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Archive for July, 2012

Summer festival season

24
Jul
2012

We’re in the middle of the summer festival season now and Stay Up Late are having a bit of a look around some of them. Last week I went off to Secret Garden Party to meet the accessible camping people there and see what they get up to. Despite all the mud they were doing […]

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Gig Buddies on the telly

13
Jul
2012

Here’s a short clip of the news feature about the night we piloted Gig Buddies at the Wild Things album launch in May. More news on Gig Buddies to come soon.

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Agreeing together – a contract for the future

04
Jul
2012

Agreeing together is a set of 15 agreements drawn up by the members of the Learning Disability Coalition saying what everyone should expect. There’s nothing radical or exceptional in them – they’re pretty standard things but unfortunately these things aren’t always respected for people with a learning disability. But you can help make a difference by […]

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Loneliness and Cruelty report published

02
Jul
2012

Loneliness and Cruelty: people with learning disabilities and their experiences of harassment, abuse and related crime in the community is new report written by Carwyn Gravell of  Lemos and Crane. The report makes for some disturbing reading, highlighting the isolation and harassment felt by people with learning disabilities. The report also cites Stay Up Late and our […]

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If the Kids Are United…

01
Jul
2012

Last night saw a new experiment take place by Stay Up Late, with our first attempt at running one of our nights for kids. We linked up with two local youth clubs, the one at Hove Methodist and BHIP (Brighton and Hove Inclusion Project) and ran workshops with the kids to plan the night, come […]

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