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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!

What's On

Activities

Art Classes at Derby Pride Academy

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Art Classes at Derby Pride Academy

Art Classes at Derby Pride Academy

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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 in Peartree Junior School

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Artcore in Peartree Junior School

Artcore in Peartree Junior School

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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.

Artcore Printing at Arboretum School

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Artcore Printing at Arboretum School

Artcore Printing at Arboretum School

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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.

Current: Baby People Summer School

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Current: Baby People Summer School

Current: Baby People Summer School

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  • Venue: Baby People, Forman St, Derby DE1 1JQ
  • Dates: Monday to Friday every week from 29th July to 30th August
  • Time: 2 slots - 10am to 12pm and 12.30 to 2.30pm
  • Cost: Free Entry, Free Lunch!
  • Who is it for: It doesn’t matter if you have never tried music before as we cater for complete beginners or experienced producers and rappers.
  • Skill or outcomes you will gain: You will be learning breakdance, music production, lyric writing and vocal training. By the end you will be proficient in these areas as well as a possibility of performing live.
  • Booking details: Call 01332 203327
  • Contact details for further enquiries: Call 01332 203327 or email office@babypeople.co.uk for further details.

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.