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Rave and acid house history explored in new documentary

When rave meets politics

A new documentary exploring rave and acid’s impact on ‘80s Britain is coming to BBC Four next Friday, August 2nd.  

Everybody in The Place: An Incomplete History of Britain 1984-1992 is from Turner Prize-winner Jeremy Deller, and features rare and unseen archive materials, while uprooting “popular notions of rave and acid house, situating them at the very centre of the seismic social changes reshaping 1980s Britain.”

It does so by drawing parallels between the political unrest of the ‘80s due to Thatcherite policies , the rise of neoliberalism and Brexit, and the acid house movement, which ushered in a new era of hedonism based around illegal raves and protest partying.

Watch a trailer for Everybody in The Place: An Incomplete History of Britain 1984-1992 below. 

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