Don’t take the power of protest for granted

by Poppy Bullen In the UK you can protest against absolutely anything. From Brexit to Fracking to Donald Trump, tens of thousands use their democratic right to protest all the time.  Recently though, I have heard and seen many people take this freedom for granted here in the UK, complaining that protests are pointless and…

Out and About w/ Poppy – Glasto 2019

by Poppy Bullen 730 days we’ve waited for this weekend to come around again. Even though it felt like we’d been waiting forever, it still came round quickly. Although a lot has changed in the real world and in our real lives since then… I was very happy to be going back into a festival…

The legacy of the rave and why music is political

by Poppy Bullen It’s brilliant to see DJ’s use their platforms to speak up about what is right. Whether it’s about speaking out about raves being a safe space for everyone to the need for having more women on lineups in a male dominated industry. It’s cool to see DJ’s using their platform to speak…

Out and About w/ Poppy – Love International Festival 2018

Barbs and Boat parties to Sunrise Sessions: Love International, the definition of Pure Bliss From boat parties to Barbarellas followed by Sunrise Sessions, it is hard to know where to start when explaining the magic that was Love International Festival in Croatia. The 8 nighter flew past like a colourful adriatic dream of enchanted Gardens….

Out and About w/ Poppy – Patterns, Brighton – 18 May 2018

Patterns, Brighton is a truly wonderful venue for the underground scene outside of London. From the intimate downstairs basement setting to the sea facing smoking terrace just off of an exotic upstairs bar. Use to be called Audio, the club rebranded itself after being taken over by new management a few years ago. In those…