Tuesday night is now groovy night for people with disabilities

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Groovy Gecko, the long-running club night run by learning disabled adults, is moving.

The club – which is managed by community arts charity Inter-Action MK – will still be housed at the Slug and Lettuce in the Theatre District.

However, the promotion has proved so popular it is now being moved from the first Sunday of every month to the first Tuesday evening.

On average more than 200 people attend the events, which are operated by a group of dedicated crew members with disabilities.

They DJ, MC, host and help with the planning and promotion of the nights, along with Inter-Action staff.

“Groovy Gecko has gone from strength to strength and has toured around a number of venues in Milton Keynes, but we’re delighted to say we have found a permanent home at the Slug and Lettuce,” said Adrian Pinckard, director of Inter-Action MK.

“I am always amazed by the great atmosphere, how friendly all the club goers are, and what a fantastic time they always have – but don’t just take my word for it. Get down there and see for yourself!”

Chad Dicks, manager of the Slug and Lettuce, echoed the sentiments.

“My staff have embraced the night and always look forward to working Groovy Gecko nights,” he said.

“Everyone has a smile on their faces and thanks you just for doing your job.

“A big thank you to all that attend the nights and make a difference to our community in Milton Keynes.”

The next Groovy Gecko, from 6.30pm-10.30pm, on February 4, will be a Valentine’s Ball.