40th Anniversary Of Punk To Be Marked With Year-Long Celebration In London

40th Anniversary Of Punk To Be Marked With Year-Long Celebration In London

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Dig out the eyeliner, sharpen your safety pins and rip up your jeans: punk’s turning 40, and London is planning to celebrate.

Today marks 40 years since the release of the Sex Pistols’ debut single, Anarchy in the UK. To mark the anniversary of the movement, various London institutions are announcing punk programmes for 2016 under the header Punk London.

The year-long Punk London celebrations include gigs, talks, films, exhibitions and museum displays. Punk’s London roots will be explored, as well as its continuing influence, from fashion to film, politics to identity, and of course, music.

As a nod to Punk’s DIY ethics, punk fans are being encouraged to create their own events. Anyone wishing to host an event can register here

Punk London kicks off with the Resolution Festival (4-14 January 2016) at The 100 Club, the same venue that hosted the legendary two-day 100 Club Punk Festival back in September 1976.

Other organisations involved in Punk London include the BFI, British Library, Design Museum, ICA, Museum of London, The Photographers’ Gallery, Rough Trade, and the Roundhouse.

Further details will be announced throughout 2016 at www.punk.london.

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26 November 2015 | 9:00 am – Source: londonist.com


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