ADM is the largest free space in Amsterdam. It is an arts squat which is iconic and important as a cultural beacon. They hold open days and festivals and invite support for ADM and the freedom to develop free cultural spaces worldwide and in the Netherlands.
It continues to fight for its very existence as big business and government fight to take over their Freeport space.
German/World Festivals like Fusion, astounding street art, street people and amazing spaces. Worlds less visited and known.
A useful hub site you can you use to discover and learn more about Berlin’s remarkably creative underbelly…it’s a business offering tours of the city…but a positive and dynamic one.
Multi-media shows featuring re-imagined military and industrial machinery. Think ‘War of the Worlds’.
Their site describes the festival and event performances as (IN CAPITALS !): “ARCADIA FUSE SCULPTURE, ARCHITECTURE, THEATRE, CIRCUS, ROBOTICS, ENGINEERING, LIGHTNING, MUSIC, AERIAL PERFORMANCE AND CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY INTO A PRIMAL UNITY.”
French-originated, nomadic, anarchist alternative circus at its weird and wonderful best. An archive site for the group featuring links to some of the stunts and shows from the late 1980s and 1990s.
If you saw the show live, the memories of high-wire motor-cycles, juggling chainsaws, loud, loud music and explosions will live with you forever.
Links to the main archive and Gavin Evans’ visceral photos.
Australian performer/artist/eco-activist. On the frontline of artistic eco-protest since the late 1960s. Founded the Nimbin Aquarius Foundation linking the Rainbow Region of Australia with Woodstock in the USA.
Links to his own website and a great video of him talking about his art – and masks from the ‘Dark Side’.
Chris CJ Stone is one of the UK’s most eclectic and colourful writers about the ‘underbelly’ of UK society, from paganism to the most neglected housing estates, and lots on festivals, Travellers and counter culture including the alternative King Arthur! Well worth visiting his blogs and more.