Little Noise Sessions, the acoustic music festival curated by Jo Whiley in aid of Mencap, is back at the Union Chapel this October.
Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions brings together the biggest and best musical talent in one of London’s most spellbinding venues, Union Chapel.
“Mencap Little Noise Sessions are so special to me. As well as an opportunity to see big acts usually reserved for arenas in an intimate venue, the money raised helps Mencap provide vital services for people with a learning disability, their families and carers. This is an issue close to my heart and I can’t thank the artists enough for giving people a chance to share their love of music whilst highlighting the issues faced every day by people with a learning disability - by supporting Little Noise, you really are changing lives.”
2014 Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions is exploring the theme of the ‘First Time’, such as a first gig experience. For many this might be an embarrassing boyband or act they’d care to forget. Regardless, for most it’s a milestone of growing up and part of being a music fan. Many people with a learning disability have never been to a gig but by no means through a lack of interest. Those with learning disabilities often need more support than others when it comes to buying tickets or simple logistics of a late night gig. Without such support the alternative can often be staying at home and missing out. Mencap’s work gives those with a learning disability the chance to have brilliant first time experiences.