Punk is 40 years old and Brighton Museum is celebrating

A new display at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery opens on November 22nd with the aim of exploring the birth of UK punk through 40 photographs by Kevin Cummins (NME)  and Ian Dickson (Sounds).

Exhibiting together for the first time, these rock photographers created extraordinary images of new wave bands including The Sex Pistols, The Damned, The Clash, Buzzcocks and Siouxsie & the Banshees, as well as punk poet John Cooper Clarke.

The images will be displayed alongside punk memorabilia such as the distinctive stage outfit worn by Brighton resident Captain Sensible of The Damned, along with a Gibson guitar played at the band’s gigs.


The exhibition is free with the usual admission price, but there’s also a a special preview evening on November 21st where you can hear Kevin and Ian  talk to music journalist Simon Price about the 40th birthday of UK punk. You need to buy tickets in advance £8 (members £7),  by telephoning the Events Booking line on 03000 290902 (Mon-Fri). You can also email visitor.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk if you have any queries.

Special Offer
Tickets to the exhibition and Brighton Museum are half-price November 24th and 25th to anyone who has tickets for The Damned’s 40th Anniversary concert at Brighton Dome. All you have to do is show your concert ticket at Brighton Museum’s front desk.

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