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 19:00 to 21:00

PREVIEW: AHEAD STILL LIES OUR FUTURE

Grand opening of FORMAT17's central exhibition with an introduction by Hester Keijser.

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

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 18:30 to 20:30

PREVIEW: UNIVERSITY OF DERBY

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

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

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

25 Mar 11:30 to 13:00

PHOTOGRAPHING WILDLIFE IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT

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

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 12:30 to 13:30

TOUR: W.W.WINTER'S PHOTOGRAPHIC 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 21:00

THE LISA & JOHN SLIDESHOW, BY DAVID MOORE

Moore photographed a young Derby couple - Lisa & John - 30 years ago; this play features them discussing their lives.

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.

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.

29 Mar 12:30 to 18:15

BEFORE THE FLOOD

Filmmaker Fisher Stevens and actor Leonardo DiCaprio examine climate change.

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.

1 Apr 10:00 to 17:00

WORKSHOP: SUBLIMATION PRINTING

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

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.

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 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.

9 Apr 16:30

REAR WINDOW

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 18:30

REAR WINDOW

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 12:15

SAMSARA

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

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.

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 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.

21 Apr 10:30 to 16:00

PHOTOSTORIES

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

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.

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