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Saturday 05 December 2020

Online Dance Party From Carousel To Celebrate Two Decades Of Club Culture For People With A Learning Disability

Brighton is a city famed for its nightlife, with a vibrant night-time economy and a huge variety of entertainment on offer. 
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But for many people with a learning disability mainstream events can feel intimidating. 

For over two decades, Carousel's Blue Camel Club has bridged this gap.

Blue Camel Club is a place where friendships are made, support networks are strengthened and people get together to share a love of music, chat and dance. 

During lockdown, people with a learning disability can feel more vulnerable and isolated than others, and with their regular large-scale live Blue Camel Club nights currently on hold, arts producer Carousel wanted to bring the community together for a big party to end the year.

The Blue Camel Club online dance party offers two hours of dancing with live DJs sets, band spots, competitions and dance-offs, all overseen by host Jason Eade, from 7-9pm on Monday 14 December on Zoom. 

It's a big night for DJ Kez: 

"I've not had a gig since February and been missing DJing so much! 

"I can't wait to be able to DJ live for all the Blue Camel Club again, it's going to be amazing!" 

by: Mike Cobley



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