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FORMAT presents a year-round programme of exhibitions, events and professional development opportunities. Click on the headings to filter by type.

12 Mar 18:30 to 20:30

RICHARD J. BIRKIN: NIGHT SUN

Interactive installation melding the photography of Daniel T. Wheeler, words of Emma Lannie and music composed by Birkin.

12 Mar 18:30 to 20:30

OBSOLETE STUDIOS: TINTYPE STUDIO

See a live Tintype photography studio in action, led by Rob Ball.

12 Mar 18:30 to 20:30

FESTIVAL LAUNCH

Join us for our festival launch with exhibition previews at multiple venues across the city.

12 Mar 21:00 to 13 Mar 03:00

FORMAT LAUNCH: AFTERPARTY

What will be an exciting celebration to the successful launch of FORMAT 15.

13 Mar 09:00 to 12 Apr 16:00

MobFORMAT 15

Submit your image on the theme of EVIDENCE. Selected images will be exhibited at and shared from the UK’s largest photography festival - FORMAT #formatevidence on Instagram

13 Mar 10:30 to 15 Mar 16:00

POP-UP STUDIO: TOM HUNTER, DAFNA TALMOR & FRANCESCA MOORE

A pop-up studio presented by Matter Collective in collaboration with Photofusion artists

13 Mar 10:30 to 17:00

OBSOLETE STUDIOS: TINTYPE STUDIO

See a live Tintype photography studio in action, led by Rob Ball.

13 Mar 10:30 to 11:30

TOTS MAKE & DO - FANTASTIC PHOTOS

Space for 2 - 5 year olds to come and create, play and imagine with their grown- ups.

13 Mar 10:30 to 15 Mar 16:00

FORMAT PHOTOBOOK MARKET

With International photobook publishers, book signings and more.

13 Mar 10:30 to 11:30

TOUR: BEYOND EVIDENCE

Exhibition tour of Beyond Evidence with curators Louise Clements, Lars Willumeit and guest artists.

13 Mar 12:45

PHIL TOLEDANO: WHEN I WAS SIX

Toledano joins us for an illustrated talk on his series When I Was Six.

13 Mar 16:00

W. M. HUNT: HOW I LOOK AT PHOTOGRAPHS

When is a photograph great? Mr. Hunt looks back at a life in photographs and tries to sort it out and share his insights with the audience.

13 Mar 18:00 to 20:30

UNIVERSITY OF DERBY: EXHIBITION LAUNCH

Join us for the launch of the EXPOSURE exhibition, featuring 22 photographers selected through the open call, at University of Derby's Markeaton Street campus.

14 Mar 09:30 to 16:00

INTERNATIONAL PORTFOLIO REVIEW

FORMAT has carefully selected 40 international photography experts to take part in the portfolio review in Derby on Saturday 14 March 2015.

14 Mar 10:30 to 17:00

MINICLICK: CRIME 'ZINE WORKSHOP

Join the Miniclick team during the FORMAT opening weekend to connect the evidence and create your own art book to take away.

14 Mar 11:00

KLAVDIJ SLUBAN: TALK

Talk by French photographer Klavdij Sluban.

14 Mar 12:00

W.W.WINTERS PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO: TOUR

Established 1864 in Derby, and based in its present premises since 1867, W.W.Winters is one of the longest serving photographic studios in the country. Join the studio team for a tour of their history.

14 Mar 13:00 to 14:30

BRIAN GRIFFIN - FILM SCREENING + TALK

Exclusive preview of filmmaker Michael Prince’s documentary exploring the work of photographer Brian Griffin and talk by the artist.

14 Mar 15:30 to 16:30

PHOTOWORKS PRESENTS: DESERT ISLAND PICS - MIKE MANDEL

Which eight photographs would you take to a desert island? American artist Mike Mandel reveals his choices to our regular host Stephen Bull and discusses how his choices reflect his life and career.

14 Mar 16:00

W.W.WINTERS PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO: TOUR

Established 1864 in Derby, and based in its present premises since 1867, W.W.Winters is one of the longest serving photographic studios in the country. Join the studio team for a tour of their history.

14 Mar 20:00 to 22:00

12 ANGRY MEN (1957)

Directed by live television-trained director Sidney Lumet. 12 Angry Men has been described as a commentary on the underlying flaws in the supposedly infallible American judicial system.

15 Mar 11:00 to 16:00

MINICLICK: CRIME 'ZINE WORKSHOP

Join the Miniclick team during the FORMAT opening weekend to connect the evidence and create your own art book to take away.

15 Mar 12:30

TOUR: FOTOBOOK KASSEL DUMMY AWARD 2014

Tour with Dieter Neubert, Director of the International Fotobook Festival, Kassel.

15 Mar 14:00

TOUR: THE PHOTOGRAPH IS PROOF

Tour with the exhibition curator Anusha Yadav, Director of The Indian Memory Project

17 Mar 11:00 to 11:30

HANDLING HISTORY

Opportunity to get up close and handle authentic objects from the Derby Museum & Art Gallery collection.

17 Mar 18:30 to 20:30

FORMAT PHOTOFORUM: THE OPEN ROAD

David Campany joins us to talk about his brilliant book, The Open Road: Photography & the American Road Trip surveying photographic road trips in America, 1906 to the present.

19 Mar 15:00 to 16:00

CURATING REVEALED

Find out how a museum really works with Daniel Martin, Curator of Making.

19 Mar 18:30 to 20:30

CHRISTINE EYENE: IMAG(IN)ING THE BLACK BODY

Curator Christine Eyene will introduce the concept behind the exhibition, Residual: traces of the black body.

21 Mar 10:00 to 22 Mar 18:00

JOHN BLAKEMORE: SEQUENCING AND BOOKMAKING

Two-day workshop with the celebrated photographer on how to sequence and make a book by hand.

21 Mar 11:00 to 17:00

REPORTING ON WAR AND TERROR

Day of talks debating how photography is used in the context of reporting war and terror in the media.

21 Mar 12:00

W.W.WINTERS PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO: TOUR

Established 1864 in Derby, and based in its present premises since 1867, W.W.Winters is one of the longest serving photographic studios in the country. Join the studio team for a tour of their history.

21 Mar 13:00 to 16:00

FORMAT PHOTO WALK

Join a professional photographer from Media Arcade on a photowalk around this years FORMAT Festival.

21 Mar 16:00

W.W.WINTERS PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO: TOUR

Established 1864 in Derby, and based in its present premises since 1867, W.W.Winters is one of the longest serving photographic studios in the country. Join the studio team for a tour of their history.

25 Mar 12:00

W.W.WINTERS PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO: TOUR

Established 1864 in Derby, and based in its present premises since 1867, W.W.Winters is one of the longest serving photographic studios in the country. Join the studio team for a tour of their history.

25 Mar 16:00

W.W.WINTERS PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO: TOUR

Established 1864 in Derby, and based in its present premises since 1867, W.W.Winters is one of the longest serving photographic studios in the country. Join the studio team for a tour of their history.

25 Mar 17:00 to 20:00

AFTER HOURS: FORMAT EXHIBITION

Special late opening of the exhibition including talks and activities.

28 Mar 13:00 to 16:00

FORMAT PHOTO WALK

Join a professional photographer from Media Arcade on a photowalk around this years FORMAT Festival.

28 Mar 19:00 to 22:30

TONY KOFI SPINX TRIO + A GREAT DAY IN HARLEM

Live performance by Toni Kofi Spinx Trio followed by a special screening of the Film A Great Day in Harlem.

31 Mar 11:00 to 11:30

HANDLING HISTORY

Opportunity to get up close and handle authentic objects from the Derby Museum & Art Gallery collection.

31 Mar 12:00

W.W.WINTERS PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO: TOUR

Established 1864 in Derby, and based in its present premises since 1867, W.W.Winters is one of the longest serving photographic studios in the country. Join the studio team for a tour of their history.

31 Mar 16:00

W.W.WINTERS PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO: TOUR

Established 1864 in Derby, and based in its present premises since 1867, W.W.Winters is one of the longest serving photographic studios in the country. Join the studio team for a tour of their history.

1 Apr 10:00 to 13:00

GAME DAY: DETECT

Join QUAD staff in this fast paced facilitated festival game tour. Be introduced to the Detect game and create your detective persona. Take on the art thief Marie Arty aka ‘The Collector’ in teams and claim back the stolen art work.

1 Apr 13:30 to 16:00

DIGISQUAD: DIGITAL ARTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (12-16)

Work with a Digital Artist to get creative in QUAD's Digital Studio. Using Photoshop techniques, experiment with layers, textures and filters to turn photos and text into digital artworks.

1 Apr 14:00 to 17:00

GAME DAY: DETECT

Join QUAD staff in this fast paced facilitated festival game tour. Be introduced to the Detect game and create your detective persona. Take on the art thief Marie Arty aka ‘The Collector’ in teams and claim back the stolen art work.

1 Apr 18:30 to 20:30

GET REAL: PHOTOGRAPHY AS ART

Discussion hosted by Andrew Garford Moore with guest Al Baker of the University of Sheffield.

4 Apr 10:30 to 17:00

PAST LIVES PROJECT: REMINISCENCE VINTAGE CAFÉ

Past Lives Project are running a one day Heritage Vintage Tea Rooms with a twist. Featuring traditional english cakes, with tea in vintage china, but instead of charging you money for the tea and cake they are asking you to swap them for your local cine film, photos and memories!

4 Apr 14:00

GRADUATE AWARD WINNERS: TALK

Join QUAD Curator Peter Bonnell and exhibiting artists for an informal talk.

4 Apr 20:00

DERBY JAZZ: TOMMASO STARACE'S 'ITALIAN SHORT STORIES'

Derby Jazz presents Italian Saxophonist Tommaso Starace performing a live score to the images of Italian photographer Gianni Berengo Gardin.

8 Apr 10:00 to 13:00

GAME DAY: DETECT

Join QUAD staff in this fast paced facilitated festival game tour. Be introduced to the Detect game and create your detective persona. Take on the art thief Marie Arty aka ‘The Collector’ in teams and claim back the stolen art work.

8 Apr 14:00 to 17:00

GAME DAY: DETECT

Join QUAD staff in this fast paced facilitated festival game tour. Be introduced to the Detect game and create your detective persona. Take on the art thief Marie Arty aka ‘The Collector’ in teams and claim back the stolen art work.

9 Apr 12:00

W.W.WINTERS PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO: TOUR

Established 1864 in Derby, and based in its present premises since 1867, W.W.Winters is one of the longest serving photographic studios in the country. Join the studio team for a tour of their history.

9 Apr 14:00 to 16:00

FINDING THE EVIDENCE: FORENSIC ARCHAEOLOGY

Talk with Rachel Atherton, Co-Production Curator at Derby Museums, offering an insight into bones from Roman and Anglo Saxon Derby.

9 Apr 16:00

W.W.WINTERS PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO: TOUR

Established 1864 in Derby, and based in its present premises since 1867, W.W.Winters is one of the longest serving photographic studios in the country. Join the studio team for a tour of their history.

9 Apr 18:00 to 19:30

FORMAT PHOTOFORUM: MARK POWER

Talk by renowned Magnum photographer on his photographic practice and career to date.

10 Apr 09:30 to 17:00

FORMAT CONFERENCE

Guest speakers explore the theme of Evidence on film, photography, politics and photojournalism and more. In collaboration with the University of Derby

11 Apr 10:00 to 12 Apr 18:00

JOHN BLAKEMORE: BLACK + WHITE PRINTING MASTERCLASS

Two-day workshop with photographer and master printer John Blakemore.

11 Apr 13:00 to 16:00

MOBILE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

Join award winning London based Australian mobile photography artist Olly Lang for a one off street photography workshop exploring Derby and our FORMAT exhibitions. Just bring a camera phone and a charged battery.

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