AWARD WINNING Bubble Club has been providing INCLUSIVE & accessible night life opportunities in East London for over 13 years!
The original Bubble Club project grew from out of a series of meetings held in 2005 as part of an think tank called "Have Your Say" where people with learning disabilities were given the chance to speak out about the injustices they were experiencing in their local communities. Some of the major concerns being raised were widespread experiences of social isolation and loneliness. People reported feeling unsafe to go out in the evenings and lacked any opportunity to socialise in the evening.
A number of these people, with the support of local Learning Disability advocacy group, Mapsquad, then began plans for the Bubble Club, a place where people of all abilities would feel welcome to come and enjoy a night out. They went on to pioneer the possibilities of what high quality accessible nightlife could be for 13 years and the Bubble Club is now a house hold name in Tower Hamlets and an institution many people with learning disabilities have become extremely attached to.
In 2017, after 13 successful years, the team behind the club decided it was time to move one and passed the club over to the passionate and capable hands of our current team who have done their very best to keep the the ethos of the orignial Bubble Club alive whilst also injecting our own experience and personalities into the productions.
2018 saw 5 smash hit events, each totally unique, brimming with creativity and buzzing with energy. First there was the Bubble in Black - an all out Men in Black themed extravaganza, with an MIB funk band, DJ’s, aliens and loads of other stuff! Then we had the Magic Pineapple Paradise Island Experience which whipped up a fully tropical storm of roller-skates, pineapples and hula hoops. Then followed The Legendary Woman of Awesome - a celebration of 100 years of the women’s vote which saw an all female line up on the stages and walls covered with artworks based on our team’s female role models from across the world. Then we had the Back the Bubble Fun’raiser - an event to raise awareness for our crowdfund campaign which gained massive support and importantly the attention of the Mayor of London, Sadiq Kahn, who is now a major sponsor of the club. Finally there was Space Waste - a future themed night of wild music, smiling faces and plastic based artwork with an important message - RECYCLE!
All in all, it was a brilliant year to begin this new era of the club and it was an honour to be listed at number 25 on the Big Issue’s TOP 100 Changemakers of 2019 at the end of it. So now, with the support of the Mayor and the GLA, we are very excited to keep the Bubble ball rolling on with a calendar packed with super fun and unique club nights that everyone can enjoy. Have a look at whats in store HERE and be sure to join our mailing list if you would like updates of up and coming events.
See you on the dance-floor!
Bubble Club 2019