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Stay up late blog

ART-is in Madrid

20
Dec
2014

Here’s a blog about our trip to Madrid as part of the ART-is project. We’ve written it in the form of a conversation between Madeline and the three participants who went, Christian, Emilia and Rami. Wednesday Madeline – “We had a hugely fun journey getting to know each other better on the plane and in […]

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My late night thinking on Stay Up Late…a blog

10
Dec
2014

Thank you to Alexander Kenmure aka @idlehands12 for writing this blog about our work.  Read it here on his blog Not for Self, but for All where he talks about our work in strengthening resilience. Thanks for the support Alexander, much appreciated. New post on my #localgov #resilience blog https://t.co/iJfLo8xALq My thoughts on @StayUpLateUK & @gigbuddies role in strengthening resilience — […]

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Lemos and Crane, 22nd Nov ’14

07
Dec
2014

This is a talk I gave at Lemos and Crane’s conference: ‘Adults with learning disabilities living in the community: combating isolation and supporting well-being and resilience’ I was invited to talk about the work of Stay Up Late and our Gig Buddies project, and it was great to be back at Lemos and Crane as […]

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Commissioning for change – Richmond Borough Council workshop

27
Nov
2014

Thank you to Richmond Borough Council who we met at the Learning Disability Today Conference in London in November ’13.. They invited us to pick up the work we started at the Bild and Learning Disability Wales conferences so we ran a shorter session picking up on four of the key blocks we’ve identified which […]

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Andrew talks about going to Australia

26
Nov
2014

Interview with Andrew Walker about the trip to launch Gig Buddies in Australia. Going to Australia means so much to me, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and I’ll get to see what Australia is like. I know it will be work, I’ll be doing training and talking at a conference but I’m also […]

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Notes from November meeting

24
Nov
2014

Storm & Thunder Meeting Nov 2014 Notes by David We talked about how we communicate with our gig buddy volunteer. Here’s some of the things the gig buddies said – ‘We use what’s app to message each other, we meet up at 6pm because my buddy works and she gives me 2 days to choose from. […]

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Our November newsletter

23
Nov
2014

Here’s our November newsletter – online here

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Extra Time’s young punks

20
Nov
2014

It was fantastic to reunite most if the Stay Up Late (who’s first, last and only performance was at Buitenbeenpop Festival in August of this year) to run a workshop with the children at Extra Time’s holiday club in Brighton, teaching the kids how to write a punk song. They’d been focussing on anti-bullying messages […]

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Stuck for Christmas gift ideas?

18
Nov
2014

If you’re stuck with ideas for what to get people for Christmas come and have a look around our online shop, not only will you be able to get some awesome t-shirts and CDs, but you’ll be helping us develop our work and enable more people with learning disabilities to be able to get out […]

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Why Gig Buddies in Australia?

16
Nov
2014

In Paul’s blog ‘Pressure Drop’ he talks about the reason why we’re taking Gig Buddies to Australia and why we don’t think as a charity we can share all the work we’ve put in to this via a Skype training session. In the blog Paul looks at a few questions he’s been asked in the […]

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