There Ain’t No Party Like A Bendrigg Party
DJ Oli bringing the Bendrigg party to you!
Party nights are such a fun part of a Bendrigg residential, everyone can let their hair down, celebrate their achievements together and have a good old boogie! Because we’ve been closed and many groups have missed out on their Bendrigg Residentials and Parties, DJ Oli (a regular Bendrigg visitor and adrenaline junkie) wants to bring the party to you at home and he’s planning to create a very special DJ set just for us.
My name is DJ Oli and I am 15. I Started DJ-ing in 2019. I enjoyed it and now I really love it. I use my eyes and DJ software. I would like to help Bendrigg by putting on a disco for people and hopefully raise some money. Bendrigg means a lot to me, because I go there with 1 voice and my friends. I loved the crate stack, climbing and tube slide.
Please join the party and donate some money it going to be fun!
From DJ Oli
Oli is a 15 year old with a serious passion for music. Oli uses Virtual DJ software which he accesses using eye tracking technology, which he also uses to speak.
Before lockdown, Oli had a full calendar of musical commitments and was hoping to perform a set at No Limits Disability music festival in Barnsley. Unfortunately this was cancelled and Oli’s family have been shielding since March. But he has not let this get in the way of his music-making, Oli has his own Beathubz channel and has been hosting discos and weekly sets on Zoom which he shares with friends. He also DJ ‘s regularly on Social Distance Radio show.
Oli has been coming to Bendrigg for years with his family and friends from the 1 Voice group (A charity for children and families using AAC – Augmentive Alternative Communication). When he heard about the Save Outdoor Ed campaign he wanted to use his passion for music to raise funds for Bendrigg and give people a fun event to attend during what has been a difficult time.
Join The Party
At 6pm on Saturday 13th of March Oli will be DJ-ing his special set live on beathubz with some epic party anthems for you to listen along! We’ll also be hosting a VIP zoom party with breakout rooms for people to dance, chat and get together to have a good time. With a few familiar faces from Bendrigg hoping to also join the party!
Entry is Free
You can enjoy Oli’s music set and join the zoom event for free, but if you’re able to please show some love for DJ Oli and Bendrigg by making a donation via Oli’s fundraising page. All funds raised will go to Bendrigg Trust Subsidy Fund, enabling more disabled people to access adventure activities.
Make a donation via Oli’s fundraising page here : https://bendriggtrust.enthuse.com/pf/dj-oli
How Can I Join The party?
You will need
- A good internet connection
- Some sort of smart device or computer to listen/watch
- Some headphones if you want to join the silent disco
- The beathubz link and the Zoom link so that you can listen and join the party (we will email you these once you have registered below)
Oli suggests using 2 devices if you can, so that you can join and chat with your communication aid in Zoom and listen/watch/dance to the music on Beathubz. (DJ Oli’s Beathubz channel or here if you have streaming issues) on a separate device. That way you can choose to have a break from the music to chat with your friends or plug into beathubz and join our disco breakout room for a boogie.
Sign Up To Attend!
You’ll need to sign up using the form below registrations close at 1pm on Friday 12th March – you’ll receive an automatic confirmation (please check your junk mail before contacting us).
We’ll then send you an email with a link to the Zoom party the day before Saturday 13th March (please check your junk mail before contacting us).
Please fill in your details using the form below. For security reasons please ensure your name and email address is the same as the screen name and email you plan to sign in on for the zoom party.
Thanks for signing up we can’t wait to see you there!
Need some ideas for how to create the perfect home party atmosphere?
We’ve included some tips below on things you can do to create your very own home disco. Don’t worry if you don’t want to or don’t have time to do any of these things, seeing your happy faces is good enough for us! But if you want a bit of inspiration, check out our ideas below.
Is any party complete without snacks? We don’t think so…. click here to download our very special Bendrigg Recipe Book where you’ll find savoury and sweet recipes for all your favourite Bendrigg treats!
To create the Bendrigg party atmosphere at home why not decorate your party room of choice using :
- Lights – use fairy lights or disco lights to create a great party atmosphere.
- Bunting – click this link for 4 ways you can make your own bunting hang it up on the walls along with some party balloons.
- Paper Chains – you could make your own paper chains to create your perfect party space.
- Party Hat – or what about creating a special party hat? Click here to see how.
What to wear?
It’s a virtual event so the dress code couldn’t be easier… you can wear your favourite party outfit, turn up in your PJ’s, wear your Bendrigg t-shirts and caps or go all out with a fancy dress costume! The choice is yours.
DJ Oli has got you covered with his special music set… make sure you sign up using the contact form above and we will email you the link to the Zoom Party ready for the party kicking off at 6pm. You can then listen to the set live on DJ Oli’s Beathubz channel or Play DJ if you have streaming issues.
Why not make it an all day party and try out some of these fun activities and crafts before joining us at 6pm.
- Make your own bubble solution and wand to blow (and pop!) bubbles
- Create your own musical instruments to play along to the beat in DJ Oli’s set
- Build a party free den zone for if you need to rest after all that dancing
We hope that’s given you enough inspiration to create a great party atmosphere and hope to see lots of your smiling faces on Zoom!
Head over to our events page on Facebook where you can join the discussion and share ideas with others attending! If you have any questions at all please contact us on 01539 723766