Themed nights for new project


A group of artists is planning a night out like no other and wants more people to join them.

Redbananallama meet weekly in Lancaster to organise inclusive, fun and friendly club nights run by and for people with disabilities.

The Social Enterprise is one of the first groups at The Dukes to be part of the Make Project supported by Lancaster University.

The partnership aims to develop arts, education and learning in Lancaster and to invest in, enrich and sustain the city’s cultural life.

Claire, 37, a group member and drama graduate, said: “We’re entrepeneurs. We hope to organise a night out that’s different from any other.

The first theme is Cowboys and Aliens but we have other themes planned for later in the year, including a Winter Ball.”

The first club night will be at DT3 in Moor Lane on June 26. Redbananallama also gives people an insight into how the arts work and how they can explore their own creativity. The group’s resident artist Josie, who has autism, has done all the artwork and will be drawing portraits on the night.

Group member Karl will be composing original music for the chill-out room and playing live on the night and there’s a cocktail waiter practising his skills for the event. There will be a ‘touch tour’ for sensory impaired customers before the night starts and some staff are British Sign Language users.

The group is open to anyone aged over 21 with disabilities and meets every Thursday from 10am-3pm. Each session costs £10 though concessions can be considered. For more information about joining Redbananallama, contact Paul Adams on 01524 598521 or email him at