DEBATE WITH THE INSTITUTE OF IDEAS
We'll also host debates in collaboration with The Institute of Ideas.
These can feature at the festivals and regional venues we tour to.
REPETITIVE BEATS contrasts legal alcohol with illegal Ecstasy, comparing the social implications & assumptions of each against the background of the time. It explores the struggle many immersed in rave culture faced when parties changed & finally stopped.
What is the legacy of the period? Were lives protected by the ban or were the dangers of binge drinking during the ladette culture of the mid ‘90s, triggered by clamping down?
And where are we now? Are the closing of Fabric & Passing Clouds an example of zealous governance? or the result of changing fashions and a ‘retreat' from love’?
A frank exploration of the social significance and effects (both detrimental & positive) this era had.