Author: Hollie Rowson-Dilks

QUAD in Derby Open Call for submissions for ‘At the End of the Day’

QUAD in Derby has announced a call for submissions to be part of a new exhibition taking place in QUAD in 2018. QUAD are looking for people to apply to creative workshop that explores and challenges ideas about what it’s like to be English in the Midlands today. The research focussed collaborative workshop will include a publication and an exhibition at QUAD Gallery between 10th February and 11th March 2018. At the End of the Day is open to people from Derby, England, or anywhere in the world, and from any creative backgrounds and interests. The workshop will be...

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New campaign hopes to make Derby the most D/deaf friendly city in the UK

Image by photographer G.Whitmore QUAD along with MECA (Mackworth Estate Community Association), Natalie Bamford from www.derbydaysout.co.uk  and Sarah Gatford, Consultant, Trainer and BSL / English Interpreter are asking the public to help make Derby the most D/deaf friendly city in the UK. The group, #DerbySigningCity have been shortlisted to win one of 40 awards of £10,000 from the Aviva Community Fund. They aim to get over 1,000 people taking part in a single mass sign language lesson and beat the World Record for the largest sign language lesson in the world. Derby has the largest D/deaf population outside of...

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Derby Museums will host a solo exhibition by internationally acclaimed artist Richard Long as part of ARTIST ROOMS.

Derby Museum and Art Gallery ARTIST ROOMS Richard Long Drawn From the Land 2 December 2017 – 4 March 2018 Richard Long (b. 1945) was among the foremost of a new generation of British sculptors to emerge in the 1960s who extended the possibilities of sculpture beyond the confines of the studio and gave it meaningful existence as part of the place, time and substance of which it is made. He has said “my work is not illusory or conceptual. It is about real stones, real time, real actions. I use the world as I find it.”  The exhibition,...

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Derby Duo Honoured at the 2017 Marketing Derby Food & Drink Awards

Derby based mum and daughter duo Sarah and Olivia Pritchard recently scoped the prestigious Royal Crown Derby ‘Outstanding Achievement’ award at the Annual Marketing Derby Food and Drink Awards. Derby’s food and drink industry descended on The Roundhouse to celebrate the awards, which are now in their 9th year and was hosted by Nick Britten. This very special award was awarded to the duo for the massive impact they have had on Derby’s food and drink scene. From cafes, to burger bars, to street food, to a Scandinavian-style café, these two have continuously brought something different to Derby. The...

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QUAD Reading and Writing Events Throughout November

QUAD in Derby welcomes a range of authors and tutors for workshops, performances and events in November, offering something for new, aspiring or established writers. A busy month of activities begins with the How to Get Published, a short course ideal for writers who have finished a project but don’t know what to do with it next, a guide on how to submit to an agent or publisher and tips on what goes into that submission package, where best to research for publication opportunities. How to Get Published Creative Writing course starts on Monday 6th November and runs for...

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What’s On

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Winter Wonderland

November 17 - December 31
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Christmas at the Castle

November 25, 2017 - January 3, 2018
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Woodthorpe Christmas Nursery

November 25 - December 31
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Cinderella Panto

December 1, 2017 - January 20, 2018
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