Mainframe Survey

By The Mainframe Team

As we approach the end of The Big House programme, Mainframe are evaluating the types of support people have valued and would like to see continue. So we have put together a very short survey and hope that you will share your views with us.


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For the Love of Art

By Sophie Armishaw

  I've always had a love of art even when I was a child and started studying BTEC photography as a teen where I fell in love with capturing the every day through my own lens. I then went on to study a BA photography degree at Falmouth University.

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Mainframe Awards 2022 - Winners

 By The Mainframe Team
 

The Mainframe Awards were held at QUAD on Wednesday 6th April to a room full of creatives, whom have been missed for the last two years.  

Previously, the awards in 2018 and 2019, were in person - with the 2020 and 2021 awards streamed. So, for the fifth year and moving with the times, the awards went hybrid this year, thanks to the brilliant technical excellence and support from Lindley Productions and Tech-Squad and the awards wouldn't be the Mainframe awards without Adam Buss hosting.

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Free Drama Workshops with Anansi Theatre Company

By Anansi Theatre Company

Hello, we are Anansi Theatre Company and we have been successful in securing funding from Community Action Derby to deliver creative workshops to children and young people, especially those who are underrepresented.

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Creating the 'Culture Derby' Brand

By Chris Ison (Codemakers)

Chris Ison, Creative Director at Codemakers explains how the 'Culture Derby' brand came to life and how it helps support Derby's bid for City of Culture 2025.
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Mainframe Awards 2022 - Shortlist Announced

By The Mainframe Team
 

This year the Mainframe Awards 2022 shortlist announcement has been done with the help from students on the BFI Film Academy course at QUAD. The course is for 16-19 year olds looking for a career in the film industry.

Watch the announcement here..

You can also see below the list of amazing people, companies and projects shortlisted by our judges.

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10pm Print Club are open for Business

By 10PM Print Club

10PM Print Club are best buds Sian, Ste and Niall, who are printmakers, illustrators and graphic designers. They started their business in the summer of 2018 as a way to print shirts for their friends. They have now expanded and have recently opened up a pop-up shop at 6 St James Street, Derby.
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Derby City Business Resilience Programme

By East Midlands Chamber

If you're an independent business in the Derby City Council area, this programme can help you attract new customers, drive footfall to your retail store, establish an e-commerce website and improve your visibility online.
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Creative Digital Industries boost for City of Culture bid

By The Mainframe Team
 

Entrants for this years city of culture bid have to prove they can put culture at the heart of their plans and demonstrate how culture plays a role in future growth plans for the city. Showcasing great local culture, innovation and heritage.

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Mainframe Awards Hit the Five Year Mark

By The Mainframe Team
 
Created to highlight the digital and creative community in Derby & Derbyshire, the Mainframe Awards will be celebrating their fifth year in April 2022.
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