Demo’s monthly events at the Bluprint club have gained a dedicated cult following since they started in November 2004 and last term’s first birthday bash was no exception.
The venue was stuffed to capacity by midnight and despite the absence of the Foreign Beggars, the party went off thanks to energetic performances from the likes of Spectrum’s Hexadecimal, Detonate’s Problem Child and Juice DJ 2005 comp winner Bracky Fudge. The event was their most successful yet and raised over £1000 to be split between the Nottingham Hardship Fund, which helps those in the local area who suffer from HIV/AIDS and Child Advocacy International, which provides support to mothers in war-torn areas. Much more than just a club night, Demo seeks to promote awareness of both local and international issues through a variety of events. Last term also saw them hold a free film festival with Uni society Dark Celluloid as well as an activities workshop at the Lenton Community Centre, which included drumming and face painting for the kids.
Watch out for the next Demo on Saturday 18 February!