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DiY on Snapchat : Vice report

Interviews with lots of my pictures https://story.snapchat.com/p/f9fb2dea-098a-45db-b661-0faf9d1ae688/1380103818647552

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A Succession of Repetitive Beats

A Succession of Repetitive Beats. BBC Radio4 8pm o 14th May 2022 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0017f1b Political journalist Tom Barton recalls the rave that changed Britain, at Castlemorton Common in May 1992. In the weeks leading up to Castlemorton, New Age Travellers had … Continue reading

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How DiY Sound System blazed a trail for the ’90s free party movement

The origins of DiY Sound System date back to a mid-‘80s England that was a very different place to how it is in 2022. In many ways it was an England that was freer than today: you could still squat … Continue reading

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Dreaming in Yellow : The Story of the DiY Sound System

Dreaming in Yellow : The Story of the DiY Sound SystemHarry Harrison book launch at The Angel, Nottingham.Saturday 26th March 2033 Dreaming in Yellow : The Story of the DiY Sound System Harry Harrison book launch at The Angel, Nottingham. … Continue reading

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“It’s never too far” : The inside story of Castlemorton – History’s most infamous rave

Read an excerpt from DiY founder Harry Harrison’s new book, Dreaming in Yellow: The story of DiY Soundsystem WORDS BY: HARRY HARRISON | EDITED BY: GEMMA ROSS | PHOTOS BY: ALAN LODGE 7 MARCH 2022 Never has there been a … Continue reading

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Fight for the right to party

For a brief moment, at vast and lawless raves such as Castlemorton, a generation glimpsed an alternative way of life. Speaking to survivors of the early 90s free party scene, Tim Guest tells the story of how the state crushed … Continue reading

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Observer : Raves from the grave: lost 90s subculture is back in the spotlight

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Raves from the grave: lost 90s subculture is back in the spotlight

Driven by a ‘groundswell’ of young devotees and fortysomething nostalgia, a series of events is celebrating the youth movement James Tapper Sat 26 Jun 2021 18.00 BST It is perhaps one of the most ignored subcultures in modern British history, … Continue reading

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Castlemorton Common. May 1992 – A slideshow

This slideshow version from earlier edit and zine: https://alanlodge.co.uk/index.php/product/castlemorton

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DiY Digs & Woosh Castlemorton 1992

earlier version of tracks with Pete and Rick. Piccys [mostly] by me

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Zine :: Castlemorton Common. May 1992

The annual Avon Free Festival which had been occurring in the area around the May bank holiday for several years, albeit in different locations. [Inglestone, Sodbury Commons etc]. However, 1992 was the year Avon and Somerset Police intended to put … Continue reading

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Anniversary of events at Castlemorton Common

To mark the anniversary of events at Castlemorton Common, May 1992, I’ve made this set of piccys. https://www.facebook.com/tashuk/posts/10158532280956799 Also, from some of this work, have just made my latest zine :: Castlemorton Common https://alanlodge.co.uk/index.php/product/castlemorton

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Editing Castlemorton Piccys

Starting work this week on a Castlemorton Zine. Have just been through the archive and trawled this lot. Now onto a further edit. Will also stick another set on facebook later. Busy busy …. xx https://www.facebook.com/tashuk/posts/10158526405886799

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New documentary on history of the uk’s free party movement is in the works

A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to help the documentary get released BRIAN CONEYTHURSDAY, MAY 20, 2021 – 11:34FacebookTwitter A new documentary exploring the history of the UK’s Free Party Movement is in the works. Free Party: A Folk History … Continue reading

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