Sunday, 30 January 2011

New Website Page Illustrations

Home Page Illustration

Home Page Illustration by thedropinn
Home Page Illustration, a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.

This is one of the Designs for the New Website, this will be what the Home Page looks like.

We decided to illustrate all the pages instead of using photo's from the original website design ideas.

The illustrations are more fun to look at and more eye catching. We also wanted to almost create a virtual Drop Inn centre to look around before visiting the actual centre.

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Safe Rave Wall Proposal

We are looking at changing the Knife crime wall into the 'Safe Rave' wall. The knife crime wall has been there for 2 years now and need updating.
There is a lot of people asking about the 'safe raves' and want to see what they look like, so the new wall will be an exhibition of all the 'safe raves' so far, showing the promotional art work and flyers along side celebrity signatures and event photos.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Anti-bullying Filming Submission

The anti-bullying film shot over the last month has been edited and finished ready for the submission at the end of January. Well done everyone involved you have all worked very hard on this project especial under the very limited time you had to put it all together. We will see it in March at the Donut Studios in Chesterfield. Thank You again Filmcity it's been another great project.

Secret 'Safe Rave'

F710[1]_Secret by thedropinn
F710[1]_Secret a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.

This was a new idea and a new direction for the 'safe raves,'

We decided to tell no-one about it, so none of the young people knew what was happening, or who was playing.

It was a great successful experiment with 98 young people turning up.

[4]new group 004 by thedropinn
[4]new group 004 a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.

Apart from the DJ being a complete secret, we also hide the dance floor so you had to walk around a corner to see what was going on, and more noticeably all the staff were in fancy dress.

The fancy dress was no particular theme, just something silly. It shocked and amused all the Young people. It was for a laugh and a big surprise, but it also worked with showing the young people just how dedicated to being silly all the workers are.

It had a great atmosphere with loads of new faces turning up, just hope we didn't scare the new ones away with our outfits.

new group 030 by thedropinn
new group 030 a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.

The Dub Step Gorilla was bouncing round more than anyone else.

new group 009 by thedropinn
new group 009 a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.

These were out Sumo Bouncers. No one would mess with these guys!

Secret 'Safe Rave' by thedropinn
Secret 'Safe Rave', a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.

Resident Youth DJ Skairpigg dressed as Mo from the Simpsons

Secret 'Safe Rave' by thedropinn
Secret 'Safe Rave', a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.

Resident PatchWerk looking smart in fancy dress code

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Anti-Bullying Finishing Filming

The film crew agreed to call in for a bit of extra time to finish shooting this anti-bullying film, to make sure it's all finished ready for the submission day. The last of the filming will be done tonight with Filmcity. Then the editing will take place and we'll just have it ready in time for the submission date. Then the film will be exhibited at the Donut Studios in March as part of a big anti-bullying campaign across Derbyshire. All our young people involved in the=is project have worked really hard and come up with a very hard hitting story line that get some serious messages across.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Anti-Bullying Filming week 2

Filmcity filmed a good part of the story last week and have returned to get the rest done. The Young people involved practiced the second part of the film last Wednesday so they are ready for filming this week.

Filmcity have agreed to come in one extra night if need be to finish the filming on the very tight schedule.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Award Filming in London

Adie went down to London to complete the filming ready for the National Award Ceremony in March. The film crew have already called and filmed at the Drop Inn centre and interviewed Adie. This day He went down to their London Based Studios.
Good Luck Adie! x

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Skydive Going ahead

It has been decided the Skydive is going ahead !!!

There will be 6 people doing the dive and raising money for the Drop Inn Charity.

The fundraiser is called the Big Drop ... As the 6 people will be free falling 8,000 feet and parachuting 5,000 feet.

We are nervous for them, please show your support and sponsor the 6 people doing the BIG DROP!

Anti-Bullying Filming week 1

The filming has started on the serious and hard hitting anti-bullying film. All the young people involved have been working extremely hard. They have managed to prepare and shoot the first bit of the film. The story has been well practised to save time on the limited film time.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Facebook followers

We've now got over 1000 followers on Facebook, We are slowly building a cool name for ourself amongst other organisations.

Safe Rave 2011 Headline

Who do you want us to try and get to headline 2011.

We've gone from MC Spyda to Nicky Blackmarket, so we need to think of another big name to headline this year now.
Please look on the 'Safe Rave' facebook page and join the discussion about the 2011 headline.

Cheers D-i x

Friday, 14 January 2011

O2 Funding for young people

This looks like a good youth opportunity! Young people between the ages of 16 - 25 can get up to £300 to run projects in there local area.

PleaseClick here to follow the link.

Vinspired National Awards Filming 2011

This is a video of what they filmed ready for the National Awards Ceremony in March. Adie was nominated for the Connect National Award for his Inclusion Projects ran at The Drop Inn

Freshers New Idea

We are looking to run the freshers projects as a Easter or Summer Programme. We haven't got enough time to run the extra nights at the moment. We've got the DJ workshops running Monday and the Film project running Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Also starting soon are a series of other projects which will be part of the lead up to the festival workshops and entertainment.

We are normally quiet over these periods anyway, so it would work better as a summer or easter project. Then we could run either a complete week in easter or a 6 week programme in summer.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Bearded Theory Festival Confirmation

It has now been confirmed we are to have an arena at Bearded Theory Festival. Our tent will be a 1000 capacity arena, where we'll be organising to have bands, dj's and loads of creative media workshops!

We are so excited!

Anti-Bullying Film post production

Through December a group of young people met every Tuesday and Wednesday night to come up with a story line for a hard hitting anti-bullying film. They have come up with the characters and the story line, and are currently rehearing scene by scene ready for when Filmcity return to film it next week.

Monday, 10 January 2011

website 3G update

3G = 3rd Generation!

Our third generation of website has begun production, with some really cool designs and smart looking graphics being planned, and some have started to be designed ready.

OldScool News

This is part of our Old School (Old is Cool) news project where we look at what we was up to 10 years ago.

Click Here to see what we were up to 10 years ago today!

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Wikipedia Help

We are trying to set up a Wikipedia account to go with the new website. Unfortunately we are struggling to start our profile and would like some help, so if anyone knows much about Wikipedia profile please let us know. Thank You

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

The Charity Awards Nominations 2011

Please Click Here if you think We deserve nominating for the Charity Awards 2011, closing date is the 11th of March 2011.

Please Click Here if you think we've really helped a lot of people and improved community lives especially over the last year. Hopefully With the exciting new challenges this year We'll be creating even more Youth opportunities and become a key organisation in our community.

Thank You,
D-i x

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year

It's going to be an exciting year for the Drop Inn.
Over Christmas we planned:

> Re-launch of the new website with Online Radio Station, Online Game, more pages and even competitions!
> We planned a fundraiser Skydive!
> To Run a Festival Arena over 3 days.
> Offer more Alternative education Courses.
> Set-up a C.I.C (Community Interest Company) as a trading arm for The Drop Inn Registered Charity.
> Run some more unique and creative workshops and network with more art and media establishments.

These are almost like resolutions we hope to achieve through the year :)
Wish us luck and keep an eye on what we managed to do off this list!

D-i x

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