Play for Inclusion: a fundraising music night

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Learning Disability Network London is delighted to welcome you to a night of music, Play for Inclusion, in support of people with learning disabilities and autism.

The evening will raise money for LDN London’s Community Hub, a place people with mild and moderate learning disabilities come to socialise and be more included in the community. Our Hub is based in Westminster and open to people across London.

Play for Inclusion features four fantastic acts: twee-pop with wry lyrics from Fightmilk, acoustic soul from Natalie Lindi, heartfelt dream pop from Coming Up Roses and melodic indie rock from Gardening.

The funds raised will be used to run workshops where we help people gain long lasting life skills (including around health and mental health, budgeting, health, sustainability) and support people to gain confidence and independence. It will also mean we can reach more people with learning disabilities who are isolated and need help in London.

We support people with learning disabilities to be included in their community and have the opportunities that everyone should, whether in health care, getting a job or having a good home to live.

LDN London supports people with a wide range of learning disabilities. This includes people with mild and moderate learning disabilities, as well as people with profound and multiple disabilities. People we support have health conditions including Down’s Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, and many other learning disabilities and autism. Find out more about what a learning disability is and key terms on our resources page.

The venue is inclusive and has wheelchair access, but please contact us if you have any questions or anything you need help with. Please feel free to email If you have learning disability or autism and are coming with a support worker, their ticket will be free. 


Date: Thursday 19 October
Time: Doors at 7pm
The Strongroom, Shoreditch
Cost: £12



Find out more about the artists playing for inclusion:


As best friends Lily and Alex met in the beer gardens of London in 2015, they turned their recent breakups into Fightmilk, creating an indiepop soundtrack to navigate millennial life. Their debut Not With That Attitude was released in 2018, and they followed it up with Contender in 2021. With relatable anthems, wry lyrics, and the sense that they are having the time of their life they can encourage even the quietest wallflowers onto the indie disco dancefloor.

Listen to Fightmilk.

Natalie Lindi

Born and raised in London, Natalie Lindi borrows sounds from her South African heritage, to create raw and heartfelt acoustic soul. A vocal gymnast with a sweet-as-honey voice, Natalie is inspired by singers including Ella Fitzgerald and Mariah Carey. Her songwriting has been likened to Lianne La Havas, Tori Kelly and Joy Crookes. In 2019 Natalie was crowned winner of nationwide competition Open Mic UK.

Listen to Natalie Lindi.

Coming Up Roses

Hailing from the island nation of Singapore, London-based alternative rock band Coming Up Roses forge a sound that is distinctively familiar – yet you can’t quite put your finger on. Led by singer-bassist Emily Sera, the group has emerged as one of the most promising acts out of Southeast Asia owing to their dynamic live shows and heartfelt lyrical themes.

“Pummelling guitar-driven crescendo” – NME

Listen to Coming Up Roses.


Londoners Gardening have catchy guitar hooks to spare and will dig their way into your head and heart. Calling to mind indie rockers from Yuck to Pavement and Teenage Fanclub, Gardening are equally at home writing sensitive jangly-pop songs and driving rock tunes – while always keeping a strong melody. A vibrant live act, they will remind you of the days when guitar bands ruled the airwaves – surely, that can only be a good thing.

Listen to Gardening.