Creative Wellbeing

Communities are at the heart of our work at QUAD. These are the current projects which we run as part of our arts for health programme.

Listen Love Learn

Listen Love Learn is a weekly creative programme for families with children under 5 years.  It aims to enhance the participant’s confidence, support social inclusion and promote positive health and wellbeing, whilst engaging all participants in fun, creative and stimulating activities.   The sessions are very informal and set in a relaxed environment.

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For more information regarding weekly sessions please email creativewellbeing@derbyquad.co.uk 


GoldsQUAD  aims to:

• Improve the happiness and well being of the 50+ in Derby through increased participation in the arts. 
• Be a supportive community that create art together whilst raising issues around health and wellbeing.
• Provide activities on a weekly basis.  These might be anything from textiles to photography to film to more craft based arts.
• An opportunity to develop new skills and interests and the artist is on hand to support and offer guidance

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GoldsQUAD meet every Wednesday 11:15am - 1:15pm at QUAD. 

For more information contact:

e: creativewellbeing@derbyquad.co.uk

t: 01332 285427

Matinée  Dementia Friendly Screenings

Arts Derbyshire in partnership with QUAD, Derbyshire County Council, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the Film Hub North West Central and the Alzheimer's Society bring you Dementia Friendly Screenings throughout Derbyshire. Matinée is also proud to be a member of the BFI Film Audience Network.

Forthcoming screenings:


Tue 15th August – Genevieve (u) 1953
Tue 10th October  - Mary Poppins 1964
Tue 12th Dec – Meet Me in St Louis 1944


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

Arrival at 1pm, film to start at 1.30pm.

Please contact matineederbyshire@gmail.com or creativewellbeing@derbyquad.co.uk for further information. NB These screenings are not available to book online. Booking is suggested through QUAD Box office 01332 290606 as places are limited.

Look out for future screenings: www.matineederbyshire.org.uk

Q Club 

Q Club is an after school club for children and young people aged 5 –18yrs. Half of the places for the group are targeted at children on the autistic spectrum, the other half can be referred for a variety of reasons including children with additional support needs or communication difficulties, who are socially excluded, have disabilities, are young carers or bereaved children. For more info click here.