Highlighting the digital & creative community in Derby & Derbyshire at the 5th Mainframe Awards

Highlighting the digital & creative community in Derby & Derbyshire at the 5th Mainframe Awards

Mainframe are extremely excited to announce that submissions are now open for the Mainframe Awards 2022.

With ten, open categories to choose from there really is a category for everyone from every sector of the creative industries. Entering is simple; just 500 words and anything you'd like to add to boost your submission.

This is our chance to shine a light on you and your amazing businesses and the team at Mainframe can't wait.



Mainframe Masterclass
Film making masterclass and the premiere of Get Gone

Mainframe had a wonderful evening hosting the red carpet premiere of the movie Get Gone, which was written, directed and produced by Derby film maker Gurmit Samra. The film is outstanding, QUAD was buzzing with guests and the evening was just another reminder of our amazing local talent. If you're yet to see the film, catch it now on Amazon Prime.

See Mainframe's upcoming Masterclasses

Upcoming November events

  • CreativeMornings/Derby - Design


Breakfast lecture series for the creative community.

Friday 19th November - 8.00am at QUAD | & 8.35am live on Instagram

Speaker - Artist Kelly Herrick

When we find ourselves in an in-between place, we might call our location “liminal.” Liminal space is found at the threshold, between leaving an old life and starting a new one. When we have shed a tired identity but not yet donned a fresh one. Liminality is a state of becoming.

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Culture Derby 2025
Wow! Derby made the longlist for City of Culture 2025 and the team at Mainframe couldn't be more proud. You can keep up to date on all the action and continue to help the bid by sharing social post from @culturederby and using #CultureDerby2025.

Jobs board
Can you help local people find local digital and creative jobs? Simply add your available roles to our curated jobs board - it's totally free.

Upload a job here

From Our Community
Mainframe love to hear what their community is up to and this month two of our Make & Trade stall holders have been inspired to go on and host their own markets.

If you have something you'd like to share from networking, to events and more simply email Mainframe at mainframe@derbyquad.co.uk


  • Christmas Craft & Gift Market

Saturday 6th November from 12.00 noon

Locally made gift items sold in support of Macmillian and Samaritans. Hosted at The George Inn, Lowes Hill, Ripley DE5 3DW.


  • Derby's Ethical Christmas Market

Saturday 6th November 10-4pm

Meet lots of wonderful makers and service providers in Derby who are shaping their business around great practices such as; fair-trade products, recruiting refugees, sustainable household products and gifts. Hosted at St Werburgh's, Friar Gate, Derby.

Find out more here


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