Thu 23 - Sun 26 Jun 2016
Debbie Harry, Hammersmith 1977 © Derek Ridgers
Soho, 1978 © Derek Ridgers
Sherrie, Wardour Street, 1977 © Derek Ridgers
Rosalee & Deborah at The Tabernacle, Nottinghill Gate, 1981 © Anita Corbin
Shelley and Di, in the Ladies, The White Swan, Crystal Palace, 1980 © Anita Corbin
Unit Tokyo Performance, Japan, May 2015 © The Raincoats
Our Punk Weekender comprises a digital display, a live gig with legendary band The Raincoats, and essential events to celebrate the spontaneity, spirit and diversity of punk culture.
Particularly focused on the ideological, social and political context for the punk insurgence and its presence in Soho, TPG explores the DIY avant-garde spirit that spawned a range of punk subcultures, radically reinventing notions of personal identity and expression.
The Punk Weekender features an exhibition of portraits from Derek Ridgers and Anita Corbin, who captured the creative and vibrant personalities that emerged after dark in London, Janette Beckman, Owen Harvey, Shirley Baker, archival pictures from Photographic Youth Music and Culture Archive's (PYMCA), and the EMI Archive.
Part of Punk.London
Punk.London is a year-long festival of events, gigs, exhibitions, performances and film that celebrates a movement that changed the face of music, culture, art, politics and fashion forever.
You can find out about more upcoming events and how to put on your own DIY events at www.Punk.London