“Nightlife isn’t dead; it’s evolving.”
That’s the message that comes out of A New Dawn, a new documentary dissecting the state of the UK’s nighttime scene, courtesy of Eventbrite. Rather than adhere to narratives of doom and gloom (after all, we all know that clubs are shutting down), the film instead chooses to focus on the alternative driving forces behind British the scene and how they’re transforming conception of what nightlife truly embodies.
The doc examines shifting attitudes towards wellness; the impact of austerity; innovative use of spaces; the daytime event boom; politics and activism; as well as the diversification beyond nightclubs and what this means for the future of UK nightlife.
Watch the film below – and make up your own mind.
Words by HQ