“The process that everyone went through, and the sense of history, togetherness, and belonging, that it engendered was probably as important as the output itself. The notion of bringing history, and hip-hop together was innovative, and helped to present the stories and ideas in a modern, and engaging way. On May 16th a Finale event was arranged at the Club rooms which showcased the material from the project…” (Derby News).

Image of Cizz performing.

Cizz. Photograph by Tony Fisher.

On Sat 16th May 2015 we had our finale event at Derby Live Club Rooms! Music, memories, and a chance forInvitation to exhibition preview. people to view the work created. We watched a film about each park with music, samples of the interviews and photography. We talked about memories, collecting hidden stories, and including the memories of young people. Rachael from Impact Derby came down with the young people taking part in their Heritage Lottery Funded project ‘The Journey’ to talk about the memories they were collecting and Tony Fisher Derby based photographer came down as well. We had a free gig with incredible performances from established artists to those starting their music careers to celebrate theGig flyer. end of the project – the atmosphere and energy was fantastic. Derby News came down, photographed the event, and have written an amazing piece which you can read here. Huge thanks to them. And thanks to everyone who came to the event and took part in the project! Updates, photos of the event will be on our Celebration page soon!

Reppin Endz Derby Finale Event Sat 16th May 2015

The photograph panels have gone, the PA and food is covered by Derby Live. We’ll kick off at 5pm with the website to view, a film, a discussion about what is heritage with Rachael and the team at Impact Derby and a chance to find out about their current HLF project ‘The Journey’. We’ve got memory books to fill in, pens and paper for the kids, food, cups of tea!

Then we’ve got our FREE GIG 6.30pm.
Some amazing artists are supporting the event and we’ll also have some spoken word pieces written in response to the park memories we’ve collected.
Live performances from Rukus, Eyez, Defkon1, Ili Sanchea, Cizz, Theorious, Abakus, Dan Dappa, Dathan Horridge, Lucia, Johnny Swinhoe, Evergreen and more.

Kyalo Mwailu will be down to film bits of the event and Tony Fisher amazing Derby photographer will be around as well.

DERBY CLUBROOMS. MARKET SQUARE. SAT 16TH MAY. Busy day for Reppin Endz Derby!

“Come and roll with me, take me on a journey through the city, it’s about more than a park, memories…” (Karnage: project team member).

Image of the Heritage Lottery Fund logo - hand with the fingers crossed

Welcome to Reppin Endz Derby. A project led by young people exploring the histories of four Derby Parks: Osmaston Park, Chaddesden Park, Markeaton Park and Normanton Park.

We’ve been collecting memories, creating tracks with memory samples, and doing research to explore the unique histories of these important community spaces. We are having a celebration to mark the end of the project Saturday May 16th in Derby city centre. See our event page for more info.

Reppin Endz Derby is delivered by Culture Train, Global Education Derby, and a steering group of music artists living in Derby. Want to know more? Have a look at our funders partners & supporters page.