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
'you get a sense of just how exciting and inspiring punk was before heroin and disillusionment killed it off' – 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