Grassroots charity promoting the right for people with learning disabilities to have a choice about how they live their lives

Archive for June, 2013

Part 4 – Wild Things, Gig Buddies and the ‘mainstream’

23
Jun
2013

The Wild Things project – when the Heavy Load movie came out we were approached by a good number of people saying they thought what we were doing was pretty radical. When in fact we knew of quite a few musicians locally in Brighton and Hove who’d been inspired by our work and wanted to […]

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‘Collaborators or Patients?

21
Jun
2013

It can’t have escaped anyone’s attention that quality of care is a hot topic (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22997705). The Care Quality Commission is accused of having a generic inspection process and of hiding its own shortcomings when it comes to what it has and hasn’t found in its work. Professionals challenging professionals about the quality of care is […]

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Our new patron

18
Jun
2013

Stay Up Late are very, very, very excited to announce our first ever patron. The fantastic and lovely Alice Russell. We’re really thrilled that Alice has agreed to support our work and are really looking forward to working together to improve the social lives of people with learning disabilities. Find out what Alice does when […]

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Part 3 – Campaigning, dancing and crap comedians

16
Jun
2013

As mentioned last time, Stay Up Late started because we were fed up with seeing our audiences leave halfway through our sets. This was also a personal issue for one member of the band who was asked to drink up halfway through a pint whilst we were still basking in the success of our first […]

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Part 2 of the Stay Up Late story – touring, TV and songwriting

08
Jun
2013

The second part of the talk I gave at this year’s Great Escape festival in Brighton telling the story of Heavy Load, how Stay Up Late came about and where we are now… The Heavy Load movie changed everything and saw us go on to play in NYC, Copenhagen and Glastonbury festivals. This photo was […]

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Meeting 1 – Getting to know each other and ideas for Staying Up Late

06
Jun
2013

Today we introduced ourselves to each other and talked about who we are. We made these boxes – inside these boxes we put wrote, and drew pictures, of the things that we like doing, and things about us. We talked about Stay Up Late and what it does. We talked about: –       How it started […]

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Constant Flux

04
Jun
2013

Very quick post this but you should check out the work of Constant Flux – they’re doing some cutting edge stuff at the moment including organising The Rock House in Brighton, releasing the first Daniel Wakeford album (I personally can’t wait for that) and getting the mighty Perrti Kurrikan Namipaivat over on tour from Finland. […]

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Stay Up Late AGM outputs – 2013

01
Jun
2013

At this year’s AGM we thought we’d try thing differently, and once we’d done all the legal things we’re required to at our AGM we spent the rest of the afternoon thinking about our vision for Stay Up Late. We also tweeted out the questions we were discussing and thanks to everyone who contributed from […]

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