Club night Positive Education ropes in Glasgow talent for good causes
- Alex Caslano
- 27 August 2013
JG Wilkes, Thunder Disco Club, Ben Butler & Mousepad and Lovers’ Rights on line-up for second outing
Club promotion is a tricky business. Many claim to be in it for the party, to put on the best undiscovered talent or just create an opportunity to DJ themselves, but if you’re not making money, you won’t last long. It’s something Fraser Welsh, promoter of new charity event Positive Education, realised a long time ago. ‘I started PE because I’ve never been interested in profiting from events and thought it'd be a much better idea to make money for better causes’, he says. ‘I find it’s more rewarding handing over funds to people who will use it better than I will. And in regards to the crowd, who wouldn’t want their money going to a good cause rather than personal profit!?’
After launching in June with an exceptional roster of local talent (who were only too happy to get involved), a sequel was never in doubt. Lining up Optimo’s JG Wilkes, Thunder Disco Club, synth wizards Ben Butler & Mousepad and High Sheen’s Lovers’ Rights, the next event is shaping up to be very special. ‘The profits will go to Sense Scotland. It uses art to help those with hearing, visual and vocal impairments communicate and express themselves. All our DJs are local and so are the charities – I think everyone involved has appreciated that.’
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