3 Carnaby Street

As part of The Subculture Archives we are running a programme of events, talks and screenings surrounding youth and subculture. 

All events are free entry.

Gavin Watson Photographer Talk
Thursday 29th June, 

Renowned Skinhead photographer Gavin Watson discusses his work and his journey through Skins, Punks and Ravers to modern day.

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Laura Griffiths Guest Exhibition Launch
Thursday 6th July, 6-10pm

Artist Laura Griffiths launches her guest exhibition in the basement gallery. Laura is exhibiting cutout sculptural forms exploring counterculture within society, works from her latest Arts Council Funded project 'Truth Lies Within'.

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Punk and the Pistols Screening
Thursday 13th July, 7-9pm

In conjunction with the Museum of Soho, The Subculture Archives presents a screening of the iconic documentary 'Punk and the Pistols', followed by a Q&A with director Paul Tickell. The 1995 BBC documentary on Punk and the Sex Pistols is based on Jon Savage's England's Dreaming, featuring interviews with Glen Matlock, Malcolm McLaren, Jordan, Vivienne Westwood and Siouxsie Sioux.

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Exist To Resist Book Signing
Friday 14th July, 7-9pm

Join us for a book launch and signing for Exist To Resist by Matthew Smith. Exist To Resist is a social history photobook born out of a love for UK's rave, activism, sound system and festival culture from 1989-1997. Expect drinks, music and a talk by Matthew himself.

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Peter Walsh Photographer Talk
Thursday 20th July, 6-9pm

Mancunian rave photographer Peter Walsh discusses his work documenting the 1980s Manchester rave scene (Hacienda, Madchester) and how this nostalgic movement speaks to young people today more than ever.

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Owen Harvey Guest Exhibition Launch
Thursday 27th July, 6-10pm

Photographer Owen Harvey launches his guest exhibition in the basement gallery. Owen's work harks back to the very foundations of Mod culture in the UK. Once described as 'Clean living under difficult circumstances', Owen delves deeper into the progressive nature of the Mod movement and captures what it means to be a member of this iconic subculture today. 

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