Punk in the Provinces
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Thursday 23rd November 2017
6:00 PM

Free - booking required

Standing

Venue:
Norwich Arts Centre


 
 
40 years on from punk rock, come and join in an evening’s conversation between local fans from Norwich in ‘77, journalists and academics discussing the significance and legacy of punk in the provinces. Speakers include:
 
· Richard Balls, author of Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll: The Life of Ian Dury, Be Stiff: The Stiff Records Story
 
· Prof George McKay, UEA, books include Senseless Acts of Beauty: Cultures of Resistance since the Sixties, ed. DiY Culture: Party & Protest in Nineties Britain, Shakin’ All Over: Popular Music & Disability, and lead editor, The Oxford Handbook of Punk Rock (forthcoming)
 
· Dr Helen Reddington, University of East London, punk musician, author of The Lost Women of Rock: Female Musicians of the Punk Era
 
· Prof Matt Worley, University of Reading, co-editor The Aesthetic of our Anger: Anarcho-Punk, Politics and Music, author of new book No Future: Punk, Politics and British Youth Culture 1976-84
 
· Dr Lucy Wright, researcher on DIY cultures project, UEA
 
· Jonty Young, co-curator of Punk in the East exhibition
 
6.15 Welcome to the evening: Prof George McKay and Dr Lucy Wright, UEA
 
6.30-7.15 Prof Matt Worley, University of Reading, discusses his brand new book No Future: Punk, Politics and British Youth Culture 1976-84
 
7.30-8.15 Richard Balls, Norwich-based author of Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll: The Life of Ian Dury, and Be Stiff: The Stiff Records Story and Jonty Young, co-curator of Punk in the East exhibition, Marketing Director The Lanes, Norwich each talk about their work, and about the significance of punk outside its key metropolitan centres
 
8.30-9.15 Dr Helen Reddington, University of East London, punk musician, author of The Lost Women of Rock: Female Musicians of the Punk Era and
 
Dr Gina Arnold, US critic and academic, University of San Francisco, whose books include Route 666: On the Road to Nirvana and Exile from Guyville each talk about their work, from US and UK perspectives, and punk in relation to music, place, identity
 
 
In the Adnams Mission Hall Bar
 
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