QUAD celebrates its 10th Birthday – programme of events announced


09 February 2022

QUAD celebrates its 10th Birthday – programme of events announced

QUAD has launched a programme of activities which celebrate its 10th Birthday in September, including films, exhibitions and events.

A film season and an exhibition will be among the events the venue has lined up. The Best of 10 Ten film season includes ten titles chosen from each year that the venue has been open. QUAD will also revisit one of its opening exhibitions, Bill Drummond’s The17: Slice Through Derby, offers a chance to see friends, family and colleagues among the 1,700 people who took part in a unique performance event. Other celebrations include a QUAD Members screening, a Marketing Derby Bondholder event, VIP events and a free screening on Derby Market Place. Derby Festé will be marking the ten-year anniversary with a film which will be on view to the public using projection mapping onto the QUAD Building.

The Best of 10 film season includes titles chosen from each year that the venue has been open. Taking place between August and December, the season includes:

A Town Called Panic, from 2010, a surreal animated comedy which tells the tale of Cowboy, Indian and Horse as they go in search of the thieves who stole their house. A Town Called Panic (certificate PG), screens in QUAD from 25th to 27th August.

The Grand Budapest Hotel, from 2014, is Wes Anderson’s comedy about the adventures of the legendary Gustave H, concierge and at the Grand Hotel, Budapest, and his protégé lobby boy, Zero Moustafa. Murder, mayhem and theft abound in a hunt for a missing painting. The Grand Budapest Hotel (certificate 15) screens in QUAD on 3rd September.

Hunt for The Wilderpeople, the selection from 2016, directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do In the Shadows) was a huge box office success in its native New Zealand. Ricky Baker is a defiant, trash-talking misfit sent by child services to start a new life in rural New Zealand with a foster family: aunt Bella, gruff uncle Hec (Sam Neill) and dog Tupac. Hunt For The Wilderpeople (certificate 12A) screens in QUAD on 10th September.

Nicolas Winding Refn’s cult classic of 2011, Drive, features an iconic performance by Ryan Gosling as a movie stunt driver, who moonlights as a getaway driver for criminals but gets caught up in the middle of a gang war after a heist goes wrong. Drive (certificate 18) screens in QUAD from 16th to 18th September.

From 2008 Gomorrah is a gritty gangland saga set in the Neapolitan criminal underbelly; as six stories unravel to expose the dangerous lives of the fearless youths who dabble in the lucrative businesses of garbage, weapons and sweat shops. Gomorrah (certificate 15) screens in QUAD on 24th September.

Alongside the ten films, QUAD has asked the public to vote for their favourite film, ever shown at the venue, which will be shown as the final, eleventh choice. The winning film will be announced soon.

The17 Slice Through Derby: 10 Years On is a chance to revisit one of QUAD’s opening exhibitions. In 2008, prior to QUAD’s opening, 100 groups of seventeen people from Derby’s community took part in The17: Slice Through Derby, led by artist and musician Bill Drummond. One hundred groups from all areas of the city were recruited to take part in the project, which involved singing one note together for five minutes, then having a group photograph and video portrait taken. These 100 separate sound recordings were mixed together to create one huge piece of choral music. The 100 group photographs were on show on QUAD walls and digital screens for the venue’s opening 3 months. The17 Slice Through Derby: 10 Years On is a chance to see these images once again.

The17 Slice Through Derby: 10 years on will be on display in QUAD Extra Gallery Spaces from Saturday 25th August to Sunday 21st October.

Derby Festé will celebrate 10 years of QUAD with a spectacular projection mapping event on 29th September. For more information of the full programme, please see:

QUAD Opened to the public on 26th September 2008. Since then it has screened over 3,000 films, displayed over 70 exhibitions in the Galleries, as well as five editions of FORMAT International Photography Festival.

Adam Buss, QUAD CEO said:

“The past ten years has flown by, but we hope we’ve stayed true to our aims and ambitions which we haven’t changed since opening. We always wanted to provide an accessible, friendly and exciting venue that is a creative beacon for those in Derby and a pioneering landmark from those outside the city. We hope, in short that we’ve achieved something which has been much more than the sum of its parts. Here’s to the next ten years!”

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