It’s Learning Disability Week from 14 to 20 June 2021 and this year’s theme is art and creativity.
Online gig with music and comedy
Gig Buddies Cymru has teamed up with major UK band IDLES to increase access to live events for people with learning disabilities.
With stand-up comedy from Stewart Lee, Seann Walsh and Josh Weller and music from mclusky, Katy J Pearson, Willie J Healey, TV Priest, Fenne Lily, Dogeyed and Wilderman.
The event will be streamed from Exchange in Bristol on Sunday 20th June. Tickets are available to purchase now for a suggested donation of £5 with an additional option to enter the raffle.
Money raised from the event will be split between Gig Buddies Cymru and developing a Bristol chapter of Gig Buddies.
Gig Buddies Cymru raffle
Following the gig, next Tuesday 22 June Gig Buddies will announce the winners to the raffle.
Raffle prizes include:
- Radiohead – Kid A test pressing
- Fender Squire Stratocaster signed by all Gig Buddies live stream performers
- IDLES – signed Ultra Mono test pressing + artwork
- And many more!
This is a raffle.
For one test pressing of the long-playing record Kid A.
Proceeds go to @gigbuddies, and with @idlesband Dev’s support as patron, a plethora of nice prizes are on offer. Tickets and the list of prizes are here:https://t.co/QmO21eshat pic.twitter.com/AIfFm2EXeo
— Radiohead (@radiohead) June 14, 2021
At Learning Disability Wales, we want people with a learning disability to have the best chances to be connected to people and their communities so that is why we have set up this new network called Connections Cymru.
The network will meet 4 times a year. It will come together to hear people’s stories, showcase good practice, work together to create solutions, and offer challenge and focus.
The next meeting will be held online on Wednesday 7 July from 10am to 11.30am.
We’ll be publishing articles and posts on our website and social media accounts all week, including a piece on getting creative tomorrow and on relationships on Wednesday.
On top of that, on Wednesday join us for a Facebook live session with Minty’s Gig Guide and a Q&A session all about Gig Buddies!
Mencap have also developed some great resources for you to kick start your Learning Disability week this year! Get started with their Hand Print Spatter Art Pack!
Become a volunteer for Gig Buddies Cymru
Get in touch with the Gig Buddies team, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 029 2068 1160.d