Friday, 13 July 2018

100th Gate Kicks Episode.

This email is to celebrate the 100th episode of Gate Kicks, the radio programme produced at the Gate Art Centre by people who attend this centre every week to do art, music, video and other artistic activities.
The programme started on 14th June 2016 and it has been broadcast on Resonance FM 104.4 (the first Art-Radio in the UK). It is presented by Darren (2 Decks) and Leon (LM Dubz). They interview people involved with bands, production, and promotion of music made by people with learning disabilities from all around the world. No long ago the programme was invited to take part in the prestigious French music festival Sonic Protest 2018, and it has been recognised as a bridge between music made by people with learning disabilities and general public.

I want to thank you Yarrow Housing and Resonance FM to support this initiative and of course 2 Decks and LM Dubz for to be our 5 star presenters.

Every Tuesday 22.00 hrs on Resonance FM 104.4:
To listen to the 100 Episode of Gate Kicks!!! Please see below:

(Blog by Javier - Gate kick's producer)

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Monday, 18 June 2018


In this episode Leon gets bored, so to remedy the situation he decides on a trip to the zoo. Unfortunately there isn't one locally so Duane comes up with a cunning plan to convince Leon there's one down the road.

Friday, 18 May 2018

Visit from Marsha de Cordova MP.

Marsha de Cordova, the Shadow Minister for Disabled people, and MP for Battersea came in today to talk with our self-advocacy and speaking up group Sound Off!

We talked about all sorts of stuff - benefits, Grenfell, work for people with learning disabilities, support and care packages. It went really well.

Amy said, 'I was impressed with her responses to our questions'.
'It is good to have MPs come in - she was patient and took her time, and gave us the time to speak. She also tried hard to give us clear answers to our questions'.

Richie said 'I thought it was good that she understands what life is like as a Disabled person - she said good things about people looking at you and not making assumptions about what your needs are and whether you have a disability.'

Mandy said 'I liked what she said about benefits - it is scary and makes me anxious and she understands that - she's own our wavelength'.

Amy and Richie: 'Some people's disabilities or impairments are hidden so it is good to talk about this and make people think about hidden disabilities, and take care of each other'.

'She said things we liked about the world around us making barriers - the society needs to change, not us!'

'We would like Marsha to come back! And to see more Disabled people in parliament and speaking up for our rights!'

Amy and Richie

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

VIDEO DRAMA - Last Room in Yorkshire

In this Video drama Jackie and Marissa head to Yorkshire for a lovely holiday. However upon arrival they realise that finding their room is more challenging than expected...

This is released in memory of Salim who unfortunately passed away recently; this was his last video drama performance.

Friday, 6 April 2018

Gatorium 28/03/18

Last week the guys from the Gate took over All Hallows Church SE1 to promote and sell our newest art book, various pieces of which were hung from the walls including a mural backdrop and guitar sculptures. The evening culminated in an epic live performance by our improv band Jamaica (conducted by 2Decks) playing some of our new bowed instruments controlled by Nintendo Wii controllers.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018