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Stay up late blog

Inclusive Club nights – what are the real risks?

14
Nov
2017

A while back I was writing about the story of the ‘Learning Disability Rave night’ in Manchester and how I was upset that we lived in a country where it seemed to be acceptable that people with learning disabilities don’t feel safe in regular club nights, and their support staff can’t stay out beyond 9pm. […]

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Nadine Dorries MP and the art of not saying sorry

30
Oct
2017

I wasn’t planning on writing anything this week. I’m still recovering from what was the best Annual General Meeting we’ve ever had. An afternoon of discussions and ideas followed by a wonderful night of punk chaos at a packed Green Door Store in Brighton. (I’ll write up what happened when I’ve had a bit of […]

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No Bedtimes – A DJ’s perspective of clubbers being told what time to leave

23
Oct
2017

I first met Chris probably 20 years ago when he was DJing at one of Carousel’s Blue Camel Club nights in Brighton. Chris has since gone on to become an active member of the charity and regularly volunteers in our office, chairs our Storm and Thunder Team meetings, and continue to use his awesome DJing […]

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No Bedtimes – the agenda for our annual general meeting/conference

16
Oct
2017

Stay Up Late – 2017 No Bedtimes Annual General Meeting timings: 1pm – Gathering and getting to know people at your tables 1.15pm – Official business         A look back at last year         Official Stay Up Late charity business (votes by trustees) 1.40pm – Short ice breaker game […]

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Bluebird Club Crawley – clubbing in Crawley, West Sussex

09
Oct
2017

In another of our series of articles from club nights around the country we’ve got one that’s a little nearer to home for us, The Bluebird Club Crawley, in West Sussex. Thanks to Matt from Matt Laird from the Crawley Wellbeing team for telling us a bit more about their nights. How did the Bluebird Club […]

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Storm And Thunder Meeting 06/10/17

06
Oct
2017

Notes from The Storm and Thunder Minutes Who was At The Meeting: Chris Love Daniel Chris Rider Luc Bernie Holly and Harri Who Couldn’t Come: Claire David Kate Rami Jennie Ellen News From The Team : Holly Saw Flaman Scoop last week Chris Rider Moved Flat into A Nice Big House went Shoosh Wednesday Night […]

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Rave on or rave off? Our view on ‘inclusive’ club nights and some challenges

29
Sep
2017

I delayed pressing ‘publish’ on this article as the last thing I want to do is upset all our friends running inclusive club nights up and down the country. The purpose of this article though is start a discussion about the role of inclusive club nights and ask what’s next. The article is quite long […]

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get2gether tell us about clubbing in Edinburgh

27
Sep
2017

Here’s another in our series of guest posts from people running club nights for people with learning disabilities around the UK. This time it’s get2gether who are based in Edinburgh.  (In case you missed it here’s an article from Fusion in Lancashire about their nights). Stay up Late with get2gether What does a club night […]

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Hannahs club nights, Devon

18
Sep
2017

In the next of our series on club-nights for people with learning disabilities we’ve been speaking with Hannahs in Devon. They run ‘The Friday Night Out’ and here’s a bit more about their nights from Dean Mottershead. How did Friday Night Out Start? Friday night out started four years ago when I first started working […]

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Storm and Thunder minutes 8.9.17

11
Sep
2017

Who was at The Meeting Kate, Paul, Harri, Dan, Chris, Claire, Bernie and Holly   Who Couldn’t Make it David, Jamie, Rami and Chris Rider   News From The Storm and Thunder Team Dan – Fun Science Workshop this Week with Stay Up Late. Did last Puppet show and ate some messy Watermelon. Claire + […]

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