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Archive for June, 2011

A national response to the abuse of people with learning disabilities

28
Jun
2011

86 Learning Disability Organisations Demand Action from the Prime Minister in Response to Private Sector Hospital Abuse Eighty six leading individuals and organisations in the learning disability field, from across the UK, have written to the Prime Minister calling for a programme of action in response to the abuse of people with learning disabilities, in […]

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Saturday 2nd July – Elfrida Day – Islington

28
Jun
2011

This coming Saturday is Elfrida day – with the fun taking place on Islington Green, N1. The fun starts at 1pm and finished at 5pm. So if you’re in north London why not go along and see what they do. We’re big fans of Elfrida here at Stay Up Late! Elfrida

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Dimensions and ODEON present ‘Autism Friendly Films’

16
Jun
2011

We thought you might be interested in the big project Dimensions have launched to screen autism and learning disability friendly films. They’ve teamed up with ODEON to host an autism friendly screening of Mr Popper’s Penguins in cinemas across the country. The screenings are at 11am on Thursday 11th August. A full list of all […]

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Co-op Community Award nomination – vote now

14
Jun
2011

We’re delighted to announce that Stay Up Late has been nominated for a Co-op community award. If we were to win we’ll use the funds to develop further DJ opportunities for people with learning disabilities. To vote you need to be a Co-op member – but that’s free and takes about a minute. And then […]

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Bubble Club – 22nd June – East London

13
Jun
2011

The Bubble Clubers have got another great night lined up in the East End

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Disability Awareness Day – Warrington – July 10th 2011

13
Jun
2011

“A magnificent event that really makes a difference” that was the expression used by one visitor to last year’s Northwest Disability Awareness Day (DAD). DAD 2010 saw a record number of 28,000 visitors, many of them travelling from across the Northwest and the UK. DAD 2011 will be supported by a week of complimentary events, […]

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Learning Disability week next week

13
Jun
2011

We’re gearing up for Learning Disability week and will be releasing our anti-Hate Crime single ‘That’s Not My Name’ available for download from www.heavyload.org But to get you in the mood there’s a new super hero in town and you must check him out Stranger Hero watch the video on the link Stranger Hero

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Chase Park Festival is back! 2nd July ’11 – Newcastle

08
Jun
2011

The festival is planned to be an inclusive event for all the community and they’re promising  a mix of regional bands and sessions that will suit most tastes and generations at some point, ranging from indie and classical to dance and rock.’ Local artists such as  The Lake Poets, The Soviets  and Hattie Murdoch have […]

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That’s Not My Name – new Heavy Load single about Hate Crime

06
Jun
2011

Heavy Load are releasing a re-worked version of the Ting Ting’s No.1 hit to coincide with Learning Disability week. Heavy Load say “we’re fed up with hearing people like Jeremy Clarkson using words like ‘retard’ and Frankie Boyle’s offensive jokes. So many words of hate are in common use on TV, across playgrounds and in […]

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