Providing social and educational opportunities for adults with learning disabilities and autism in and around Bedfordshire.
All our events have moved online and we will be partying on Zoom until we can reopen again! Join the fun, get your requests in and come and have a boogie!
Follow the link to set up a donation and help us to achieve even more amazing things with our learners. If you have any sound, music or drama equipment that you feel we could use, please get in touch!
While some restrictions have been lifted, some still remain. We are still taking precautions with masks for staff, frequent cleaning and regular testing for all staff and learners.
LIVING IT UP
Living It Up Events formed in 2009. Originally a community group, it became a Community Interest Company in 2016. Living It Up was initially set up to promote Mencap’s ’Stay Up Late’ national campaign. This campaign was to promote the rights of people with a learning disability to stay up late and have fun.
Living It Up Events is run by Claire Crawford-Smith and Fizz Heseltine and has a team of 5 Directors, one of whom is a member. We pride ourselves as being a user-led organisation and all our projects have advisory groups and committee meetings to enable our members to make decisions about how things are run.
Living It Up could not run without the support of our volunteers, students, venues, other organisations and donations and we are really grateful to everyone who helps us in any way.
We throw the BEST parties in town! Currently we hold disco and party events in Bedford every few months for people with a learning disability or other disability.
Members are able to meet friends and experience a club or pub setting in a safe environment. We have hundreds of members and the events are fabulous fun.
LIVING IT UP EVENTS
Living It Up Performing Arts Centre is an educational day time opportunity for adults with a learning disability or autism to learn and showcase performing and creative arts.
Our experts teach sessions on musical instruments, singing, drama, dance, radio presenting, song writing, podcasting, film editing and art.
PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
Gig Buddies supports people with a learning disability or autism to be partnered with one of our trained, DBS-checked volunteers who will go out socially every month to do an activity which is enjoyed by both people.
Gig Buddies Bedford is part of a worldwide Gig Buddy franchise set up by Stay Up Late.
Living It Up Gr8 Mates is an exciting new friendship and dating project for adults with a learning disability and/or autism.
We hold regular events to support people to make new friends and possibly find a boyfriend or girlfriend. If you would like more information please get in contact.