Anyone who loves to rave, loves what the rave and raving represents and misses it can enjoy this beautiful, short film by Manchester Metropolitan University’s Dr. Beate Peter.
For the first panel of our Dancefloor Diversity series we have assembled a group of leaders and experts to discuss the impact that black culture has had on the UK electronic music scene.
Award winning actor, activist, dj and all around beautiful person, Maxine Peake was the Guest Editor of the Culture section of Morning Star newspaper at the end of June. She invited me to write an opinion piece on how COVID and lockdown has affected my work and life. Here is my column.
I’m always banging on about how proud I am to be a Manc so it is a massive honour to be able to commit my absolute love and passion for this city and my hometown to film.
It’s been an intense few weeks finding black people and people of colour landed squarely in the middle of another pandemic – racism. Something has to give. Something has to change. When conversation fails me, I turn to poetry. Here’s a poem I wrote earlier about some of my experiences – it’s not finished yet. I will continue to tweak until it’s right.
Stand up@DJHeidiLawden @djayharvey @laurentgarnier @ErickMorillo @harrychoochoo @DJPAULETTE @kingbritt @carlcraignet @mauricefulton @djheather @sashaofficial @blucu— Mixmag (@Mixmag) March 30, 2020
Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy
At the end of a very difficult week, this little chart arrived on my Twitter feed. Mixmag – your timing was perfect – thank you so much for including me in this list and amongst so many of my absolute icons and bad assed peers. Humbled.
Get sober. Stay fresh. Keep moving. Clubs / bars, brands and brewers are getting positively behind non-drinkers here in Manchester. Join us for a free daytime festival at Wilson’s Social The Low & No Festival – Free Entry on Saturday January 25th from midday till 5pm. Then roll with me to The Pen and Pencil from 8pm – 2am for seven hours of disco, funk and soul classics that will remind you what your dancing feet are for.
This #BlackHistoryMonth, MCR:Live caught up with their favourite person DJ Paulette to chat through her own musical heroes and the ways in which Black music & culture has helped to shape Manchester.
Last Wednesday (October 3rd) I took part in the Skiddle Mental Health event that was held at Joshua Brookes. The focus of the discussion was a poll that Skiddle had commissioned, drawing some staggering statistics from a sample of events workers, organisations and promoters regarding the effects their work / jobs have on their mental health.