Heavy Load: Stay up Late

Heavy Load: Stay up Late

Saturday 17 March 2012

Heavy Load performed as part of Embrace Create Connect

Heavy Load is a British punk rock band, described by The Sunday Times as "possibly the most genuinely punk band touring today".

Its members met at Southdown Housing, a non-profit assisted-living community for people with mental health issues and learning disabilities, and are a mix of service users and staff.

The band composed the theme for the BAFTA-nominated film Cast Offs and is itself documented in the film Heavy Load.

The band are also the founders of the charity Stay Up Late, a campaign seeking to improve the social lives of people with learning difficulties by calling for more flexible staff hours. Stay Up Late is a national charity promoting full and active social lives for people with learning disabilities.

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