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Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Central Saint Martins Celebrates 40th Anniversary Of Punk With Attitude

The 40th anniversary of the first ever Sex Pistols concert at the old Central Saint Martins on Charing Cross road is celebrated with a series of events this Friday.

CSM is hosting an evening of talks, films, music and art. Working in collaboration with Paul Gorman, Be Reasonable Demand the Impossible will celebrate punk culture and its abiding influence on fashion, music, writing film and art & design. Influential speakers including Glen Matlock, bass guitarist in the Sex Pistols, Keith Levene guitarist from PiL and The Clash and Sebastian Conran, Designer, will focus on the ongoing influence of punk visionary and Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren. This event will kick off a year-long series of events at CSM focusing on punk, art schools and DIY culture.

Open to all UAL students and staff, plus invited guests. View the full line up below - please note that entry into the talks is based on a first come first served basis.

Artlyst blogger Keith Levene who was an original member of The Clash and later PiL (Public Image Ltd.) will be giving a talk on punk, art schools and DIY 5.30 – 6.30pm | E003 | Clinton Heylin – in conversation on Punk and 1976 the year Zero (prolific music historian, wrote Babylon's Burning: From Punk to Grunge) Keith is still actively creating art and music. Keith is also hosting an event at the Palace Hotel in Manchester titled Keith Levene’s London 1976 on Saturday 14 November. It will celebrate Art, Music, Design, & culture of this quintessentially British period of creativity.


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