A large-format heavily photographic account of the festivals and gigs held at Knebworth.
An account of a unique victory for musicians against repressive entertainment licensing laws with a study of the social, political, cultural and legal conditions surrounding a change in law and public attitudes toward vernacular music in New York City.
A comprehensive social history of ballroom dancing in Scotland, drawing on research and personal accounts, from the eighteenth century through to the 1990s.
A history of the Bunjies coffee house- central to the folk movements of the 1950s and 1960s and home to performances from artists such as Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Al Stewart, Bert Jansch and John Renbourn. Features accounts by performers and regulars.
An examination of how Britons have tried to find a distinctive musical voice and how musicians in Britain and its former colonies have proposed ‘national’ musics – analyses a wide range of genres and debates to emphasise music a generator of value and identity.
A celebration of London’s live music from the 1950s to 1970s featuring eyewitness accounts and covers famous and lesser-known acts and venues. Includes colour photographs, and reproductions of tickets, posters, contracts and other memorabilia.
A report providing an evaluation of the Test Drive: North West (TD: NW) audience development project by Arts About Manchester which used spare capacity at performances and venues to offer a ‘smart discount’ or free tickets to first-time attenders.
A report into the growing arts festival sector in Yorkshire which provides evidence of festivals’ contributions to the economic, social and cultural life of the region.
Report outlining the importance of a healthy live venue environment in New South Wales, which presents the survey findings and details several recommendations.
This report summarises the outcomes of a major audience development initiative supported by the Arts Council of England’s New Audiences Fund, A Tale of Four Cities.