Format Festival

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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.

Credit: Peter Dench

3rd February

FORMAT Photoforum: Peter Dench

Join award-winning photographer and University of Derby graduate Peter Dench for an exciting and informative talk.

10th April

FORMAT15 Conference

An interdisciplinary conference at QUAD taking the main festival theme of ‘Evidence’ as a starting point, examining work in film, photography and moving image.


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7th October

FORMAT Photoforum: Photography and the Supernatural

Federica Chiocchetti will explore the history as well as some contemporary works of ‘supernatural photography’ in this informative talk.

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25th October

Shooting Glass Photographs

Glass plate and antique camera workshop run by Debbie Adele Cooper; FORMAT Artist in Residence at W. W. Winter Photographer’s in Derby (Est. 1867).

Debbie is photographing on glass using ‘dry plate’ techniques from the early 1900s. Join in this intensive workshop to make your own photographic plates, shoot on antique glass plate cameras, develop and print from the plates in the darkroom.

Please note: the Workshop will be held at The Photo Parlour in Derby. (Unfortunately no disabled access)

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Credit: David Hurn

4th November

FORMAT Photoforum: David Hurn - A Personal Journey

Magnum member David Hurn is one of this country’s most influential photographers and teachers joins us to reveal all from a 60 year career.

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2nd December


Paul Hill leads the first Photoforum open session of the new season, inviting regulars and newcomers to share their own photography and gain feedback from other participants.

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