Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Build-a-Band wk3 - Changes

A few people were a bit unhappy about the song choices to try and cover. Everyone in the group has different music tastes, which is a great thing but difficult to find a happy medium for playing in a band together.

We have decided to move this project to next year, or the end of this year. Instead we are running Jamming sessions every Thursday and other open night by request. The jamming was the most enjoyable part of this project, and it also gives people the chance to musically gel with others, then potentially think about building a band.

We will keep people posted on the progress of Jam sessions and let everyone know when we are ready to run the Build-a-band project again.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Roots Project 2011

Roots / Back in the day project is getting the current generation of youth to look through our files of old pictures and projects and scan it, then the staff will type a brief bit of news about it and blog it. Whilst the youth can find some current news and photo's and blog it next to the old news to compare we we are 10 years later. It's similar to the bygones page of the Belper news and should be a lot of fun doing it. It will also show the current generation of youth how we started up over 10 years ago

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Press Pack Idea

After all the attention we are getting over this summer we would really like to put a press pack together for when we are doing out reach work so people can discover who we are when we come out to work with them.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Build-a-Band wk2 - Jammin'

Drum Marathons, then added bass lines, with Keys and Guitar. The second session everyone really enjoyed, just having an extended Jam session.
There was some disagreement on what to try and cover, but everyone worked it out and covered a couple of tracks. Everything is sounding pretty good so far.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Out The Box Festival 2011

JamSource Tent by thedropinn
JamSource Tent, a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.

Setting up our tent on arrival. There is still loads of work to do from this point.

JamSource Tent by thedropinn
JamSource Tent, a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.

The JamCorner with some of the Nano Peeps from Bearded Theory Festival

JamSource Tent by thedropinn
JamSource Tent, a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.

Looking across the tent from the JamCorner you can see the 3D Bird Jigsaw and right the other side you can see a P.A system set up with more art created by Adie. The other art piece was some levitating boxes to represent out the box influences. When finished it looked a small but very intriguing tent.

Recording of some of the Jam sessions in the Jam source tent.
Jam session at Out the box festival by thedropinn

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Build-a-Band wk1 - Intro

We will fill all these gaps in the news very very soon, keep looking back at dates, because we keep filling in loads of other news from as far back as March now :) Build a band news will pop up in the next week!

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Website Update

The new site has had over 1000 views now in it's pre-launch. The official launch will be announced as soon as we have finished the planned updates on it. There is some new links ad images being added to it. There is 8 new pages planned, and some changes in design. The template will remain the same, it works really well. Now we've had a few months of feedback we can make the improvements and then announce the official launch. It's really exciting, we have some amazing new idea's to improve the site.

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Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Qype Profile

We have just registered to the QYPE website, which will hopefully give some people the chance to find us and write reviews about their visits to the centre.

Visit The Drop Inn, Belper on Qype

If your familiar with QYPE please add us as a contact and write a short review and rate our Charity. If you don't have a profile it doesn't take long to sign up for one.

Hope to see you on their with reviews about us.

Thank You

Monday, 6 June 2011

Jamsource tent Promo

Jamsource tent Promo by thedropinn
Jamsource tent Promo, a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.

We are really excited about this festival especially after the buzz of our first in May.

At this one we are only supplying some experimental workshops, so we can focus more on the art side for this festival.

Hope to see you all on the 17th June

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

2011 Marketing Campaign

Work has begun on our 2011 Marketing Campaign. We have never really done one, but are going to try. The idea is to tie all the amazing idea's and projects we have done and are doing this year and then promote them better.
The organisation is taking some great new directions which is changing the face of it again, while keeping the focus back on the Youth in our community. Hopefully this Marketing Campaign will be fun to create, with the idea's coming from our current young people, which will be giving most of the information and content to put into it. This will hopefully attract even more young people in the future, and also get the positive work the Young people have done noticed to a wider audience.

Up-and-Coming Drop Inn Events