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Stay up late blog

How to change the world

15
Aug
2015

Some big news – Jerry Rothwell and Al Morrow, the director and producer of ‘Heavy Load’ the movie have got a new documentary coming out; ‘How to change the world’ opens on 9th Sep. Jerry’s a master at telling human stories and if you’ve never seen one of his movies then I suggest you check them […]

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One Inch Badge support Gig Buddies

07
Aug
2015

Find out how One Inch Badge are supporting Gig Buddies In the last few years there has been more, very welcome, talk among the music industry about making live music accessible to disabled people. We’ve been really inspired by the way that Gig Buddies has often been received by the local music industry in Sussex. […]

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Gig Buddies newsletter Aug – Sep ’15

05
Aug
2015

Here’s the latest edition of our Gig Buddies newsletter with reviews of some of the fun we’ve been getting up to over the summer and news of some exciting events coming up.

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Interview with NESTA

31
Jul
2015

Here’s an interview with Paul by NESTA asking about our experience of social franchising abroad with Gig Buddies Sydney. Why did you choose to franchise? When the opportunity came to share our work with ACL Disability Services in Sydney we weren’t sure of the best model to use. However, we wanted to share Gig Buddies […]

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Storm and Thunder Team Meeting Minutes, 21/7/15

28
Jul
2015

Who is present? Madeline Kate Jade Monica Bernie Claire Daniel David Jamie Group Agreement No mobile phones Really listen to each other when somebody is talking Share ideas Agenda  News! Venues! Mystery Shopping Biographies Trustees Meeting Volunteering for Stay Up Late News General: Kiss My Disco tomorrow night at Eastbourne Jamie: Ordered a Red Bowling […]

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Gig Buddies on Our Radio

24
Jul
2015

Tune in to the latest edition of Mencap’s ‘Our Radio’ to listen to Andrew and Paul talking about Gig Buddies Gig Buddies Interview – Music Special 17.07.15 by Ourradioonline on Mixcloud

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Gig Buddies – 10 things that makes it special!

24
Jul
2015

10 things that we think makes Gig Buddies special At our Annual General Meeting last year we had a conversation about how we might share our Gig Buddies project, and if we did, what are the things we need to make sure are replicated well. These are the things that our participants, volunteers, participants families […]

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Magna Carta – celebrating 800 in Malta!

10
Jul
2015

Tilley and Del’s speech celebrating Magna Carta One of the crazier things we managed to organise this year was a tea party at the British High Commissioner’s home in Malta to celebrate 800 years of Magna Carta. The event was opened by our friends Tilley and Del and here’s their ‘doyley speech’: It is hard to […]

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When I Stay Up Late I have G&T with the High Commissioner…

10
Jul
2015

In our previous blog we listed the 10 things that make up Stay Up Late’s Manifesto For Change, playfully referred to by the team as our Magna Carta for people with learning disabilities.           The reason we were talking about the Magna Carta was because we had been invited to a […]

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Chris’ Glastonbury Blog

10
Jul
2015

I went to Glastonbury this year with Gig Buddies and Stay Up Late. We all needed to drop off our stuff at the office because Paul was going to travel up to Glastonbury a couple of days before and set up everyone’s tents with Madeline’s help, and also the Stay Up Late tent as well. […]

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