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Cult to Culture is an independent collective working to document, share and celebrate our subculture through moving image, photography, text and artistic collaboration.

We launched Cult to Culture in 2018 with a three month exhibition at the Lomography Gallery in London’s Soho.

Our first exhibition was curated by promoter Richard Raindance, graphic artist Ciaran O’Shea and Lomography’s Holly Buckle. The three month residency featured unseen photographs taken from the archive of the late David “Skippy” Kingsley a face on the early rave scene and friend of Raindance since 1989. Also on display were original flyers and artwork from the early days of rave plus moving image and a pop-up record shop.

As part of our closing celebration we created ‘Issue 1’ the first Cult to Culture publication; a documentation of the UK rave scene 1988 - 2018. The book was launched with 88 hand stamped, numbered and signed copies.

Since then we have completed ‘Issue 2’ - a collaboration with renowned rave scene artist Pez - and are currently working on ‘Issue 3’ exploring the foundation years of jungle music.

As the project grows we aim to build our Cult to Culture people’s archive, one that truly reflects an authentic expression of what dance music culture is and where it has come from. Our images, collaborations and essays will form a real reflection of people's lives, celebrating self expression, energy and passion from within the scene and beyond.

We hope to tell real truths, uncover new narratives and stories often overlooked in a time of digital regurgitation. We believe that the truth comes from those that were on the ground.

We hope you can join us.

Raindance, 1990

© Cult to Culture 2020 and Cult to Culture Press