Red Nose Day Launch
16th February 2009
Glasgow's SECC Clyde Auditorium's exterior lighting was turned from its usual blue to red on Valentine's Day, to mark the start of Scotland's Red Nose Day 2009 campaign. Stage Electrics donated 9 Studio Due 2.5KW City Colour units and 10 Martin TW1 80 volt units to create the dramatic change in colour for the charity event. The units were installed and operated by technical director Tony Edwards, chief technician Iain Banks and the technical team at the SECC. Stars of BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing, Rachel Stephens and winner Tom Chambers donned their red noses and pushed the button in front of BBC TV and press to instantly change the colour of the outside of the 'Armadillo' for the evening. The stars of the show were at the SECC as part of their UK Strictly Come Dancing tour.