In this meeting we said hello to new members, and talked about plans we have for going out. We talked about what our dream night out would look like and new ideas for socials we can do together.

We also talked about our ideas to support Stay Up Late to be as green as it can be in the way it runs as a charity.


In this meeting we talked about naming our group, how we would best work as a group, the #NoBedtimes campaign, our plans for socials and what we’ve all been getting up to.


In this meeting we talked about naming our group, how we would best work as a group, the #NoBedtimes campaign, our plans for socials and what we’ve all been getting up to.


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advisory group test


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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”13036" img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Our Gig Buddies are a massive inspiration to us all in these difficult times. By being creative about how to connect, Gig Buddies are creating a whole new social scene and ways to have a life and a laugh. Your good vibes, tips, ideas and reviews of good times will inspire us all.

This is how we’re drawing on the inspiration of our Gig Buddies and using that to say a big ‘Bollocks to Blue Monday’.

It is claimed that Blue Monday (18th January) is the most depressing day of the year. From doing a little research…


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In many ways we could reflect on the past year as being a bit crap but we’re taking the metaphor of poo and using it to inspire us to develop the way we work next year.

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Our values

These are the values that we work to as a charity:

  • We’re Inclusive
  • We try and make things Fun
  • We’re Disruptive and challenge the ways things are done
  • We promote a sense of in Community in everything…

Check out our Stay Up Late and Gig Buddies advent calendar. Wishing you all a merry festive season.

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”12796" img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Next year it will be 10 years of our charity so we’re looking back and gathering our collective memories about the journey we’ve been on.

Heavy Load were the punk band that kicked everything off for us, they became well known for their energetic and chaotic gigs and many of their fans had learning disabilities. They got fed up with seeing their fans told to go home at 9pm due to their support staff being unable to work late. This of course had an impact on their fans rights to not only watch their favourite bands, the…


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Community Engagement project — freelance project manager opportunity (6 months)

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Are you familiar with grassroots community work in Brighton and Hove?

Do you have community and engagement and project management experience?

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Stay Up Late are working with a church in central Brighton to reimagine how their beautiful and large, yet underused, building could be turned in to a community hub.

We’re working with other local community groups to create an exciting vision — a place where people can come together to connect in a Covid-safe way.

Our participants at Stay Up Late are adults with learning disabilities. We’re all about creating an environment where people make decisions about how they want to live their life, meet other people, have fun, and enjoy an adult social life in mainstream spaces.

Stay Up Late

We’re a grassroots charity promoting active social lives for people with learning disabilities. We’re also the home of the innovative Gig Buddies project.

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