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Punk memorabilia wanted for a ‘show and tell’ this weekend

James Manning

Oi! Yeah, you. Were you around during the first wave of punk? Have you still got a studded jacket, a pair of Sex bondage trousers or a stash of old gig flyers knocking about at the back of a wardrobe? Then pogo along to the Museum of London this weekend. As part of this year’s Punk London anniversary celebrations, they’re running a ‘show and tell’ session on Saturday March 12 – and they want your old clobber.

The museum’s curators and student collaborators from Central St Martins are after clothing and accessories from the late ’70s (especially DIY and customised fashion), photos from the scene and memorabilia such as fanzines, posters, badges and patches. (If you’re not sure whether your collection fits the bill, email

Bring your punk-era treasures to the museum’s Terrace Rooms between 11am and 4pm on Saturday, and your old Doc Martens might even end up as part of the Museum of London collection. There’ll also be a Time Out photographer on site to snap some photos and hear the stories behind each item. So if you ever headbutted Johnny Rotten and you’ve got the photos to prove it, now’s your chance to tell the world.

Read more about this year’s Punk London celebrations.

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