Clubbing

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‘We are ecstatic!’: a taste of post-Covid freedom at Liverpool pilot gig
Event at Sefton Park attended by 5,000 people with no distancing or masks as part of research programme

Helen Pidd North of England editor

02, May, 2021 @6:09 PM

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‘It’s going to be emotional’: clubbers return in Liverpool Covid pilot
Three thousand people attend the First Dance, a day rave organised to test the safety of large events

Tobi Thomas

30, Apr, 2021 @4:43 PM

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Here Are the Young Men review – Anya Taylor-Joy and the bad boys
Three Dublin lads and their super-smart classmate face an uncertain future in a tale that hints at disturbing possibilities but doesn’t follow through

Peter Bradshaw

29, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘My energy comes from optimism’: the hopeful music of spring 2021
In part two of our series on the musicians foregrounding hope in their songs, Esperanza Spalding, Rostam and more discuss the importance of positivity

Christine Ochefu, Dave Simpson and Laura Snapes

28, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘I’m not ready for other people’s sweat to drip on me’: will clubbing survive the pandemic?
With mass events on the horizon, nightclubs are getting ready to welcome ravers again. But is there such a thing as a Covid-safe crowd – and will it be as fun?

Alexandra Jones

17, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘This is radical love’ – the history of black queer Britain in pictures
From queer punks in Huddersfield to lesbian-run sound systems in Brixton, Black LGBTQ Britons have been raiding their old photograph collections to document some pioneering scenes

Jason Okundaye and Marc Thompson

22, Mar, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Charities warn over 'frightening' plan to put plainclothes police in nightclubs
Scheme distracts from rightful criticisms of police response to Clapham vigil, campaigners say

Tobi Thomas

16, Mar, 2021 @5:21 PM

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After a year without nightclubs, I can’t wait to go dancing again | Laura Bettinson
My music only really makes sense on a packed, sweaty dancefloor. Let’s hope 21 June is a new start, says producer and DJ Laura Bettinson

Laura Bettinson

05, Mar, 2021 @12:52 PM

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‘You can smell the sweat and hair gel’: the best nightclub scenes from culture
Writers and artists including Róisín Murphy, Tiffany Calver and Sigala on the art that transports them to the dancefloor during lockdown

Peter Bradshaw, Claire Armitstead, Keza MacDonald, Simran Hans, Ammar Kalia, Lanre Bakare, Lyndsey Winship, Alexis Petridis, Arifa Akbar, Aniefiok Ekpoudom and Jonathan Jones. Artist interviews by Ben Beaumont-Thomas

18, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Save and rave! How a compilation of pirate radio adverts captures a lost Britain
Fashion boutiques, shop-fitters and others advertised alongside raves on early 1990s pirate radio. Now, a new compilation is rediscovering a slice of the underground

Simon Reynolds

16, Feb, 2021 @9:48 AM

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Disco pioneer Tom Moulton: 'People thought I was from another planet!'
He invented the 12in single and introduced Grace Jones to the world – and at 80 years old is busy pumping out new remixes from quarantine

Jazz Monroe

05, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Rebekah: the techno DJ fighting sexual abuse in dance music
As #MeToo stories start to emerge in the dance scene, UK star Rebekah tells her own as she presses for industry change with her #ForTheMusic campaign

Annabel Ross

12, Jan, 2021 @3:16 PM

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