From the 13th May to the 2nd October, The British Library are holding a free exhibition, Punk 1976-78, that reveals the extraordinary impact punk had on music, fashion and design across the UK between 1976 and 1978.
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of punk, the exhibition will explore its roots in the French Situationist movement and New York City art-rock scene through to the rise and fall of the Sex Pistols. It will also consider how the culturally and socially explosive phenomenon of punk rapidly transformed Britain’s musical landscape, playing a pivotal role in the rise of the independent music scene and challenging the conventional image of women in rock bands. Fill out the form below to win tickets to selected events and discussions.
Flyer from the Roxy Club Covent Garden London 1977, artwork by Barry Jones. From England’s Dreaming: The Jon Savage Archive held at Liverpool John Moores University
Dr. Martens are proud to sponsor The British Library’s Punk 1976-78, and are giving you the chance to win tickets to selected screenings. Take a look at events that you could attend:
27th May – Me, Punk and the World: Bernard Rhodes in conversation
Bernard Rhodes was at the forefront of developing the punk scene in the UK and after working with Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood, went on to manage the Clash to global success. A true original who has been there, seen it and done it all.
28th May – Signifying Nothing? The creative revolution of Punk
A packed day of conversations on the music, fashion, writing, design, photography that were all part of punk. Participants include musicians Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Jah Wobble (Public Image Ltd), Pauline Murray (Penetration) and Gaye Black (The Adverts), ‘style icon’ Jordan, designers Pam Hogg and Alex Michon, photographers PTMADDEN, Ray Stevenson and Sheila Rock, and writers John Robb, ‘Berlin’ Bertie Marshall and Ted Polhemus. With Colin Fallows, Liverpool John Moores University.
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Please note that this competition is open to UK residents only, and closes on the 25th May. Winners will be contacted directly. The competition for the films mentioned above is now closed.
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