Friday, 14 December 2012
It was set up and ran by the young people who attended the 6 weeks of workshops.
It was a great success and enjoyed by all. Well done to all the young people who put this event on.
This DJ set contained a variety of new music which got everyone up and dancing.
Brilliant response for the first DJ of the night.
Everyone gathered around to support this amazing acoustic duo.
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
Sunday, 2 December 2012
The Drop Inn and Sound-Hub teamed up with The Black Swan to run a stage of entertainment on the market place for the Belper Food Festival 2012.
John Nelson kindly supplied us with a trailer for the stage.
There was some brilliant acts on all day again ...
Looking forward to future events like this, it promotes some heart warming community spirit!
Saturday, 1 December 2012
Urban Projections vs One Bomb - Warehouse Party from Urban Projections on Vimeo.
Monday, 26 November 2012
It's been too long since we payed a visit to Portland College, we all really enjoy coming along to play wheel chair basket ball and wheel chair rugby.
This time we took the young volunteer team, as most of them hadn't been before. This way hopefully in the near future we can return and the new young volunteer group can take the young people and promote how much of a great experience it is.
This was also used as a very good team building exercise. Everyone loved it and took a lot away from this visit, Thank You Rotary club and Portland College
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
ONE BOMB promotional event and themed fundraiser party sponsored by Barclays Bank. Raising money for thedropinn.org (1085617) ...
/// Peripheral-Visionaries - Dubstep Conflict Zone - 8pm
/// Hot Rybena - Reggae Peace Treaty - 9pm
/// Dave Angle - Bomb Proof Set - 10pm
/// ONE BOMB - Live 11pm + Dj Set feat. Jackdalad 12am
/// Maestro - DnB Conflict Zone - 1am
++ Visuals by Urban Projections
Jagerbombs / Snake Bombs / Cherry Bombs
Depth Charge / B52
Beers / Cider / Wines
Theme: A massive Bomb is about to go off ... We need all the help we can get,
Bomb Squad / Fire Service / Police / Medical / Army / Protesters ...
Urban Blitz / War Zone ...
Where is the bomb squad?
£3 Entry - £2 before 10pm
Over 18's only.
Warning: Lasers, UV-bombs, and strobe lighting.
Urban Projection set-up for One Bomb fundraiser event,
lights ... projection ... action ...
First test of the amazing URBAN PROJECTIONS visuals ... dress rehersal for ONE BOMB! ... so so excited for this event!!
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Monday, 19 November 2012
Friday, 16 November 2012
We still have the second new young DJ to record ... Well done everyone who took part in this project, and a massive thanks to SHOOKZ and DJ's PATCHWERK & SKAIRPIGG for running the sessions!
Thursday, 15 November 2012
Friday, 9 November 2012
Setting up for the first BE THERE! under 18's event ...
This is the taster event for the young people in Alfreton to gage a response and gather young people to get involved in the node56 workshops, getting them ready to run their own under 18's event.
Jasper performing and promoting the live music scene, sparking interest in acoustic music workshops and to try and find some young talented people to engage and perform at the second event ran by the young people.
Shookz performing and promoting DJing ... he will be finding young people to attend DJ workshops and hopefully perform at the second event ...
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
This will be the first official node56 event running under the 'safe rave' model.
This is not a 'safe rave' but an independent promo / taster night for a new community youth event.
If everyone enjoys this first event they will have the opportunity to go through our node56 event training package, where we will be mentoring young people and train them how to put on their own BIG under 18's nights on.
We have an amazing line up for this first event, please check the flyer out. We also have a couple on supprise guests ... EXCITED!!!
Looking forward to transforming a new venue into a bright, colourful and loud experience ... BE THERE!
Thursday, 1 November 2012
Friday, 26 October 2012
We have SKAIRWERKS which is resident DJ's Patchwerk and Skairpigg b2b.
Fortunately our young resident DJ Patchwerk got on Facebook ad set up his own event on behalf of The Drop Inn.
He set up the Re-animated Halloween 'Safe Rave' ...
Saturday, 13 October 2012
This is a Drop Inn first. We have teamed up with Deafbox Promotions to put on an Under 18's Metal / Rock night on the 26th Oct.
This party will have themed drinks and hot food like monster burgers, we have also themed the whole venue which includes a 20ft U.V Skeleton ...
It's £2 entry, but cheaper with a impressive fancy dress costume.
Really looking forward to seeing the response to this event, it it all goes well we will consider making youth Metal nights a regular thing ...
Thursday, 11 October 2012
We came in first place to win £5,000 for our new music space the Jamjar.
Work will start on the new space straight away, we will get you up to date with pictures of the transformation and re-building of the space.
Thank You again all voters for the huge support!
Monday, 8 October 2012
Thank You to all who attended, hope you all had a nice time, and Thank You to all the volunteers who helped out and put on the entertainment.
We raised £46 in total for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Saturday, 6 October 2012
Now we have found an area that has a big need for it, and a community space located in the middle of the estate. The centre has agreed to let us use it for the under 12's night, so we have planned to do a halloween themed party at the first pilot which will land straight on the 31st of October. We will keep everyone up-to-date with how it all goes.
Wednesday, 3 October 2012
The other two charity boxes will be emptied at the end of this month, can't wait to see how much each one has the first time. pre-thanks to all who've put donations in already.
Saturday, 29 September 2012
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New sounds, new graphics, new pages, new content and all easier to navigate and use. At this point I would like to say thank you to all who is working on it, it's a massive project. It's been worked on behind the scene for months now. Very nearly there, but to make sure it's 100% it won't be launched till the new year now.
Saturday, 22 September 2012
Thursday, 20 September 2012
Here are one of the proposed designs for the Belper Skate park.
Once everyone is happy and settles on a design we can start pricing up how much the upgraded park will cost, then start trying to raise the money for it.
Friday, 14 September 2012
The team that presented the best plan would win £1000 toward the charity the business plan was designed for. The day was set up very similar to Dragons Den.
It was a lot of fun through out the day. The team that presented plan for the Drop Inn came in 2nd place. However the Dragons (or equivalent) decided it was such a good plan, they gave the Drop Inn £1000 for development anyway. So a huge thank you to the team who presented for us and a big thank you to Future Home Scape for the donation - what a brilliant way of donating to charities!
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Now we have put new ones at The George and Dragon and the Tavern, please look out for them.
Each month one of our volunteers will go round and collect them all up, hopefully it will be a constant small steam of donated money which will help us with the Di-bar stock for drinks and snacks and all the other little essential things that soon amount up.
Monday, 10 September 2012
Sunday, 9 September 2012
The entertainment was al organised by YP Luke Baker and Volunteer Ant Baker from the Drop Inn.
It was a brilliant day with loads of great entertainment, refreshments and fun games to get involved in.
We would love to return and help out for future events, Thank You for inviting us along.
Saturday, 8 September 2012
This is a photo of the insane set up we had ...
It sounded louder than it ever has, as you can imagine with having a wall of speakers now, hehe.
We also have a small stage and monitors to cater for a band. Hot Rybena played and sounded great. The Drop Battles had to be cut short because of a few people not being able to make it. Shookz and operand did some amazing DJ sets and got everyone dancing.
The crowd was really good all night but unlike other events the crowd changed constantly.
In total we raised £300, which will go towards sound equipment.
Huge thank you to all who put the night together and all who attended and help raise this money.
Thursday, 30 August 2012
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Saturday, 25 August 2012
This event was organised to help support one of our friends and old members who is battling cancer. Everyone pulled together to help out, but the main organiser for the event was Laura Seal, she deserves a massive thank you and applause for putting this event on.
We chipped in to help one of our friends and old members with this event by lending them some stage lighting.
We had an amazing day of bands organised by Barrington from sound-hub.
The night was a good fun as well with some heavier bands for entertainment. In the background you can see our small but handy contribution of lights.
Not sure how much exactly was raised but we hope you raised loads for this heart warming good cause.
Friday, 24 August 2012
Saturday, 18 August 2012
There was also loads of casino style games were people could by Chips for a few £'s, the person with the most chips at the end of the night won a prize.
It was a great atmosphere and loads of fun, we hope they do another one. The Cross Keys raised
£120 for our charity, huge thank you to all the staff at The Cross Keys for putting the fundraiser night on for us. We will let people know what we spend it on, we have to ask the Youth what they would like first.
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
We've brought this system for the amazing live sound it creates for bands. We will use Frankenstein for the DJ's and the JJSS for live bands. We are now loads better prepared and geared up for live shows, we actually have stage monitors.
In the Picture you can see what makes up Frankenstein (in Green) and The Jamjar System (in Pink).
Can't wait to start booking some events in!
Monday, 13 August 2012
It was up ready for their family fun day, which the put on biannually to raise money for two chosen charities.
We were one of their chosen charities this year, and received a whopping £6,000 of the funds raised on the day. Received with a huge Thank you to all who turned up on the day, and to Vaillant for choosing our Charity to support this year.
The Olympic mural will stay up there till the next big event, so two good years of it.
Saturday, 4 August 2012
It was all to give the town a final good clean up and polish before the Britain in Bloom judges arrive.
Good luck Belper we are proud to be involved.
Sunday, 29 July 2012
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Saturday, 30 June 2012
This is a page in the 3D scrap book that represents the holiday pictures in the original scrap book created when the Library first opened. In the original scrap book about life in Belper there is pictures of people traveling to the coast like Scarborough and Blackpool. These places are represented in the new 3D Scrap book on a time line that ends with a small model of the famous hotel building in Dubai, which you can see under construction here.
The biggest page of the 3D Scrap book was pay tribute to our local heritage and to celebrate the 100th Birthday of the East Mill Building. This is how it looks so far.
Thursday, 28 June 2012
We built this Skate Ramp a few years ago but unfortunately couldn't afford the extra insurance costs for the usage as a full ramp.
It was used as a bank for a while then went into storage collecting cobwebs.
The young people attending these skate park meetings own this ramp now, we've donated it to those who will look after it, respect it, and use it.
Make sure you bring plenty of people to carry it off our yard to a new home.
The Skate Park Meetings are every other Tuesday, keep your eye on Facebook for details.
>> Facebook Group <<
Monday, 25 June 2012
Friday, 15 June 2012
This is the set up for our JamSource tent this year. We've brought most of our Frankenstein Sound System and build a little stage for the Open Mic, we have also set up a desk at the back on the stage for the open deck sessions.
The Front of the stage is all U.V, which lights up with the U.V sound reactive strobe we've installed at the back of the tent.
Cant wait for this to all kick off ...
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Who We Are -
We are an Independent Youth organisation and registered charity (1085617), est 2000.
Our grass roots organisation has grown and evolved through the young volunteers running it, keeping their promise to develop idea's hatched by the young people attending the centre, no matter how outrageous.
"Space for youth run by the youth"
The centre which contains the ever expanding vibe is based on Derwent Street in a converted Warehouse.
We do our best to help our community, create amazing youth opportunities through positive activities, creative multimedia workshops and alternative education.
We are very happy to now be involved in Belper's biggest art event.
Arts Trail Blurb - SCRAP BOOK 2012 (3D)
We didn't know what recontextualisation meant, so we 'googled' it as do most in this day and age.
Being a Youth organisation we wanted to recontextualise one of our old intergenerational projects, called Linking Lives. The Linking Lives project ran for 3 years and aimed to bridge the gap between generations breaking down stereotypes in our community.
We want to recontextualise this whole project outline, while linking our art piece into the 75th Anniversary of Belper Library.
We found an amazing archive and beautiful link to the past in the library. It's a scrap book made to commemorate the opening of Belper Library, the 25th Anniversary of Belper's East Mill, and has a brief history capturing life in 30's.
We are now on an adventure, interviewing people in the community to find representations of Belper in 2012. We will create our own scrap book representing Belper life in 2012, which will be seen in a Real Definition 3D vision (No 3D Glasses Required).
Saturday, 9 June 2012
We are returning to Out The Box Festival on the 15th June to run a tent again.
We'll be running:
> OPEN DECK sessions
> OPEN MIC sessions
On a Themed Stage with Art Installations by
B45K and NANO.
+ DecoyTV will be filming the whole weekend.
For tickets goto: Out The Box Festival 2012
Friday, 8 June 2012
and the new pages have been decided where they are fitting into the current layout.
There is loads of exciting new features going to be included, we are just currently working on the
artwork for each of the pages.
We'll be naming a launch date soon!
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Please click on "The Drop Inn" Lloydstsb community fund profile to make a vote.
Follow the same link to see what we are using the money for if we are the luckiest Charity in Derbyshire.
HOW WE WOULD USE THE MONEY
Installation of lighting, heating and shelving to our music room would enable us to use different types of music at any time as a medium to engage more young people of any ability in projects encouraging them to express themselves, build self respect, self confidence and discipline, leading to peer mentoring and performances in the community, including planning and promotion of events. Mainly (but not exclusively) targeting less academic or underachieving youth, we will support and give them opportunities to complete relevant OCN accredited courses enabling college admission if appropriate. When not being used by young people, the music room would be available and suitable for use by any member of the community for a minimal fee � this not only brings small income towards any repairs and running costs giving sustainability, it also gives the young people an opportunity to gain basic experience of budgeting and managing room hire.
>>> Here is the Link Again <<<
Thank You so much for all your support!
Click Link Below to read more ...
Belper bands go down a storm at Bearded Theory - News - Belper News
We also brought with us a our new Youth Media Team. We'll be uploading the footage they collected of the amazing weekend in the next few weeks once they have edited it all.
Friday, 18 May 2012
Jasper In The Company Of Others playing unplugged straight after their amazing stage performance.
Unfortunately the stage was running two hours late so they onlt got to play 4 songs.
The 4 songs they played pulled a bigger crowd than some of the later bands.
Hopefully main stage next yeah guys, you deserve it, what an amazing performance!
Thursday, 17 May 2012
Saturday, 12 May 2012
*Others are more than welcome to get involved if you use the skate park and want your say.
Are you happy with Belper Skatepark?
What would you want to do to change it?
First meeting is the 28th May at 6pm till 7.30pm.
At The Drop Inn, Unit 1, Derwent Street.
BELPER SKATEPARK YOUTH COMMITTEE
GUIDANCE – Youth Committee
* To get involved, be motivated to gather research from young people
* Identify possible funding streams (support provided)
* Give a commitment of at least 1 evening per month for 1 year
* To spread information as to other relevant groups
* To organise fund raising activities
* To log meetings and produce an action plan (be Creative using Photo's / Blogs / Film Doc?)
* To identify improvements to the skatepark area and see to it they get done!
GUIDANCE – Youth Committee Sub Group
* To support the youth committee in its functions
* To assist with the gathering of information for the group
* To feed information into the youth committee and from the youth committee
* To participate in fun raising activities as and when required