A human love story is the brain-child of…
…Matt Hopwood, who continues his walks meeting people, listening to their personal stories about their lives and loves. Matt tells us:
“On this journey I will be gathering the love stories of local people I meet, seeking hospitality on the path, searching out the human stories of the land & communities I pass through. Connecting and exploring how we as people connect, how we ‘belong’ to a place, what ‘home’ might mean and how can these stories of love allow us to connect, bringing down barriers and drawing people together.
Walk with me as I journey, share your story, offer hospitality on the road, welcome me to your community. I am journeying in search of connection, without money, food or bed, going where the path leads.”
A different take on free cultural spaces!
Lots of emotion; lots of different tales from Matt and the people he has encountered.
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.
Modern nomads in the US of A.
BBC documentary meeting and exploring the dream of nomadism. “Sleeping in the dirt.” “Unplanned journeys on the serendipity of the road.” “Freedom and hardship.” “Girls selling blowjobs.” Enlightening, real and unsettling.
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.
Orgiva in Spain has long been a destination for new Travellers and hippies. Badulina is one community there, started by a Dutch guy, Melchior Hof.
Links to their Facebook page and a video. There are more about Orgiva, especially on Vimeo.
Chris Waite is sadly no longer with us. But this site offers some of his videos and poems about the early free festivals in the UK. Plus his two-parter, Looking for America, filmed with native Americans and others in Dakota.
Famed UK road protestors who travelled with handcarts to site protests and ancient hill forts around the UK. They also included some good musicians. Worth checking out the links to a German video and some of their music from around the world via a Bell Tent!
Their name apparently comes from the Matabele word for ‘gully’ – in their case the gully at Twyford Down protest site.