iDeeJay Plus

Advanced DJ and Video Production for adults (19+) with additional needs and/or mental health issues

Taking your DJ skills to the next level! For iDeeJays who want to develop their skills on the decks.

The next course starts on Thursday 19th September.


About this course

Former IO Radio DJ Karl Butler approached us with his idea about creating a DJ/Club night for adults with learning difficulties. Fed up of being patronised by SEN Discos playing ‘The Music Man’ and ‘Agadoo’ he wanted to create an event playing the music that he and his peers loved. We decided to take this idea further and spoke to Suffolk County Council’s community learning department about funding a course that taught adults with mental health difficulties and/or additional needs to learn how to DJ and put on an event themselves. Learners on the course would then become the people curating the DJ nights, DJing the music they love for them and their peers. The only thing missing was the equipment! This is where the amazing Ro Williams stepped in to help. Ro wanted to create a regular club night in memory of her son Owen who tragically died aged 39. He was a huge music lover, DJ and radio presenter on Ipswich Community Radio. Ro agreed to help fundraise £2400 to buy the laptops, controller decks and headphones that have enabled this amazing course to take place!

To find out more about Owen and Ro's fundraising visit HERE