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Always more than a musical genre, punk allowed a generation to express themselves without deference, to invent without fear, and to create without boundaries.

40 years on, and some of the most cutting edge cultural organisations and businesses in London came together in 2016 to celebrate punk in all its ragged glory.

The year long programme of gigs, exhibitions and films looked back at the excitement and energy of the movement’s genesis, and at punk as an on-going catalyst that continued to inspire, refuse categorisation and spark creativity around the world.

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