Andrew Weatherall

Source: Pills Still & Bellyaches - PYMCA: Acid House and Rave culture over the past 20 years

‘Pills, Stills and Bellyaches’ is a retrospective of Acid House and Rave culture over the past 20 years.

From clubs such as ‘Shoom’, ‘The Trip’ and ‘Spectrum’ in London and Manchester’s Hacienda, through to orbital raves around the M25 and the mid nineties Hardcore and Drum & Bass scenes, the exhibition covers all styles and sounds up to the ‘New Rave’ and ‘Electro’ scenes currently taking over clubland.

The exhibition contains the unique images of David Swindells who photographed the original Acid House and Rave scenes as well as images by Tristan O’Neill, Peter J Walsh, Naki, Matthew Smith, Suzy del Campo plus many more.

Last Chance to see YOUNG SOULS at PYMCA's Youth Club Gallery

Young Souls at PYMCA’s Youth Club is due to come down at 6pm on Tuesday so tomorrow is the last Saturday of the Young Souls Exhibition! So if you haven’t seen it yet, for many of you this may be your last chance! Youth Club is open from 1pm till 6pm on Saturday and 11am till 6pm on Monday and Tuesday :)

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Originally published in 1994 in conjunction with the ground-breaking ‘Streetstyle: from sidewalk to catwalk’ exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Ted Polhemus’ book Streetstyle has now been republished by PYMCA in an updated, revised, extended and beautifully designed and illustrated edition.