Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Music Production [3]

The group that were slightly ahead are already near to the last stage of mixing down their first track. The other two groups are really enjoying it. The ones producing the Dubstep track are happy with their bassline and are starting to build the rest of the track now. The other drum and bass track is still in early stages but sounding great.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Safe Rave 2010 [6] - Shookz & The Drop Inn Youth

Dubstep 'Safe Rave'
Originally uploaded by thedropinn
For the first time at the "Safe Raves" two members of the Drop Inn Youth did a set. Daz and Steven aka DJ's Scarepig and Patch had worked really hard to put these sets together, they both learned how to DJ on the Shookz DJ workshops that ran for 6 Months from last summer.

The response from the rest of the youth supporting their dj peers was absolutely incredible, everyone was going mental for them!
This new direction for the "Safe Raves" will only get better, we are currently running music production courses, again with Shookz, with the aim being to mix their own music tracks into their sets by the last "Safe rave" this year in December. We are also looking at teaching a small team how to set the sound system up and control all the lights, with the future focus of the "Safe Raves" being it will all be Youth lead! It's an Amazing new direction for the "Safe Raves!"

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

AGM 2010

The AGM meeting went really well with a whole year of amazing news and positive achievements for the centre, volunteers involved and the Young members. Everyone brought some really good ideas to the meeting with some really exciting future projects and directions the centre will be going in this next year! For more information please contact Andrea or Laura.

Thank You,
The Drop Inn Team

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Music Production [2]

Only the second week in and all three groups are coming along. All three are tacking their tracks in completely different directions. One track has progressed more than the other two, with one youth studying the program before, so He's been helping the other groups as well.

Environmental Project [7+8]

There has been some new faces appear on this project. The focus is still on glass painting for a few weeks. Everyone really enjoyed the short project last year, so we're running it for a bit longer this year while people are enjoying it.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Re:union 2010

Re:union 2010 poster
Originally uploaded by thedropinn
The 2010 re:union was the 3rd one we've done and it was better again. This year people saw how busy we've been with the improved sound system, lights and staging. This year we also got the legend MC Spyda to return for the over 18's performing along side Shookz. Supporting the headline act was Maestro, Your Platform and Grade two of with we're old drop inn members. The attendance was good, but we were missing some of our old members, it was still a really good night with loads of people smiling and commenting how exciting it was. Thank You to all who attended. See you all next year!

Re:union 2010
Originally uploaded by thedropinn

Friday, 17 September 2010

Wikipedia account?

We've opened an account but are finding it hard to put all the information about ourselves on it. We think this is an important site to be on, as it would link us to information about the local area and hopefully tell more people what we're about. It would be amazing if you typed in The Drop Inn into Google and it came up with a definition and history about this grass roots centre!

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

New Decks!!

The Drop Inn is now the proud owner of a pair of Technic 1210's, they are some really good quality decks which will be used only for the Dj's playing the events. They were kindly drove up from London on Tuesday night, in time for the Re:union and the Dubstep 'safe rave.' Thank You!

Music Production Workshops

Originally uploaded by thedropinn
There is really limited spaces on this workshop, and all the spaces got filled up straight away. There is 3 groups of two. Everyone make a really good start to there tracks, there is 2 drum and bass tracks and 1 dubstep track.

Paul Shookz and Ben Gregory (The 2 Volunteers running this workshop) both said everyone has made a really good start to there tracks.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Freshers 2010 Advert

Freshers|2010 by thedropinn
Freshers|2010 a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.

This is what We are planning for the 2010 year 7 + 8 Freshers. We have added music production and Animation to the list for this year.
Due to start a few weeks into the Year settling back into school.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

U.V part 2

We really want to run a second U.V project this year or early next year. we have the scaffold and every thing else in place. Just need to raise funding for loads of U.V paint! We've got twice as many lights than when we ran the first project. Looking forward to it, we will keep you updated when we've secured some funding for the U.V 2 project.


Environmental Project week 6

Until we get some funds together we cant build the proposed recycling plant. The Young people voted for there favorite and most practical design. We'll try and create a full 3D model of it if we can, nearer the time of construction. It's been a good Summer project, but for the next few weeks it's going to change and focus on the re-using side of materials.

Starting next week with some glass painting, a simple idea to re-use old jars for decorations.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Freshers Plan 2010

We had such a good response last year for the year 7 + 8 Freshers. We are planning to run it this year as well.
Most of the entertainment will be the same with Arts and Crafts, Glass Painting, and other activities to get to know each other and the staff. This year we are thinking of adding Music Production to the activity list.

Up-and-Coming Drop Inn Events