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Modern art and film centre opens

Quad in Derby
The Quad is located in the city's marketplace

A new 11m centre for art and film with two cinema screens, two galleries and space for workshops has opened in Derby.

Street processions with giant puppets made by local children were held to mark the opening of the Quad.

The centre also has a film editing suite and a digital lab.

Michael Say, the centre's chairman, said: "Quad will be a unique asset in further raising Derby's profile as a centre of excellence."

Quad manager Keith Jeffery said: "The puppets are made in the community and the figures represent historic figures from Derby's heritage."

He said: "We want to be ambitious and to have an international impact, but we also want to create work that reflects local people and what inspires them.

"We want to make the centre accessible to everyone as it is not an elitist or ivory-tower place."

The centre is located on Corporation Street in Derby's marketplace.

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