Punk 1976-78

Open until Sun 2 Oct 2016FREE
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

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The British Library’s punk exhibition celebrates the 40th anniversary of this unique and exciting musical phenomenon

Starting with the impact of the Sex Pistols in 1976, the exhibition explores punk’s early days in the capital and reveals how its remarkable influence spread across music, fashion, print and graphic styles nationwide. Showcasing a range of fanzines, flyers, recordings and record sleeves from the British Library’s collections alongside rare material from the archives held at Liverpool John Moores University, including items from England's Dreaming: The Jon Savage Archive, it celebrates the enduring influence of punk as a radical musical, artistic and political movement.

The exhibition contains adult content.

Punk 1976-78 is part of Punk London, a year of events, gigs, films, talks and exhibits celebrating 40 years of punk heritage and influence in London

Press reviews

'you get a sense of just how exciting and inspiring punk was before heroin and disillusionment killed it off' Four star review Time Out 

'Punk is not dead – it’s living at the British Library' – Metro’s The HOT List

'delve into incredible punk archive' – i.D

'you will not want to miss the British Library’s latest exhibition' – lovelondonculture.com

'visually arresting' – City AM


Image: 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

 

Details

Name: Punk 1976-78
Where: Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
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When: -
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Price:Free
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
boxoffice@bl.uk

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