Author Archives: The Blogging Goth

About The Blogging Goth

News, reviews and other articles written from the UK Goth subculture

“Hate Crime in the North” – Sophie Lancaster’s murder and the changes that followed, in discussion

A Yorkshire-based charity is about to launch a series of ‘Changing Perspectives’ events and will be joined by Dr Sylvia Lancaster OBE, mother of murdered Sophie Lancaster and advisor for the Government’s Independent Advisory Group for Hate Crime. Continue reading

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Visiting the Glasgow Necropolis

How about a guided tour of a vast cemetery, housing 50,000 dead on a prominent hill overlooking Glasgow? Continue reading

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Olli Wisdom, singer with Specimen and founder of the Batcave (1958-2021)

Olli Wisdom was not only the lead singer of pioneering goth/glam/punk band Specimen, but also the co-founder of the Batcave club night in 1982, setting the template for the burgeoning goth scene’s sound and style. Continue reading

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The Vlogging Goth – Updates on YouTube

Good morning readers, and apologies for the lack of updates recently. I had a vague plan to update monthly if not more often, but between a new job and various home upgrades, not to mention the devastating effects of a … Continue reading

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Coming out of my grave and I’ve been doing just grim – World Goth Day 2021

We’ve survived obscurity, infighting and the monotonous breakups of multiple favourite bands. A little thing like a global pandemic cancelling all social events and travel on World Goth Day isn’t about to set us back anytime soon! Continue reading

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