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Archive for November, 2018

Our (un)Ordinary conference – and how to speak at it

26
Nov
2018

Why we’ve decided to organise an (un)Ordinary conference. Earlier this year Alex Fox published his book ‘A New Health and Care System – Escaping the Invisible Asylum’. In it, Shaun Webster, a self-advocate who works for Leeds based charity Change, talks about his own experience of conferences. He speaks all over the UK, and overseas, and […]

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Coventry Young Activists and much much more!

20
Nov
2018

What a great and busy fortnight we have had here at the Stay Up Late and Gig Buddies team! We had our Gig Buddies partners day, the Stay Up Late AGM, 5 socials, volunteer training, Carol from Gig Buddies Australia came for a visit, Paul spoke at the Social Care Futures and the Greater London […]

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Storm and Thunder team notes – 31st October 2018

05
Nov
2018

                                                                 Click here to read October’s storm and Thunder team note. 

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Rightful Lives Exhibition – what we’ve been looking at

05
Nov
2018

Last month saw the opening of Rightful Lives, an online exhibition exploring the theme of Human Rights and people with learning disabilities and/or autism. They make the very good point that the Human Rights Act seems to barely touch the lives of people with learning disabilities, and of course there have been some very high […]

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Jay and Bradley, buddies of 3 years – our Hip-Hop duo!

01
Nov
2018

                                                      (Jay, Bradley and The Cut Chemist at Concorde 2)   Me & Bradley have been Gig Buddies for 3 years now. It’s something we both really enjoy and […]

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