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The Creative Arts Collective had a fantastic first semester. As a society, we launched a successful Open Mic night at Bar Number 5 in town, tried our hand at the ukulele, raised money for charity, and explored a new city on our weekend trip to York.
We have lots of events planned for this semester too, giving non-members plenty of time to find out more about our society and get involved with some of the projects we shall be running later in the year.
Open Mic Nights
Every other Wednesday, following our member meet-up, we host an Open Mic night at Bar Number 5, just off of Friar Gate. This event is open to the public as well as students from the University of Derby, which makes it a great way for our society to get involved with the local community. Our Open Mic nights are an enjoyable evening out since students can meet other musicians that play regularly in Derby. There is always a supportive and enthusiastic audience ready with a round of applause.
We have seen some amazing new talent on the stage recently from members and non-members alike. Performers have used the space to experiment with new material. Some performers have formed impromptu collaborations with other musicians, whilst others have performed on stage for the very first time.
Our Open Mic nights sum up what we the Creative Arts Collective Society stand for. As a society, we aim to bring people together to partake in new activities, which allow them to have a great time sharing their creativity with others.
Another project that deserves a special shout out is our fundraising project for The Royal British Legion. Gill Bowler, our Creative Skills Officer led the project which involved making and selling unique, handcrafted and crocheted poppies. We collaborated with the committee for the Disability History Month and helped to organise some of the activities that took place. We ran workshops to show both students and the public how to make the poppies. We also recently hosted a poetry evening to mark Remembrance Sunday.
These events are all examples of how our society and its members have shared their skills and used creativity to make a difference in the community. It is projects like these that our society is here to support.
Get Involved! Do you have a talent you would like to share, or a project you want to get off the ground? Maybe you just like the idea of meeting more like-minded people in and around the University. We are a fun and social society. We are always looking for more students to get involved. For more information on our previous and current projects, as well as upcoming social events, visit our Facebook page at /creativeartscollectivesociety, or email the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.