A GROUP of people with learning disabilities enjoyed a great day out that took in the Michael Jackson exhibition.

Members who run and manage Changes Nightclub, which is held every two months at Kodak Zoom Leisure, in Harrow View, travelled by Thames Clippers to Greenwich.

The exhibition at The O2 Bubble showcases some of the most personal and iconic memorabilia from the King of Pop's life, including costumes, the famous sequinned glove and his own throne.

Changes is Harrow's first integrated nightclub for people with learning disabilities and their friends. It is supported by Link Up, a charity based in Harrow that supports people with learning disabilities, and is sponsored by Kodak.

Ranu Mehta-Radia, development officer for Link Up, said: "Emily Minney, a Changes DJ, felt the costumes Michael Jackson had designed for his final tour were stunning.

"Changes has a vast collection of dance music and Michael Jackson songs are played at every nightclub."

The club is keen to attract new members, including people without disabilities.

Ranu said: "It's still very one-sided. We want to see a good mixture of people of all abilities." [25cf] The next nightclub will be a Christmas special on December 9 at Zoom Leisure from 7.30pm. It will feature Lizzie Emeh0, the first learning disabled solo musician to release an album.

For more information, go to www.changesnightclub.org .