Gig Buddies Blog

These are our insights into social life and work in our community
22 August 2019

Storm, Thunder and the Snooty Fox!

It had been a while since Gig Buddies had ventured to Mid Sussex for a Social, so when we organised a Beer and Burger evening […]

5 August 2019

Gig Buddies included in Think Local Act Personal’s directory of innovative community centred models

We’re very excited about this. Think Local Act Personal have a wonderful reputation for their work in modernising health and social care and they’ve selected […]

24 July 2019

Gig Buddies – Taking Account audit in Brighton and Hove

We’re really pleased to have been asked to take part in the Taking Account project, an audit of third sector organisations in Brighton and Hove, […]

4 July 2019

Six Months in the Life of a Gig Buddies Coordinator (or “What could possibly go wrong?’)

Malcolm, our Gig Buddies Coordinator for West Sussex reflects on his first 6 months in the role In October 2018, a friend emailed me a […]

18 June 2019

Going to a festival. A gig buddies holiday?

Today I am talking to Victoria about our recent trip to a small local camping festival. Every year we go to a local campsite to […]

5 June 2019

Celebrating 5 years of Volunteering!

It’s national volunteers week, and 5 years ago this week I started working for gig buddies having previously been a volunteer buddy myself. My very […]

23 May 2019

Gig Buddies knock on wood!

We are standing outside the visitor reception about to embark upon an ‘Immersion in Nature’ therapeutic outdoor workshop aimed at enabling vulnerable groups to access […]

7 May 2019

Gig Buddies featured in Home Care magazine

Big thanks to Homecare magazine for writing a feature about us. In it you can read a bit about the history of why  our charity […]

23 April 2019

All about Sofar Sounds Brighton

What’s the main idea behind Sofar Sounds? Sofar Sounds was a concept that came out of the frustrations the founders were having with typical gigs. […]

14 February 2019

Gig Buddies TOP 5 Love Nominations!

  Love is in the air and at gig buddies we would like to do a shout out to some of our fabulous supporters this […]

2 February 2019

Podcast from Gig Buddies Calderdale

We love this short podcast from our partners at Gig Buddies Calderdale. Here what Gig Buddies Karen and Alicia have been up to and how […]

20 November 2018

Coventry Young Activists and much much more!

What a great and busy fortnight we have had here at the Stay Up Late and Gig Buddies team! We had our Gig Buddies partners […]