About the Reppin Endz Derby projects

Welcome to Culture Train’s Reppin Endz Derby Projects. A collection of two projects developed and managed by Culture Train which use hip hop to engage young people in history and heritage. Both projects are funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The first Reppin Endz Derby project worked with young people from Global Education Derby to research the history of Derby Parks and collect people’s memories of the parks. Young people then used hip hop Image of East Midlands Heritage Awards logoto interpret the history and present it in a new and unique way cutting memories and research into hip hop tracks. The project ran for one year in 2015 and was shortlisted for an East Midlands Heritage Award.
View the project exhibition.

The second Reppin Endz Derby project worked with young people to research the history of hip hop in Derby. The idea to look at hip hop in Derby came from Derby youth worker and hip hop artist Will Sayer aka JD who had been involved with the first project. Young people from Derby’s Multi Faith Centre Roma Community Care Youth Club have been researching hip hop history in the city by interviewing people from the scene past and present to create an exhibition and documentary film. They have also created their own artwork and had a go at hip hop themselves. This project is currently being completed and we are all VERY excited to see the results. Exhibition and film available soon!

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

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