The Party People Project

We’re committed to creating spaces which are safe, inclusive and FUN so we’re really excited about our project working with adults with learning disabilities to create ace parties.

We’re in the middle of a two-year project running workshops teaching participants with learning disabilities how to DJ, make party decorations and drinks, develop art installations, and work lighting and sound equipment. We’re also covering security, personal and public safety during the workshops.

Under normal circumstances, these workshops each culminate in a Saturday night disco at The Brick Box Rooms in Bradford city centre. Events are created and curated by adults with learning disabilities, but are open to all as a Saturday night drop-in party.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, our Summer 2020 party took place entirely on Zoom, and was a huge success so we repeated it in September. We’ve now taken the online format and run with it, and it’s meant we can open the virtual doors to people from all over the country (and other countries too). 

As well as advertising the opportunities and events on our own networks, the following organisations are also helping to spread the word: Mind the Gap, HFT, Purple Patch, Pyramid of Arts, Gig Buddies Bradford and Calderdale, Bradford Council, and Luv2MeetU. Big thanks to them! And many thanks to Bradford Council’s commissioning team for funding this project.