QUAD has films and workshops for families for May half-term 2021


09 February 2022

QUAD has films and workshops for families for May half-term 2021

Taking place in QUAD workshops for families include the popular Make and Take, suitable for families with children aged three and above and led by artist Helen Jackson. Make and Take is a chance to make whatever you want, with whatever materials are available and take it away afterwards. Your imagination awaits! The workshop will take place in the QUAD Gallery space to enable social distancing measures and will accommodate a maximum of 4 families at a time, so activity time will be limited to 20 minutes per family. Make and Take is FREE and takes place in QUAD on Monday 31st May from 12:30pm to 3:00pm.

Taking place online via Zoom, Bloxels Game Making Workshop is suitable for young people aged seven to sixteen. Using the Bloxels Edu app on a tablet or smart phone, Artist Abbie Canning will help to design and build your own platform game, learning about animation cycles and game design. Bloxels Game Making Workshop takes place on Tuesday 1st June from 10:30am to 3:00pm via Zoom. Booking is essential and the cost is £5 per person. 

Taking place both in QUAD and online, MinecraftLAB: Internet City is a workshop suit-able for young people aged eight to fourteen. This workshop is a chance to work with others to plan, build and explore in Minecraft Creative mode, making a thriving city based on your favourite places on the internet. Advance booking is required, and those interest-ed in joining the workshop are encouraged to book for the online session as there are very limited spaces for the workshop within QUAD to allow for social distancing. QUAD will provide detailed information on how to access the Minecraft server and other technical Requirements for the online session will be forwarded beforehand, along with details of an online audio conference to enable children and young people to clearly follow instructions and ask questions to the Admin. Young people with their own Minecraft Ac-count should provide this information when booking. MinecraftLAB: Internet City takes place in QUAD and online on Wednesday 2nd June from 2pm to 4:30pm and costs £5 per person.

In QUAD Cinema, three family-friendly Cine Kids films will be screened over May half-term. Tom & Jerry (PG) continues the old rivalry between Tom Cat and Jerry Mouse. Peter Rabbit 2 (U) sees Mr McGregor now happily married and living alongside Peter and his rabbit family, but bored of life in the garden, Peter heads to the big city and naturally creates chaos for all his family. Godzilla Vs Kong (12A) is a not-to-be-missed titanic match-up between the two colossal monsters of cinema! The films can be seen:

Tom & Jerry (PG) Saturday 29th to Sunday 30th May 
Peter Rabbit 2 (U) Friday 28th May to Thursday 10th June 
Godzilla Vs Kong (12A) Friday 4th to 9th of June.

In QUAD Galleries three exhibitions are highlights of FORMAT21 International Photography Festival. Black Country Dada by Brian Griffin selected images from the ac-claimed autobiography, by celebrated photographer which cover his days at Manchester Polytechnic to his arrival on the photography scene in London and developing his signature style of surreal portraits. Famous Internet Sites by artist Zou Jingyao, focuses on reimagining places made famous by the internet as ‘flash mob exhibitions’ created for people to go and take selfies. Here There and Everywhere is a group exhibition with three emerging artists – Uzoma Chidumaga Orji (Nigeria) Anthony Bila and Sipho Gongxeka (both from South Africa) which includes their visionary work dealing with complex, socio-political issues; representations of daily life in townships and societal responses to lockdown.

Black Country Dada by Brian Griffin and Famous Internet Sites can be seen in QUAD Gallery Wednesday to Sunday, from 12 noon to 4:00pm. Here There and Everywhere can be seen in QUAD Extra Gallery Spaces daily from 10:00am to 7:00pm. All QUAD Exhibitions are free to visit.

QUAD’s Family Friendly Cafe Bar is open daily from 10:00am.

QUAD is open to the public with full COVID-compliant measures in place. The venue requires all visitors to observe current government regulations regarding social distancing and mask-wearing. There will be full information available on QUAD’s website, and signage and directions from staff around the building itself. For information please see:

Notes to Editors

QUAD is Derby’s centre for art and film, a mixed arts venue based on the Market Place. QUAD is the city’s cultural hub with a three-screen cinema, an art gallery showing the best in contemporary visual arts, digital workshop spaces plus an award-winning Café bar. QUAD Opened on 26th September 2008 and since then has been at the heart of Derby’s cultural scene, recognised for providing quality and excellence in the Arts. 
QUAD delivers an exciting, innovative and diverse programme, with an international reputation in Photography and digital innovation. The venue organises Derby Film Festival, FORMAT International Photography Festival and Summer Nights Outdoor Film Festival. QUAD is a partnership between Derby City Council and Arts Council England. QUAD is open daily from 10am for more information visit:  
For further information contact QUAD’s Marketing and Audience Development Manager Kathy Wilson on 01332 285422 / 07791441941

QUAD is a registered charity.