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Hardcore Leeds

Original post here – IT WAS a long, sultry summer evening in Leeds, the kind of perfect night that just seems to go on forever until you blink and suddenly it’s midday. Nicki’s mum was having a party in the back garden of her house on Spencer Place. All manner of mad-heads, oddballs, students, […]

Love Decade

Original post here [This piece originally appeared in The Big Issue in the North in July 2000] IT WASN’T so unusual that someone threw a party in Gildersome, just south of Leeds, 10 years ago. What was unusual was the fact that 836 people were arrested for attending it. The party wasn’t for anyone’s […]

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