Saturday, 29 September 2012

Website 4.0 update

We've not had much time since the last update to work on the website, and it's also changed for the better again. We can not wait to launch it's new design and content.

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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

Shookz DJ Workshops 2012

Shookz DJ Workshops 2012 by thedropinn
Shookz DJ Workshops 2012, a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.
You've been waiting a long time but now they are here again. We are very happy to welcome back the SHOOKZ Dj workshops to the Drop Inn, this time with resident DJ's Patchwerk and Skairpigg running some sessions. Workshops start 27th September and run for 8 weeks, 7pm every Thursday.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Skatepark Edit Designs

skatepark_design005 by thedropinn
skatepark_design005, a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.

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

Future Home Scape - TD*

Andrea attended a Future Homes *Team Development day. The day was about each team developing a business plan for a project for one of the few selected charities. Andrea had to go in to give the team facts and figure of The Drop Inn but couldn't directly help or influence the business plan.
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

Charity Boxes - 12 / 9 / 12

We have collected a total of £28 over a couple of months from the Charity box at the Cross Keys. Thank You all who have donated.

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


We are re-open after a short summer break. During closure we had been working on 2 different arts projects but didn't have the staff capacity to open regular nights due to staff holidays.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Leonard Cheshire - Fun Day

Family Fun day in Alfreton by thedropinn
Family Fun day in Alfreton, a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.
We put supplied a sound system and some entertainment for the Leonard Cheshire Care Homes Family Fun Day.

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

Drop Battle Fundraiser

Drop Battle Set up by thedropinn
Drop Battle Set up, a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.

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.

Up-and-Coming Drop Inn Events