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Researching, exploring and reporting British inspired Subculture and Art past and present. Our subculture blog delves into the roots of Northern Soul and simultaneously reports on the contemporary Northern Soul scene. It interviews emerging new wave bands that themselves are inspired by the original punk bands appearing across another page of the Blog.

It charts the evolution of Subcultures from their emergence in the 60’s and 70’s to a more inclusive and equitable movement today. The underground and subcultures are never fixed in one place or time. They have strong and meaningful reference points but are always evolving.

Always Forward, Never Back. 

The Sex Pistols, Frank Zappa’s moustache, & Rock against Racism. The photography of Virginia Turbett.

Just out of her teens in 1977, Virginia Turbett had never used a proper camera. So, a crash course the night before was enough for her photographing debut, snapping the Sex Pistols for Slash Magazine. Obviously, it was a suitable place to start a career creating imagery of from the music, subculture, and social movements of Britain in the 1970’s and 80’s.

We interview Virginia Turbett for our subculture blog.

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MESS IN SOCIETY, HOPE IN “SCHOOL“ ! Global Subculture Journey: We visit the Iconic Independent music venue in Beijing

In a new series of posts, we take to the road to explore and report on the thriving subculture scenes around the world. Keeping it authentic we link up with a champion, supporter or acitivist in the scene so that we get a down on the ground underground report

We visit Beijing for a look at the School Bar, an iconic music venue that has put itself at the centre of the independent music scene in Beijing.

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