Search form

What's On

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

25 Apr 17:30 to 20:30

PORTRAIT: EXHIBITION OPENING

First Art have commissioned two rising stars of the UK photography world, David Severn and Kajal Nisha Patel, who have travelled around Mansfield, Ashfield, Bolsover and North East Derbyshire to create a PORTRAIT of the people and places of the First Art area.

5 May 18:30 to 20:30

FORMAT PHOTOFORUM: EXPOSE YOURSELF

We would like our Photoforum regulars and newcomers to share their photographs at the first open session of the year, led by Paul Hill MBE.

Archive

Event ended

12 Mar 10:00

RICHARD J. BIRKIN: NIGHT SUN

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

Event ended

13 Mar 09:00

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

Event ended

13 Mar 12:45

PHIL TOLEDANO: WHEN I WAS SIX

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

Event ended

14 Mar 11:00

KLAVDIJ SLUBAN: TALK

Talk by French photographer Klavdij Sluban.

Event ended

14 Mar 14:00

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.

Event ended

17 Mar 11:00

HANDLING HISTORY

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

Event ended

17 Mar 18:30

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.

Event ended

17 Mar 20:45

SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS (1941)

Sullivan’s Travels is a journey film of discovery that combines a mix of cinematic genre from humour to melodrama, farce and action.

Event ended

18 Mar 12:00

BURTON COLLEGE: STUDENT OPEN CRITIQUE

Burton College students invite guests to take part in their Open Critique.

Event ended

19 Mar 15:00

CURATING REVEALED

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

Event ended

19 Mar 18:30

CHRISTINE EYENE: IMAG(IN)ING THE BLACK BODY

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

Event ended

21 Mar 10:00

JOHN BLAKEMORE: SEQUENCING AND BOOKMAKING

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

Event ended

21 Mar 10:00

FORMAT AT THE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW

Drop in portfolio reviews at the FORMAT stall.

Event ended

21 Mar 11:00

REPORTING ON WAR AND TERROR

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

Event ended

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.

Event ended

21 Mar 13:00

LISTEN LOVE LEARN: FAMILY FRIENDLY GALLERY LAUNCH

See the Beyond Evidence exhibition with all the family and take part in activities inspired by the work.

Event ended

21 Mar 13:00

FORMAT PHOTO WALK

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

Event ended

21 Mar 14:00

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.

Event ended

22 Mar 10:00

FORMAT AT THE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW

Drop in portfolio reviews at the FORMAT stall.

Event ended

23 Mar 10:00

FORMAT AT THE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW

Drop in portfolio reviews at the FORMAT stall.

Event ended

23 Mar 14:00

WOMEN IN PHOTOGRAPHY: PANEL DISCUSSION

Panel discussion featuring FORMAT's Louise Clements at the Photography Show in the NEC Birmingham.

Event ended

24 Mar 10:00

FORMAT AT THE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW

Drop in portfolio reviews at the FORMAT stall.

Event ended

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.

Event ended

25 Mar 14:00

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.

Event ended

25 Mar 17:00

AFTER HOURS: FORMAT EXHIBITION

Special late opening of the exhibition including talks and activities.

Event ended

25 Mar 18:00

JONATHAN WALLIS: TALK

Discover the evidence of archaeology collections with Jonathan Wallis, Head of Museums.

Event ended

25 Mar 19:00

PETER BONNELL: TOUR

QUAD curator Peter Bonnell leads a tour around Derby Museum & Art Gallery of the artists on display.

Event ended

28 Mar 10:00

SHOOTING ON GLASS: DRY PLATE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

Learn the art of making your own dry plate negatives and every step from preparation to shooting.

Event ended

28 Mar 13:00

FORMAT PHOTO WALK

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

Event ended

28 Mar 15:00

MUG SHOTS THROUGH HISTORY

A panel discussion with three guests, looking through the lens of history at mug shots.

Event ended

28 Mar 19:30

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.

Event ended

31 Mar 11:00

HANDLING HISTORY

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

Event ended

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.

Event ended

31 Mar 14:00

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.

Event ended

1 Apr 10:00

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.

Event ended

1 Apr 13:30

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.

Event ended

1 Apr 14:00

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.

Event ended

1 Apr 18:30

GET REAL: PHOTOGRAPHY AS ART

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

Event ended

4 Apr 13:00

PAST LIVES PROJECT: REMINISCENCE VINTAGE CAFÉ

One day Heritage Vintage Tea Rooms with a twist. Featuring traditional english cakes, with tea in vintage china.

Event ended

4 Apr 14:00

GRADUATE AWARD WINNERS: TALK

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

Event ended

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.

Event ended
FORMAT Bikes

6 Apr 10:00

Bicycle Sale

Are you coming to our FORMAT Cycling Trail with Media Arcade? Need a bike? Join the FORMAT team for a bicycle sale outside QUAD.

Event ended

6 Apr 11:00

FORMAT CYCLING TRAIL

A fun cycling trail around Derby, FORMAT Festival and ample time for photography

Event ended

8 Apr 10:00

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.

Event ended

8 Apr 14:00

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.

Event ended

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.

Event ended

9 Apr 14:00

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.

Event ended

9 Apr 14:00

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.

Event ended

9 Apr 18:00

FORMAT PHOTOFORUM: MARK POWER

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

Event ended

9 Apr 20:45

THE CONVERSATION (1974)

A Surveillance expert has a crisis when he suspects that a couple he is spying on will be murdered. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Presented by Derby Film Festival.

Event ended

10 Apr 09:30

FORMAT CONFERENCE

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

Event ended

10 Apr 18:00

EVIDENCE OF SLIDELUCK

Join us for a special edition of Slideluck for after the FORMAT15 Conference. 20 photographic works will be selected from the Slideluck global archive, on the theme of Evidence, by Slideluck European Director Maria Teresa Salvati.

Event ended

11 Apr 10:00

JOHN BLAKEMORE: BLACK + WHITE PRINTING MASTERCLASS

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

Event ended

11 Apr 13:00

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.

Event ended

11 Apr 14:00

EXCEPT THE MIRROR: TALK

Curator and artists, Melanie Stidolph and Alice Walton offer a reading of their own work in relation to the ideas of doubling in artists' practice.

Event ended

11 Apr 14:00

TALK: SUKI CHAN

Suki Chan will discuss her film work Still Point, showing as part of A Light Shines in the Darkness.

X

Sign up to our NEWSLETTER

Signup here for updates, news and opportunities from FORMAT International Photography Festival. FORMAT is hosted biennially in Derby and organised by QUAD in partnership with the University of Derby and Derby City Council.

* indicates required

Email Address*
Name