Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Bondathon Update

We made it, from 6 o'clock friday to 7 o'clock sunday. 21 films through 45.5 hours.
We raised an impressive £600, which the youth commity will decide what to spend it on.

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Before the marathon, looking as fresh as we could.

Bondathon - Day 2
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Day two of the Bondathon,
sponsored slob party,
we moved all the sofa's to the edge and made a huge nest of cushions in the middle. So hard to stay awake in such a comfy nest!

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This is how the room changed after the first night looking from the other side of the room. You can see the effects of turning the room around. Few half dead bodies at this point. This was taken on the sunday morning around 30hours into the marathon.

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The after math. everybodies dying. Jake Farrel stayed awake the longest only sleeping almost 10 minutes. So he wins the tickets to go and see the new Bond, Quantum of Solace. Well done to everyone! We raised around £600 which will go to the youth commitee to decide what to spend it on.

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Freshers Refreshed

The last night was this tuesday, don't worry if you didn't make the freshers nights. It was to get familiar with the Drop Inn and the staff while in a more relaxed environment, as aposed to the busy usual nights.

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Week 2 of freshers, racing space hoppers

Freshers refreshed
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Week 4 of the Freshers,
D.I.Y skate park.

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Ju Jit Su

We've had a Ju Jit Su class taught at the Drop Inn for a year now. It's been kept quiet because it's taught to small groups. There is some space at the moment but still limited spaces, with a maximum of 10 people. It's £4 a session, no membership required. The sessions are 5.30 - 7.00 every friday! Please get in touch if you interested in learning some self defence.

Ju Jit Su
Originally uploaded by thedropinn
Ju Jit Su lessons on every fridays.

U.V Update

The main feature wall has had it's first coat of graffiti, which now covers the wall all the way to the apex. It's looking really good! Theres going to be a few artists calling in over the next few weeks just to come down and build some more layers of graffiti, and inspire some more crazy art work. Then the U.V lights will be installed ready to high light all the favored graffiti areas.

The scale of wall we had to reach for the main graffiti wall wouldn't have been possible if it wasn't for the support of Belper Scaffolding Services Limited. They have been supportive of us for years always calling in for a cup of coffee and a chat, recently they came in and set some scaffold up for us to reach the whole feature wall safely. If any body needs Scaffold from a reliable friendly service get in touch with John Weaving on 07815 860458, or visit Belperscaffolding.com!

New Graffiti Wall designs

New design Graffiti wall
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Starting the new design to as far as the ladders reach.

New design Graffiti wall
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Where we can reach with the scaffold. Ideas to reach the top of the apex still going round, Obviously has to be safe aswell. We were origionally thinking of having brushes on long poles.

New design Graffiti wall
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We safely tied a ladder to the scaffold and to the beams running across the roof, only staff were aloud to paint the top, this is why it doesn't look as good as the rest.

We have come up with some new idea to get some paint up on the ceiling. The most fun idea was to buy in some old unbrellas and bring some old clothes down. Cover the walls in pastic sheets and material to hid all the graffiti, move all the funature out the way. Then the fun bit, fill water bombs full of bright paint, and hire a paint ball gun and go mad for hours. If this does go ahead it will have to be at the weekend, it will be very messy!

I've found some websites and videos that are inspiring for some U.V instillation art work (some futuristic looking sculptures to fill our space)
We could probably make some things like the light bricks (click link below)
U.V Brick I was thinking of trying to make some crazy tables and foot stools, any other ideas you come up with let us know! Video of some U.V instilation art, this is an idea of some of the art work we could be aiming for?


We have our first official sponsor, Fusion signs. They have been very supportive for the last eight months, and the last six months they have been donating all the Drop Inn stickers you may see around. Recently they have donated all the materials for the production of business cards, posters and still the continuity of the stickers. So now they have been made the first official sponsor of The Drop Inn. Thank you for the support Fusion Signs!!

If there are any other local companies or invetors that would like to sponsor the future (youth) get in touch, Thank you!

Monday, 6 October 2008

Climbing Wall

Climbing Wall
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One of the harder routes

Climbing Wall
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Half way up

Climbing Wall
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Abseiling back down

Friday, 3 October 2008


We have already got a selection of hand outs for people who come down, we are always trying to expand what we can give out. It's all part of The Drop Inn take over, so please take some of the below and spread the word. Drop Inn and proud!

Fridge Magnets
Phone Stickers
Lighter Stickers
Phone graphics

Your Design
Dog Tags

Just ask,
You might have to wait though.

Up-and-Coming Drop Inn Events