Communities & Projects
We are fortunate enough to be able to work with some amazing communities in and around Derby and Derbyshire. You can find out more about each of them below!
What Is Renew Wellbeing?
Based around the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing” concept, Renew spaces work on three simple principles: being prayerful, being present and being in a partnership. Renew is a quiet, shared space to reflect and chat with like-minded individuals. Here at YADA, we’re offering a safe space where you can take time for yourself with a nice hot drink!
For more information about Renew Wellbeing, click here to visit their website
Queers Without Beers
What Is Queers Without Beers?
Going to a pub can be a challenge for the LGTBQ+ Community. YADA is a safe environment for those in the community to gather and socialise without the influence of alcohol. Activities include AF cocktail mashups, quiz nights, gaming sessions and more.
Initially inspired by Club Soda, Queers Without Beers launched as a pop-up event in 2016, allowing LGTBQ+ individuals to enjoy a night out without drinking alcohol. Since then, it’s expanded to include a Facebook group and Meetup groups, as well as occasional events in London, Manchester, Derby and Bristol.
QWB at YADA is currently paused while we find a new volunteer to host the nights. If coordinating these community nights is of interest to you, please get in touch.
Poetry Praise Sandwich
What Is Poetry Praise Sandwich?
Hosted by Sonia Burns and Camille McCawley, Poetry Praise Sandwich is a group for poets of any level, including people who simply enjoy reading and listening to poetry. We want to show how poetry is for everyone!
Derby Worship Community
What Is The Derby Worship Community?
Derby Worship is a group of people from churches all over the city who come together to spend time in a chilled-out atmosphere. All are welcome, whether you have been a Christian all your life or never stepped foot in a church. Join us for an evening of live worship and reflection. It’s also a great time to connect with other worshippers around the city and share worship music you’re working on/ enjoying at the moment.
Derby Worship Community at YADA is currently paused while we find a new volunteer to host the nights. If coordinating these community nights is of interest to you, please get in touch.
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Sober Black Britain
What Is Sober Black Britain?
We at YADA realised that there wasn’t enough representation of the sober black community. Introducing Sober Black Britain, a new initiative that is focused on amplifying the voices of mindful drinkers within the black community.
Chat With Ming
What Is Chat With Ming?
Chat with Ming is a chat show hosted monthly on Instagram Live, by Ming Cooper, a self-confessed fan of all things Christian music.
The Evening aims to elevate the voices of Christian Artists from across the UK and beyond.
Ming, together with a new guest artist each week, chats about their personal story, how they got into worship music, and how you can learn from their mistakes and triumphs too. It’s about connecting with the artist on a personal level and hearing their story first-hand.
You can tune in by following Ming Cooper on Instagram and putting his next live interview in your Calendar. You can also watch back all of his previous interviews there too, as well as learn about a host of other artists via Ming’s ‘New Music Friday’ story feature.
YADA has partnered with Ming to elevate these stories even further and provide a platform where performers can have their voices heard. Stay tuned for some ‘Live and in person at the YADA bar’ events soon.
Sunday Night Live - Derby
What Is Sunday Night Live?
Sunday Night Live is a night of live entertainment with a faith twist on the first Sunday of every month at YADA. It’s a relaxed environment to hang out and enjoy the very best in Derby’s signed and unsigned talent.
For more information, or to check this month’s performance, click here!