Saturday, June 16, 2012

Bracknell Squat Party 1985

Red Rag was a radical newsletter published in Reading from around 1979 to the mid-1980s.  Somebody is currently doing a great service by gradually scanning in back issues, with a wealth of information not only about the Thames Valley area but also wider radical movements in that period.

Here, from May 26th 1985, is a report of a mainly anarcho-punk squat gig at Bracknell cinema which featured bands including No Defences, Slave Dance, Pro Patria Mori, Barcelona Bus Company and the Magic Mushroom Band.


intricate interconnectedness said...

Hey that's cool to hear about squatting in Bracknell in the 1980s! Here in Brighton, i've been trawling through the Voice archives [] looking for squatnews. They have the whole run in bound volumes at the Brighton Library, so that made it a lot easier than I thought it would be...

Anonymous said...

Hi I was at the first event with a few friends and remember watching Pro Patria Mori who were great had a great time,i Also remember some one eating rat poison by mistake
My Uncle was the projectionist at the cinema for 20 years