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 any materials available – keeping in mind that the more provocative the clothing, the most favoured.
Listen to the experiences of young individuals at the forefront of the London Punk scene.
From the handmade mixtape sleeves and DIY fanzines, to the radical clothes sold on the King’s Road, this exhibition displays the personal objects such as embellished biker jackets diaries, gig posters and a definite punk staple accessory – pin badges. Through these items, stories will become unfolded of ordinary punks in the 1970s.
As part of the exhibition, a film was commissioned, with those featured speaking about previous punk hang outs across London, which clarifies and brings together the exhibition as one.
Until 15 January 2017
open daily 10am – 6pm (galleries close at 5:40pm; closed 24, 25 + 26 Dec 2016)