Louder Than Words Festival, Manchester with John Robb and Phill Savidge
November 9, 2019 @ 2:15 pm - 4:30 pm
The epic highs and crashing lows of the UK’s most creative and hedonistic period.
The nineties were the decade when British culture reclaimed its position at the artistic centre of the world.
Saturday 9 Nov | 2.15pm
Not since the ‘Swinging Sixties’ had art, comedy, fashion, film, football, literature and music interwoven into a blooming of national self-confidence. It was the decade of Lad Culture and Girl Power; of Suede vs. Blur vs Oasis. When fashion runways shone with British talent, Young British Artists became household names, football was ‘coming home’ and British film went worldwide. From Old Labour’s defeat in 1992 through to New Labour’s historic landslide in 1997.
Daniel Rachel. Phill Savidge and John Robb will chronicle the Cool Britannia age when the country united through a resurgence of patriotism and a celebration of all things British. From Britpop, to spin, to the first stirrings of celebrity culture. A decade that started with hope then ended with the death of the ‘people’s princess’ and 9/11.