Quad celebrates 10 years


Bondholder QUAD Derby celebrates its 10th Anniversary this month with special films, exhibitions and events planned.

Since it opened to the public on 26th September 2008 QUAD has welcomed 3.5 million visitors through its doors. As well as a diverse cinema programme packed with independent, Hollywood and foreign language titles, QUAD has shown over 200 exhibitions, 4,000 films and established FORMAT International Photography Festival as one of the UK’s leading international contemporary festivals of photography and related media.

QUAD has been at the heart of Derby’s cultural scene since it opened and is internationally recognised for providing quality and excellence in the Arts. QUAD delivers an exciting, innovative and diverse programme which is popular with visitors of all ages, with a reputation in Photography, digital innovation & family friendly events. The venue organises Derby Film Festival, FORMAT International Photography Festival and Summer Nights Outdoor Film Festival. QUAD is a partnership between Bondholder Derby City Council and Arts Council England.

There are a series of celebratory events including the Best of 10 Ten film season with 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 of the Greatest Showman on Derby Market Place.

Derby Festé will also be marking the ten-year anniversary with a film which will be on view to the public using projection mapping onto the QUAD Building.

Adam Buss, QUAD CEO said “QUAD is a charity and cultural hub in the heart of Derby. And nothing makes us prouder than creating new experiences, memories and skills with the people that visit and support our cinema, workshops, exhibitions and Café bar.

"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!”

As part of its 10 year celebration, QUAD will be holding a free outdoor screening of The Greatest Showman at the Market Place on Wednesday 26th September. For more information click here.