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Archive for February, 2016

Gig Buddies newsletter – Feb/March 2016

20
Feb
2016

Read the latest Gig Buddies newsletter In this edition of the Gig Buddies newsletter you’ll find news of: Our gigs of the month listings for Eastbourne, Lewes, Bexhill, Worthing Our clubbing social in Eastbourne The Gig Buddies 3rd Birthday Party in Brighton Our Worthing meet-up social Independent Venue Week and how we teamed up with the […]

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NESTA New Radicals – join the class of 2016

15
Feb
2016

NESTA call out for New Radicals 2016 I can’t believe almost 2 years has passed since we applied to be part of NESTA’s New Radicals. The New Radicals programme was launched by The Observer newspaper and Nesta, the charity that promotes innovation in society. The aim was to find Britain’s 50 new radicals – those […]

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Albion Out There With Paperback Rider

12
Feb
2016

Our office volunteer Chris, and our Gig Buddies Project Manager, Madeline, got invited to have a look round the Amex Stadium to see how Brighton and Hove Albion FC are making themselves accessible for fans with disabilities. Here’s Chris’ blog about the visit. Access at Brighton and Hove Albion FC Went to the Brighton Amex […]

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What’s your bedtime? Why do we care?

04
Feb
2016

This week I’ve been following a long Twitter discussion in response to Mark Neary’s blog The 40 Unit Home Sweet Home about plans to build a ’40 bedded supported living centre’ in Northumberland. The Twitter conversation started with people questioning how such a place could be anyone’s home and then started to develop with some professionals suggesting […]

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Guide to Disability Arts and Equal Opportunities

03
Feb
2016

Disability Arts Online and The Arts Council have produced a new guide to Disability Arts and Equal Opportunities. The aim of the guide is to show ways in which arts centres, arts organisations and artists can increase involve more people with disabilities through new approaches. The guide also makes the creative case for how this will also […]

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