Stay Up Late, one of our partner organisations offering support to people who are Deaf, disabled or neurodivergent, is turning ten this year and want your help in celebrating.
Stay Up Late is a charity committed to promoting the rights of people with learning disabilities to live the lifestyle of their choosing, running various programmes including Gig Buddies and offering support and guidance.
To help celebrate their tenth year, artist Jason O’Neill an Ambassador for Stay Up Late, has created a series of exciting graphics celebrating different aspects of the Stay Up Late and Gig Buddies community. If you’re feeling creative he’d love you to get colouring and decorating them, and of course sending us your creations. Here, Jason talks about how he got the idea for his art project and how you can take part.
“The idea for the art project came from a dream. I decided to make it a reality and got to work on it. I think it would help Stay Up Late to celebrate their tenth Birthday, because it will bring people together and it gets people involved. I would love people to take part in this art project, because I would like to see people’s colouring and drawing and also find out what they like about Stay up Late.”
There are three designs for posters. One is for Gig Buddies, one is for the Stay Up Late Ambassadors who help run our campaigning and one is for Wild Rainbows, their LGBT advisory group. You can download each of them here:
How you can take part
Here’s what to do:
1. Print off the poster that you would like to colour in. If you don’t have a printer we can post a copy to you.
2. Colour it in.
3. Add a sentence about why Gig Buddies or Stay Up Late or Wild Rainbows is important to you.
4. Take a photo of your finished artwork and send it in to us.
You can either email in your artwork at firstname.lastname@example.org or send it to them on messenger or post it to them at: Stay Up Late, Hove Methodist Church, Portland Road, Hove BN3 5DR
Here’s our contribution, we coloured it gold and green for Independent Venue Week, black and red for Soundcheck Session and green and red for venn.