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New book explores the relationship between UK cities and club culture

By | Published on Monday 27 June 2022


A new book that explores the impact and nature of clubbing culture in towns and cities around the UK will be formally published next month, with an event in Glasgow set to discuss the topics it covers.

Called ‘Out Of Space’, according to its author Jim Ottewill the book “explores the relationship between our cities and club culture, how it has evolved and the future. A key question I’ve asked artists, DJs, promoters and club owners is whether a place can still influence the sound that comes from it. Or has the internet and online world blown up any of these distinctions?”

The book looks at clubbing culture in cities like Glasgow, Manchester and Sheffield, but also perhaps less obvious places like Coalville and Todmorden. It’s formally published on 7 Jul, but is already available via the Velocity Press website.

The event at Rubadub in Glasgow on 14 Jul will see Ottewill in conversation with Sub Club’s Mike Grieve, Night Fever’s Mairi MacKenzie, Soundhaus’s Lynn Macdonald and Monox’s Dan Lurinsky. Similar events are planned later in the year in Liverpool, London, Sheffield and Bristol.