Guest blog by DJ Richie Havers
My childhood friend Gordon has an inoperable brain tumour. Gordon writes comics about his life with his tumour and is also going to be featured in a documentary film. He’s an interesting guy. Gordon and I are both 40 this year. Unfortunately, the parties we had planned were cancelled. So, on Saturday 8th August, I’m going to play records for 12 hours to celebrate and raise money for charity. I want to invite you to tune in!
The event is based on Scribble, a club night I ran many years ago in Dundee. We used to wrap the club in paper and set drawing challenges for punters which were then projected by VJs throughout the night. It was a LOT of fun.
For this event, I’ve asked a few artist friends to come up with different doodle challenges throughout the day. People at home can take part by posting a picture or video of their drawing on Twitter or Instagram with #scribblemarathon and I will broadcast it across the live stream. I have a couple of prizes for my favourites! I’ll also post up videos of people dancing about their house if you send them over.
I’m going to be playing mostly vinyl and fining myself 20p for every duff mix. I’ll also be taking requests for ££s to the charities. Each hour will feature different musical genres, from Reggae to Rock, right through to ‘Hammered time’. Feel free to tune in and out throughout the day or get involved for the long haul!
On Gordon’s suggestion, I will be raising money to support the Glioma Cellular Genetics Resource (GCGR) that is being created through Edinburgh University’s MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine. The GCGR is a collection of research tools generated to understand Glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of adult brain cancer. I will also be raising money for Refuge, an anti-domestic violence charity and support service for women and children, based in the UK.
Please do come along to get creative, raise some money and have a good old boogie! You can also share the event here.
Event link: https://www.mixcloud.com/skint-richie/
GCGR donation page: bit.ly/scribblebrains
Refuge donation page: bit.ly/scribblerefuge
Music Genre List for online Scribble event, Saturday 8th August 2020
Ethel Riach says
Is that the Gordon who wrote and drew Bitter Sweet about having a brain tumour and his tumour pal called Rick?
Ian Williams says
It is indeed – Gordon Shaw.