16 March 2016

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Son of Punk To Burn Multi-Million Pound Collection Of Sex Pistols Memorabilia

Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood’s son, Joe Corré, has issued a press release stating his plans to burn his £5 million punk memorabilia collection in Camden on 26 November, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of punk. The designer said; “When the Queen gives a fucking nod to punk’s 40th Anniversary Year, you know something has gone seriously wrong”. The […]

15 December 2015

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Punk Culture Celebrates 40 Years With £100k Heritage Lottery Fund Grant

A new exhibition at the British Library will explore punk’s early days in the capital and reveal its remarkable influence spread across music, fashion, print and graphic styles nationwide and internationally. Showcasing a range of fanzines, flyers, recordings and record sleeves from the British Library’s collections alongside rare material from the Jon Savage Archive at […]

4 May 2015

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Chalkie Davies Retrospective Exhibition Presented At The National Museum Cardiff

The first retrospective exhibition of the Welsh (born 1955) photographer Chalkie Davies is about to launch at the National Museum of Cardiff  9 May – 6 September 2015. ‘Chalkie Davies – The NME Years’ explores his photographs of musicians taken from the 1970s and 1980s. The exhibition looks mainly at the much revered Rock and Punk era, celebrating 40 years since his career at the NME […]

10 January 2015

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Post Punk: Clash’s Paul Simonon Exhibits New Paintings At The ICA

Paul Simonon the former bassist of London’s most important Punk band is presenting an exhibition of his paintings at the ICA. ‘Wot no Bike’ is a series of new works by this seminal musician, artist and biker. The oils on canvas, depicts his own personal effects that include biker paraphernalia such as jackets, boots, helmets, […]

4 April 2014

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Danceteria Nightclub Video Lounge Recreated In NYU Installation Exhibition

Thirty-Four Years after the pioneering creation of the Video Lounge, which merged art and video art with the punk club scene in New York, Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong have  launched GoNightclubbing, an installation at NYU, which pays tribute to the infamous Danceteria’s Video Lounge, created in 1980. Not only was this a first for […]

18 February 2014

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Pussy Riot Tweet Selfie: Members Arrested In Sochi Accused Of Robbery

Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, two members of the Punk/Art protest group Pussy Riot were arrested in Sochi where the Winter Olympics are taking place. They recently spent two years in prison charged with hooliganism and were only released just before Christmas. The women were arrested in 2012 for singing a Punk protest song in a […]

29 June 2013

PUNK: Metropolitan Museum Misses The Point By Locking The Safety Pin

Warning: This is not the Alexander McQueen show. I don’t think I have ever attended an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that struck me as hardly realised and shallowly researched as this one is. I suppose even the Met has its moments of disappointment amongst all their outstanding shows. I want to start […]

27 December 2012

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Tommy Roberts Swinging Sixties Style Guru Dies Age 70

Tommy Roberts, who died last week, left an enormous five decade mark on UK culture, as an integral part of Swinging London in the 1960s, the glam movement of Seventies, the Hi Tech style of the 1980s and mid-century modern revival of the 90s and Naughties. He was a larger than life character both in […]