Heathcote Williams, the poet, playwright, journalist, artist, actor and activist, who died in July aged 75, last wrote for Resurgence & Ecologist in 2015. But in a broader sense, his influence was felt across the fields of arts and activism in Britain from the 1960s onwards.

His career spanned many disciplines: even as he was writing for the stage, he became a journalist in the underground press, campaigning for sexual liberation and becoming Ambassador to the UK in the late 1970s for the ‘Republic of Frestonia’ – the title adopted by campaigners trying to save a small ...


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