…FREE PARTY: A RETROSPECTIVE – The Exhibition 20-28th May / 12-6pm / FREE
On a hot bank holiday weekend 30 years ago, 20,000 people descended on land in the shadow of the Malvern Hills. What started out as a small free festival for travellers not only went down in history as the biggest illegal rave ever held in the UK, but resulted in a trial costing £4m and the passing of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act.
Free Party: a Retrospective is an extensive exhibition which will celebrate and re-evaluate the impact that the free party rave and free festival movement had on culture, politics and protest exactly 30 years to the date that Castlemorton took place.
The event will comprise photography, artefacts, memorabilia, archive, film, and installations that will look at all aspects of the movement and the legacy it leaves in present day culture, politics, music and community all around the world.
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photos: Alan ‘Tash’ Lodge