Friday, 26 October 2012

Reanimated Halloween 'Safe Rave'

Re-animated Halloween 'safe rave.' The return of the under 18's night ... This was originally a under 18's metal night, but then got unfortunately canceled and re-animated as a halloween 'safe rave.'

We have SKAIRWERKS which is resident DJ's Patchwerk and Skairpigg b2b.
Halloween 'Safe Rave' by thedropinn
Halloween 'Safe Rave', a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.
Unfortunately last minute the under 18's metal night was cancelled by Deafbox.

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' ...
Halloween 'Safe Rave' by thedropinn
Halloween 'Safe Rave', a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.
We used the same decoration we had been working on for the under 18's metal night, here you can see the 20 foot skeleton climbing over the speakers and DJ stage ...
Halloween 'Safe Rave' by thedropinn
Halloween 'Safe Rave', a photo by thedropinn on Flickr.
The DJ box with giant skeleton under the U.V lights ... This event was entirely organised and ran by the young people, it truly was re-animated and could be a kick start to the new wave of 'safe raves'

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Youth Metal / Rock Halloween Party

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


Can we say a MASSIVE thank you to all who voted for us in the Lloydstsb community fund.

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!

SHOOKZ Dj Workshops 2012

The Shookz DJ Workshops are going pretty good. Shookz ran the first, Patchwerk ran the second and Skairpigg ran the 3rd. We've done these adhesive flyers to try and gain more interest. There's been quite a few young people interested but, we would like a couple more to go through to the broadcasting stage at the end of the DJ sessions. Usually we have 3 people who go through, at the moment the young people are just having a taster at DJing. Hopefully the promotions might attract young people to call down specifically for the workshops who can them go through to the broadcasting at the end ... Good so far though

Monday, 8 October 2012

Macmillan Coffee Morning 2012

We had a really good coffee morning and saw a load of new faces.

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

Under 12's Night - Blue Box

We are piloting and under 12's night at The Blue Box centre on Parks Estate. The first one will be on the 31st Oct. This project came about from one of our Derby University placements project idea. Lisa (The Derby Uni Student placement) had to write / plan a project for her course, the project would involve our young Belper School students, young people from the centre and both supervised by our voluntary youth workers to all help run a night for under 12's. Lisa has finished her placement now and has done very well. Everyone at the Drop Inn was in agreement that this is suck a good project which will help another big need in the community. With al of us in agreement we just needed to get together once Lisa had finished her coursework and plan the first night and where.

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

Charity Boxes - 3 / 10 / 12

We've only emptied the 1st charity box at the Cross Keys - Thank You to all who donated into this box, we raised £16.99.

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.

Up-and-Coming Drop Inn Events