QUAD Patron’s Dr Jo Twist and Dr John Tams and Derby Film Festival Patron David Morrissey are the latest additions to the venues ‘Sponsor A Seat’ scheme.
QUAD have now sold over 100 bespoke cinema seat dedications, which have been bought by customers, sponsors and supporters. The scheme was launched early in 2020 to allow customers to name or dedicate their favourite cinema seats in QUAD.
Derbyshire-based musician Dr John Tams was the music maker for the international Live Stage production and film War Horse. He became a Patron of QUAD in 2012. He said "QUAD is not a building – it’s an ethos. Midst all the excellent outreach initiatives - QUAD also shows brilliant films!”
Dr Jo Twist (OBE) is CEO of UKIE, the UK games & Interactive Entertainment network, Deputy Chair of the British Screen Advisory Council, London Tech Ambassador and BAFTA Games Committee member, and was awarded an OBE for services to the creative industries. She said “Derby QUAD is a fantastic space for creatives in the area - great idea to raise money for the charity via a sponsored seat!”
Walking Dead actor David Morrissey has been involved with QUAD since 2010, hosted events and becoming Patron of Derby Film Festival. He said “I have been to many events at QUAD and always enjoyed the atmosphere there. Such a wonderful venue. I’m very happy to have a seat in my name and look forward to sitting in it next time I am able to get up there”