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In-Sight: Access and Disability in DIY


In-Sight: A series of events from Constant Flux and DIY Space For London exploring access and disability in DIY, with film screenings, gigs and events happening over 2016/17

Final Weekend of events in collaboration with Attitude Is Everything:
31st March 2017 – Talks and performances
1st April 2017 – Daytime workshops and evening gig

Full details below…


In-Sight Weekend : Access & Disability in DIY

Constant Flux has been working with Attitude Is Everything on organising a weekend of talks, performances and workshops at DIY Space for London. This will be celebrating DIY Space For London being the first volunteer run venue in the UK to receive Bronze Accreditation for accessibility from Attitude Is Everything.

The In-Sight Weekend is happening on 31st March and 1st April, examining access and disability in DIY live music. These events are funded by PRS for Music Foundation and Arts Council England.

Read more for full details of the In-Sight Weekend : Access & Disability in DIY – TICKETS

FRIDAY – TALKS – 9 Voices from the forefront of DIY, disability, art & music
Friday 31st March @ 7.00pm / £5 / TICKETS

10 minute talks that will explore perspectives on barriers to inclusion, the creative process, and visions for the future.


SATURDAY (Daytime) Workshops: Making DIY gigs accessible – participate in the creation of a new Attitude is Everything guide
Saturday 1st April @ 2pm – 6pm / Free – booking essential

  • Are you a musician or artist involved in London’s DIY (Do-It-Yourself) music scene?
  • Are you a promoter putting on gigs in grassroots venues?
  • Are you a live music fan with a passion for DIY gigs?
  • Are you a musician or gig-goer with access requirements and want your voice heard to make things more accessible at DIY and grassroots gigs?

If you answer yes to any or all of the above, this event is for you!

This afternoon of workshops gives people the opportunity to learn more about disability awareness and DIY access solutions, and feed ideas into a new guide for bands, artists and promoters on how to make gigs and tours accessible for Deaf and disabled people. This will be published by Attitude is Everything later in 2017.

SATURDAY (evening) Gig: Live music with accessibility at it’s core
Saturday 1st April @ 7.30pm / £5 / TICKETS

A gig to showcase a range of DIY access solutions and 4 amazing bands:

Tickets for the In-Sight Weekend talks event and gig can be purchased here

Tickets for the In-Sight Weekend workshop event can be reserved here

Full details on the In-Sight Weekend can be found on the DIY Space For London website

In-Sight Weekend Facebook event page

Interact with the events on Twitter using the hashtag #InSightWeekend and #accessDIY on twitter, and follow Constant Flux via @theconstantflux and Attitude is Everything via @attitudetweets.

Past events:

punksyndromeflyerThe Punk Syndrome

Tuesday 1st November 2016
7.30 doors
Screening at 8pm
Night runs until 11pm
£5 / £4 concs / carers free
tickets / facebook

Flat access / Accessible toilets
Full access info:

Constant Flux & DIY Space For London are proud to present a screening of the film The Punk Syndrome (original Finnish title is Kovasikajuttu).

The film follows the incredible Finnish punk rock band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät as they write, record, play shows in the band and live their daily lives. Their songs they write are about the problems in society as well as about things that they face in their everyday life: how going to the pedicurist sucks and the misery of living in a group home. The guys give piece of their mind to both politicians and people whose attitudes towards people with learning disabilities need improvement.

The band members, Pertti, Kari, Toni and Sami became famous in Finland after the release of this film in 2012 – even being selected as the Finnish entry for the Eurovision song contest in 2015. They have toured the world, including the UK twice, with Zombie Crash in 2013 and Hard Skin in 2014.

The film is directed by Jukka Kärkkäinen and J-P Passi. In Finland, The Punk Syndrome won the Audience Award at Tampere Film Festival in 2012 and the Jussi Award for the best documentary film in 2013. It was awarded as the “most innovative feature film” at the Visions du Réel film festival in Switzerland in 2012. In 2013 it also won the audience award in the SXGlobal category at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.

DIY Space For London is a volunteer/community run space, to attend events here you must be a member. Joining costs £2, lasts for a year, and you can pay online. Membership takes 48 hours to take effect and you will receive a membership card the first time you visit the space. Please note that you must be 18 years and over to be a club member; people under 18 can come to the space but must be accompanied by a cardholder.

Friendship Never Ends Fest #2

Constant Flux, DIY Space For London, Cut A Rug and Certitude are proud to present…

Charla Fantasma
Charla Fantasma is a three-piece girl gang playing ghostly tunes while trying not to freak themselves out.

The Carbonators
The Carbonators are based in Croydon and began as an echo-rock band that formed in 2011, initially to perform alongside the legendary Damo Suzuki (ex-CAN). Since then they have honed their own unique blend of Digital Blues, Punk/New Wave and Soul music. The band play rock n roll, punk, blues, soul and free jazz / improvised music all mixed up into good phonics.

Joy-Rides have been going for over 11 years without compromising or practicing and have now swollen to 7 people who make noises, 2 of whom are a big booming rumbling rhythm unit and one is primordial keyboards and one is a sex-toy guitar and one is a dying-whale trumpet and one is a fire-alarm electric violin and 2 people assertively vocalising epigrammatic mantra phrases and there’s a big noise and there’s shouting and it is theatrical and spectacular and visual and intense and everyone gets very excited not least the audience. They have a pact to play at least one gig a year forever.

Catherine O’Rourke
Reverb-heavy 80’s influenced pop from an enigmatic DIY artist that has been recording and performing in and around Brighton and London for years.

Doors: 19:30

Catherine O’Rouke: 20:00
Joy-Rides: 20:30
The Carbonators: 21:15
Charla Fantasma: 22:00

Night runs until: 23:00

£5 on the door / carers free / nobody turned away for lack of funds


in-sight2Heavy Load

Tuesday 6th December 2016
7.30 doors
Screening at 8:15pm
Night runs until 11pm
£4 in advance / £5 on the door / carers free

Facebook event // Tickets

Flat access / Accessible toilets
Full access info:

Constant Flux & DIY Space For London are proud to present a screening of Heavy Load.

The film was the inspiration for the film-makers of our previous screening – The Punk Syndrome. Heavy Load is about the Brighton punk band of the same name, Lewes’ answer to the Ramones, a punk outfit subject to the inflammatory mix of ego, fantasy, and desire that fuels any emerging band.

Made up of musicians with and without learning disabilities, making the bands survival a precarious negotiation between two different worlds: on the one hand the institutional timetable of day centres, work placements and social workers; on the other the chaotic slacker life of rehearsal rooms, studios and gigs.

Shot over two years as the band record their first album The Queen Mothers Dead, the film is a comedy of conflicting ambitions, capturing the sweat and romance of playing in a band as they move out of the ghetto of disability club nights to test whether their dreams can survive in the mainstream.

It also charts the emergence of the charity they set-up to combat the lack of support for people with learning disabilities to have active social lives – Stay Up Late – which is celebrating it’s 10 year anniversary this year! Check out the amazing work they do here –



Mission To Lars

Tuesday 4th January

at DIY Space For London, 96-108 Ormside Street, SE15 1TF
7.30 doors
Screening at 8:15pm
Night runs until 11pm
£4 in advance / £5 on the door / carers free

Facebook event

Flat access / Accessible toilets
Full access info:

Very happy to announce that the third film screening in our season In-Sight: Access and disability in DIY – is Mission To Lars.

It is a film about Tom Spicer, who has Fragile X Syndrome, and has spent his adult life in a residential care home; ignored, for the most part, by his siblings, Kate and Will. He has only ever asked them for one thing, to meet Lars Ulrich, drummer with Metallica. The film follows the three siblings as Kate and Will decide to break their brother Tom out of his home in a sleepy English town and take him to America to find Lars.



The Daniel Wakeford Experience
After his incredible end of tour show at DIY Space For London, Daniel returns, this time he’ll have a full band for the whole set! The gig is happening in collaboration with DIY Space, Cut A Rug and Certitude.

The Daniel Wakeford Experience
The one, the only, back with a full backing band!

Roxy from Two White Cranes & Joanna Gruesome with a new electro-pop project!

Nilly & The Whippets
Dark, theatrical pop!

+ a few surprises

Doors: 19:30
£5 on the door / carers free

Flat access / Gender Neutral Accessible toilets
Full access info:

Buy Tickets Here
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Friendship Never Ends Fest #2.2

Friday 3rd March

Friendship Never Ends Fest #2 returns again! Working with Constant Flux, Cut A Rug, Certitude and Heart n Soul we’re proud to present…


d i y 4 l i f e p i p e r s – occasional dabblings w/big entertainment. ALBUMS – ‘PINE-CONE EXPRESS’ (2007), ‘EXCELLENT DOMESTIC SHORTHAIR’ (2010), ‘DUDES VS. BAD DUDES’ (2013). WE PLAY A LOT OF GIGS SO YOU MUST HAVE SEEN US ATLEAST ONCE, RIGHT? WE ARE HERE FOR YOU ALWAYS

Nathan Persad
“Half Trinidadian/half white Nathan Persad writes unintentionally humorous songs about his tragic life and sings covers you don’t hear as often as the classics but should. He was born in Streatham.”
“Funny as HELL!” – Johnny Echols
“Genius” – Iain Lee

Little Fists
angular awkward eclectic sadcore

Electric Fire
Electric Fire are a digital band formed from our creative arts project for young people, Do Your Own Thing. Performing their own unique brand of neon-future-funk, hip hop and house, they play out-of-this-world catchy songs that will stay in your head for days, bringing energy, youth and excitement to any party. Using cutting edge technology in collaboration with Heart n Soul’s SoundLab, they twist and manipulate sounds with ease so you won’t know who or what is making them!


Special guest apperances from Heart n Soul’s LUDO and K-Dog Generation!

AND! ?

Do Your Own Thing DJs playing songs in the bar area ?

? Night runs until: 23:00

? £5 on the door / carers free

Flat access / Gender Neutral Accessible toilets
Full access info:
If you’d like to contact us about any access requiremnets please email: