What's On

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

23 Mar 16:00 to 24 Mar 02:00

FORMAT17 LAUNCH

To celebrate the launch of FORMAT International Photography Festival 2017, join us for a whistle

23 Mar 21:00 to 24 Mar 02:00

FORMAT17: LAUNCH PARTY

A night filled with live music and DJ's at Derby's most loved alternative pub, Bar One.

24 Mar 09:30 to 17:30

FORMAT17 CONFERENCE

Featuring an array of high-profile speakers - including FORMAT17 exhibitors, curators and guests such as Hester Keijser, Lars Willumeit and Martin Parr.

24 Mar 10:30 to 26 Mar 16:00

MOBFORMAT: OPENHOUSE

Participate and contribute to this evolving Installation alongside members of Miniclick.

24 Mar 10:30 to 17:00

THE MERCHANT OF IMAGES

Have your photo taken in Indian filmmaker and designer Aradhana Seth's pop-up photo studio.

24 Mar 10:30 to 26 Mar 16:00

FORMAT PHOTOBOOK MARKET

For FORMAT17 we have invited Sebastian Arthur Hau, co-founder of COSMOS & Polycopies to curate the best of photobook publishers for this years event.

24 Mar 16:45 to 23 Apr 09:45

Describing the Domus

An exhibition of work produced by students studying Photography at the University of Derby for Format 17 Photography Festival.

24 Mar 18:00 to 19:30

LAUNCH: CHANGE THE PICTURE 2

Join us at the Cathedral Cafe to celebrate the launch of our Change the Picture 2 exhibition.

24 Mar 18:30 to 20:30

PREVIEW: UNIVERSITY OF DERBY

Exhibition launch featuring 20 photographers selected through the FORMAT17 open call.

24 Mar 21:00 to 25 Mar 02:00

PARTY

A night filled with live music and DJ's at Derby's most loved alternative pub, Bar One.

25 Mar 09:30 to 16:00

FORMAT PORTFOLIO REVIEW

FORMAT has carefully selected 45+ international photography experts to take part in the portfolio review.

25 Mar 10:00 to 11:00

TOUR: W.W. WINTER'S PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO

Join the studio team for a tour of the history.

25 Mar 10:30 to 26 Mar 17:00

THE MERCHANT OF IMAGES

Have your photo taken in Indian filmmaker and designer Aradhana Seth's pop-up photo studio.

25 Mar 11:30 to 13:00

PHOTOGRAPHING WILDLIFE IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT

With BBC Countryfile and Springwatch photographer Jack Perks. Presented by Affinity Photo.

25 Mar 12:00 to 17:00

ARTIST FILM SCREENINGS

Featuring work from our selected artists and curated slideshows

25 Mar 12:30 to 13:30

TOUR: W.W.WINTER'S PHOTOGRAHIC STUDIO

Established 1864 in Derby and based in its present premises since 1867.

25 Mar 13:00 to 14:00

TALK: SHENG WEN LO & JULIA FULLERTON-BATTEN

Sheng Wen Lo and Julia Fullerton-Batten discuss their working practices and artworks on show at Déda.

25 Mar 13:30 to 16:00

MOBILE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH OGGSIE

Join renowned Mobile Photography artist Olly Lang “oggsie” to learn how to get the most out of your phones camera.

25 Mar 15:00 to 16:00

TOUR: PHOTOBOOK MARKET

Join this year's curator Sebastian Arthur Hau for an informal tour exploring the FORMAT17 Photobo

25 Mar 15:00 to 21:00

THE LISA & JOHN SLIDESHOW - A PLAY ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY, BY DAVID MOORE

David Moore returns to the site of his series 'Pictures from the Real World'

25 Mar 16:30 to 18:00

FORMAT PORTFOLIO WALK

View the portfolios of over 80 photographers who have participated in this year's FORMAT Portfolio Review.

25 Mar 19:30 to 20:00

FORMAT OPEN CALL & PORTFOLIO AWARDS

Celebrate FORMAT17 Open Call & Portfolio Review Award Winners

25 Mar 21:00 to 22:00

PHOTO PUB QUIZ

So you think you know about photography? Test your skills and knowledge at our photo pub quiz

26 Mar 12:00 to 17:00

FIRST ART PORTRAIT LAUNCH

Join First Art for a special event at Creswell Crags to launch the Flâneur: New Urban Narratives season.

26 Mar 12:00 to 13:00

TOUR: PHOTOBOOK MARKET

Join this year's curator Sebastian Arthur Hau for an informal tour exploring the FORMAT17 Photobook Market.

26 Mar 12:30 to 13:30

TOUR: PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS

Curator Greg Hobson leads a tour of the exhibition People, Places, and Things: the W. W. Winter’s Archive.

26 Mar 13:00 to 14:00

TOUR: AHEAD STILL LIES OUR FUTURE

Join one of the Ahead still lies our future curators Hester Keijser for a guided tour of the exhibition.

26 Mar 13:30 to 14:30

DIETER NEUBERT: FOTOBOOK FESTIVAL KASSEL

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

27 Mar 18:00

TALK & TOUR: BE HERE, NOW

Tour and talk by artists Daniel Regan & Antonia Attwood for their

28 Mar 20:30 to 22:30

FIVE LAMP FILMS

Open mic night for filmmakers

29 Mar 11:15 to 13:15

GOLDSQUAD

Artist Clive Wheeler leads workshop for the over 50's exploring Cyanotype.

29 Mar 18:30 to 20:30

CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY

Special preview screen of a documentary film Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses' fight for NYC

30 Mar 10:00 to 11:00

TOUR: W.W.WINTERS PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO

Established 1864 in Derby and based in its present premises since 1867.

30 Mar 11:00 to 13:00

WORKSHOP: PHOTOGRAPHING FROM MEMORIES

Farhad Berahman invites you to share memories of a time away from home.

30 Mar 12:30 to 13:30

TOUR: W.W.WINTERS PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO

Established in 1864 in Derby and based in its present premises since 1867. Join the studio team for a tour of the history.

30 Mar 14:00 to 16:00

WORKSHOP: PHOTOGRAPHING FROM MEMORIES

Farhad Berahman invites you to share memories of a time away from home.

30 Mar 18:30 to 20:30

PHOTOFORUM: JOHN MACLEAN

Artist Talk by John MacLean

1 Apr 10:00 to 17:00

WORKSHOP: SUBLIMATION PRINTING

Sublimation printing is an extremely versatile way of creating beautiful, durable images.

1 Apr 10:30 to 12:30

Q-CLUB: HABITATS

Family event, create and map out you own Habitats with Artist Paul Davies

1 Apr 12:00

WORKSHOPS WITH DANIEL REGAN & ANTONIA ATTWOOD

Join the artists for drop-in workshops relating to themes within the exhibition Be Here, Now.

1 Apr 13:00 to 16:00

360 DEGREE PHOTO WALK

Explore FORMAT17 with artist Pierce Starre. Get hints and tips on taking great photographs, whilst getting inspiration from the works on display at the exhibition venue.

1 Apr 15:00

WORKSHOPS WITH DANIEL REGAN & ANTONIA ATTWOOD

Join the artists for drop-in workshops relating to themes within the exhibition Be Here, Now.

4 Apr 10:00 to 11:00

TOUR: W.W.WINTERS PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO

Established 1864 in Derby and based in its present premises since 1867. Join the studio team for a tour of the history.

4 Apr 12:30 to 13:30

TOUR: W.W.WINTERS PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO

Established 1864 in Derby and based in its present premises since 1867.

7 Apr 11:00 to 12:00

TOUR: PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS

Curator Greg Hobson leads a tour of the exhibition People, Places, and Things: the W. W. Winter’s Archive.

8 Apr 10:00 to 17:00

DIZZY INK: MADE IN A DAY

A collaborative workshop in which practitioners are brought together to create, make and edit a publication within a day.

8 Apr 11:00 to 18:00

SYMPOSIUM: UNDER THE DARK CLOTH

One-day symposium to coincide with the exhibition People, Places, and Things: the W. W. Winter’s Archive.

8 Apr 11:30 to 13:30

TOUR: DARLEY ABBEY MILLS

Take a tour around Derby's very own UNESCO World Heritage Site

8 Apr 13:00 to 16:00

360 DEGREE PHOTO WALK

Explore FORMAT17 with artist Pierce Starre. Get hints and tips on taking great photographs, whilst getting inspiration from the works on display at the exhibition venue.

8 Apr 14:00 to 16:30

BEGINNERS BOOKBINDING

An opportunity to experiment with simple binding techniques to create a journal, sketchbook, scrapbook or album.

8 Apr 15:00 to 17:00

TALK: FORMAT GRADUATES AWARD

Join artists Lisa Nix and others for a talk about thier work.

9 Apr 15:30 to 10 Apr 17:00

TOUR: HERITAGE ARCHITECTURE

Take a tour round historic Derby

9 Apr 16:30

REAR WINDOW FILM SCREENING

An absolute classic from Alfred Hitchcock.

10 Apr 10:00 to 11:00

TOUR: W.W.WINTERS PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO

Established 1864 in Derby and based in its present premises since 1867.

10 Apr 10:30 to 12:30

KIDSQUAD: PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB DIGITAL HABITATS

Two-day workshop (10 – 11 Apr) with artist Laura Mossop.

10 Apr 12:30 to 13:30

TOUR: W.W.WINTERS PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO

Join the studio team for a tour of the history.

10 Apr 12:30 to 18:30

REAR WINDOW FILM SCREENING

An absolute classic from Alfred Hitchcock.

12 Apr 10:30 to 16:00

MINECRAFT HABITAT WITH BLOCKBUILDERS

An exciting workshop for young people to reimagine their local habitat in Minecraft.

12 Apr 11:00 to 12:30

TALK: PHOTOGRAPHIC ETCHING

Fascinating insight into the process of Photographic Etching

12 Apr 13:00 to 16:00

360 DEGREE PHOTO WALK

Explore FORMAT17 with artist Pierce Starre. Get hints and tips on taking great photographs, whilst getting inspiration from the works on display at the exhibition venue.

12 Apr 15:00 to 20:30

SAMSARA

Director Ron Fricke’s Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

13 Apr 10:30 to 14 Apr 16:00

YOUNG FORMAT: ANALOGUE WORKSHOP

Experiment with camera-less photography and analogue film

13 Apr 10:30 to 13:00

EXPLORING DERBY’S PAST AND FUTURE WITH MINECRAFT

Delve into the past and future of the Derby in this exciting workshop for all ages.

13 Apr 16:00 to 22:00

SAMSARA

Director Ron Fricke’s Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

13 Apr 18:30 to 20:30

PHOTOFORUM: SIMON AEPPLI

Artist talk by filmmaker Simon Aeppli

13 Apr 19:30

GALLERY LATE NIGHTS: AHEAD STILL LIES OUR FUTURE

Special late opening of the exhibition.

13 Apr 20:45

SAMSARA

Director Ron Fricke’s Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

15 Apr 10:00 to 18:00

WORKSHOP: DEMYSTIFYING SILKSCREEN PRINTING

Learn different methods to create your own silk screens at home.

15 Apr 11:00 to 13:30

PHOTOGRAPHIC CODING

Photographic glitch creation for photographers with electronic artist Ashley James Brown.

19 Apr 10:30 to 20 Apr 15:30

DIGISQUAD: CREATIVE PHOTOSHOP

Join one of our digital artists to get creative with Photoshop.

19 Apr 13:00 to 16:00

360 DEGREE PHOTO WALK

Explore FORMAT17 with artist Pierce Starre. Get hints and tips on taking great photographs, whilst getting inspiration from the works on display at the exhibition venue.

20 Apr 17:00 to 21:00

GALLERY LATE NIGHTS: AHEAD STILL LIES OUR FUTURE

Special late opening of the exhibition.

20 Apr 18:30 to 20:30

TOGSQUAD

Join Victoria Wilcox, Derby Telegraph Picture Editor, for a relaxed photography group for budding camera enthusiasts.

21 Apr 10:30 to 16:00

YOUNG FORMAT: PHOTOSTORIES

Join photographer Jon Legge to create a photostory in and around QUAD.

22 Apr 10:00 to 17:00

WORKSHOP: PARTICIPATORY AND COLLABORATIVE PRACTICES IN PHOTOGRAPHY

An introduction to participatory and collaborative photography practices by professional artist and educator Liz Orton.

22 Apr 10:00 to 11:00

TOUR: W.W.WINTERS PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO

Established 1864 in Derby and based in its present premises since 1867.

22 Apr 12:30 to 13:30

TOUR: W.W.WINTERS PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO

Established 1864 in Derby and based in its present premises since 1867.

22 Apr 14:00 to 17:00

PHOTO ALBUM WORKSHOP

Create your very own Photo Album

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