The Rave Gap: How UK Nightlife Still Struggles with Ageism
Club culture in general is becoming more inclusive, but continues to fall short when it comes to welcoming older clubbers and DJs – especially those who are women.
UK Promoters, Stop Using Warehouses as a Shortcut to Authenticity
All they have to offer is a badly acted impersonation of a culture that's long since sailed into the distance of hazy memories.
thump's guide to freshers' week
A Love Letter To Fallowfield, Manchester’s Lost Student Paradise
To some, maybe even you, the bad old days of Fallowfield might sound like Salo by way of Salford.
Shut Down: a Short History of Cultural Repression from the Criminal Justice Act to Fabric
Here's the story of how the powers that be have taken on nightlife—and won.
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How LEVELZ Are Injecting a 'No Bullshit' Policy Into Manchester’s Burgeoning Bass Scene
We spoke to the 14-man collective about the "guerilla mentality" they've cultivated in the clubs and raves of Manchester.
Sweat, Swilled Pints and Feathered Hair: Photos from a Merseyside Club in the 1980s
It's comforting to know that the way we drink in the UK hasn't really changed for the past 30 years.
What Do We Want From Nightclubs in 2016?
Our manifesto for the betterment of big nights out in the coming year.
The Newest Way British Police Are Treating Clubbers Like Criminals Is a Step Too Far
First it was sniffer dogs and ID scanners; now, police are drug testing people – with no evidence of any wrongdoing – in the queues outside clubs.