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What’s Been Happening?

We’ve been spoilt for choice in Arboretum with exciting projects happening across the ward. The creativity and diversity of our young people has been reflected in the wide variety of activities we’ve had on offer. With the help of Baby People, EMCCAN, Artcore, DCCT, Oz Box, Music Partnership and Derby Cricket we’ve danced, sang, painted, graffitied, made music and played a whole lot of sport!

 

Arboreturm ward is #ThisIsDerby’s closest community to Derby city centre, where there are many more activities taking place at different organisations. See below for activities and opportunities available to you in the city centre area, as well as those in Arboretum.

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Young Creatives Weekend Launch

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Young Creatives Weekend Launch

Young Creatives Weekend Launch

Arboretum & City Centre

REIMAGINE

Discovering young voices through performance-making opportunities

We are looking for the next generation of creatives from inner city Derby (14+) that would like to join our team. 
   
  • Where: Derby Theatre
  • Date: 15 & 16 Feb
  • Time: 10am – 4pm
 
  • Who are we?
    • Reimagine is a team of cultural organisations in Derby that are focused on young people getting the most out of their city through creative opportunities. The project is called Reimagine because together we will take over spaces and places like parks, warehouse, shops etc. to hold performance events.
 
  • Who are you?
    • You are aged 14+
    • You might be interested in meeting new people and working with professionals in the creative industry
    • You may have a passion for the arts and want to be part of producing citywide events for other young people and communities
    • Or could have creative ideas and want to be part of making big decisions in our city
    • Or you might not be any of these, you don’t need to have any experience or knowledge about performance-making, just your ideas on what you’d like to see happen in Derby.
 
  • What will happen?
    • As well as being able to work with creative professionals you’ll spend the weekend with other young people, we’ll give you some lunch. If you need any help with transport we can help with that too.
 
  • If this sounds like you or a young person you know and you’d like to find out more – come and join us on 15 & 16 Feb and meet our team of creative professionals to begin to shape Reimagine
   
  • Deadline for RSVP: Wednesday 12th February 2020

KidsQUAD : Build Your Own Videogame

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KidsQUAD : Build Your Own Videogame

KidsQUAD : Build Your Own Videogame

Arboretum & City Centre

Would you like to build your own videogame that you and your friends can play at home?
Join our artist Abbie to learn how to design and build a videogame that can be played online at home!
Participants should bring a packed lunch.
 
  • Venue: QUAD, Market Place, Derby
  • Dates: Monday 17th February 2020
  • Time: 10.30am – 3.00pm
  • Cost: £25.00
  • Who is it for: Age 7 - 11
  • Skill or outcomes you will gain: Design and build a videogame
  • Booking details: Book your place at QUAD's Box Office, or call 01332 290 606
  • Contact details for futher enquiries: Sandra Greatorex (Education Curator at QUAD) sandrag@derbyquad.co.uk ; 01332 285425

Make & Take Day

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Make & Take Day

Make & Take Day

Arboretum & City Centre

Pop into QUAD this February half term to explore your creativity!
Join us this half term for some family friendly creativity with local artist Helen Jackson in our highly popular Make & Take Day. You can make whatever you want, with whatever materials are available.
 
 
  • Venue: QUAD, Market Place, Derby
  • Dates: Monday 17th February 2020
  • Time: Drop in between 11.00am - 4.00pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Who is it for: Ages 3+
  • Skill or outcomes you will gain: Create your own pieces using any materials available, developing your imagination and use of mixed media
  • Booking details: This is a Drop In event, no booking needed
  • Contact details for futher enquiries: email Participation@derbyquad.co.uk

MinecraftCLUB at QUAD

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MinecraftCLUB at QUAD

MinecraftCLUB at QUAD

Arboretum & City Centre

Are you into Minecraft?! Want to join our Minecraft Club, or just have a go?

Join QUAD staff and Minecraft experts to explore our gallery themes, create games and take on challenges on laptops and even in VR. Activities include our regular MinecraftCLUB, MinecraftLAB workshops, SEN provisions, family sessions, bespoke programme for specialist groups and even being a MINECON Earth Party venue!
  • Venue: All activities take place at QUAD, Market Place, Derby
  • MinecraftCLUB is our weekly, term time, Minecraft group
    • Ages 10-16yrs
    • Time: 5-6pm on Wednesdays (every term-time week)
    • Places are FREE and you can register for a place on our waiting list through the email below.
  • MinecraftLABs are one-off open events for 8yrs and up, each with a specific focus. These events vary in cost due to the level of engagement:
    • Drop In: Fun exploratory sessions, usually themed on the season.
    • Project: A series of workshops focused on a community themed build.
    • Team Workshop: Tutor lead workshop including idea generation, design thinking and teamwork skill building.
    • Specialist: These workshops are delivered by Minecraft experts and follow a series of skill building and teamwork activities.
  • Keep an eye on our website for MinecraftLAB activities throughout the year: www.derbyquad.co.uk
We’re always keen to hear from the Minecraft community and you can get in touch with us, including registering for our MinecraftCLUB waiting list and joining our mailing list, by emailing minecraft@derbyquad.co.uk

QUAD Young Creatives for ages 14-19 - Zine & Printmaking!

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QUAD Young Creatives for ages 14-19 - Zine & Printmaking!

QUAD Young Creatives for ages 14-19 - Zine & Printmaking!

Arboretum & City Centre

Young Creatives is a group of young people who delve into QUAD’s exhibition themes and create their own artwork with fresh interpretations and visions.
Zine & printmaking workshops with Dizzy Ink:
  • 25th January in Nottingham, depart Derby 9.20am, return to Derby 4.04pm
  • 22nd February 10.30am - 1.00pm at QUAD
Over the course of these sessions, participants will work with printmakers Dizzy Ink to explore what makes a great zine, and learn the techniques to produce their own. Includes a visit to Dizzy Ink’s Nottingham based studios, where participants will use risograph machines to create their own piece to take home.  

Premier League Kicks - Sports Sessions

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Premier League Kicks - Sports Sessions

Premier League Kicks - Sports Sessions

Arboretum & City Centre

Free football, sports and activity sessions!

For males and females aged 8 - 19 years old
No booking - just turn up and play!
    Mondays:
  • Football: 3.30 - 5.00pm - Leesbrook School,  DE21-4QX
  • Multi Sports:  6.00 - 8.00pm - The Racecourse ATP, DE21-6AL
    Tuesdays:
  • Football: 5.30 - 7.00pm - City of Derby Academy, DE24-3AR
  • Youth Club: 6.00 - 7.00pm - Normanton Park Community Room, DE23-8DA
  • Shakti Academy Bhangra Dance: 6.45 - 8.15pm (age 13+) - Hindu Temple, DE23-6QA
    Wednesdays:
  • Football: 5.00 - 7.00pm - Bemrose School, DE22-3HU
  • Football: 6.00 - 8.00pm - Arboretum Park ATP, DE23-8FR
  • Youth Club: 6.00 - 8.00pm - Arboretum Park ATP, DE23-8FR
    Thursdays:
  • Youth Club: 6.00 - 7.00pm - Normanton Park Community Room, DE23-8DA
  • Shakti Academy Bhangra Dance: 6.00 - 7.00pm (age 5 - 12) - Hindu Temple, DE23-6QA
  • Healthy Lifestyle Activities: 6.00 - 7.00pm - St Philip's Church, DE21-4JF
  • Football: 6.00 - 8.00pm - Arboretum Park ATP, DE23-8FR
  • Boxfit: 5.30 - 6.30pm - Oz Box Allenton, DE24-9BQ
  • Youth Club: 6.00 - 8.00pm - Monmouth Street, DE21-6BD
    Fridays:
  • Street Dance: 3.00 - 4.00pm - Bemrose School, DE22-3HU
  • Football:  6.00 - 8.00pm - The Racecourse ATP, DE21-6AL
  • Football: 6.00 - 8.00pm - Normanton Park Community Room, DE23-8DA
  • Multi-Sports: 4.30 - 6.00pm - Shakespeare Street, DE24-9HD
    Saturdays:
  • Multi-Sports: 11.30am - 1.00pm - Havelock Road, Derby, DE23-8TN
  • Multi-Sports: 11.30am - 1.00pm - Shaftesbury Sports Centre ATP, DE23-8NA
    For more information, email or call      

 

QUAD Young Advocates for ages 16-25

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QUAD Young Advocates for ages 16-25

QUAD Young Advocates for ages 16-25

Arboretum & City Centre

QUAD’s group of young decision makers, curators and reviewers, who work with staff and artists to plan new projects and explore ways to promote our programme to other young people. Upcoming projects include:
  • Film and exhibition reviews (get free film tickets!)
  • Curating exhibitions
  • Organising workshops and events
  • Marketing and social media
The group get to see and work behind the scenes, gaining skills that look great on Uni applications or C.V.s:
  • Communication and advocacy
  • Marketing and audience development
  • Project management
  • Teamwork

 

  • Venue: QUAD, Market Place, Derby
  • Dates: Tuesdays fortnightly
  • Time: 4.30 – 6.30pm
  • Cost: Places are free and there’s pizza to keep you going until teatime!
  • Who is it for: Age 16 - 25
  • Skill or outcomes you will gain: Decision making, group discussion, curating, podcasting, reviewing movies
  • Contact details for further enquiries or bookings: If you want to get involved or want to find out more, please contact Gina: youngadvocates@derbyquad.co.uk

KidsQUAD Film Club: Revenge of the Killer Vegetables

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KidsQUAD Film Club: Revenge of the Killer Vegetables

KidsQUAD Film Club: Revenge of the Killer Vegetables

Arboretum & City Centre

The clue is in the title! Vegetables go rogue. Can KidsQUAD save the day?
Join our filmmaker Chris to script, star in and film KidsQUAD’s latest adventure.
Participants should bring a packed lunch.
 
  • Venue: QUAD, Market Place, Derby
  • Dates: 18th and 25th January; 1st, 8th and 29th February; 7th and 14th March
  • Premiere screening: 28th March
  • Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
  • Cost: £77.00 for all seven sessions
  • Who is it for: Age 7 - 11
  • Skill or outcomes you will gain: Film making, script writing, acting, teamwork
  • Booking details: Book your place at QUAD's Box Office, or call 01332 290 606
  • Contact details for further enquiries: Sandra Greatorex (Education Curator at QUAD) sandrag@derbyquad.co.uk ; 01332 285425

Digital Arts Award

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Digital Arts Award

Digital Arts Award

Arboretum & City Centre

Arts Award Bronze Level for 11-18-year olds, working to transform physical artwork into digital – ending with an exhibition of your work!
Arts Award’s unique qualifications support children and young people to grow as artists inspiring them to take part in the wider arts world.
Through Arts Award young people gain a nationally recognised qualification accredited by Trinity College London, which can help them to progress into further education and employment. They not only gain art form knowledge and understanding, but also develop leadership, creativity and communication skills.
   
  • Venue: QUAD, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AS
  • Who is it for: Age 11 - 18
  • How many sessions: 10
  • Skill or outcomes you will gain: Young people will have opportunity to learn graphic design skills, ceramics, AR and VR Technology, photography, film, digital game design and animation to name a few!
  • When: Every Saturday from 18 Jan 2020 – 4 April 2020
  • Times: 10:00 – 13:00
  • Cost: £100 / FREE (Bursary Places)
  • Find out more and to book places visit: QUAD's website
  • Contact details for further enquiries: For more information please contact John Whall: participation@derbyquad.co.uk 
   

Art Classes at Derby Pride Academy

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Art Classes at Derby Pride Academy

Art Classes at Derby Pride Academy

Arboretum & City Centre

It has been a pleasure to help the young people of Derby Pride Academy engage in creating exciting artworks. We supported them to make detailed mosaic coasters and prints using stencils on t-shirts. The children have many talents and unique ideas. Through discussions they suggested what they would like to do or learn in the class and the themes for the work. Our artists delivered projects to grow focus and creative skills bolstering confidence.

Artcore Printing at Arboretum School

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Artcore Printing at Arboretum School

Artcore Printing at Arboretum School

Arboretum & City Centre

These sessions at Arboretum Primary School have explored the art of printmaking with children through the theme of Derby Landmarks. The young people use polystyrene plates to transfer images in bright colours onto card, with additions of gold-leaf and printed text. An idea has also been put forward to explore banners and bunting through this medium. These weekly after-school sessions cater to about twenty participants per session, allowing participants to actively explore and collaborate with printmaking.

Artcore in Peartree Junior School

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Artcore in Peartree Junior School

Artcore in Peartree Junior School

Arboretum & City Centre

We are working with a range of Year 3-5 children to produce artwork for the stairwell of the Communications block in Pear Tree School. The project has been a real celebration of the diverse places these children and their families are from. The young people gained confidence in drawing and created colourful collages of own traditional dishes and endangered animals. It has been great to give the children a chance to take ownership of the project and make it a fun experience.

HighlightsThis is derby

Young Person Case Study

This is Derby has provided the opportunity for many young people to try new things, learn new skills and discover hidden talents that they can explore further in their school career and adult life. However, for some children, more progress has been made. This is particularly true for one of our Derby Pride Academy participants who has undergone significant growth in our workshops on mosaics and t-shirt printing with artists Magdalena Aron and Nicki Dennett, with improvement in patience, openness and focus, as well as developing his artistic skills. He has really benefited from the This is Derby project and we are proud to have been able to support him and positively impact his future.

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Celebration of Youth Launch Event

We laughed, we created, we had a good time!

On the 2nd November as a part of Celebration of Youth event! We opened our doors to the children of Derby and had a day exploring carnival, music, arts and sports. As a part of the event there was  Baby People, Derby County Community Trust, EMCCAN and Music Partnership and of course everyone who came and participated.

This Is Derby! We had a lot of fun and it was great seeing so many happy faces.