Gig Buddies Blog

These are our insights into social life and work in our community
15 May 2020

Gig buddies and Gig Buddies for good mental health talk about getting through lockdown

On the night our friends at  Gig buddies for good mental health are taking over our live music stream on @coronavirusfest live on facebook, we […]

4 May 2020

Turning the knobs up to 11 in lockdown

On 17th March we had an emergency team meeting as social distancing was starting to take effect, and a full lockdown looked ever more likely. [...]
1 May 2020

May 20 newsletter

Staying in is the new going out. At Gig Buddies we’ve had to adapt to the lockdown which means we can’t meet up at the […]

30 April 2020

Pandemic Positivity!

Maintaining Positivity Within a Pandemic! What a strange time this is for us all! Managing the emotions of coping with a global pandemic is something […]

14 April 2020

Gig Buddies in Strange Times!

  Gig Buddies in Strange Times! I guess most of us will look back on this time as one of the strangest in our lives. […]

9 April 2020

First impressions of Gig Buddies from our intern Sarah

Sarah arrived from Berlin, Germany at the beginning of March and moved to Brighton for her placement at Stay Up Late. Here she talks about […]

3 April 2020

Gig Buddies in lockdown – April 20

We've had to take as much of Gig Buddies online, and on to the phone, as much as possible while we're on lockdown with the [...]
18 March 2020

Coronavirusfest – Gig Buddies going online

Coronavirusfest - Gig Buddies going online At our team meeting yesterday we had a long chat about what we could do to carry on the [...]
17 March 2020

Coronavirus update for all Gig Buddies volunteers

Dear Gig Buddy Volunteers, Following government advise last night on the 16th March,  around the coronavirus outbreak, we have decided to suspend all Gig Buddying [...]
27 January 2020

Time to pause for thought with gig buddies in Eastbourne.

Our student intern Martina joined us for another social in Eastbourne to meet gig buddies and see some of them perform! Here’s what she said about her experience.

16 January 2020

Launching our new project Buzz Buddies!

Extratime in partnership with Stay up Late, have launched a new project called Buzz Buddies for 18-25 year olds with learning disabilities who live in […]

19 December 2019

Gig Buddies review of the year – 2019

It’s been another fantastic year for us on the Gig Buddies project and here’s just some of our highlights. There’s loads more from our other […]