MUSEUM OF LONDON – PUNK EXHIBITION

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Image from Museum Of London Punk exhibition - Underground England blog

The Punk scene of 1976 landed in London and in the process challenged changed the ideals of music, fashion and way of life. The music was eccentric, brash and unlike anything previously heard before. Rapidly, those marginalised were given a voice, self-expression was celebrated and a myriad of creative individuals united. Clothing was customised using… Read more »

DON LETTS

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DON LETTS - Underground England Blog Post

BFI Future Film is celebrating 40 years of Punk with a ‘Punk Season’, a month of filmmaking activities, screening recommendations, discussions, and events. Introduced by THE Don Letts, DJ, musician and filmmaker, this month is due to be busy one for the lovers of film and subculture . Don Letts is sort of a big… Read more »

JUDY BLAME: NEVER ALONE

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JUDY BLAME: NEVER ALONE - UNDERGROUND ENGLAND BLOG POST

ICA is hosting the first major solo exhibition by Judy Blame, accessories designer, art director and fashion stylist. Hailing from Devon, Blame ran away from home at 17 headed straight for London but it didn’t work out as expected and he turned North to Manchester. Keeping company with the likes of Peter Saville and Howard… Read more »

AFRO PUNK

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AFRO PUNK UNDERGROUND ENGLAND BLOG POST

Taking its name from the James Spooner 2003 documentary film of the same name, Afropunk festival first launched in 2005 in Brooklyn. Spooner famously said that “I would Google ‘black punk’ and there was nothing. Zero,” With a goal of providing black people with the opportunity to create a community amongst the predominately white subculture… Read more »

FIRST GENERATION RIOT GRRRL

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FIRST GENERATION RIOT GRRRL - UNDERGROUND ENGLAND BLOG POSTS

Riot Grrrl emerged in the 1990’s as an international underground feminist movement with women creating bands to challenge the dominance of men in the alternative music scene and blow away the stereotypes built up around the punk movement confronting sexism head on. The term itself seems to have been first used by Jen Smith from… Read more »

EAST LONDON FILM FESTIVAL

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EAST LONDON FILM FESTIVAL- UNDERGROUND ENGLAND BLOG POST

Founded in 2000, the East End Film Festival has grown to be one of the largest film festivals in the UK. The annual multi-platform festival is held in London and presents a rich and diverse programme of international premieres, industry masterclasses, free pop-up screenings and immersive live events. With a mission to discover, support, and… Read more »

PUNK WEEKENDER 23 – 26 JUNE 2016

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PUNK WEEKENDER 23 – 26 JUNE 2016 UNDERGROUND ENGLAND BLOG

The Photographers’ Gallery presents Punk Weekender, a weekend of special events marking forty years of punk heritage and influence in the capital. Staged as part of the Punk London initiative, these include a spotlight Print Sales exhibition, a digital presentation plus an exclusive live gig by The Raincoats. The Punk Weekender is also accompanied by… Read more »

PATTI SMITH

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PATTI SMITH UNDERGROUND ENGLAND BLOG

Marking 20 years since the release of the album “Gone Again “we are taken a look at Patti Smith. Patricia Lee “Patti” Smith, born in Chicago in 1946, a singer-songwriter, poet, visual artist and legend. Known for mixing spoken word poetry with punk rock music to create a sound that is specifically her own, Patti… Read more »