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Mary Poppins Returns Practically perfect in every way, Mary Poppins Returns is one of this seasons must see films.

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BFI Comedy Genius Season


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October - December BFI’s blockbuster season is a great celebration of film and TV comedy. Please see QUAD website and BFI Comedy Genius Season leaflet for full details.


Get Creative 28-32


Join us for the 2018 autumn/winter season Autumn is traditionally a time when we reassess the past few months, and as we at QUAD have been looking back at the past, we continue to celebrate ten fantastic years which have seen the venue not only survive but thrive and to become “the hub of Derby’s creative centre” (to quote QUAD Patron John Tams) and become “absolutely ingrained within the soul of Derby” (Steve Hall, Derby Telegraph). But, moreover it is a big thanks to three million visitors that have made QUAD the venue that it is today. Our tenth anniversary celebrations continue with ‘the best of 10’ film season, including a ‘people’s choice’ in December. As the evenings get darker there is nothing nicer than a guilt free Sunday afternoon in the cinema and as always, a raft of excellent releases to take us up to the Oscars.


Autumn’s traditional bounty of courses offer a whole host of subject areas in film and literature, especially popular one day ‘tasters’ to give you a chance to discover something new. Our new VR season, launching in November features the internationally renowned artist Rebecca Allen, a pioneer in the artform, so do take the opportunity to explore the exhibitions and events which will be on offer. Adam Buss, QUAD CEO

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Look out also for the BFI Comedy Genius Season this autumn, offering some of the best big screen and TV comedy classics. Full details will be found online and on a bespoke leaflet.





QUAD in Residence at Derby Cathedral Join the show Presenting a programme of cinema in the Cathedral’s nave, see the film section for details.


Your support

Behind the scenes

This is where you come in, we are constantly inspired by the insights and expertise of our audience and stakeholders including our fantastic board of trustees. The creative industries of which we are part of are one of the fastest growing industries in the UK, yet levels of funding reduce year on year meaning we have to increase income and reduce expenditure all the time. To give you an example of this journey so far we have increased audiences for films we present by 247% since 2009 and reduced our expenditure on utilities (gas, electricity, water) year on year for the last three years. Every year we need to save more and earn more to replace lost funding and this is where you can help. Donations, ticket sales, café bar purchases and gifts bought in the shop all help but I wanted to give you four other ways that you can really help us move forward.

How to help Become a QUAD member

Ten years of art, film and digital media for all We want to share with you what happens ‘behind the scenes’ here at QUAD and why we do what we do. Our tenth birthday has given us the opportunity to reflect on how much we have changed as an organisation as well as what we have achieved, not simply from a nostalgic point of view (although that has been fun!) but also to help us learn from what we have done thus far. Our focus is still to make ‘Art and Film accessible to all’ but also to include ‘digital media’ in the mix as this increasingly affects every part of our lives. All the conversations that happen here at QUAD start by thinking ‘what will this mean to our community?’ By community we mean everyone that already engages with us and crucially those that we feel could benefit from becoming part of what we do.


Bring a friend to QUAD who has never been before Ambition, passion and caring are three key elements of how we progress and inform everything we do here at QUAD, that we remain grounded in using the arts as a way of improving lives. Sometimes the most exciting things we discuss are to do with the non-front facing elements including how we can make the building more sustainable and reduce our impact on the environment, how we can make our programme more accessible to audiences with specific needs and how we can save money on the ‘nuts and bolts’ of what we do, so this money can be spent on phenomenal events like FORMAT, Derby Film Festival and the plethora of workshops, films and exhibitions that happen every day at QUAD.

“All the conversations that happen here at QUAD start by thinking ‘what will this mean to our community?’ ”

Try something new yourself, be it a visit to an exhibition, an evening course or a new type of film you have never experienced before Use your social media to talk about your experiences here, or whatever ways you have of communicating to your friends and colleagues

Thank you Finally, it would be remiss of me not to say THANK YOU to every single one of you who has visited us over the last 10 years, you are the reason we do what we do here’s to the next ten years! Adam Buss, QUAD CEO

Images: Charlotte Jopling


Image: Joey Holder, Adcredo: The Deep Belief Network, 2018

Exhibitions Joey Holder Adcredo: The Deep Belief Network

Produced in partnership with QUAD and Bloc Projects, Sheffield, further developed at Matt’s Gallery, London, travelling to the 6th Athens Biennale in October.


QUAD Gallery 10th November 2018 – 3rd February 2019 This solo exhibition of new and existing work by the American artist and ‘digital art pioneer’ Rebecca Allen includes a new Virtual Reality (VR) commission for QUAD. Nearly 30 years ago Allen predicted our futuristic culture, writing in 1989 “…not only will people build highly detailed artificial worlds in the computer, but they will also create complex characters with “human-like” behaviour that will “live” in these artificial environments. These new worlds will be experienced by the viewer through high resolution displays and the viewer will be able to interact with these synthetic characters.” At the heart of Allen’s complex art-forms are give and take interactions by the viewer when inside the artist’s, responsive, visionary and uncanny Virtual Reality worlds. There are few other experiences that replicate the embrace of Allen’s unique language; a language half-way between gesture and thought.

Until 21st October 2018 QUAD Gallery This exhibition features a wonderfully hellish, nightmare landscape. Embedded into an imposing rock face – evoking the deep passage of time – are two large screens featuring well-known personalities, representing avatars that Holder has worked with across the project. CGI talking heads stand in for Kanye West, Donald Trump, and Vladimir Putin alongside otherworldly creatures drawn from Holder’s research into online networks and conspiracy theories.

Rebecca Allen Sync(Emerge (Conscious))


Image: John Hirst

Slice Through Derby 10 years on QUAD Extra Gallery Spaces Until 21st October The17: Slice Through Derby was a commission by musician and artist Bill Drummond and returns to QUAD ten years after it was first displayed. The exhibition was part of his innovative project which brought together 100 groups of 17 from in and around Derby to take part in a choir and performance directed by Drummond, with the support of collaborators Cally Callomon and John Hirst, which took place in the months prior to QUAD opening in 2008.

The exhibition at QUAD features recent VR artworks Inside and Tangle of Mind and Matter as well as a selection of works drawn from her astounding career, including the interactive large screen installation Bush Soul (#3) and the video Musique Non Stop, for electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk. Curated by Helen Starr, The Mechatronic Library and Peter Bonnell, Senior Curator, QUAD.

Exhibitions Launch Evening Friday 9th November 6:30pm - 8:30pm Join us for the launch of QUAD’s season focusing on Virtual Reality (VR), part of our year-long ‘Wellbeing’ season. With artists Rebecca Allen, Zane Zelmene and Leila Johnston. To book go to

Rebecca Allen, Inside, 2016. Virtual Reality artwork

Fellowship Rebecca Allen is QUAD International Digital Fellow for 2018 - 2019. Her work is exhibited internationally and is part of the permanent collection of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Whitney Museum and Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Panel Discussion Rebecca Allen, Zane Zelmene and Leila Johnston with Curator Helen Starr Chaired by Writer & Curator Lucy Sollitt Saturday 10th November at 2:00pm



Exhibition related events Artist Talk: Joey Holder Wednesday 3rd October 7:00pm, QUAD Gallery

Leila Johnston:

Zane Zelmene

Zane Zelmene, Simulacrum, 2018

The Specious Present QUAD Gallery 10th November 2018 - 3rd February 2019 QUAD has commissioned the Latvian artist Zane Zelmene to produce a new, immersive digital installation titled ‘The Specious Present’, featuring new VR works inspired by the natural environment and landscape of the county of Derbyshire, specifically the Peak District – including the historic sites Arbor Stone Low Circle and Nine Ladies. Zelmene has scanned and filmed in these sites to create a VR experience of natural and man-made objects that touch upon local myths, stories and legends. Zelmene comments: “Inspired by megalithic art, ancient myths and modern

theories about stone circles this extended reality installation merges real and virtual worlds to create an immersive experience, where the viewer can interact with the space and time information of the specific sites from their own point of view.”

Gallery Late Nights and Exhibition Tours Thursdays 22nd November, 20th December & 24th January, 5:00pm - 9:00pm Exhibition tour by QUAD Programme Assistant Laura O’Leary: 22 November at 5:00pm Exhibition tour by QUAD Senior Curator Peter Bonnell, 24 January at 5:00pm

Join artist Joey Holder for a Free tour and talk of her exhibition Adcredo.

Saturday 6th October at 2:00pm Join us for the next NETWORK meeting for artists working in any media in the Midlands region. An opportunity to hear from industry professionals and to show and discuss your work.

Gallery Reading Room

QUAD Extra Gallery Spaces 10th November 2018 - 3rd February 2019

Leila Johnston, Déda Associate Dancers, Daniel Longhurst and Megan Smith, 2018. Image courtesy the Artist.

A Regular Support Group for Artists from Across the Midlands Focus on Fundraising

This event features fundraising tips from artist, curator and fundraiser Debbie Cooper and Gary Thomas – Co-director of Animate Projects.

Digital Participation Artist in Residence 2018

QUAD’s Digital Participation Artist in Residence, Leila Johnston, will be exhibiting new work in QUAD’S Extra Gallery Spaces. The Sheffieldbased artist collaborated with Déda associate dancers, Daniel Longhurst and Megan Smith to create a new body of work, that is in part inspired by a workshop about dance and new technologies that Leila co-created with dancer Rosa Cisneros for Derbyshire Healthcare in-patients. Touching on themes of transformation, collaboration and hope in the face of uncertainty, this ambient installation comprises of chained LED matrices running film off Raspberry Pi. The LEDs are then diffused through perspex panels to create a dreamlike effect. Leila has completed residencies in the UK and abroad and has exhibited at The Lowry in Manchester and at a number of festivals. She is Digital Curator at the Site Gallery, Sheffield.


Saturday 1st December 12noon - 4:00pm

What Are Deep Belief Networks? Wednesday 10th October 7:00pm, QUAD A continuing discussion group led by Dr Andrew Wilson, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Derby, and artist Joey Holder.

On the first Saturday of every month throughout our VR season we open the doors to our Reading Room, which will have a selection of carefully selected texts by QUAD Gallery Artists Rebecca Allen, Zane Zelmene, Leila Johnston and QUAD Staff. We highlight three texts we recommend every month that correlate with the exhibition themes and subjects. Tea provided.

Portfolio Reviews Day for Artists

Leila Johnston Talk

With QUAD Senior Curator Peter Bonnell

Centres of Gravity: Inverting the Virtual Wednesday 5th December 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Wednesdays 17th October & 28th November, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Leila will talk through her experience of the residency and her new body of work, offering a kind of ‘reverse VR’: orderly portals that show glimpses of worlds oblivious to us.

All of the above events are FREE, but please book via QUAD Box Office: 01332 290606

One-hour slots for artists to discuss their work with constructive feedback and career advice. Open to artists working in any media, at any stage in their career. Cost: £5 per one-hour slot, please book through QUAD Box Office: 01332 290606


Special events


FORMAT PhotoForum

From the Classroom to the Boardroom

What creative and digital skills do today’s young people need to enter the workplace of today and in the future?

Contemporary Photography Talks programme

What is the future of Creative and Digital Education?

How do we engage a broader and more diverse range of young people into the creative industries?

Tuesday 16th October, 5:00pm - 7:30pm

What support, skills and partnerships do schools and teaching staff need to inspire, raise aspirations and develop skills of young people?

QUAD and Mainframe invite teaching staff, arts educators, artists and digital facilitators to a panel discussion and Q&A which will explore how we are equipping our young people for their future world of work.

Tom Seymour How to Approach / Get Noticed by Photography Editors Thursday 8th November 6:30pm - 8:30pm In this engaging talk, Tom shares his vast knowledge of the photography editorial world, giving advice on how to develop and package your work for Photography Editors and how to contact and liaise with journalists to get your work noticed. This talk is vital for anyone wanting to develop their career in photography.

Open Session With Paul Hill Thursday 13th December 6:30pm - 8:30pm An opportunity to share your work with fellow practitioners and celebrated photographer, author and teacher, Paul Hill. Gain valuable advice, support and direction in an informal, relaxed atmosphere and get feedback that may help move the work forward, or even get it published or exhibited. If you want to show your work, please contact Paul in advance at

FORMAT PHOTOFORUM Tickets: £5, £4 concessions £2.50 for 16 - 25 years Image: FORMAT19 FOREVER\\NOW Zhang Xiao


Coming soon

With a specially recorded introduction by Richard Gerver to open the discussion, we will task our panel members with discussing and giving their insights to the following three questions, before opening up the room to questions from the audience:

FORMAT International Photography Festival

Confirmed panel members include: Dr Jo Twist OBE – CEO of Ukie and former Channel 4 Commissioning Editor for Education and QUAD Patron Sharna Jackson – Artist Director of Site Gallery and experienced in delivering socially-engaged digital initiatives Dominic Traynor – CEO of A Tale Unfolds and founder of LitFilmFest Host – Owen Bradley (RamsTV) Networking and nibbles will close the session.

Limited places, advance booking through QUAD Box Office

FORMAT19: FOREVER//NOW 15th March - 14th April 2019 FORMAT International Photography Festival is back with exhibitions, talks, photobook market, workshops and more. The festival was established by QUAD in 2004 and is the UK’s leading festival of photography and related media. FORMAT organises a year-round programme of international commissions, open calls, residencies, conferences and collaborations in the UK and Internationally. With comprehensive professional practice programmes and a yearly International Photography Portfolio Review, FORMAT is focused on developing opportunities for audiences to see, debate, develop, contribute and participate in the best of what photography is and can be.

Former Lib Dem leader Paddy Ashdown will talk about his new book at this special Derby Book Festival event. In his last days, Adolf Hitler raged in his bunker that he had been betrayed by his own people, defeated from the inside. In part, he was right.

Talk Paddy Ashdown Nein! Standing up to Hitler, 1935 - 1944 Tuesday 23rd October 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Based on newly released files, the repeated attempts of the plotters to warn the Allies about Hitler’s plans are revealed. The European Union we have today, and the central position of Germany within it, is the future envisaged by these plotters, for which they gave their lives.

Tickets: £7


The Best of 10 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

Ten years of QUAD cinema selected by film programmer Adam Marsh.



2009 - Katalin Varga 7th - 9th October Romania/UK 2009 83 mins Dir: Peter Strickland At once a road movie, a revenge narrative and a compassionate study of the drawn-out effects of trauma, Strickland’s Transylvania-set drama is a remarkable achievement. Hilda Peter puts in a magnetic performance as the titular rural woman, whose life is irrevocably altered when she reveals a violent secret from her past.

Programmer’s choice


2013 - Blue Is The Warmest Colour (S) Subtitled 22nd & 23rd October France 2013 176 mins Dir: Abdellatif Kechiche Adele aspires to become a teacher, but her life is turned upside down when she meets Emma, a blue haired art student who instigates a romance. This epic but intimate film swept the board at the Cannes Film Festival.

Programmer’s choice

Dogman Peterloo


From 2nd November UK 2018 Dir: Mike Leigh Mike Leigh, in his first film since Mr Turner (2014), tackles the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where British Government Forces fired on a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester. This defining moment in radical British history played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian. Rory Kinnear and Maxine Peake lead the cast bringing this momentous moment of history to cinematic life for the first time.



(S) Subtitled 15 Italy 2018 102 mins Dir: Matteo Garrone After its buzz generating premiere at the Cannes Film Festival (garnering rave reviews), Matteo Garrone’s (Gomorrah) Dogman takes us into the world of Marcello (Marcello Fonte) and his dog grooming business on the outskirts of Naples – and the criminal temptation that follows.

Peter Bradshaw The Guardian


2015 - Sicario

2012 - The Artist

5th & 6th November USA 2015 121 mins Dir: Denis Villeneuve

2nd - 4th December France 2011 100 mins Dir: Michel Hazanavicius

Emily Blunt is an FBI agent working around the US/ Mexico border, investigating the powerful cartels channelling drugs into the States. With powerhouse performances from Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro, beautiful cinematography by Roger Deakins and a malevolent soundtrack by the late Johann Johannsson.

Hollywood 1927. George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie superstar. But the advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career. and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), it seems the sky is the limit as major movie stardom awaits. A crowd favourite at QUAD and the winner of 5 Oscars.

2017 - The Handmaiden (S) Subtitled


25th - 27th November South Korea 2016 154 mins Dir: Park Chan-wook South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook’s (Oldboy, Stoker) erotic mystery crimedrama was a surprise UK Box office hit and was also widely critically acclaimed, winning the BAFTA for Best Foreign Film. An adaptation of Sarah Waters’ historical novel ‘Fingersmith’, this relocates the story to 1930s Korea during Japanese colonial rule.

Public Choice What was your favourite film ever shown at QUAD? Find out at our surprise screening! Thank you to all our customers who took part. #QUADis10


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 First Man Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle’s riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon.

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

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


A Star Is Born From 4th October USA 2018 136 mins Dir: Bradley Cooper After a string of Oscar nominated performances, Bradley Cooper (American Sniper, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) has been prepping his directorial debut with this remake of A Star Is Born. Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Cooper) discovers, and falls in love with, struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga). On the verge of giving up on her dream, Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. As her career takes off, the relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights his own inner demons.


Bad Reputation

Bohemian Rhapsody

USA 2018 92 mins Dir: Kevin Kerslake

From 24th October USA/UK 2018 Dir: Bryan Singer

Joan Jett is so much more than ‘I Love Rock N Roll’. Jett put her hard work in long before the fame, ripping it up onstage as the backbone of the hardrock legends The Runaways, influencing many musicians – both her cohort of punk rockers and generations of younger bands. This film takes you on the wild ride as Jett and her close friends tell you how it really was in the burgeoning ‘70s punk scene, and their interviews are laced with amazing archive footage.



This foot stomping biopic is a romp through the years leading up to Queen’s career rejuvenating performance at 1985’s Live Aid. Following the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant Live Aid reunion. Rami Malek (Mr Robot) dons the moustache as Freddie Mercury with Joseph Mazello as John Deacon, Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor and Gwilym Lee as Brian May. Ably supported by Mike Myers, Aidan Gillen and Tom Hollander.

UK/Ireland/USA 2017 114 mins Dir: Sebastian Lelio Chilean director Sebastian Leilo’s absorbing love story set in the Orthodox Jewish community of North London. Rachel Weisz is Ronit, a photographer living a bohemian lifestyle. Out of the blue she receives the news of her father’s death and must return to a world she had abandoned. She sees the changes in her friends Dovid (Alessandro Nivola), and his wife Esti (Rachel McAdams). But Ronit’s return stirs up old passions.


Anna And The Apocalypse


UK 2017 107 mins Dir: John McPhail Anna is looking forward to the end of high school. But while her widowed father dreams of university, she has other plans – jet setting around the world to experience life before settling down. Suddenly a zombie apocalypse threatens her sleepy Scottish town, forcing Anna and her friends to struggle, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the walking dead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. A holiday horror showstopper with a maniacal and magical musical edge. Shaun Of The Dead meets High School Musical.

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Creed II USA 2018 Dir: Steven Caple Jr. TBC

Bad Times At The El Royale USA 2018 Dir: Drew Goddard Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption….before everything goes to hell. Drew Goddard (writer of The Martian and Cloverfield) steps behind the camera for his first film since 2012’s Cabin In The Woods and he’s assembled quite the cast with Jeff Bridges, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Nick Offerman and Chris Hemsworth.

Nobody foresaw the critical acclaim that Creed had upon release, the seventh film in the Rocky franchise which led to an Oscar nomination for Sylvester Stallone, reprising his role as Rocky Balboa. Creed II continues the story of Michael B Jordan’s Adonis Johnson as he continues his father’s legacy as the newly crowned light heavyweight champion facing off against Viktor Drago, son of Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren). Tessa Thompson returns as Bianca as does Stallone as Balboa.



Film TBC


Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald UK/USA 2018 Dir: David Yates In the second instalment of the Fantastic Beasts series set in J K Rowling’s Wizarding World, Newt (Eddie Redmayne) is enlisted by a young Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) to help prevent the devious Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) from raising pure blood wizards to rule over all non-magic beings.


USA 2018 Dir: Barry Jenkins Barry Jenkins follows up his smash commercial and critical hit Moonlight with this adaptation of the James Baldwin novel If Beale Street Could Talk. Fonny (Stephen James) and Tish (KikI Layne) are in love and are expecting a baby but when Fonny is arrested, Tish faces a race to get the evidence to clear his name before the baby is born. With Ed Skrein, Regina King, Diego Luna and Dave France.

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(Manbiki Kazoku) Japan 2018 121 mins Dir: Hirokazu Kore-eda Kore-eda won the Palme D’Or with this tale of a family of petty thieves who take a new child into their world. After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them... Peter Bradshaw The Guardian




USA 2018 Dir: Steve McQueen

USA 2018 104 mins Dir: Paul Dano

Steve McQueen’s first feature since his Oscar Winner 12 Years A Slave sees him collaborate with Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) for an adaptation of Lynda La Plante’s 1983 television series. McQueen and Flynn relocate the story to modern day Chicago for the tale of a group of women who embark on a robbery after their husbands are killed.Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki and Cynthia Erivo play the heist planning quartet alongside Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Robert Duvall and Jacki Weaver.

Actor Paul Dano’s directorial debut is this sober, beautifully realised post-war American family drama. 14 year old Joe is the only child of Jeanette (Carey Mulligan) and Jerry Brinston (Jake Gyllenhaal) – a housewife and golf pro living in a small town in ’60s Montana. When Jerry loses his job (and his purpose), he decides to help fight a forest fire on the Canadian border, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves.



First Man Director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling re-team after taking the Oscars for all they were worth with La La Land, in this riveting tale of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon. Focussing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961 – 1969, this movie explores the sacrifices and the human cost of one of the most dangerous missions in history. Claire Foy puts down The Crown to play the role of Armstrong’s first wife alongside Corey Stoll as Buzz Aldrin.



In Depression-era London, a now grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins. Through her unique magical skills she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Emily Blunt takes over the role of Mary Poppins with an all-star supporting cast including Ben Whishaw, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Emily Mortimer, Angela Lansbury, David Warner and Dick Van Dyke.


USA 2018 Dir: Damien Chazelle

Programmer’s choice

Mary Poppins Returns From 22nd December USA 2018 Dir: Rob Marshall

If Beale Street Could Talk


Possum It’s A Wonderful Life USA 1946 130 mins Dir: Frank Capra It’s Christmas Eve, and Clarence the guardian angel is assigned to convince the desperate George Bailey not to take his own life. George is a family man who has sacrificed his dreams for the citizens of the small town of Bedford Falls. When George decides he is worth more dead than alive, it’s up to Clarence to help him realise how many lives his good deeds have touched.

The Wife

UK 2018 85 mins Dir: Matthew Holness Matthew Holness (Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace) steps out of the world of comedy into the world of fantasy horror with this tale of a disgraced children’s puppeteer (Sean Harris) returning to his childhood home. There, he is forced to confront his wicked stepfather (Alun Armstrong) and the secrets that have tortured his entire life. But cleansing his past is harder than it seems if Possum, the hideous hand-puppet, has anything to say in the matter.

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UK/Sweden 2017 100 mins Dir: Bjorn Runge

15 Programmer’s choice

Skate Kitchen USA 2018 106 mins Dir: Crystal Moselle Director Crystal Moselle follows her stranger-thanfiction documentary The Wolfpack with her first narrative feature about a real-life New York female skater crew, Skate Kitchen. Poetic and atmospheric with hypnotic skating sequences, the film offers a millennial – and female-centred – spin on ‘80s skater classics such as Thrashin’, with an aesthetic and New York youth milieu reminiscent of Larry Clark’s Kids.

Glenn Close gives a truly masterful performance in award-winning Swedish filmmaker Bjorn Runge’s hugely enjoyable new drama. Close plays Joan Castleman, an elegant woman who has spent forty years sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to support her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his high-profile literary career, until she reaches a turning point. Poignant, funny and emotional, The Wife is a celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation.


Film Dead & Breakfast X

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

Crossing the streams


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.

Back to the 80s! Bringing the best 80s classics out of the archive and back on the silver screen.


Redcon-1 + Q&A Thursday 11th October at 8:30pm UK 2018 115 mins Dir: Chee Keong Cheung

Die Hard Double Bill


Saturday 22nd December at 8:00pm Yes, it is a Christmas movie! It’s got Christmas trees, Christmas music and a whole lot of violence – what could be more Christmassy! As is the Christmas tradition, Crossing The Streams spreads the joy and the thrill of watching Bruce Willis throw Alan Rickman off a very tall building. Die Hard (1988) sees New York detective John McClane head to LA and get embroiled in a terrorist bank heist at Nakatomi Plaza at the most wonderful time of the year. Yippy-Ki-Yay, Father Christmas!

Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990) brings McClane to Washington at Christmas waiting for his wife’s plane to land…naturally terrorists take over the airport and McClane has 58 minutes to take out the terrorists and save all the passengers.

Tickets: £15, £12 Concession & £7 for 16-25 Years.

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

Here at Fright Club we are always eager to bring you the best in contemporary horror and October is no different! We have an early UK screening of the action-packed zombie war epic Redcon-1 for you to sink your teeth into. Amidst a deadly pandemic that has seen half the country quarantined, a squad of eight Special Forces soldiers are assigned to rescue a scientist who is believed to hold the cure. Their mission sees them travelling in to the heart of the quarantine zone, and in the process uncover a secret that threatens not only their survival, but that of mankind itself. There will be a post-film Q&A with director Chee Keong Cheung, executive producer and actor Carlos Gallardo, and actor, producer and fight co-ordinator Mark Strange.

Michael Curtiz Horror Double Bill + Talk Sunday 21st October from 2:00pm Heading back to the golden age of cinema, this talk and double bill will focus on Curtiz’s forays into popular genre cinema in a career that would encompass classics like The Adventures Of Robin Hood (1938), Angels With Dirty Faces (1938), Mildred Pierce (1945), White Christmas (1954) and of course the seminal Casablanca (1942). There will be a 45 minute talk with expert Adam Feinstein followed by two film screenings with introductions:

Derby’s All Night Horror Movie Marathon plus breakfast Saturday 27th October from 8:00pm TEN YEARS! Dead & Breakfast finally gets the rating it deserves – X rated, baby! We’ve got Demonic Possession, a creepy long haired Japanese girl, an old priest and a young priest, monsters in space, Jason Vorhees…in space and an evil sentient lift! So, prop your eyelids open like Alex in A Clockwork Orange and viddy well!

The Ghastly Gauntlet Of Frightening Films! The Exorcist (Director’s Cut) (USA 1973 Dir: William Friedkin) Ringu (Japan, 1988 Dir: Hideo Nakata) The Lift (Netherlands 1983 Dir: Dick Maas) Aliens (USA 1986 Dir: James Cameron) Jason X (USA/Canada 2001 Dir: James Isaac)

Tickets: £25, £17.50 for 18 -25 Years (Includes Breakfast (meaty or veggie) if you survive the night!

3:00pm – Doctor X (USA/1932/76 mins) 4:45pm – Mystery Of The Wax Museum (USA/1933/77mins)

Tickets: £16, £14 Concessions & £13 QUAD Members.

The Fringes Loyalty Card See 5 Fringes films and get a 6th for free!

Join up via the link bMH4az or QUAD Box Office.


Candyman 2: Farewell to the Flesh Friday 23rd November at 8:45pm USA 1995 93 mins Dir: Bill Condon “Evil comes when you call his name” We’re big fans of Arrow Video here are Fright Club, and to tie in with their new release of Candyman, we are bringing its blood drenched sequel to the big screen! Tony Todd returns as the iconic slasher villain, in this tense sequel packed with more blood, guts and frights than you can shake a hook at!


Jack Frost Friday 21st December at 8:45pm USA 1995 93 mins Dir: Bill Condon On a snowy December evening, serial killer Jack Frost is being transported into the quiet town of Snowmonton for his execution after his arrest. When the transfer vehicle collides with a genetic research truck, Jack is exposed to chemicals causing him to melt and fuse with the snow, transforming him into a mutant killer snowman! Featuring some terrific puns, questionable special effects and an early performance from Shannon Elizabeth.

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Film 15


Preview screening

The best in classic and contemporary crime cinema.


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.

Charley Varrick Sunday 18th - Tuesday 20th November USA 1973 108 mins Dir: Don Siegal


Walter Matthau stars as a former stunt pilot and crop duster who now makes a living robbing banks. His latest heist sees him unwittingly steal from the local mafia, setting a psychotic hit-man on his trail and unleashing a maelstrom of violence.


Basic Instinct Saturday 1st December at 6:30pm USA 1992 127 mins Dir: Paul Verhoeven Basic Instinct, featuring sizzling on screen chemistry between Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas, stands out as a strong example of early 90s crime cinema. This screening will be introduced by lecturer Charlotte Baker

Kagemusha (S) Subtitled

QUAD in Residence at Derby Cathedral

Join us for a trip back to the ‘90s with some fun along the way, introduced by ‘90s Film Enthusiast Paul Smith.

One Cut Of The Dead (S) Subtitled

In this hilarious horror-comedy we are introduced to Hiragashi, a hack film director wrapped up in making a low-budget zombie movie. Whilst shooting at an abandoned facility, rumoured to have once been home to macabre military experiments on human guinea pigs, a genuine zombie outbreak erupts. One Cut of The Dead has been picking up great reviews and awards at international festivals, and Satori Screen offers a chance to see it well ahead of its UK release.

The Princess Bride (PG) 31st October at 5:30pm Frankenstein + Bride of Frankenstein (PG) Double Bill 31st October at 7:45pm

Hocus Pocus

(S) Subtitled Friday 14th December 8:45pm Japan 2003 92 mins Dir: Satoshi Kon An alcoholic, a transvestite and an eleven-year old girl form a makeshift family after finding themselves homeless on the streets of Tokyo. On Christmas Eve they discover an abandoned newborn and begin a quest to discover its parents.


Friday 12th October at 8:30pm USA 1993 92 mins Dir: Kenny Ortega Three outlandishly wild witches - Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy are conjured up from the 17th century by some unsuspecting pranksters. A Halloween night of crazy fun and chaos ensues as the 300 year old trio set out to cast a spell on the town and regain their youth. It is up to two teenagers and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror.

The Greatest Showman Sing-Along (PG) 9th November at 6:30pm Sister Act (PG) Screening with subtitles 21st November at 5:30pm Monty Python’s Life Of Brian (15) 21st November at 8:30pm A Muppet Christmas Carol (U) 22nd December at 4:30pm


Tokyo Godfathers

QUAD presents a programme of films in the historic surroundings of Derby Cathedral’s nave. From comedy classics to festive favourites, there’s something for everyone! The Greatest Showman (PG) 26th October at 6:30pm

Friday 9th November 8:45pm Japan 2017 96 mins Dir: Shin’ichirô Ueda

Friday 19th October 8:45pm Japan 1980 159m Dir: Akira Kurosawa In 16th century Japan three powerful warlords are in the midst of a brutal civil war for the conquest of Kyoto. One of them, Shingen Takada, employs a lowly thief as his double to deceive his enemies on the battlefield. Director Akira Kurosawa returns to the samurai action genre which made him internationally famous and with an increased budget, thanks to international supporters like George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola, which enabled him to work on the grandest scale of his career to that point. Tatsuya Nakadai offers two astounding performances as the lord and his double and the result is a classic of world cinema.

Royale With Cheese ‘90s Film Nights


Dazed And Confused Friday 2nd November at 8:30pm USA 1993 100 mins Dir: Richard Linklater Set in 1976, the last day of school before summer is a cause for celebration. A host of familiar faces, including Ben Affleck, Parker Posey, Matthew McConaughey and Renée Zellweger, show up in early roles in Richard Linklater’s hilariously spot-on distillation of the joys and pains of being a teenager.


Tank Girl Friday 7th December at 8:30pm USA 1995 104 mins Dir: Rachel Talalay Based on the British comic book series created by Gorillaz’ Jamie Hewlett, Tank Girl was a film ahead of its time, flopping on original release before going on to build a sizable cult following on video for its female focussed take on the post-apocalyptic genre and copious visual style. And where else are you going to see Ice-T play a genetically modified kangaroo soldier?!

Elf (PG) 22nd December at 7:30pm Tickets £13, £11 concessions, and £10 QUAD Members. Tickets available from


Film Oscar Wilde Live 12A

Allelujah! King Lear 15

Julie Encores: Monday 1st October at 7:00pm & Tuesday 2nd October at 1:00pm Vanessa Kirby and Eric Kofi Abrefa feature in the cast of this brand-new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell. Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late-night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival. This new version of August Strinberg’s play written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.

The Madness Of George III Tuesday 20th November at 7:00pm Encores: Monday 10th December at 1:00pm & Tuesday 11th December at 7:00pm ‘Something wicked this way comes’ Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse. Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991. The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough. It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy.


Encores: Monday 15th October at 1:00pm & Tuesday 16th October at 7:00pm Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas. Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph)

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

Book now / / Box Office 01332 290 606

Thursday 1st November at 7:00pm Encores: Monday 12th November at 2:00pm & Tuesday 13th November at 7:00pm Filmed live in front of an audience Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don’t miss this ‘rousing chorus line for the NHS’ (The Observer). The Beth, an old-fashioned cradle-tograve hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir. Alan Bennett’s celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady In The Van and The Madness Of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! Is his tenth collaboration with awardwinning director Nicholas Hytner.

“Leaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness” Independent

The Importance Of Being Earnest Tuesday 9th October at 7:15pm / Encore: Thursday 11th October at 1:00pm 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.

Live Theatre Tickets: £17 £15 Concession & £13 QUAD Members

A Christmas Carol Wednesday 12th December at 7:00pm Based on Charles Dickens’s own performance adaptation, Simon Callow and director-designer Tom Cairns have created a one-man theatrical extravaganza of festive storytelling that is both heart-warming and deeply moving. Following critically acclaimed, sold-out theatre seasons in 2011, 2012 and again in 2016, Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love) returns to wow audiences with this tour de force performance, reimagined especially for cinema.  A Christmas must see!

‘As rich as figgy pud’ The Guardian

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




RSC Live

Exhibition on Screen: Season 6

The King And I: The Musical The Merry Wives Of Windsor 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

Troilus and Cressida Wednesday 14th November at 7:00pm UK 2018 Dir: Gregory Doran Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, with tragic consequences.Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of the world.

Funny Girl: The Musical Wednesday 24th October at 7:00pm Encore: Sunday 28th October at 4:00pm Following its record-breaking, sell-out run in London’s West End and national tour, the critically-acclaimed musical Funny Girl, features Sheridan Smith in “an unforgettable star turn” (The Times). Funny Girl is semi-biographical, based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Fanny and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein.

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


Thursday 29th November at 7:00pm Encore: Sunday 2nd December at 4:00pm Don’t miss the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I event recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium. Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. With one of the finest scores ever written including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre. “Five stars for a sumptuous King and I. Book Now. It’s a hit” - The Times

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

Cliff Richard Live: 60th Anniversary Tour Friday 12th October at 8:00pm Encore: Sunday 14th October at 3:00pm 103 album releases, 123 single hits and the equivalent of 20 years spent in the UK Charts. Britain’s Ultimate Pop Star, Sir Cliff Richard is celebrating 60 years in the music industry and he wants to invite you to the most fabulous big screen party of the year! His incredible energy and passion will sweep you off your feet and have you swaying in your seats.

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

Live Musical Accompaniment The Golem (Der Golem) with Live Music From Harmonie Band PG Saturday 17th November at 6:30pm Director, writer and actor Paul Wegener made three films based on the ancient Jewish myth of the Golem. This is his final 1920 version and his magnum opus, capped by Karl Freund’s exhilarating lighting and cinematography. When a Jewish community is threatened with removal from a city, the Rabbi constructs a figure of clay to stop the oppression. Calling upon ancient, mystical powers, the creature is brought to life to protect the people. With its foreshadowing of Jewish persecution to come, Der Golem is a poignant piece of film-making that emerged as one of the great masterpieces of silent cinema.

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

Degas: Passion For Perfection Tuesday 6th November at 7:00pm & Thursday 8th November at 1:30pm Exhibition On Screen journeys from a superb exhibition at The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain, to the streets of Paris. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells the fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past masters.

Exhibition On Screen tickets: £13.00, £11.00 concessions £11.00 QUAD Members



Film Supportive Environment Screenings

Cine Kids


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

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

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

USA/Australia 2018 tbc mins Dir: Ari Sandel More spooky storytelling as the Goosebumps franchise gets a second movie. Based on the long running, best-selling series of scary stories for children by RL Stine, Goosebumps 2 arrives this Halloween.

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 our website or join our Cine Kids Facebook Group.


Every second Thursday of the month at 11:00am

Ralph Breaks The Internet


USA 2018 tbc mins Dir: Phil Johnston & Rich Moore


UK 2018 tbc mins Dir: Debbie Isitt TBC

Smallfoot USA 2018 tbc mins Dir: Karey Kirkpatrick & Jason Reisig The Bigfoot movie you didn’t even know you wanted! A Yeti is convinced that mythical, elusive creatures known as ‘humans’ really do exist! Featuring the voices of Zendaya (Spider-Man Homecoming), Channing Tatum, Danny DeVito and James Corden.


Nativity reaches its fourth edition with this film that brings the franchise back to its roots in the fictional school of St Bernadette’s Primary School; as the staff and students work together to win the coveted prize of ‘Christmas Town of the Year’ by performing a rock music themed nativity. Celia Imrie returns from Nativity 3 – Dude,Where’s My Donkey.

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.

Six years after the events in Wreck It Ralph, Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade which sends them on a new adventure to save the Sugar Rush arcade game. John C Reilly and Sarah Silverman return as the voices of Ralph and Vanellope alongside lots of very special appearances.

Nativity Rocks!

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.


The Nutcracker And The Four Realms USA 2018 tbc mins Dir: Lasse Hallstrom & Joe Johnston Based on the perennial ballet favourite The Nutcracker, Disney brings to the big screen the tale of Clara (Mackenzie Foy), who unlocks a gift from her late mother and is propelled into a fantastical world of Four Realms. With Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy.

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. Tickets for Cine Babies screenings are bookable in advance or on the day via QUAD Box Office. Find out what films are screening on our website or by joining the Facebook group.


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. Image: Laura Mitchell


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 grown-ups! October half term: Make your own avatar!

DigisQUAD Digital activities for young people aged 12-16 October half term: Manga! Wednesday 31st October Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd November 1:30pm – 4:00pm Join our brilliant artist, Katy, to create some beautiful Manga and Anime styled artwork using traditional drawing techniques and Photoshop.

Cost £45.00 all three sessions

QUAD Young Advocates For ages 16-25 Tuesdays, 9th & 23rd October, 6th & 20th November, 4th December 4:30pm – 6:30pm 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:

Join our artist Magdalena to create a character using drawing and clay modelling and transform your model into a 3D digital avatar.

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

Cost: £33.00 for both sessions

Places are FREE and there’s pizza to keep you going until teatime!

Monday 29th & Tuesday 30th October 10:30am – 12:30pm

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


QClub Virtual Reality World Exhibition

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

Resource Area Monday 12th November to Sunday 18th November

QClub is aimed 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. For further information or to make a referral, please contact Abbie Canning on: 01332 285427 search QClub

QClub Outdoor Projection Monday 12th November to Sunday 18th November In celebration of BBC Children in Need fundraising evening on Friday 16th November, QClubbers have worked on a Pudsey Bear projection mapping project which will be exhibited on the outside of QUAD in the buildup to Children in Need night. Watch Pudsey climb the QUAD building and have a myriad of transformations and adventures.

From floating castles to giraffes and ‘Le Sausage Hotel’ come and stroll – or take a ride on Thomas the Tank Engine - through the virtual reality world that QClubbers have created with artists Abbie Canning and Darius Powell.

QClub Arcade Machine Entrance Foyer Saturday 22nd December to Sunday 6th January See how far you can navigate through the wonderful array of imaginative ideas and challenges that QClubbers have developed in their own platform games, exhibited in an old style Arcade Machine. Try out the different games that QClubbers have developed over the Autumn Term and see which you can complete!

Education 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 Family Arts Festival

Get Creative

Digital Participation

Listen Love Learn Tuesdays 12:30pm - 2:30pm

MinecraftLAB: Virtually Unreal

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.

Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd November 10:00am - 12:30pm Suitable for ages 8 - 16 years Take part and collaborate with others in building a world that could only exist in Minecraft. Use your imagination and all of Minecraft’s creative tools to collaborate and build the impossible. Where will your imagination take you?

Minecraft Families Saturday 27th October, 2:30pm - 4:30pm Suitable for ages 5+ It can sometimes feel like we spend more time with our digital families than the ones in our homes and hearts. We invite you and your family to get together and be digitally creative in this Minecraft workshop for all ages.

MinecraftLABs are open events as part of QUADs Minecraft programme and focus on specific objectives. This series of workshops focuses on a community themed build. If you would like to be first to know about future events, including reserving a place on our MinecraftCLUB waiting list, please email

Cost: £8 per session (£14 for both) booking recommended

Image: Charlotte Jopling

Build Your Own Cardboard VR Headset Saturday 10th November 2:00pm - 4:00pm Suitable for ages 5+ Entering a world of 360 VR is at your fingertips in this family friendly workshop. Get hands on and design and build your very own cardboard VR headset ready to access a virtual world using your smart phone.

Booking recommended


Giant snowmen, Santa’s workshop or a magical ice palace. There’s no limit to the possibilities in our Christmas inspired Minecraft workshop. Join others in creating, sharing and exploring a growing winter world on our Minecraft server. A perfect opportunity for mum and dad to get that Christmas shopping done.

FREE Art Friday at QUAD

Monday 29th October 11:00am - 4:00pm Suitable for all ages

For more information regarding the sessions and additional weekend activities, please see:

Saturday 15th December, 10:00am - 12:00 noon; 12:30pm - 2:30pm; 3:00pm - 5:00pm Suitable for ages 5+ (children under 8 years must be accompanied)


Make and Take Day

Drop in

Winter Wonderland Minecraft

Cost: £5.00 per session, booking recommended

Cost: £3.50 per family member, booking recommended

Join us this half term 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.

Advance booking is required. Tickets: £1 per adult per session, free for babies & toddlers.

Fridays 19th October, 23rd November & 14th December, 4:00pm - 7:00pm Suitable for ages 16+ (Children are welcome with adult participants) Free Art Friday is a local movement where artists create an original piece of art to gift 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

Anim18 VR Gallery QUAD is excited to announce that in partnership with Anim18, it will be exhibiting a selection of 2D and 3D works in a VR version of the main QUAD Gallery. The VR Gallery space, which will be accessible to audiences in the QUAD Resource area and venues across the UK, will display animated work that celebrates British animation as part of Anim18, which aims to generate renewed interest in British animation through the key strands of Politics and Persuasion, Young at Heart, Breaking Boundaries and Connections. Anim18 is a UK-wide celebration of British animation, taking place from April to November 2018. Led by Film Hub Wales and Chapter (Cardiff) working with the BFI Film Audience Network and project partners, Anim18 will showcase the best of British talent – past, present and future – through a programme of screenings, activities and events across the UK. See for more information. Image: Charlotte Jopling

Get Creative


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

Matinée: Dementia-Friendly Film Screenings 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.

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

Mondays 8th October, 12th November & 10th December 1:00pm - 3:00pm A new monthly creativity group in participation with Derbyshire Mind. A relaxed, supportive, environment for adults to learn new skills, improve confidence and self-esteem.

FREE, to book a place or find out more contact creativewellbeing

GoldsQUAD Presented in partnership with Arts Derbyshire


NEW Mindful Crafts

Wednesdays at 11:15am - 1:15pm


Carmen Jones 1954

White Christmas

Tuesday 9th October, arrival 1:00pm, film from 1:30pm

Tuesday 11th December, arrival 1:00pm, film from 1:30pm

American musical from 1954 starring Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte. The music and story of Bizet’s opera Carmen is transferred to 1940’s America, performed by an all-black cast.

Classic American Christmas film from 1954, starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen. Filmed Technicolor, it features the songs of Irving Berlin.

QUAD invites participants aged 50+ to form a supportive community that create art together and promote positive 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 further information, please contact creativewellbeing


DSLR Photography Level 1 Mondays, 12th November - 10th December 6:15pm - 8:45pm 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. By the end of the course you will have the confidence to use the camera in a more creative way, and have a basic understanding of light, composition and colour. Please bring your own DSLR if possible or contact to reserve a QUAD camera. Bridge cameras can be used on the course but please check before booking.

Course Fees: £160 £140 concessions Image: Stu Bennion

Talk Cinema with Alan Seaman Discussion sessions Tuesdays, 2nd October 27th November 7:00pm - 9:00pm (alternating with 4 films, times vary on film screening nights) Alan Seaman is back with the popular Talk Cinema. The premise is simple.You see a film and meet the following week to talk about it in a lecturer led discussion. The only entry requirement is a love of cinema and a desire to talk about it!

Course Fees: £55, £45 concessions & QUAD Members (includes entry to 4 films) Image: Graham Lucas Commons

VR Artist Training and Development Course Mondays 12th November 28th January 2019 (no session 24th & 31st December) Are you an artist who would like to experiment with VR and immersive experiences as part of your developing practice? This course focuses on a range of VR and immersive practices from basic VR techniques including 360 photography and video, stereoscopic imagery, and google cardboard, to complex immersive interactive experiences involving computer game engines and sound. The course concludes with an exhibition of the participating artists work at QUAD on Sunday 3rd February. Open to artists of all backgrounds, working in any medium and any stage of their career. The course is part subsidised by QUAD, the fee to take part is £400 per artist. Places are very limited. For more information or to apply, please contact



Courses Creatures – The Legacy Of Frankenstein

Ealing Comedies Film Course

Book Launch

Saturday 6th October, 10:00am - 5:00pm Join course tutor Alan Seaman as he delves back into British Cinema history to explore the studio that seemed to have perfected the formula for comedy genius between 1947 with the release of Hue and Cry to 1957’s Barnacle Bill. With comedy classics like The Lavender Hill Mob, Passport To Pimlico,The Titfield Thunderbolt and The Ladykillers among the other highlights in this remarkable run of films.

With authors Rose Biggin, Paul Meloy, Tade Thompson and editor David Thomas Moor

Thursday 25th October, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Appeal Of The Serial Killer and The Detective: 90s Crime Cinema and Beyond – Film Course

Course Fees: £25, £20 Concession (includes a film screening)

Saturday 1st December 10:00am - 5:00pm

EUeeewww!! A Euro-Horror Film Course

Join course tutor Charlotte Baker for a deep dive into the worlds of serial killers and the detectives that hunt them. Focussing on post 1990 crime and thriller films, the day will plot the course to the 21st Century through to the boom in interest in true life crime stories (The Staircase, Making A Murderer) and through films like Seven, Memento, The Usual Suspects, Basic Instinct, Silence Of The Lambs and more.

Saturday 20th October 10:00am - 5:00pm The horror movie was born in France 120 years ago, and continues to thrive across the continent to this day. QUAD’s regular ‘Fright Club’ host Darrell Buxton presents a one-day course introducing you to the weird world of the giallo, the krimi, the Knights Templar, and other offerings from Europe’s finest exponents of the eerie.

Course Fees: £25, £20 Concession (includes a film screening of Black Magic Rites (1973))

Mike Leigh/Political Cinema Film Course Saturday 10th November 10:00am - 5:00pm With the release of the excellent Peterloo, now is a great time to explore the career and films of one of Britain best filmmaker’s Mike Leigh. From his early years directing British television like Nuts in May and Abigail’s Party, his searing social commentary in Naked and Vera Drake, period costume classics like Mr Turner and Topsy Turvey to his Oscar nominated films like Secrets And Lies, film tutor Alan Seaman will explore his breadth of films.

Course Fees: £25, £20 Concession (includes a film screening)


Course Fees: £25, £20 Concession (includes a film screening)

Literature Courses Preparing Your Work For Publication

To mark 200 years since the release of Mary Shelley’s classic novel, Solaris Books and QUAD are proud to present the book launch of Creatures: The Legacy of Frankenstein, a new anthology collecting together five bold re-imaginings of the tale of literature’s greatest monster. Join us for an evening of readings from the book, a panel discussion on Shelley and Frankenstein’s influence and the chance to get the book signed by the authors.

Tickets: £7

Turning The Pages: How To Write Compelling Crime Fiction

Tickets: £8

Writing Ghost Stories with Alex Davis

Tickets: £8

Tickets: £30, £25 concessions & QUAD members

Poetry Surgery

with Alex Davis

Tickets: £8

Introduction To Creative Writing Wednesdays, 24th October 14th November, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Learn to create dramatic tension to improve your narrative and keep readers turning the pages. Including the role of story structure, characters and setting.

Exploring how to write chilling tales of the supernatural, including key facets such as how to build suspense, how to characterise in the ghost story, plotting and pacing providing insight into this enduringly popular form.

Looking at form and techniques utilised in poetry and working on your own poems to share within the group to offer feedback and develop work further. Open to people of all writing levels.

Tickets: £25 including access to all events on the day and event goodie bag

Thursday 8th November, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Thursday 4th October, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Thursday 11th October, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Drawing together a host of top names in horror, fantasy, crime and sciencefiction, Sledge-Lit offers a range of panels, workshops, readings and much more for anyone with an interest in writing or reading genre fiction. Guests include Arthur C Clarke, Dave Hutchinson and Mark Morris.

with Alex Davis

Saturday 1st December, 10:00am - 4:00pm

with Charlotte Lunn

Saturday 24th November 10:00am - 6:00pm

with Sarah Ward

with Charlotte Baker

This workshop will provide support and advice on ensuring your work is ready for the next step. Exploring how to start looking for publishers, examine where your book fits in the current market and more.

Sledge-Lit 4

Writing To A Theme Thursday 6th December, 7:00pm - 9:00pm Author, editor and former publisher Alex Davis will explore the value of being able to write short stories to a theme, and the different ways that you can produce great responses to the many anthology and magazines or focus on a certain topic.

Tickets £8

Join QUAD’s Literature Officer for this course looking at how to get into writing! Over four weeks we’ll cover all the fundamentals of creating stories, taking in plot and structure, developing character, description, dialogue and more. Ideal for anyone who’s always wanted to write their own fiction but never knew where to start.

Tickets: £50, £40 concessions & QUAD Members

Get Yourself Published with Alex Davis

Wednesdays, 14th November 5th December, 6:30pm-9:00pm QUAD’s Literature Officer will explore the ways you can get your work published, from how to get short fiction into anthologies and magazines, getting a deal with an agent or major publisher to self-publishing.

Tickets: £60, £50 concessions & QUAD members


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KnitsQUAD Mondays 1st & 15th October, 5th & 19th November, 3rd & 17th December 4:30pm - 6:30pm

BooksQUAD Mondays 8th October, 12th November & 10th December from 6:00pm Derby’s liveliest bookgroup See regular-event/booksquad. aspx for book choices

Make It Sew Mondays 1st & 15th October, 5th & 19th November, 3rd & 17th December from 6:30pm - 8:30pm £2 entry per person Facebook page @QUADmakeitsew


QUAD Film Quiz Tuesdays 16th October, 13th November & 11th December from 8:00pm £1.50 entry per person

FiveLampsFilms Tuesday 27th November from 8:30pm The Open Mic Night for film-makers showcases a bi-monthly eclectic dose of local film. Get your film on the big screen, or just come and enjoy some locally made films. £2 entry To submit your film please contact: /fivelampsfilms or

QUAF at QUAD Wednesdays 31st October & 28th November from 6:00pm - 9.00pm QUAD Unplugged Acoustic Feedback. Live local music.

Derby Sketching Club Portrait Session Thursdays 25th October & 29th November from 11:00am - 1:00pm £1 contribution per person towards model fees

Derby Young Writers’ @ QUAD Saturdays 20th October, 10th November & 15th December 11:00am - 1:00pm Monthly meetings for anyone aged 12 - 18.

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

Sunday Cinema

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. 

Serving lunches, tapas, snacks, evening meals and drinks. Our winter warmer menu will keep you cosy inside. Keep your hands warm by wrapping them round one of our seasonal hot chocolates and flavoured lattes, including Gingerbread, Honeycomb or Black Forest with cream and marshmallows, plus an exciting QUAD Christmas special! Fill up on our tasty tray bakes and homemade scones. QUAD Café is the perfect place for lunch, afternoon tea or an evening with friends; Family-Friendly with Kids menus and highchairs; or work-friendly with free super-fast Wifi. Our fully licenced bar features new draught beers, refreshing soft drinks and an extensive gin menu.

Sundays 14th & 28th October, 11th & 25th November, 9th & 23rd December from 5:30pm

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.

Meet up with fellow cinema-goers. See a film together and chat about it afterwards in QUAD Café Bar. INVESTMENT READINESS 101_

QUAD Children’s Writing Group Wednesdays 3rd October, 7th November & 5th December from 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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The Herron Brothers Live in QUAD Café Bar Wednesday 17th October from 7.30pm Formerly in Derby’s The Sons, the duo have created a new album ‘The Last Ones Left’ and their first single ‘Stuck in the Sun’.

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

Tuesdays 16th October, 20th November, 18th December from 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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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.



Opening Hours

Contact Us

QUAD Box Office

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.

Christmas Eve, Boxing Day & New Year’s Eve: 11:00am – 6:30pm Christmas Day & New Year’s Day: Closed

Access Details

Join our free email list for weekly film times and the latest information:

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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