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International Women’s Day 2022 – Goth Herstory and Future

As much as it lifts my shrivelled black heart, this photo is 42 years old! Not to detract from the immortal achievements of these musicians, but they’re from genres famous for innovation and creation. Where are the new women stepping up to carry on the legacy of fearless creators in a field riddled with – like so many others – misogyny and sexism? Continue reading

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Could you be in the Museum of Goth?

Now all the celebrations have ended and our hangovers have receded, it’s time to confront reality. 2019 is the fortieth anniversary of many goth origins, and so we must accept that this odd old scene of ours is a legitimate … Continue reading

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Sophie Lancaster Foundation to receive Government Funding

The Department for Communities and Local Government, part of the British Government, has awarded £50,000 to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. The grant is part of a larger fund given to four groups that have historically faced challenges in reporting and … Continue reading

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‘When They Invent A Darker Colour’: Black Skin versus the Pale Aesthetic

As often as possible, I like to feature guest articles written by people far more qualified in a topic than I. During a discussion on our Facebook page about feminism and the Goth scene, Jacqueline Eccleston mentioned her experiences as … Continue reading

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Sylvia Lancaster at Darkness and Light in Manchester

Days ahead of the eight year anniversary of the murder of Sophie Lancaster, her mother is repeating her plea for the law to classify subculture crimes as an official strand of hate crime. Sylvia Lancaster – whose daughter was murdered … Continue reading

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