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1 October 2016
Punk.London, the year-long festival commemorating forty years of the enduring influence of punk across London is going out with a bang in a high-profile debate taking place at the Museum Of London.
Does punk have a future or was Sex Pistols’ prophecy correct?
An uncensored live debate, bringing together opposing ideas and arguments about punk, its journey over forty years and what it means for the future, will take place at the Museum Of London on 18th November. Chaired by writer, educator, broadcaster and musician Vivien Goldman, the panellists will include model, actress and iconic punk Jordan, former Buzzcocks’ manager, Richard Boon, The Guardian’s Kate Hutchinson and musician and writer/performer, Jen Calleja. Also present will be Joe Corré - the son of the late Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood - who plans to burn his entire collection of punk memorabilia. In true punk spirit, there will be two open mics during the debate so that the audience can interrupt and participate throughout.
The evening will also feature a one-off performance by York’s “one and only revolving dancefloor”, Mark Wynn (https://markwynn.bandcamp.com/).
Debate attendees will also have the chance to view the museum’s latest exhibition, Punks.
Punks – Museum of London – now until 15 January 2017
From handmade mixtape sleeves and DIY fanzines, to the radical clothes sold on the King’s Road, the Museum of London’s new exhibition, Punks, will tell the stories of ordinary punks of the late 1970s. In 1976 punk crashed into London and changed music, fashion and attitudes forever. In a move away from the big names of punk, the Museum of London invited people to share their punk tales and lend or donate their memorabilia to be part of this exhibition.
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Punk.London, supported by the Mayor of London and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is a year-long festival of events, gigs, exhibitions, performances and film that celebrates 40 years of punk in the Capital - a movement that changed the face of music, culture, art, politics and fashion forever.
The Museum of London tells the ever-changing story of this great world city and its people, from 450,000 BC to the present day. Our galleries, exhibitions, displays and activities seek to inspire a passion for London and provide a sense of the vibrancy that makes the city such a unique place.
The museum is open daily 10am – 6pm and is FREE to all, and you can explore the Museum of London with collections online – home to 90,000 objects with more being added. www.museumoflondon.org.uk.