Nightlife isn’t dead; it’s evolving. Over the last few years, headlines have painted a gloomy picture for UK nightlife. Pubs are closing, over half of nightclubs have closed since 2005, alcohol consumption continues to decline while the number of Netflix subscriptions continues to skyrocket.
But isn’t nightlife about more than boozing and clubs?
The short 20 minute film, created by Eventbrite, identifies the movements that are the new driving forces behind the night-time economy and shines a light on how it's evolving. It looks at the challenges faced, and how the future generation of disruptors are ushering in a new era for nightlife.
Themes covered include: shifting attitudes towards wellness; the impact of austerity; innovative use of spaces; the daytime event boom; politics and activism; the diversification of nightlife beyond nightclubs.
Featuring leading figures spanning music, food, comedy:
John Burgess (The Mighty Hoopla / Field Day)
Jonathan Downey (Street Feast / London Union)
Kate Hutchinson (The Guardian)
Mary Anne Hobbs (DJ, BBC 6 Music)
Nikki Gordon (Ministry of Sound)
Partisan Collective (Arts collective, Manchester)
Production: Clockwise Media
Executive Producer: Kitty Lester