Monday, 28 February 2011

DJ Workshops 2011 update

The Dj workshops are going even better than the ones run lat year. There is loads of new young people Dropping in to have a go.
This time round there is a broader range of ability. The two resident Youth DJ's who were on the last DJ workshop round are now learning more advanced skills and also teaching the other young people the basics of Djing.

As before they are working hard towards a live broadcast on which will be sometime in April!

Sunday, 27 February 2011

10K Run Promo

10K Run Promo by thedropinn
10K Run Promo, a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.

Becky Haige is running the Derby 10K run to raise some money for The Drop Inn Charity.
This is the first time someone outside the Drop Inn volunteer list has decided to do a fund raiser for us. It's very kind of Her, Thank You for thinking of us. Hopefully more people in future will thing of us when doing a Charity Fund raiser event.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Kindafunkyradio warehouse Party Promo

The poster for The Kindafunkyradio warehouse party at The Drop Inn on the second of April. It's got a wicked line up, with DJ's traveling down from Manchester to play at our venue.

Jamjar Radio

Our new website will eventually include an online radio broadcaster, called the Jamjar Radio.

It will be part of an Intergenerational Media Project.

We'll let you know when we start broadcasting!

Thursday, 24 February 2011

New Website Pilot Launch

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

We have unofficially launched the website.

Which means the new design and generation of site is live and people can go on it, but we haven't promoted it and gone for an official launch yet.

We want feedback as to what people think of it so far!

Try it out:

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

CLICK: Donate

We are adding a button on our new website called Click Donate, which will hopefully act as a small regular way of getting funds.

It should make it easier for people to sponsor fundraising events and make generous donating when we're trying to raise money for things.

We'll keep everyone updated for when it's up and running.

Skate Ramp for sale

We don't really want to part with it but the Skate ramp we built as a project last year that we cant afford the insurance for people to use it is getting in our way. Especially now we have loads of work being done toward the festival, and with other big projects coming up in the pipe line. Would anyone want to buy it for £600 or the nearest offer?

Sunday, 20 February 2011 promo idea promo idea by thedropinn promo idea, a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.

With the success and fun involved in the Tagged promo idea, which involves taking the Drop Inn stickers all over the world and Tagging different places.

This new idea called Band.its is about tagging people wearing the Drop Inn bands.

So hopefully soon we'll have a places promo game called 'Tagged' and a people promo game called 'Band.its'

Friday, 18 February 2011

Safe Rave domain name

We have brought the '' and the '' domains ready for when we launch it's own site, planned for later this year.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

New Building Plans

We have been offered a new building which is next to the JamJar (Our Band Practice Space).

The building is in a bad state and needs a lot of work doing to it. The plans would be to decorate it smart inside and use it for a dance studio, which would double back as a meeting room which we could hire out to the public.

We will keep you informed on our decisions whether to take this project on.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Promo Film Editing

This does sound more posh than it probably is, however it is still really cool. A member of the community approached us about running some more Film production and editing workshops, which we would have loved to have done but didn't have the time or the funding. The guy called Tim was quite impressed with our film editing equipment and the environment to edit films in as well, He returned a few weeks later and edited a promo film for DETONATE and another for HOSPITALITY, which are two huge Drum and bass night's in the U.K. We feel please these films got edited at out centre by Tim, it's nice to see our equipment being used by other members in the community and it also promotes our ever growing Media side to the organisation.

Monday, 14 February 2011

New Website Template

Website Template by thedropinn
Website Template, a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.

This is the Layout of the Website. The template design. The middle section will be where the illustrations for each page will be, and the grey box below that will be where all the text and page information will be.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Over 500 Blog posts

Wow we have been blogging a while now, and we have posted over 500 posts, which is quite a lot of news. We are still trying to back date the news from the Drop Inn Before BC (Blog Creation). We are planning a 'Back in the Day' project this year which will involve looking at what we were doing 10 years ago and scanning the news then posting it to this blog.
We'll let you know when we are near 1000, Thanks For reading

Monday, 7 February 2011

DJ Workshops 2011

DJ Workshops 2011 by thedropinn
DJ Workshops 2011, a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.

Shookz returns after a few weeks off from Running The Music Production Sessions.

He is now running DJing session every Monday Night. The project was so successful last year with two of the Young DJ's becoming 'Safe Rave' resident DJ's.

This project is back by popular demand, with a lot of new Young people wanting to try DJing!

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Skydive Booking

The Skydive is a crazy fund raiser for the Drop Inn Charity. It is also an opportunity for Billy of our members who is deaf. Adie is his interpreter and the person who arrange the who fundraiser. Today it got booked for the 25th March, and Adie made sure Billy could do it, which he can with an interpreter, it's an amazing opportunity!

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

City-Zen Meeting

A couple of the drop Inn team found out about a really good non-profit organisation based in Derby, called City-Zen. The organisation helps raise money for grass roots organisations such as the Drop Inn. We were kindly invited to one of their planning meeting in Derby. The meeting was really useful, we learnt a lot about this important movement in Derby. We are hoping when We have our big events out the way we can do more work with them and help plan future events together. It was really nice meeting everyone from City-Zen and we look forward to any future meeting.

Up-and-Coming Drop Inn Events