WORLD AIDS DAY

@ ministry of sound

Next week, six of the UK's biggest clubs will be joining forces with the Health Education Authority and the National Aids Trust to mark the 10th anniversary of World Aids Day.

From The Tunnel in Glasgow to The Zap Club in Brighton, the events hope to raise awareness among clubbers about HIV and Aids.

London is represented by the Ministry of Sound. Managing director Mark Rodal, is sure that the message will get through. "Creating awareness in a club environment will make people stop and listen in a hard-hitting way. The one minute's silence in one of London's busiest clubs will be a real shock to them. They'll definitely absorb the message."

Monday 1 December, 103 Gaunt St, SE1 (0171-378 6528) Fresh & Funky @ hanover grand London's phatest R&B gig features a live showcase with Filo this week that looks sure to have punters queuing around the square. This week, Rotating Records release their debut single of the year, "Playa" from Filo, a song that has been sending good vibrations out from Kiss 100 for a while.

The night offers the usual menu of dark tunes: R&B, hip-hop and grimy beatz feature upstairs; while rare grooves and jazz-funk vibes rule in the basement. There's no dress code, but make sure you arrive early as the crowds of latecomers and blaggers that descend on the door around the witching hour make queuing a lottery. Filo appears at Midnight.

Wednesday, 6 Hanover St, W1 (0171-499 7977) 10pm till late pounds 5. outcaste @ notting hill arts club The Outcaste crew and label have been going for about three years now, combining the best of Brit-Asian music. Outcaste pulls in a mixed crowd, ranging from the ethnically "tuned in", to those who would seem more comfortable at a Roni Size gig. Cyber-Sitar Funk, Eastern-tinged drum n' bass - call it what you will, DJs Harv, Shabs, Gessi, Ritu, MC JCOO1 hit the spot. Heavy bass-lines, break-beat, live tabla jams, flutes, ghazals, samples from James Brown through to the TV theme tune from Magnum.

Thursdays, 21 Notting Hill Gate, Notting Hill, W1 (0171-432 3224), 7pm- 1am, pounds 5/pounds 4 before 8pm.

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