Friday, 29 April 2011

BTF Drop Inn Arena Boards

We are designing the Arena boards today. We'll have three for the Main arena explaining what is programmed for when, with all the correct times for the artists. There will also be one for the workshop tent which will also have a description of all the live art pieces. Then we are having a final one explaining what the Drop Inn is as an organisation.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Drop Innvaders New Designs

New Space Ship
New Space Ship by thedropinn
New Space Ship, a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.

Here is one of the new designs for the Drop Innvaders Game competition to design new items for the online game

Wip Boss Alien
Wip Boss Alien by thedropinn
Wip Boss Alien, a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.

This is another design. Very interesting idea to introduce aliens to the game. Think the idea with this new enemy would be that they emerge from a planet and you have to blow the planet up to stop the aliens coming out and attacking you.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

BTF Drop Inn Arena Programme


Arena Programme by thedropinn
Arena Programme, a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.

This is the Full Arena Programme with all the Programmed entertainment over the weekend.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Drop Innvaders Update

We still haven't promoted or had any press release on our game yet, we have just slowly been passing it around Facebook.

So far it has had 360 plays in it's first month, we are so happy. If you haven't played it yet follow the link below:


Saturday, 23 April 2011

Coppice Brook Clean up

We are joining another local community group to help clean up sections of the Coppice brook that runs through Belper.

This project will involve some of our Young people and we are hoping to make it an intergenerational project and involve some of the older members of the community through Linking Lives.

The idea being the Young people will clean it up and document the Clean up and the Older Members of the Community can help out by pointing out rubbish and maybe supply refreshments at certain check points, they can also tell stories and the history of the Coppice Brook, to illustrate the importance of keeping it clean.

This project is planned for some time in July, We will keep you all posted on the planning and updates.

Friday, 22 April 2011

New Graffiti Illustrations

New Graffiti Illustrations by thedropinn
New Graffiti Illustrations, a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.

Adie and Billy have added more to the Graffiti Illustration wall. It's really starting to fill out now and look amazing!

New Graffiti Illustrations by thedropinn
New Graffiti Illustrations, a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.

Looking great on the close up, there is so much detail going into it

Thursday, 21 April 2011 Broadcast 21/04/11

Catch The Drop Inn Show this Tonight on at 6pm till 7pm feat DJs Skairpigg & Patchwerk (The Drop Inn Resident DJ's)

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Dance Peer 2 Peer Workshops

Some of the Youth that have been involved in previous Dance Workshops have put together some basic dance routines to teach people at The Bearded Theory Festival in workshops.

They are looking very good and a lot of fun. Some of the dances are being put into a performance being put together by Adie and Sarah the student on Placement from Derby Uni.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Soundcloud Remix Competition Idea

Now we have our Soundcloud profile up and running with some of our own tracks on their we are wanting to promote the profile, and get some more interesting tunes on their.

Shookz and Jasper collaborated on a Drum and Bass track a few months ago and have given it to The Drop Inn. Then Shookz came up with the idea of running a remix competition and host it on our Soundcloud.

Soon we will be uploading the different elements to this track for people to download and remix, The best remix will get featured on the home page for There might even be more free music give aways for the winner.

We'll let you know when the track is up there ready to start remixing, it will be after the Bearded Theory Festival, so some time the end of May early June.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Formula 'Safe Rave'

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

The 3rd 'Safe Rave' of 2011 is the Formula filth one, with resident DJ's and volunteer Ben Gregory Performing.

We tried some new toys out like MP3 encoded decks fed into the iMac.

It was an unusual 'Safe Rave' wasn't as busy as the others but it was still a good one.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Clothes Order [9]

We are hoping to have this order ready for the Bearded Theory Festival. We have a few t-shirt designs done for the Resident Youth DJ's and for the staff. We have also tried to get the logo embroidered onto a jacket. There is even more items on this order, the orders keep growing each time

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Build-a-band Idea

Many years ago in the first couple of years The Drop Inn had it's very own House band. Now we have the Jamjar (Band Room) and no house band to use it all the time. We have bands come down to Jam in there, but we want to set up a Drop Inn house band again now. It would be amazing now we are getting involved in local festivals, the house band could open our stage each time.

It would be a lot of fun and also useful for communication between the local band scene. The student from Belper School who did the 3rd week of work experience enquired about the dormant project and was more than happy to take it on.

We'll post up when this project is planned to start, it should be not too long after The Bearded Theory Festival

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Skydive Money collection

We are hoping to have collected all the Skydiving money by the end of May, could all the people collecting try and have the last bits in by then please.

Thank You everyone that has sponsored this crazy fundraiser, when it's all collected it should be a fair bit.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Work Experience WK3

We have our final Student who is from Belper School. The first group cleaned up in the first week, the second week was a lot of paperwork and data basing. Now this final week is aimed at sorting the music space out and planning some of the future projects.
The Student we have this week is studying music technology, so we can again cater for the different need of the student so they get the most out of their work experience week.
We have already asked them back to help with the build-a-band project and the Bearded Theory Festival, which gave them unbelievable motivation. They work very hard all week and really organised our JamJar music space.

All three work experience weeks have been completely different, all a great success with the students getting a great work experience out of it.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

BTF Drop Inn Arena Face

Arena Face Poster

Arena Face Poster by thedropinn
Arena Face Poster, a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.

Blur Your Eyes to see The Drop Inn's Arena Face!

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Heage DnB night

We hired some of the Frankenstein speakers to Shookz to run a Drum and Bass night in Heage at The Windmill Pub. It was a pretty good night. We've been given some more dates which will raise a little money for The Drop Inn each time.

Y Not Festival Proposal

After the confirmation we had for getting in Bearded Theory Festival we have approached a few others for this year. Y Not is the the other huge Derbyshire based festival of the year. Fingers crossed we get this one as well.

Friday, 8 April 2011

The Big Drop (Skydive Footage)

The Big Drop Footage is here from the 25 / 03 /11

Pals Take Leap of Faith
Pals leap of faith - Local - Belper News

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Out The Box Festival Workshop List

Our tent at Out The Box festival is called Jam Source, and promoted Jamming with Open Source Art: Here are some of the workshops we will be running!

[1] Industrial Trash Drumming – build a one–of-a–kind percussion kit to jam with, devise a jumping industrial sound.

[2] Light Sculptures – bounce light off people and places to generate light sculptures, experiment with light trails then project your light traces as live visuals.

[3] Reactive Graffiti Illustrations – Design graffiti marker art foundation then add a U.V mask to make a unique 2 layer graffiti wall.

[4] 3D Jigsaw relays – We have a picture of what this 3D Jigsaw looks like complete, we want teams to build it as fast as they can. The fastest time wins a prize!

Monday, 4 April 2011

Work Experience WK2

This week we have a student for Landau Forte College who is training in Law. This week was different to the last week, with the student more involved in Paper Work and planning, which doesn't sound fun. The student did comment on how useful the week was and also how much they enjoyed their placement. Another successful week of work experience, one more week left.

Willington Arts Festival Poster

The Drop Inn team are running some workshops at Willington Arts festival on the 30th of April and the 1st of May.

We'll be running a drumming workshop on the first day and then illustration workshops on the second day.

Please check out the festival on: Willington Arts Festival

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Derby 10k Run

Becky Haigh a member of the community who supports the Drop Inn has decided to do one of the Derby 10K runs and donate the money she raises to the Drop Inn Charity.

Becky managed to raise £150, which is amazing.

Thank You So much Becky x

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Kindafunky Warehouse Party

KFR by thedropinn
KFR, a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.

Dave Angle the headline DJ for the Kindafunky Warehouse Party.
Photo By Angel Simpson.

KFR2 by thedropinn
KFR2, a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.

The smoke machine and some of the crowd at the warehouse party.

KFR3 by thedropinn
KFR3, a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.

Kindafunkyradio warehouse party.
Picture by Angel Simpson

Friday, 1 April 2011

Linking Lives Coffee Morning

Linking Lives held a coffee morning, this included refreshments and some entertainment.

There was a series of films screened and some interesting live performances by Adie and Jasper.

The work experience students from Belper School enticed people in, and did a very good job helping out through out the event.

We saw a lot of new faces, looking forward to the next one.

Up-and-Coming Drop Inn Events