Those of a certain age may remember ‘nappy nights’ at Visage nightclub in Jarman Park – and now a DJ is reviving that concept this half term.
JB John, who has performed all over the world, has teamed up with Planet Ice and Camelot Rugby Club to create Club U18, which gives under 18s a legitimate ‘nightclub experience’ in a safe, controlled environment.
Aimed primarily at 14 to 17 year olds, the initiative will include talented DJs, the latest light and sound equipment and fully-qualified security staff on Friday and Saturday nights in different venues in Hemel all year round.
JB John, who has more than a decade’s experience in organising and hosting events, said: “When I was in my latter years of senior school, it was events like this that opened my eyes and ears to DJing and clubs.
“I always enjoyed them immensely and was driven to become a DJ myself through my love of of club nights.
“I would be overjoyed to be able to help provide that environment for the next generation. Club U18 is going to be really exciting”.
The Club 18 team will be at Planet Ice tomorrow (Saturday, February 13) and Saturday, February 27 between 8pm and 10.30pm and the Camelot Rugby Club in Chaulden Lane between 8pm and midnight on Friday, February 19. They are also holding a Valentines’ disco at The Colet School tomorrow night.
JB John, who lives in Hemel, wanted to reassure parents and residents who may have concerns about the events.
He said: “We operate a zero-tolerance policy on drinks, drugs, smoking and inappropriate behaviour. No alcohol will be available on site.
“Trained, licensed, and DBS-checked staff will be at each event and the local police will also be aware.”
Search ‘Club U18’ on Facebook for more info.