Learning Disabled Adults

Beautiful Octopus Club

Age guide: 18+

Beautiful Octopus Club is an over 18s 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 DJs 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 300 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, Senior Creative Engagement Officer (Access), by emailing maria.thelwell@wyp.org.uk or calling 0113 213 7236.

On the night you can expect:

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

Upcoming club night:

Date of the next club is Thursday 22 March 2018, 7pm – 11pm at Leeds University Union.

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