Saturday, 27 November 2010

More Graffiti Illustration

New Graf by thedropinn
New Graf a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.

Billy and Adie have been doing more to the Graffiti Marker Wall. It's looking better every time they add some more artwork. It's starting to get a really good response.

Friday, 26 November 2010

District 56 remix

We are planning to take the 'District 56' short film and remix it adding new scenes, some animation shorts and also a hidden remix of the music video at the end of the original film. The animation will be made to illustrate some of the interviews, using the interviews as the narration.
We are also getting the young people on the music production course to do a remix of the original sound track 'living in the wrong time lad.' The song featured in the music video at the end of the film. Once the track is remixed we will choreograph a dance routine and remix the actual video to fit. We are looking at starting this after the new year.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Skate Day 2

Skate Day by thedropinn
Skate Day a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.

With the success of the first skate day we decided to do one more. There was more ideas to maintain and expand the ramp and skate facilities.

There was other new fund raising ideas. We are hoping to have regular meeting and try to plan how to raise enough funds to insure it for the general public.

Monday, 15 November 2010

List of Brands 2010

This is a list of the brands under the Drop Inn organization from the last 3 years.

01> The well Known Drop Inn Trade mark
02> Safe Raves
03> Linking Lives
04> Jamjar
05> Jamjar Radio
06> Cinn
07> Frankenstein
08> Unit one
09> Drop Inn Freshers
10> Tinternet Cafe

Looking forward to seeing some of these names and brands out in other communities next year.
You'll be able to see what al these brands represent on the new website, due for launch in Feb 2011.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Remembrance Sunday 2010

Remembrance Sunday 2011
Originally uploaded by thedropinn
The Young People and Volunteers from The Drop Inn attended the Remembrance Sunday service, and help collect some donations for the fallen soldiers. "We will remember them!"

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Skate Day 1

We decided to get the skate ramp out for a small amount of people. All the people were over 18, and two of which were the young adults that build the ramp. The ramp had not been skated for a while, so we planned some repaired ready for when the general public can skate it.

It was really good to see the ramp in use again, it's been used as a stage and room partition loads more than an actual skate ramp.
Hopefully we will be able to get the ramp out occasionally and have regular meeting to arrange a plan of action on what to do with the ramp.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Safe Rave 2010 [7] - Aura & Archie

Grime 'Safe Rave' by thedropinn
Grime 'Safe Rave' a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.

The Grime 'Safe Rave' saw some local talent step on the stage. We had booked Natty, but unfortunately he couldn't make it.

On the day we had still not sorted a Grime Dj replacement, it was looking to have to change the style of music despise the Youth being really excited for the grime genre.

Last minute we managed to book and secure Aura and Archie, two young local DJ's who were happy to come along and play grime. There was a huge turn out. Right in front of the speakers we plugged a couple of Mics in for the MC's. There must have been at least 20 young people passing the Mic around taking it in turns to spit their bars (Rap their lyrics). It was a very different atmosphere to usual, but it seemed to attract a lot of young people still.

We will be doing another grime one in the future, it was a nice difference.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Fundraiser ideas for 2011

We have decided to do some radical fund raisers in 2011. Some of the idea's include a Skydive and a cross country run.
We would like to host another Casino night, and loads more events.
The Drop Inn is only secure for 6 months into next year so we all need to start thinking of how to raise some funding for the centre to keep it open. Keep the ideas coming in, and we'll see what we can do!

Monday, 8 November 2010

Charity Box for 'safe rave'

We are using one of the charity boxes to raise some money for Nicky Blackmarket. The A list DJ name we have booked for the Last 'safe rave' 2010. We are hoping to raise as much as we can, the target is £100. Good Luck everyone!

Sunday, 7 November 2010


There are some animation workshops starting in the next few weeks. The first part of this project will be experimenting with different animation medias. Then the second stage will be to animate to an audio section taken from our district 56 film, shot earlier this year. We'll be uploading some of the animations as soon as we get started the end of this month, so look our on Youtube for them.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

DJ open day

DJ open Day
Originally uploaded by thedropinn
We set up the sound system and plugged in the new 1210 decks then opened the door. We didn't do any advertisement this time round, it was a bit of a last minute idea. W had 6 - 8 young people turning up through the day to have a play on the decks. If you didn't hear about it till it was to late we will plan and advertise the next one and make it bigger. It was a lot of fun. We will keep you informed of when the next one will be! You'll most probable see it on Facebook first!

Thursday, 4 November 2010

BBQ - 4th Nov

We had some really nice burgers and hotdogs with some loud music for our bonfire celebrations. It was raining to hard for the BBQ and main fire sorry to everyone who ventured down in the rain. It was still good though!

Booking A List Name

He'll be playing on 17th December 2010 !!!

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Music Production [8]

We started this session early so the new comer could do more on his grime track. It came along way in two weeks and very little time, either we've got another natural or grime music is too easy to make? He has picked the program up really quickly, but now his home work is to go away and write some lyrics for his track. Looking forward to hearing how this one turns out!

The dubstep group spent the whole session playing with their bassline but it sound loads clearer now. The techno / house / drum and bass group went back to make some changes to their drum and bass track using what techniques they had experimented with last week on their house experiment.

The other group we hear was out sharing their unfinished track amongst friends and didn't turn up again, hopefully they will return to finish their track.

Environmental Project [end]

This project has ended for now, we will re-visit this next year.

We have adopted the land in front of the entrance to our yard. So the idea is to build a wall and a small garden once the weather improves next year. The we can produce an environmental education wall for the public to see, it might even become part organic?

Monday, 1 November 2010

Charity Boxes

We are still looking at raising funds from the smallest to big project funds. The latest addition to the Drop Inn Charity is 5 collection boxes, please please support us if you see one of our boxes and donate what you can. We are setting up a fund raising campaign in the next month, which will hopefully share a few different idea's to raise money for running costs. Thank You.

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