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Post-punk and Post-COVID: World Goth Day 2022

I really wanted to get an overall look at the UK Goth scene this year – with restrictions lifted, how was this long-lived music subculture rallying back? Continue reading

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Reactions as Ryan Herbert released from prison

Several news outlets have reported the release from prison – on licence – of Ryan Herbert, found guilty in 2008 of the murder of Sophie Lancaster. Continue reading

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“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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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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