QUAD is a centre for art and film which opened in 2008. The building has two cinema screens showing independent and mainstream cinema, two gallery spaces housing contemporary visual arts, a digital studio, participation spaces, digital editing suites, artists studio and the BFI Mediatheque. QUAD organises the annual Derby Film Festival, and the FORMAT international photography festival, held every two years at various venues throughout the city.

Derby is twinned with Osnabrück in Germany. The partnership treaty between the two cities was signed on 17 February 1976.[52]

This weekend's top-of-the-table clash between Man City and Man United is rightly being billed as the season's biggest match so far - and rightly so.

Goal! Derby County 1(7), Carlisle United 1(8). Michael Raynes (Carlisle United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Derby hold the unique distinction of being the only club to have had three home grounds host full England internationals. England beat Ireland 9–0 at the Racecourse Ground in 1895, beat Ireland again, 2–1, at the Baseball Ground in 1911 and, most recently, Pride Park hosted England's 4–0 win over Mexico in May 2001.[36]

And ahead of those clashes we have checked out which derbies and rivalries are the most competitive.

Derbyshire's relative remoteness in the late 18th century and an abundance of fast-flowing streams led to a proliferation of the use of hydropower at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, following the mills pioneered by Richard Arkwright. Derbyshire has been said[by whom?] to be the home of the Industrial Revolution, and part of the Derwent Valley has been given World Heritage status in acknowledgement of this historic importance.

If you want a complex web of local rivalries intertwined and tangled like a badly-stored ball of wool, look no further than the West Midlands. Aston Villa, West Brom, Birmingham and Wolverhampton Wanderers reserve a special sort of contempt for each other, to varying extents, but the general theme seems to be this: everyone hates the Villa.

In 1992, Derby County paid £2.5 million for Notts County central defender Craig Short, at the time – and for five years afterwards – the most expensive player to be signed by a club outside the top flight, and indeed one of the highest fees paid by any English club for a player at the time. Other expensive signings included strikers Tommy Johnson and Marco Gabbiadini.

The Italian is set to lead the line for Brendan Rodgers' men on Saturday and warmed up in perfect style with this beauty

But does this suggest that meetings between the two sides make the fixture England's fiercest rivalry? We asked talkSPORT fans on Facebook what they think and the votes came flooding in.

A decade later, in 2007, the badge was modified again with the ram still facing left and the text 'Est. 1884' now in the middle of a circular frame featuring 'Derby County Football Club' in gold lettering, with the colours being modified to the club colours of black and white in 2009 (see top of page). In July 2012, the club announced intention to show only the iconic Ram on future shirts, rather than the full club logo. In July 2013, this traditional Ram became the club's full logo again.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Derby's mascot is a ram named Rammie. Rammie is a full-time employee of the club who also works to maintain the club's links with fans and the East Midlands in general, such as school visits to promote literacy and charity events.[27][28] Rammie originally emerged as a more friendly option to the club's traditional links with the British Army.

Here are the stories of a few of those rivalries ...

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Alex Pearce (Derby County) right footed shot is too high. Alex Pearce should be disappointed.

This is a list of the main sporting local derbies and other sports rivalries in the United Kingdom.

Penalty saved! Will Hughes (Derby County) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Why did Derby County dismiss Paul Clement with the Rams fifth in the Championship? BBC Sport examines the key factors.

In pictures - north London derbies down the years:

Following the Norman Conquest, much of the county was subject to the forest laws. To the northwest was the Forest of High Peak under the custodianship of William Peverel and his descendants. The rest of the county was bestowed upon Henry de Ferrers, a part of it becoming Duffield Frith. In time the whole area was given to the Duchy of Lancaster. Meanwhile, the Forest of East Derbyshire covered the whole county to the east of the River Derwent from the reign of Henry II to that of Edward I.[12]

Other odd rivalries have come about due to one-off incidents: Australia’s very own Kevin Muscat can claim to be the source of the animosity that exists between Norwich and Wolves, clubs some 170 miles apart, after his filthy foul on Craig Bellamy back in 1998. The tackle caused knee problems that would lead to Bellamy missing almost all of the following season, after which he was sold.

Don't laugh. Particularly when held at Wrexham's Racecourse Ground, the North Wales Police do not have a very fun time of this fixture.

Goal! Derby County 1(11), Carlisle United 1(12). Charlie Wyke (Carlisle United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Goal! Derby County 1(13), Carlisle United 1(13). Richard Keogh (Derby County) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal! Derby County 1(5), Carlisle United 1(5). Timi Max Elsnik (Derby County) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

Not the first rivalry that springs to mind when you think of the biggest rivalries in UK football, but any Oxford or Swindon fan will tell you that this is as fierce as any big city clash.

Lest we forget the Leeds United/Man United rivalry? It is all too easy to let it pass since Leeds fell into heartbreaking mediocrity, but Leeds vs Man United always was, and always will be, a huge fixture.

There are also many non-league teams playing throughout the county, most notably Alfreton Town F.C. who play in the National League North.[45] The county is also now home to the world's oldest football club, Sheffield F.C. who have their home ground at Dronfield in North East Derbyshire.[46] Glossop was the smallest town in the country to have a football team in the top tier of English football, Glossop North End A.F.C..[47]

This is certainly the biggest day in Man City's calendar, and depending on who you speak to on the red side of Manchester, it's on a par with the Red Devils' rivalry with Liverpool.


Derbyshire County Cricket Club are based at the County Ground in Derby and play almost all home matches there, although matches at Chesterfield were re-introduced in 2006. One of the designated first class county sides, they have won the County Championship once, in 1936.

In the north of the county, three large reservoirs, Howden, Derwent and Ladybower, were built during the early part of the 20th century to supply the rapidly growing populations of Sheffield, Derby and Leicester with drinking water. The moorland catchment area around these is part of the Peak District National Park and is extensively used for leisure pursuits such as walking and cycling.

Attempt saved. Tom Ince (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

The Merseyside Derby sees Liverpool and Everton finish, on average, 6.6 places apart with the Reds above their Goodison Park rivals on 44 occasions, while Everton have come out on top just 12 times.

Second Half Extra Time ends, Derby County 1, Carlisle United 1.

Goal! Derby County 1(2), Carlisle United 1(2). Nick Blackman (Derby County) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Local industrialist Francis Ley introduced baseball to the town in the late 19th century, and built a stadium near the town centre. The attempt to establish baseball in Derby was unsuccessful, but the stadium survived for some 100 years afterwards as the home of Derby County Football Club. It was demolished in 2003, six years after County's move to Pride Park.

Want proof of this derby's ability to cause mayhem? Just listen to the audible biting of nails at West Midlands Police HQ, where the police are beginning to realise Aston Villa's inevitable relegation will mean this derby will be on next season's Championship fixture list.

Several ex-players/managers associated with Derby County are represented in the English Football Hall of Fame, which was created in 2002 as a celebration of those who have achieved at the very peak of the English game. To be considered for induction players/managers must be 30 years of age or older and have played/managed for at least five years in England.[58]

The two sides haven't met since 2013, which is just as well - in that Johnstone's Paint Trophy match, there was a pitch invasion that led to 19 arrests.