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Archive for October, 2013

Stay Up Late in Iceland with Art-is Europe

31
Oct
2013

The Art-is kicked off with an amazing trip to Iceland. Art-is is a really exciting project which we got involved in this year where we’re working towards producing a festival in Malta in June 2015 to showcase art made by people with learning disabilities. Participating organisations are from Iceland, Malta, Spain, Turkey, Poland, Finland and […]

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Our punk idea of the day – national Stay Up Late day

25
Oct
2013

What’s your punk idea? Here’s our one… As many of you will know Stay Up late started out as an awareness campaign started by the punk band Heavy Load back in 2006. The idea of being ‘punk’ has carried through in to the way we run things at Stay Up Late. We see this as […]

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Releasing the Wild Things juke box in to the wild…

20
Oct
2013

The Wild Things Juke Box project – Showcasing original music made by people with learning disabilities from around the world The Wild Things project started out as an idea by the punk band ‘Heavy Load’. When the feature length documentary about the band was released in 2008 (BBC, cinemas and US TV) the band were overwhelmed […]

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Meeting 4 – Planning the Christmas social and writing reviews

15
Oct
2013

Today we talked about: 1. Sarah’s birthday and how we can combine this with the gig buddies Christmas social. 2. Daniel talked about his trip to Iceland as part of the Art-is project. See this blog for more info about that and some pictures from this amazing trip. 3. Gigs we’ve enjoyed going to see. […]

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Vote for Stay Up Late – Lloyds Community Fund

07
Oct
2013

Stay Up Late has been shortlisted for the Lloyds Bank Community Fund. We’d be ever so grateful if you could take a few seconds on your tea break to quickly cast your vote for us. If we win we’ll receive a much needed £3000 which will go towards our ongoing work running the Gig Buddies […]

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