On Thursday 16th February the OPEN Youth Trust (OPEN) will be holding the first in a unique series of bi-monthly clubnights for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities.

The AJ’s Clubnight (AJ’s) will be taking place from 7pm – 9.30pm in the Club, at OPEN, is aimed at 13 – 25 year olds and uses music, dance and singing to inspire those with additional needs.  The aim of this event to improve social opportunities, empower, build confidence, be inclusive and cater to the needs and understanding of young people.  The other dates in the series are Wednesday 12th April, Thursday 1st June, Thursday 10th August and Thursday 21st December.

Toby Dammann, (aka DJ tobyd) AJ's resident DJ, who has additional learning needs himself said: “This is a great opportunity for young people like myself and their families, support workers and carers to get together and have fun”.

Charlene Ledgard, Head of Youth Services at OPEN said: “There will be plenty to keep young people entertained including music, dancing, games, pool and table tennis.  It’s an inclusive event so family, friends, support workers and carers are also welcome to attend”. 

Entry is £5 per young person, which is payable on the door (28 Castle Meadow, Norwich) and includes admission for one family member, friend or carer.

More information about these events can be found at www.opennorwich.org.uk/activities/ajs-clubnight-karakoke

Photo caption:  DJ Toby Damman in action on the decks