19th January 16th February & 23rd March, 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Saturday 17th March, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Suitable for ages: 16+ (Children are welcome with adult participants) Free Art Friday is a local movement where artists gift an original piece of art-for free-to the public. Make, leave, take. This session is for creative minds to try things for the first time or explore new possibilities. We will provide the materials each session for you to experiment with. No theme, no outcomes, just creation.

Drop In

Suitable for all ages

MinecraftLAB: Utopia Pt.1 Thursday 22nd February 10:30am – 4:00pm Suitable for ages 8 – 16yrs We explore the role of cultural identity and heritage through the world of Minecraft by building a utopian city for all. Pt.1 explores the beginnings of the city and focuses on resources, shelter, infrastructure and entertainment. Participants can attend either workshop or both.

Celebrating British Science Week, QUAD welcomes Robot Day with the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET). Join us for a wide range of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) participatory activities and exhibitions from robot build competitions and Robot Wars demonstrations to family craft activities and VR experiences. See our website for more details.

Drop In

Monday 19th February 11:00am – 4:00pm Suitable for all ages 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.

Drop In

Wednesday 28th March, 10:30am – 4:00pm Suitable for ages 8 – 16yrs Building upon the foundations laid down in Pt.1, Utopia Pt.2 continues to develop a utopian vision of cultural identity and heritage through the equality of economics, governance and justice in an imagined city designed by young people. Participants can attend either workshop or both.

Virtual Reality World Thursdays 4.30 – 6.30 (5-12yr olds) 1st, 8th,15th, 22nd Mar & 12th, 19th April Thursday 4.30 – 6.30 (12-18yr olds) 11th,18th, 25th Jan & 1st, 8th, 15th February

Booking Essential. For referral details to access QClub or to book a place, please contact Abbie on or 01332 285427

Cost: £25.00 per workshop Advance booking recommended, packed lunch recommended.

Coding for Girls Saturday 10th March 2:00pm – 4:30pm Suitable for ages 10 – 18yrs Computing and technology isn’t just for boys. Just look at history and you will see plenty of examples of female programmers and mathematicians who have contributed to the world of computing. Join us on International Woman’s Day for a girl’s only coding workshop.

Cost: £6, booking recommended


This group is targeted at children on the autistic spectrum, children with additional support needs or are socially excluded, have disabilities, are young carers, looked after or bereaved children.

QClub participants will be creating their own virtual reality world through collage, drawing and construction - 3D scanning their creations to make a Virtual Reality QClub World. This work will culminate in an exhibition of the QClub Virtual Reality World, here at QUAD, during May Half Term.

MinecraftLAB – Utopia Pt.2 Make and Take Day

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

Listen Love Learn Tuesdays 12:00pm - 3:00pm Creative activities for all families with children up to 5 years. A supportive environment to learn new skills and share experiences, includes specific focused sessions for young parents, babies, toddlers, mums, dads and the family together.

£1 per adult per session For more information regarding the sessions and additional weekend activities, please see:


Get Creative Special Screenings & Creative Wellbeing


Matinée: Dementia-Friendly Film Screenings Friendly, relaxed film screenings for people living with memory challenges, and their friends, families or carers. Staff will welcome you and offer refreshments which are included in your ticket price. Films are shown with an interval for your comfort, and activities and refreshments are available in the break. Arrival at 1:00pm, films start at 1.30pm. Booking is recommended as places are limited and these screenings are not available to book online.

DSLR Photography Level 1 Tuesdays,16th January - 13th February

Please telephone QUAD Box office 01332 290606. Tickets: £6, £5 concessions, tickets for carers are free.


GoldsQUAD Wednesdays at 11:15am – 1:15pm A weekly group for anyone who is 50+ and interested in creating, making, working with artists, making new friends and trying new challenges. Learning new skills and sharing existing ones in this supportive community helps to promote health and wellbeing. Cost: £4.00 per session. Please see our website for weekly activities or ask for a timetable at QUAD Box Office.

For more information contact Jane Hardstaff on 01332 285427 or creativewellbeing@

Or 27th February - 27th March, 6:15 pm - 8:45 pm


The King and I

Singin’ in the Rain

Tuesday 13th February at 1.00pm

Tuesday 10th April at 1.00pm

If you need help with transport to attend, we can put you in touch with a local transport scheme, please contact Frances on 07449 732322 or email Look out for other Dementia-Friendly film screenings in Derbyshire. More information about all the films screenings can be found at Presented in partnership with Arts Derbyshire.

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. 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. 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.


Artist Training and Development Programme A bespoke artist training and development programme led by QUAD, working with national arts organisations. The course focuses on career sustainability including digital skills to enhance artists practice, online portfolio development, participation, socially engaged work and fundraising. The programme will offer portfolio reviews, weekly studio time to work on a personal project that combines current practice and digital skills, to be shared with curators at the end of the programme.

The course will include: Practical digital creative skills appropriate to your own art practice Time and support to develop a personal project Training in participatory workshops Fundraising and project planning Artists’ survival skills The programme is open to, and aims to offer skills and career development opportunities to artists and creatives working in any medium and at any stage of their career. The course will run at times and dates that suit the applicants. If you are interested in applying for a place, please contact

Cost: £400

Back by popular demand, this 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. 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 or contact Dariusp@ 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 6th February – 3rd April 7:00pm – 9:00pm (times vary on film screening nights) Includes 5 discussion sessions 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)



Courses Women in Horror

Literature Courses

Creative Writing Course with Charlotte Baker Monday 5th - 26th February 7:00pm - 9:00pm

January - March From Idea to Publication Creative Writing Course with Alex Davis

Poetry from Start to Finish Poetry Course with Sophie Sparham

Wednesdays, 17th January - 7th March 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Tuesdays, 30th January - 6th March 7:00pm – 9:00pm

This popular eight 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. Run by QUAD Literature Officer and experienced creative writing tutor Alex Davis, this course is fun, informal and informative – perfect for anyone who has made a New Year’s resolution to get that book down on paper!

Join Derby writer and spoken word artist Sophie Sparham for an in-depth six-week poetry course for beginners and established writers. Focusing on all elements of the subject, the course will begin with exploring different poetic forms before moving onto writing techniques, editing and then finally advice on publication and performance.

Tickets £70, £60 Concessions & £50 QUAD Members

Tickets £120, £110 Concessions & £100 QUAD Members

Led by horror author, tutor and lecturer Charlotte Baker, this course provides the practical and theoretical ideas of writing in the horror genre, with a focus on celebrating women authors. The concepts of originality and effective writing underpin the course, with tips and hints to help you refine your work and your own writing portfolio. The course will include an individual critique of a piece of writing of up to 500 words.

Tickets £50, £40 Concessions & QUAD Members Back by popular demand

Writing from Life With Eve Makis

Thursday 8th February, 7:00pm – 9:00pm 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 by a novelist who always comes equipped with cake!

Tickets £8

Writing Fantastic Tales With Ruth De Haas Saturday 17th February, 1:00pm – 5:00pm Led by fantasy author and tutor Ruth De Haas, this provides the ideal introduction to writing science fiction, fantasy, and horror! Includes how to get started, how to get finished, how to plan your work, and how to sell it.

Presented in partnership with Derby Book Festival and Waterstones Derby

Joanna Cannon: Three Things about Elsie Monday 29th January 6.30pm – 7.30pm followed by book signing Suitable for ages 10 – 18yrs

Tickets: £5


Tickets £20 Joanna Cannon’s debut novel, The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, was Harper Collins’ best-selling novel of 2017. Her second, Three Things about Elsie (published in January 2018) tells the story of lifelong friends Florence and Elsie and explores memory, old age, and the echo we leave in the world.

Fantastic Plots and Players

Join Joanna as she talks to Marsha O’Sullivan about her work.

Tickets £20

With Ruth De Haas

Saturday 24th February 1:00pm - 5:00pm This covers how to construct exciting plots and create memorable characters. The emphasis will be on science fiction, fantasy and horror writing, but is also suitable for writers in other genres.

Writing Crime Fiction With Roz Watkins Thursday 15th March, 7:00pm - 9:00pm Crime continues to be one of the most popular and bestselling areas within publishing, Roz Watkins (author of The Devil’s Dice) will let you in on some of the secrets of great crime fiction, taking in crafting a plot and developing interesting characters as well as tips on getting your crime novel published.

Tickets £8 The Horror Writers Association Presents:

Highlighting Horror: Crime, Thriller And Chillers Sat 24th Mar 10:00am - 6:00pm Celebrate the horror genre with the world’s leading horror organisation, whether as a professional or as a fan. Through exclusive interviews, informative panel discussions and expert talks you’ll learn more about horror’s influence in crime fiction, how thrillers have become darker and embraced the supernatural and how authors can benefit from this increasing crossover. See QUAD website for more details.

Tickets £35.00 The event is half-price to HWA members (HWA members should contact Marie O’Regan at marie@ to arrange a ticket).



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Café Bar

Events QUAD’s monthly events are open to everyone and are FREE unless otherwise stated. For more info see:


QUAD Film Quiz

Mondays 15th January 5th & 19th February 5th & 19th March 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Tuesdays 16th January 13th February & 13th March from 8:00pm


FiveLampsFilms Night

Mondays 8th January 12th February & 12th March from 6:00pm

£1.50 entry per person

Derby’s liveliest bookgroup

Tuesday 30th January & 27th March from 8:30pm

Make It Sew

£2 entry

Mondays 15th January 5th & 19th February, 5th & 19th March from 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Open Mic Night for film-makers.

To submit your film please contact:

£2 entry per person


Facebook page @QUADmakeitsew

Wednesday 31st January 28th February & 28th March from 6:00pm - 9.00pm

QUAD Writers Tuesdays 16th January 20th February & 20th March from 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Derby Sketching Club Portrait Session Thursdays 25th January 22nd February & 29th March from 11:00am - 1:00pm £1 contribution per person towards model fees

Video Games Quiz

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 home-made cakes and scones, QUAD Café has a great range of hot and cold drinks as well as a fully licensed bar. We are family friendly with highchairs, a children’s menu available and free colouring activities. QUAD is connected to Derby’s Super-fast broadband with a Wi-Fi spot in the QUAD Café bar, making it ideal as a flexible workspace as well as a social space.

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

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

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

Cine Suppers are available every day after 5:00pm, available anytime through QUAD Box Office.

Come and test your gaming knowledge.

Derby Young Writers’ @ QUAD Saturdays 20th January 17th February & 17th March 11:00am - 1:00pm Monthly meetings for anyone aged 12 - 18.

Sunday Cinema

£5 per session

Meet up with fellow cinema-goers.

Serving lunches, tapas, snacks, evening meals and drinks.

Thursday 25th January 22nd February & 29th March from 7.30pm

QUAD Unplugged Acoustic Feedback.

Sundays 7th & 21st January, 4th & 18th February, 4th & 18th March from 5:30pm


For more info contact:



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!

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

Membership Price £35 | Joint £55 Students £20 Please ask at QUAD Box Office or see our website

Friends Scheme 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.

Friends Membership Price £95 | Joint £170

Meerkat Movies 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 meerkat/movies for more information.

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

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

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