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Punk and the Fanzine

Looking back on the 1970s, the decade may appear to have been dominated by pop music and rock ‘n’ roll. This was an age of super-groups with their own jets; …

Welcome to Week 2

Welcome to Week 2 where you’ll be looking at the impact punk had on gender, class, race, sexuality and protest. You’ll consider whether the legacy of punk in these areas …

The working-class origins of punk

In an early interview with the Sex Pistols, Caroline Coon said that it was only ‘natural that if a group of deprived London street kids got together and formed a …

Understanding copyright and protecting your work

Copyright protects your work and stops others from using it without your permission. Although the creators of punk fanzines rarely bothered with copyright, now that the internet has made original …

What is punk?

Anarchy in the UK The spread of punk across the UK was rapid and long-lasting but for much of 1976, the focus was on London, the Sex Pistols, The Clash …

Women and punk: Jordan

Jordan explains the choices she made that gave rise to her unique look, and reveals the reactions it provoked. Are you surprised by how inclusive the punk movement was? Jordan …

What is punk?

‘Punk’ is one of the most contested terms in cultural history. Over time, it has come to mean many things. (graphic to be inserted) What does punk mean? Punk might …