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40 years of subversive culture.

We join PUNK.LONDON to celebrate punk heritage and influence with a year of events, gigs, films, talks and exhibits.

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Thurston Moore’s top 10 punk rock films

For our special issue celebrating the 40th anniversary of punk, the Sonic Youth musician picks a personal canon of punk-cinema classics.
Friday 8 July 2016

Thurston Moore’s top 10 punk rock films

For our special issue celebrating the 40th anniversary of punk, the Sonic Youth musician picks a personal canon of punk-cinema classics.
Friday 8 July 2016

40 years ago, youth culture in London – and in towns and cities around the country – was turned upside down with the arrival of punk.

Three chords, a DIY attitude, ripped jeans and safety pins subsequently became the archetypes for a phenomenon that challenged the status quo and provoked outrage. But punk has always been more than a t-shirt or a piece of loud music: it’s an irrepressible attitude and spirit that continues to be quintessential to London’s identity.

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.

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