Podcasts and Videos

The documentary for People and Dancefloors was released publicly in November 2020. Since then, we have organised screenings and workshops in the UK and beyond.

To arrange a screening or get more information on the project, get in touch!

In the meantime, you can watch the teasers and listen to our podcasts below.

People and Dancefloors trailer

Listen to our podcasts

An important part of our project is to bring issues to the fore and debate, discuss and exchange knowledge and ideas. We’re happy to launch our new podcasts series where we will do just that! 

Don’t hesitate to share and comment ; and if you’d like to join us in a podcast conversation, get in touch!

S01 E09 – In conversation with Verity Smith People and Dancefloors

In this episode, we invited Verity Smith, a PhD researcher at Durham University, to share insights from her ethnographic study of drug policing at music festivals. In the podcast, she reflects on the challenges of multiagency work in festival environments, focusing particularly on some of the tensions between enforcement policing and harm reduction and risk minimisation objectives. Verity takes us on a journey from policing, private security, and sniffer dogs at the festival gate, all the way to festival utopias.  Can we change the culture of festivals towards harm reduction embedded in festival environment design? Total ear candy! Follow Verity on Twitter at @veritymasmith
  1. S01 E09 – In conversation with Verity Smith
  2. S01 E08 – In conversation with Alex Aldridge
  3. S01 E07 – In conversation with Marta Santuccio
  4. S01 E06 – In conversation with Mat Southwell
  5. S01 E05 – In conversation with Bristol Drugs Project's Sorcha Ryan

People and Dancefloor teasers

Despite the social concerns over drug use, some users report having wholly positive experiences of drug use whose lives can be transformed for the good.
If most people drink or take recreational drugs, why are debates so narrow? Shouldn’t the majority get a voice?
Does the debate around drugs restrict us too much – what about people who drink every night?
Does society prevent people from talking about drugs and dancefloors?
Are valid voices excluded from the important debates we need on dance and drug culture?
Teaser from the People and Dancefloors research documentary, on how people can contribute to society.