Punk: Rage and Revolution | exhibition and festival

If you love the punk scene or just fancy a trip back to an era full of rage and revolution, then this exhibition is for you. Kicking off May 27th at Leicester's New Walk museum, the opening weekend features nostalgic talks, live music and dance performances, a convoy of mods and a pop up record shop hosted by yours truly.

If you went to the excellent '2019 Mods: Shaping a Generation exhibition' and enjoyed it as mush as we did then this one promises to be even better. Leicester creative stalwarts: Soft Touch Arts, Arch Creative and Shaun Knapp, are presenting Punk: Rage & Revolution. It will run until September 3rd. The main events will be held at Leicester Museum & Art Gallery (New Walk Museum) and Soft Touch Arts but won’t stop there.

Punk: Rage & Revolution tells the story of the 1970's UK Punk scene through original objects clothing information panels and ephemera. While the exhibition will focus on the key year of 1977 - when the Queen’s Silver Jubilee spectacularly clashed with the Punk explosion notoriously led by The Sex Pistols - it will also examine earlier influences and the post-Punk era of New Wave and beyond.

As it happens we have several hundred Punk and New Wave albums and singles for sale so catch us in the foyer for the first weekend only. We'll be giving away a free 45 single with every purchase.

Being a part of this has rekindled our love for punk and our playlists are brimming with all things punk; Sex Pistols, Gen X, UK Subs, New York Dolls, the Ramones, the Damned, the Clash, Sham 69, the Ruts, the Slits, The Rezillos, the list goes on. We'll have all of the latter and more on vinyl for you to peruse at leisure. Hope to see you there. 



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