Bob-a-Job Bankers dance the Charleston

I spent yesterday rehearsing with the 60% of The Delegates who were not snowed in. With rehearsal space supported by Déda Derby, we had a dance lesson and choreography session with Andrea Haley, and began work on Bob-a-Job Bankers – our new Delegates street theatre show for 2013. Here’s a video teaser…

#TheDelegates will perform at #DerbyFeste 22 September.

The Delegates have polished the Tiddlywinks, scrubbed protective goggles and dusted off their dancing shoes. We are officially ready to play ‘Yesterday’s Games Tomorrow’ in Circuit Training, a street theatre show in 3 acts. We’ll be constructing a couple of stadiums on Exchange Street in Derby (DE1 2DU – see map below), near the Co-op and theContinue reading “#TheDelegates will perform at #DerbyFeste 22 September.”

Getting into gear for an epic #PedalPoweredParty

On 9 September, between 4-8pm, we hope you’ll join us for a flamboyant village fete on Derby’s Market Place. Transformed, the site will host three exuberant stages with live music, theatre, dance, storytelling and DJs. The Village Green stage will be exclusively powered by your pedal-generated energy. The Main Stage will feature: QEII, Grassoline, TrinityContinue reading “Getting into gear for an epic #PedalPoweredParty”

Can you power a live performance?

To celebrate the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games, Charity Shop DJ and Derby Live are hosting a community party celebrating empowerment and interdependence. But we need you to provide the pedal power for the performers: no power = no performance! Can you donate 15 minutes of your time and pedal-power between 4-8pm on SeptemberContinue reading “Can you power a live performance?”

#OnYourBike #PedalPoweredParty 3 June 2012. All welcome

We’re in the process of finalising the line up, but can confirm, direct from Brazil via Birmingham DJ Soesmix Selecta will be kicking up a dancing storm on pedal powered decks. Watch this space for further announcements… mark the date in your diaries folks, it’ll be a corker. Mischief x

Call out for artists – exhibition opportunity, Royal Derby Hospital (deadline: 7-5-2012)

The Autumn/Winter 2012 visual arts season at the Royal Derby Hospital is being guest-curated with Antoinette Burchill on the theme Using Light. There will be approximately 12 artists selected for exhibition spaces across the Royal Derby Hospital. Artists are welcome to broadly interpret the theme. This could be though a range of medium including (but not exclusively)Continue reading “Call out for artists – exhibition opportunity, Royal Derby Hospital (deadline: 7-5-2012)”

Free workshop to build a bike generator #pedalpower

Are you based in Derby and would like to help build a 5-bike generator system that can power community events and parties? Yes? Then get in touch with Dave Clasby for an application form. Sustrans and Electric Pedals will facilitate the workshops on 2 and 3 June at Derby Silk Mill. We’ll be road-testing the bicycle generators atContinue reading “Free workshop to build a bike generator #pedalpower”

The Sharing Project case study

The origin of the Sharing project Derby city has a vibrant sector of professional theatre practitioners, who, up to December 2009 were inadvertently competing for funding and opportunities.  In January 2010, seven companies joined up to form Derby Independent Theatre Network. In February 2010, Ben Spiller (1623 theatre company) and Paul Smith (Lostboys Productions) metContinue reading “The Sharing Project case study”