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Shopping and Fucking

Shopping and Fucking

Mark Ravenhill’s Shopping and Fucking hit British theatre like a punch from an angry junkie. Twenty years later it’s been revived at the Hammersmith Lyric. Can it still pack a…
Hotwired

Hotwired

My first physical encounter with the world of leather and fetish was at the smoky circus of S&M known as The Colherne in Earl’s Court. Located at 261 Old Brompton…
The Astoria

The Astoria

Crossrail may bring slicker public transport to London, but it’s decimated parts of Soho, including the legendary Denmark Street and venues such as The Astoria. That place was full of…
Twisted- screening

Twisted- screening

In 1997, I wrote and recorded an underground techno record with producer/DJ Wayne G. The track was called ‘Twisted’. It’s a spoken word, kick-drum driven, stream of consciousness. It was…
Feral aka MC Kinky

Feral aka MC Kinky

Though few understood what she was saying, everyone loved how she said it. In the late ‘80s, MC Kinky spoke to thousands; at al fresco raves, warehouse parties and loved…
The Prodigy

The Prodigy

The Prodigy were formed by Liam Howlett in 1990 and are arguably the UK’s ruling dance act. In addition to selling over 25 million records worldwide, the group has won…
Danny Rampling

Danny Rampling

When and where did you last have a really good night out? Last weekend played an acid house set at the Old Grey Acid Test party- rocking night at the…
Cracking Up

Cracking Up

A chance encounter with a gangster drug dealer led to sex, violence and a brush with crack cocaine. It proved a harsh and valuable lesson, that could be shared with…