On Saturday 22 April, S.H.E.D popped up at Derby County’s Pride Park Stadium’s Community Corner for match day.We were there with the University of Derby’s Society & Change Saturday Club to showcase their poems, protest banners, hip hop raps and more!
The club is part of the National Saturday Club network, which offers young people a unique free opportunity to explore subjects they love, to build new skills, discover their talents, meet new people, and to find out more about future study and career possibilities. Weekly Saturday classes are led by tutors covering a breadth of exciting and engaging topics including social justice, youth voice and protest. The Derby National Saturday Club is led by the University in partnership with Derby County Community Trust, Artcore, Derby Theatre and Derby City Council Family Hubs.
In partnership with Derby County Community Trust, S.H.E.D was set up as an exhibition space, welcoming over 29,300 fans. Baby People, a Derby-based music and arts development organisation, supported the event by working with the young people to produce raps. Dubbed as S.H.E.D On Air!, this configuration was a co-designed setup of the platform created specifically to support Saturday Club members in Derby and will now be used to regularly showcase the creative and artistic talents of the region’s young people.