Monday, 31 May 2010

News Bullet (5) - 31/05/10

Another incredibly busy Month for The Drop Inn. Please find the time to look at The Bulletin of brief news overviews.

Friday, 28 May 2010

10th Birthday Weekend Planning

We have started arranging all the many activities into a program for the weekend.

Friday will start with Linking lives events leading up to much more activities in the afternoon, then followed by some amazing and bands to finish the first night off. The bands have confirmed so we are really excited, t will be our first proper band night.

Saturday will have a selection of stalls including a Drop Inn stall. There will also be a wider range of activities and exhibitions, including a live art exhibition and a skate demonstration. We are still trying to organize how it's all going to work together.

Sunday will be a chilled out day with tea, cakes and light entertainment. It will also be the final showing of the films We have created with Filmcity and the final showing of the Dance performance Bradley is working on. The Sunday will end with a closing speech from Andrea.

A detailed program will be sent out very soon, there will also be a downloadable version posted on the blog! See you there, don't forget it's the 18th, 19th and 20th of JUNE !!

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Film Project 2010 Update

This film project is coming to an end, all the footage has been shot. In this session people Were taking it in turns to edit the footage, while the rest were thinking of idea's for a logo or brand image to represent the Young and Older people in the film.

The only thing they are waiting for now is the Rap from Adie and Jasper to complete this film. It's looking really good. Tom also needs to finish developing the brand image or logo with the Young People them incorporate it into the final edit.

Can't wait to see the final piece! Thank You again Filmcity!

Sneak Skate Preview

We lowered one of the sides of the Skate ramp to use as a bank. Until the skate ramp is insured No-one can skate it properly, but We have thought of a safe way people can half use it. We are going to build a small ramp leading into the quarter pipe, so skaters can use it as a bank and just roll into it to gain speed for tricks. The idea of building this extension / adaption to the ramp to make it safe to use as a bank came from the Young Skaters. So We are looking at building it as soon as We can.

After getting the chance to skate part of the ramp there was a sudden swam of skater appear from the Skate park down the road. It is now one of our priorities to get the ramp sorted after seeing so many happy skaters.

TMC - Development day Flyer

This is an advert to promote the Development day The Mighty Creatives have invited The Drop Inn Young People to on the 1st of June.

The Young People will be representing the East Midland Region, with their creative idea's. It's all exciting stuff, We can't wait to hear more about this project on Tuesday the 1st of June!

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Dance Workshop final for now

The last dance workshop until after the half term break. The sessions ended with some crazy break dancing. There was also a lot of new faces joining in the dance workshops.

Clothes Order [8]

The biggest Clothes order to date has arrived with lots of smiling faces. Everyone has ordered really bright and eye catching clothes ready for the summer time! There is now about 30 people walking round with the Drop Inn clothes brand, it's slowly catching on. We are still yet to run the Youth fashion project were people design their own T-shirts then get them printed and eventually exhibit them at a fashion show.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Derby College Insight

A member of Derby College had a look around The Drop Inn, looking to see if the venue is suitable for placements for Youth Work students. They were very impressed and are looking at starting the placements in the future.
This now means the Drop Inn caters for placements from Belper School, Derby College and Derby University, which is really exciting News!

BBQ - 24th May

Another hot day at The Drop Inn, means it had to be time for another tasty BBQ. We opened the big doors and blared some cheesy music out. Expect quite a few BBQ's this year We're going to have a lovely Hot summer.

D-i x

Sunday, 23 May 2010

4 Facebook Groups

Originally uploaded by thedropinn
The Drop Inn now has 4 Facebook groups.

1/ Is for the Frankenstein Sound System fan page.

2/ Is for Unit one the live Entertainments, Exhibition and venue space
of the Drop Inn.

3/ The official 'Safe Rave' Group

4/ The Re:union group is for all the original Drop Inn members and the older members from 2000 - 2004.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Think Tank Meeting

The Director from The Mighty Creatives Caroline Barth called in to look at The Drop Inn venue and meet some of our Young People. She was impressed with the space and the Young People. Now The Drop Inn has been confirmed to host the event launching the region wide project, and will be a meeting point for Young and Older people to bounce idea's round. The Young people from the Drop Inn will be representing Derbyshire at these events, and The Drop Inn will be known as the Derbyshire 'Think Tank.' This is another great opportunity We are proud to be part of!

Friday, 21 May 2010

Safe Rave 2010 [4] - Squigz

2010 'Safe Rave' [4]
Originally uploaded by thedropinn
Hiphop Legend DJ Squigz showed off his unbelievable skills. He was beat juggling and scratching Hiphop tunes.

For the last hour Operand did a filthy Dubstep set which really rumbled the sound system!

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Street Dance update

The Street dance evolved more into dance workshops, which has ended up being really good. There are more Girls joining in the Dance workshops who have said they really enjoy them, so we are looking at doing some more dance workshops and covering more dance styles.

The street dance will probably start toward the end of the year, but for now everyone is really happy learning all other styles of dance. As long as the Youth are happy and getting involved We are happy to carry the Dance classes as they are.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Charities Directory Link

We have also registered on a National Charity Database in the Hope more people will find us and try and support us in the future. Most people see The Drop Inn as a Youth Centre, and forget or don't know We are an Independent Youth Charity. Click the link below to find us on:
Charities Directory !!

Charities Directory of charity and charities. Online database of charities, support services to charity and non profit making organisations.

Logo Art Instillation

We made an huge wooden model on the Drop Inn logo which have recently been painted U.V, and are now in the process of being mounted on the wall, at the top of the U.V wall. It'll looking really good, the photo's will come very soon ...

Dance Rehearsals

Bradley has arranged and choreographed a short dance to perform at the Drop Inn 10 years celebrations, which people will be rehearsing every Tuesday night for lead up to the events. Good luck guys, it's looking great so far!

Friday, 14 May 2010

Alcohol Awareness Training

Some more of the Drop Inn staff went on a training day to do with Alcohol abuse and Drugs awareness. They all have said how good and useful the day was.

VCI conference

The Drop Inn took some Young People to represent Our organization at a VCI conference in Matlock County Council Hall. It went really Well and made some new friends and contacts.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Fundraiser Meeting

Bradley one of Our Young Members has arranged a meeting to start discussing fundraising ideas. He is heading up an idea to host a big fund raiser day at The Drop Inn this summer. The ideas so far are looking really good, We are looking forward to see the plan come together with a date and program. It's going to be a great day so keep a look out for the posters and invites!

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

AVHL Funding + Support

Amber Valley Housing has kindly given The Drop Inn some money to finally repair the broken and leaky Office roof. This Will help the security of this side of The Drop Inn, meaning We can install a new alarm, CCTV and also the New metal grills. This wouldn't of been possible with out repairing the roof first, which definitely wouldn't have been possible with out the help from Amber Valley Housing, so THANK YOU from The Drop Inn.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Beaurepaire Garden Event

Beaurepaire Garden Event
Originally uploaded by thedropinn
There was a selection of stalls selling a variety of things around Beaurepaire Gardens. All the stalls We're supporting different local Charities. This was all put together by Peter Davis, Who deserves another big Thank You for all the effort and hard work He puts into these events. Thank You on behalf of the Drop Inn.

Beaurepaire Garden Event
Originally uploaded by thedropinn
Fun on the Train at Beaurepaire Garden.

Beaurepaire Garden Event
Originally uploaded by thedropinn
Laura, Andrea and some of the young people from The Drop Inn took it in turns to run the toy stall. The proceeds from the stall go towards The Drop Inn charity.

Saturday, 8 May 2010


A group called S.N.A.P have started hiring The Drop Inn Two Saturdays a Month. S.N.A.P is an Organization that puts on a Saturday Club for Children and Young People with disabilities. They had looked around The Drop Inn a few weeks ago and were really impressed with all the attractions and activities there to offer. Hope You all had a good day on Saturday!

Frankenstein Fan Page

There is an official Fan page for The Drop Inn's Frankenstein Sound System. If your on Facebook please become a fan and make comments and upload pics.

Thank You x

Thursday, 6 May 2010

My Local Services

We have registered on My local services website to promote the other work we do in the Community. The Drop Inn will always be a Youth Centre, but it is also a community, Multi Media arts and training centre, which anyone can hire out for workshops or meeting points.


Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Speaker Revamp

The NEW base speakers originally from the Rock House Club in Derby are being stripped down and repainted, they are looking pretty smart so far. We are getting them all ready for the official launch of the NEW 3.5K Frankenstein sound system.

The painting is almost finished. Just need to add the Frankenstein logo and the U.V paint.

The Wall of Frankensteins base speakers

Up-and-Coming Drop Inn Events