The Dancing Through Time: From Pop to Punk in The City of Derby project will officially launch on Saturday 10th February at Déda with a drop-in event
Dancing Through Time: from Pop to Punk in the City of Derby, is an exciting new heritage project, made possible thanks to funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, thanks to National Lottery players which will explore the social clubs, dance clubs, dance movements and music scenes in Derby from the 1960s, 70s and early 80s. The springboard for this project was Roger Smith’s book ‘We Danced In Derby’.
The project aims to create a social archive of photos, memories and more from the local scene which will then be showcased in a FORMAT exhibition from March 2025.
At this launch event for the project, Derby QUAD and Déda are asking for people who have memories and histories with Derby’s dance and music venues to share photos, stories and memorabilia.
As well as collecting for the archive, the event plays host to several retro themed activities and stalls. Derby’s own Flowers Collective will be entertaining attendees of the event with a 60s and ‘70s Vinyl DJ Set. There will also be a Pop-up Record Stall and curated Vintage clothing as well as Limited Edition Screen Prints from 10PM Print Club, ‘60s and ‘70s inspired drinks and a DIY Punk Patch making workshop.
So, whether you have memories of Derby’s infamous venues such as the Locarno, Clouds (then Cleopatra’s) and the Ajanta cinema or want to learn more about the history of Derby, come along. The launch event will take place Saturday 10th February at Deda and is free to attend; just drop in!
For more information on Dancing Through Time, visit our webpage.
21 February 2024
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