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Punk London: celebrate a subculture

Punk turns 40 this year. Come and celebrate with one of these awesome events taking place across the city in 2016

By James Manning

Punk’s not dead. In fact, it’s more alive than ever. What started as a weird subculture in mid-’70s London and New York has echoed in music, fashion, art and design ever since. Punk London is a fortieth-anniversary series celebrating the city’s gobby rock ’n’ roll heritage. It’s organised (yes, they’re aware of the irony) by some major players on the London arts scene, including the British Fashion Council, the BFI and the Museum of London. Here are some highlights.

Punk London events

Punk London: Punks hanging out on the Kings Road, London 1983
Ted Polhemus/PYMCA

1. Punk Fest

The weekend before the Design Museum permanently abandons Shad Thames for South Ken, it’ll be hosting ‘two days of creative disruption featuring workshops, music and spoken word.

Design Museum. June 25 and 26.

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