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

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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 E06 – In conversation with Mat Southwell People and Dancefloors

In the sixth episode of our podcast series, Anthony and Giulia speak to Mat Southwell, a global advocate on drugs and HIV, technical support consultant and drug user activist. Mat was one of the co-founders of the the European Network of People who use Drugs. Mat was also one of the first people to introduce party harm reduction education through his work with MixMag in the 1990s. Here we discuss this early work, as well as media representations of drug use, the Dance-Drugs Alliance, and the importance of harm reduction as a strategy for drugs policy in the UK.
  1. S01 E06 – In conversation with Mat Southwell
  2. S01 E05 – In conversation with Bristol Drugs Project's Sorcha Ryan
  3. S01 E04 – In conversation with Students for Sensible Drug Policy UK’s Hannah Head
  4. S01 E03 – BBC's Ecstasy: The battle of rave
  5. S01 E02 – A lockdown summer: What's Covid done to our festivals?

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.