Atmosphere and music of nightclub

Members and representatives of Just BU and Everyone Wigan community interest companies promote Fusion at Cafe Stella, King Street, Leigh, a nightclub night for and run by people with disabilities, with club owners Zoe and Alex Grundy
Members and representatives of Just BU and Everyone Wigan community interest companies promote Fusion at Cafe Stella, King Street, Leigh, a nightclub night for and run by people with disabilities, with club owners Zoe and Alex Grundy
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PEOPLE with disabilities can enjoy all the excitement of a top nightclub thanks to a ground-breaking new event in Leigh.

Two organisations working with disabled people, the Just BU and Every1 community interest companies (CICs), have organised Fusion, a monthly club night run by and for disabled adults starting later this month.

The night, which will run at Cafe Stella in Leigh, will give many of the revellers their first taste of the atmosphere and music of a club.

There will also be opportunities to give service users the chance to spin some tunes on the cafe’s decks with help from DJ John White, as well as volunteering for everything from taking tickets on the door to helping out behind the bar.

Just BU founder Justin Fellows, 41, said: “When we launched the tickets we sold 50 in about two hours, and lots of people have been really enthusiastic.

“As soon as I approached Cafe Stella they were really willing to give it a try. It’s a chance for people to experience a nightclub but in a safe way, because mixing with the general public on a Saturday night can be quite frightening for disabled people.”

Justin is promising a series of varied playlists throughout the night.

Fusion will take place on Tuesday,September 24 from 7pm until around 11pm. The night is open to anyone aged 18 or over who has a disability.

Tickets are £2.50 or £4 if accompanied by someone supporting, and can also be bought through Wigan Council’s e-marketplace.

To find out more, viswit www.facebook.com/Fusion.cafe.stella