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Beautiful Octopus Club

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Beautiful Octopus Club

Age guide: 18+

Beautiful Octopus Club is an over 18’s club night based at Leeds University Union twice a year, usually in March and September. A crew of up to 40 adults with learning disabilities work on the event, taking part in creative workshops and learning DJ skills, all DJ’s on the night are adults with learning disabilities. The night is supported by staff from West Yorkshire Playhouse and Leeds University Union and regularly attracts over 400 people at each event. Each club night has a new theme, and everyone pays to get in, including carers. Beautiful Octopus Club was originally set up by Heart n Soul, London.

For more specific details about the Beautiful Octopus Crew Workshops please contact Maria Thelwell, Creative Engagement Officer (Access), by emailing maria.thelwell@wyp.org.uk or calling 0113 245 5252.

On the night you can expect:

  • Party atmosphere
  • A licensed bar with picture menu for easy ordering
  • Free face painting
  • Hot food to buy e.g hot dogs burgers and chips, (vegetarian option also available)
  • Cloakroom facility
  • Two bars
  • Pop up shop selling party items

Upcoming club night: Fantasy

Our next club night will be Fantasy on Tuesday 6 September 2016 (7pm – 11pm) at Leeds University Union. Our inclusive club night, run by and for adults with learning disabilities, supported by Playhouse staff. Saddle up your unicorn and join us for an evening of fun in the Terrace Bar, we’ll have the usual mix of DJ’s, live music, face painting, licensed bar and hot food.

The Union spaces are currently being refurbished and the layout will be slightly different, with dancing taking place in the bar areas. There will be full access for wheelchair users to the bar and facilities inside.

Tickets can be booked in advance for £7 from West Yorkshire Playhouse in person or by calling 0113 220 7700. Tickets can also be bought on the night at Leeds University Union and will be £8.

Download Beautiful Octopus Club Flyer for more information

Download Duty of Care and Directions to venue


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