Punk. London has today announced a new series of events for its year-long programme celebration of 40 years of punk.
New events include a recreation of the infamous SEX shop from King’s Road to King’s Cross, debates and panel discussions on the relevance of punk, exclusive talks at the British Library with Ezra Furman, Viv Albertine and John Lydon, a ‘punk play’ at the Southwark Playhouse and even a Punk Piñata event at the Design Museum’s closing weekend.
Short Sharp Shock at RISEgallery: now until 4 June
Iconic British artist, anarchist, and activist, Jamie Reid returns to his hometown of Croydon for a major new show.
Swagger & Spit at SONOS studio, London: now until 12 June
Sonos Studio London and The Photographers’ Gallery present an exhibition marking 40 years of Punk. Featuring images from Derek Ridger and Janette Beckman.
Being Punk at the Museum of London – Free: June 3 – July 29
Held in Show Space, the museum’s topical display area, this display of clothes, photographs and ephemera will highlight the cultural expression that came to define punk in the every day. Step into the bedroom of a teenage Punk, chart the meeting places crucial in a time before social media and end the night getting changed in a club surrounded by the visual noise of band flyers and graffiti.
From King’s Road to King’s Cross: The Story of Punk Clothing: now until 12 June 2016
Previously unseen Punk fashion from one of the largest private collections of punk clothing goes on show in From King’s Road to King’s Cross: The Story of Punk Clothing, a partnership between King’s Cross and Central Saint Martins.
Paul Smith Celebrates forty years of punk with Derek Ridgers: 10-13 June 2016
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of punk, Paul Smith will host an exhibition of the work of acclaimed British photographer, Derek Ridgers, as part of London Collections Men. The exhibition will take place in the gallery space at the Paul Smith Albemarle Street store and be free of charge. To coincide with the exhibition Paul Smith will be releasing an exclusive run of limited edition t-shirts featuring Ridgers’ seminal photographs. Prints of the artwork and signed copies of Derek Ridgers’ new book Punk London 1977 will also be on sale.
PUNK at the Michael Hoppen Gallery: 18 July to 26 August 2016
The Michael Hoppen Gallery in conjunction with REX SHUTTERSTOCK is delighted to present PUNK, an exhibition of vintage press prints that document the rise of punk culture in 1970s Britain. Many of the prints included are suitably distressed, with an object quality and intensity that encapsulates the movement. The gallery was established twenty-four years ago on the Kings Road in Chelsea, an area that just over a decade earlier formed the epicentre of punk culture.
#TRIBE16 ALTERNATIVE ART FESTIVAL
30 September – 2 October 2016 (At an unexpected venue in Central London)
Exploring the theme of the City Tribe and a new Sense of Urban Belonging, beyond social and political structures, the art festival will combine a wide range of multidisciplinary art practices and approaches to art expression.
Featuring close to 100 international and UK-based artists from the world of contemporary art, music, dance and performance, this is a ‘living exhibition’ encouraging collaboration among artists from different backgrounds.
Punkplay at Southwark Playhouse
7 September – 1 October
Gregory S. Moss’s punkplay is a riot of a play told at breakneck pace with a killer soundtrack. It’s a coming-of-age story about subcultures, friendship and not-fitting-in – all on rollerskates. @punkplayLDN for more info.
October 1 – January 2017
Museum of London, Free
A larger display, ‘Punks’ will showcase the concept of everyday punks through the profiles of a range of individuals, and will feature their personal collections of DIY fashion, posters, ephemera, photography and accessories. Told from the perspective of those who experienced punk first-hand, the exhibition will reveal the stories of ordinary punks of London in the late 1970s; what they wore, where they socialised, and what the movement meant to them. A newly commissioned film will sit within the exhibition, mapping London’s punk locations, both the known and the unknown.