EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

Upcoming Events & Worksops

Dancers needed!

You can be one of the dancers in Derby Soap Opera film, come to rehearsals at Déda on:

26 May: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
1 June: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
2 June: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
9 June: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

For details, please e-mail info@derbysoapopera.co.uk

Hire the Set!

Availability: 11 – 22 June, excluding weekends

Morning Slots: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Afternoon Slots: 1:30pm – 4.30pm
All-day Slot: 10:00am – 4:00pm

This is your chance to book, free of charge, a fully working film set and make your own two-minute blockbuster film about you and Derby! We’re inviting local Derby groups (schools, colleges, youth clubs, retirement homes, etc) to come along and make a film in QUAD’s Derby Soap Opera set. QUAD will supply some equipment, or you can bring your own. Your film will be featured on the project website, alongside other short films submitted by members of the public.

To apply to Book the Set, please send a short proposal/ film synopsis (one side of A4) to Peter Bonnell: peterb@derbyquad.co.uk

Exhibition Talks:

Free, but booking essential through QUAD Box Office.

Every Wednesday during Derby Soap Opera, 12:00pm & 5.15pm
Gallery Host tours of the set and Interactive Resource Area led by members of QUAD’s Visitor Services team.
Friday 25 May, 12:00pm Tour of the exhibition, set and Interactive Resource Area with QUAD Curator Peter Bonnell.
Friday 8 June, 12:00pm Tour of the exhibition, set and Interactive Resource Area with Candice Jacobs, Project Manager for Derby Soap Opera.

Derby Soap Opera Script Writers Talk

7 June, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, QUAD Gallery. Free, but booking essential.

Join the scriptwriters for the Derby Soap Opera, to discuss their experiences on the project. From the initial workshops, through to generating ideas and finally collectively writing the script. Find out what it is like to have worked on an integral part of the Derby Soap Opera project. There will be clips from the script writing workshops and readings from the script, a discussion and time for Q&A.

Please come to QUAD to take part in the Public casting days. You will get the chance to meet Marinella and to have a conversation about why you want to be involved in the project and what you can offer.

Derby Soap Opera Sound and Film Makers Talk

21 June, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, QUAD Gallery. Free, but booking essential.

Join Jennifer White and Paul Green to discuss their experiences being a part of the Derby Soap Opera. They have worked tirelessly on the project, alongside Marinella Senatore and her assistants, filming, photographing, capturing sound and editing and are in a unique position to give a public perspective on the project. They are part of an army of volunteers without whom the Derby Soap Opera would not have happened.

Marinella Senatore and members of the Derby Soap Opera Crew

2 July, 6:00pm, QUAD, The Box. Free, but booking essential.

Join us for a talk chaired by QUAD curator Peter Bonnell with Marinella Senatore and key members of the Derby Soap Opera crew. This informal discussion will explore the project from the viewpoint of the lead artist and the experiences of local people who helped to make the final film.

Shooting Days:

28 June – 1 July: Dancer & Musicians Filming Days

 

Previous Events & Worksops

Skills based Workshops

26th February: Music for the Movie, 3pm – 5pm THE BOX, QUAD (fully booked)
27th February: Sound, 2pm – 5pm DIGITAL STUDIO, QUAD (fully booked)
28th February: Video Editing, 2pm – 5pm DIGITAL STUDIO, QUAD (fully booked)
3rd March: Dance, Movement & Acting, 5pm – 7pm Déda (fully booked)
11th March: Acting, 3pm – 5pm THE BOX, QUAD (fully booked)

Script Writing Workshops

5th March (fully booked)
9th March (fully booked)
10th March (fully booked)
16th March (fully booked)
17th March (fully booked)

Actor/Dancer casting days:

12 March: 9am – 9pm
14 March: 1pm – 9pm
15 March: 9am – 2pm

Creative Set Making Workshops:

Please note: most of the following workshops are split into two sessions, afternoon and morning otherwise just an afternoon session:

9 April: 10.00am – 12.30pm and 1.00pm – 3.30pm
10 April: 10.00am – 12.30pm and 1.00pm – 3.30pm
14 April: 10.00am – 12.30pm and 1.00pm – 3.30pm
16 April: 10.00am – 12.30pm and 1.00pm – 3.30pm
23 April: 10.00am – 12.30pm and 1.00pm – 3.30pm
24 April: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
28 April: 10.00am – 12.30pm and 1.00pm – 3.30pm

The above Creative Set Making workshops are free to attend, but to book your place please call QUAD Box Office: 01332 290 606.

Dance Rehearsal Dates at Deda:

Please note: these rehearsals are to prepare dancers for filming that will take place from 28 June – 1 July.

4 April: 5.00 – 7.00pm
11 April: 5.00 – 7.00pm
12 April: 5.00 – 7.00pm
13 April: 5.00 – 7.00pm
20 April: 5.00 – 7.00pm

These workshops will take place at Deda, but are bookable only through QUAD Box Office: 01332 290 606.

Public Casting Days:

12 May: 9.00am – 4.00pm: bookable 20 minute slots (please call QUAD box office) 4.00 – 9.00pm: OPEN CALL, DROP IN ANYTIME!
13 May: 9.00am – 4.00pm: bookable 20 minute slots (please call QUAD box office) 4.00 – 9.00pm: OPEN CALL, DROP IN ANYTIME!

Please come to QUAD to take part in the Public casting days. You will get the chance to meet Marinella and to have a conversation about why you want to be involved in the project and what you can offer.

Dress the Set!

14 – 16 May: 11am – 6pm

A chance for you to come in and help us decorate and finish the Derby Soap Opera set! MORE INFO COMING SOON!

Shooting Days:

If selected to star in the film, it is compulsory for you to attend as much or as little as you can for the following:

14 – 18 May: Actor Training led by Oscar Nominated Spanish Director Ramon Alos Sanchez
19 May: Actor Filming Day