Led by tutor and successful self-published author Dawn Brookes, Self-Publishing for Beginners is an eight-week course which will cover key aspects of self-publishing including options and platforms for self-publishing, marketing and reviews, cover design, editing and proofreading, publishing e-books, book formatting, pricing and royalties. Perfect for authors who’ve considered self-publishing but aren’t sure where to start, Self-Publishing for Beginners takes place at QUAD on Mondays commencing 4th October to 22nd November, 6.30pm to 9pm.
Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley is an artist and game developer who builds digital archives celebrating the lives and histories of her Black Trans ancestors.
Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley’s Haunting Alongside Our Shadows will be on display at QUAD from September 2021. Danielle’s work is based in historical happening’s, creating video-game inspired artworks that form part of her Black Trans archive to, as the artist states, “record the lives of Black Trans People in the present to imagine our existence in the past through immersive storytelling.”
QUAD in Derby will be presenting Outdoor film screenings for Summer Nights film Festival in August and September. Screenings will take place in three stunning locations; Wrest Park in Bedfordshire, Battle Abbey in East Sussex and RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Yorkshire.
Screenings taking place at Wrest Park are:
Grease (PG) on Thursday 19th August, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (U) on Friday 20th August and Top Gun (12A) on Saturday 21st August.
QUAD in Derby will be celebrating twenty-five years of Derby girl Lara Croft and the successful Tomb Raider franchise. An unofficial one-day fan event celebrating Tomb Raider in the birthplace of Lara Croft takes place in QUAD in October. The event is a chance to meet the game developers, content creators and the voice of Lara Croft.
The day will include:
Raidercast LIVE with Judith Gibbins an in-conversation event with Judith Gibbins, the voice of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider 2 & 3.
QUAD in Derby has a selection of films and creative activities
for families & young people in July & August
Work created by dozens of young Derby artists is taking centre stage in an innovative exhibition set to go live outside the city’s cathedral this summer.
Involving nearly 300 young people from the city, who are creating murals, videos and audio installations, the event will address issues of exclusion and draw on the influence of contemporary issues such as the Black Lives Matter movement, mental health, education reform, employment opportunities, bullying, barriers to opportunities and LGBTQ+ rights.
QUAD in Derby has announced a new Patron, journalist Paul Carter. Paul is an Award-winning BBC reporter and senior producer working on Click, the BBC's flagship technology programme broadcast to 300m people around the world each week, 52 weeks a year. He tells stories about how technology can change society, and the world. He has produced and presented entire episodes from across the globe, including the US, Japan and Europe.
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.
Films and exhibitions have been confirmed for QUAD’s re-opening in May. QUAD will be fully open to the public with exhibitions and film screenings from 17th May 2021, although the date is subject to any further changes in government guidelines. QUAD Café bar will be open daily from 10:00am.
Films being screened in May are:
Following the successful 3D virtual presentation of FORMAT21 International Photography Festival, selected exhibitions from this year’s international photography festival will be shown across Derby in the city’s cultural institutions and retail spaces. Come and enjoy the face to face experience of some amazing photography.