QUAD in Derby announces some of the 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 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. Derby Festé will also be marking the venue’s 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 Sunday 25th to Thursday 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 Monday 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 Monday 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 Sunday 16th to Tuesday 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 Monday 24th September.
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. Anyone who was part of the original The17 project is invited to contact QUAD for a special invite only reception and a chance to recreate the images. Please contact Laura O’Leary for more information
Derby Festé will celebrate 10 years of QUAD with a spectacular projection mapping event on Wednesday 29th September. For more information of the full programme, visit the Derby Feste website
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!”
For more information visit Derby Quad or call QUAD Box Office on 01332 290606
QUAD is a partnership between Derby City Council and Arts Council England.