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New Creative Writing Courses and Workshops in QUAD in 2022

New Creative Writing Courses and Workshops in QUAD in 2022

21 January 2022

QUAD has announced three writing courses and workshops for 2022, covering poetry, novel writing and self-publishing.

Writing Poetry is a six-week course led by acclaimed Derbyshire poet and performer Sophie Sparham. Throughout the session you’ll be looking at key elements such as form and literary devices, as well as exploring the importance of editing and the exciting opportunities presented by collaborative work. 

Holocaust Memorial Day in Derby. Commemorative event in QUAD on 27th January 2022

Holocaust Memorial Day in Derby. Commemorative event in QUAD on 27th January 2022

18 January 2022

A commemorative event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day will take place in QUAD on Thursday 27th January 2022. Presented by Derby’s Holocaust Memorial Day planning group, the evening of words, music and dance follows this year’s theme of ‘One Day’, which explores how genocidal regimes throughout history have deliberately fractured societies by marginalising certain groups, and how these tactics can be challenged by individuals standing together with their neighbours and speaking out against oppression.

Derby’s bid to become City of Culture 2025 Everything you need to know

Derby’s bid to become City of Culture 2025 Everything you need to know

13 December 2021

What is the UK City of Culture?

UK City of Culture is a competition run by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) every four years. Previous winners are Derry/Londonderry in 2013 and Hull in 2017 and Coventry in 2021.

QUAD hosts UK French Film Festival in November & December

QUAD hosts UK French Film Festival in November & December

15 November 2021

QUAD will be hosting the 29th UK French Film Festival in November and December 2021, which takes place from 23rd November to 9th December. The festival includes ten brand new French films which will all be screened in French with English subtitles.
 

Derby Film Festival 2021 Films And Events Announced

Derby Film Festival 2021 Films And Events Announced

9 November 2021

Films and events have been announced for Derby Film Festival 2021, which takes place in QUAD from 18th to 22nd November. Now in its eighth edition, Derby Film Festival returns to the big screen once again after the 2020 edition took place online. The festival programme includes five days of films from around the world with previews including the Cannes Palme D’Or winner Titane. Events include a Q&A with actor Molly Windsor and live accompaniment to silent film Metropolis taking place in Derby Cathedral.

Picturing England's High Streets: Residency Announced

Picturing England's High Streets: Residency Announced

20 October 2021

QUAD & FORMAT are delighted to announce the appointment of Khatun as the Historic England's artist in residence in Leicester.

Five films as part of UK Green Film Festival to screen at QUAD in Derby in November

Five films as part of UK Green Film Festival to screen at QUAD in Derby in November

11 October 2021

Five films will be shown in QUAD in November as part of a UK-wide Green Film Festival. With topics from Illegal logging, nuclear power, the gold mines of Johannesburg, green community living to the new wave of climate activists, the films will be shown on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th November.

Children First Derby Collaborate With QUAD To Get Youth Forum's Voice Heard

Children First Derby Collaborate With QUAD To Get Youth Forum's Voice Heard

8 October 2021

A successful collaboration between local charity, Children First Derby, and QUAD, Derby, has resulted in the filming of the charity’s Youth Forum screenplay, which will be shown in a special screening at QUAD later this month.

The Children First Derby Youth Forum group recently wrote a screenplay entitled, ‘Can You Hear Me?’ to get their voice heard about how mental health challenges can affect young people’s education. 

Writing courses, Halloween Horror day and The UK Ghost Story Festival this Autumn

Writing courses, Halloween Horror day and The UK Ghost Story Festival this Autumn

22 September 2021

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.

QUAD in Derby presents a new exhibition from September 2021 Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley: Haunting Alongside Our Shadows QUAD Gallery 25th September 2021 to 9th January 2022.

QUAD in Derby presents a new exhibition from September 2021 Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley: Haunting Alongside Our Shadows QUAD Gallery 25th September 2021 to 9th January 2022.

16 August 2021

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.”

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