Carol Hinds of BBC East Midlands Today with Marvin Gaye
He's been meeting up with people across the city, finding out about the music that has shaped our lives. From pensioners in the city, to the president of Derby County Football Club, from schoolkids to BBC television presenters, from church leaders to senior police officers: the Charity Shop DJ Derby tour has unearthed some of the secrets behind our lives.
On June 4th, at Bar One in Derby, many of these people gathered together to celebrate the equality we share through music.
Special DJ sets were performed by schoolchildren from Bemrose School, who shared the stage with pensioners from the Golden Age club. Divisional Commander Andy Hough of the Derby Constabulary made his first appearance on the decks before three BBC radio presenters took their turn. Click here for line-up
Michael Sifleet with Kiss Greatest Hits
Charity Shop DJ is an international music project run by the Derbyshire-based artist Andy Jupp. Its aim is the strengthening and celebration of communities.
Andy's work uses music as a means of communication and dialogue across generations, communities and sectors. The work has taken him from charity shops and old peoples homes to the Houses of Parliament and Jammu and Kashmir.
Charity Shop DJ's work has been widely covered by radio, television and press. For details click here.
M.A. Siddiqi with Na'at Rashid Azam
Between January and May 2009 community groups and individuals across Derby were invited to take part in a series of workshops in which people were encouraged to share their musical tastes with one another.
Stills photography and film footage were produced which became part of an exhibition in Derby Museum from 13 June - 12 July 2009. It will also form a key part of a major new World Record Holders project.
By communicating these choices with each other, it is hoped that people of different ages and backgrounds across the city will understand something new about one another in a spirit of equality and respect.
Derby Museum and Art Gallery 13 June - 12 July 2009
If you’ve been with us in charity shops, QUAD, the BBC, Community Centres, Bemrose School, the Churchside Walk Coffee Club, the Forum of Faiths, Derby Museum, the Assembly Rooms Tea Dance, Derby Constabulary, chances are you're in the Derby Record Holders Exhibition. Visit the Charity Shop DJ Lounge at Derby Museum and Art Gallery and find out!
Photographs and footage produced in workshops held across the city will be displayed in Derby Museum between 13 June and 12 July, alongside previously unseen ephemera and objects from the Museum's collection.
Bring your favourite music or a song lyric that means something to you - and become part of the exhibition on the day!
Adam Borrington with the Smiths
The Charity Shop DJ website now features an Online Gallery where you can search for yourself, your friends and your favourite music.
Find out about the music favoured by your friends and family - or become part of the Gallery yourself!
If you've taken part in any of the Derby Record Holders workshops, or come to any of our parties, chances are you're in the Gallery!
To explore our Online Gallery, simply click on the bar at the top of this page which says "Click Here to Search our Gallery".
If you would like to become part of the Gallery yourself, take a picture of yourself with your favourite music, write a bit about why you like it - and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to download or distribute information on this page as a pdf file, please select a link. If you would like us to email information to you in pdf format, please contact us.
Derby Record Holders Celebration Night 4 June 2009: Invite Flyer (front)
Derby Record Holders Celebration Night 4 June 2009: Invite Flyer (back)
Derby Record Holders: General Marketing
Derby Record Holders (Workshops): General Invite to Take Part
Derby Record Holders (Workshops): Invite to Take Part/ Sports Organisations
We Want you to Take Part!
Derby Record Holders Sessions:
Andy will come with record/cd/mp3 player and speakers.
You will be invited to bring in 2-3 pieces of music on any format with you.
We will play the music, have a party.
We can talk about why we have chosen those pieces. Photos will be taken, and video interviews where appropriate.
The session will be very informal. It will last anything between 20 minutes and an hour and a half, depending on numbers, what you want to do, and what happens.