Exhibition: The Music That Saved a Decade

This exhibition runs from Sat, 14th Jul 2018 to Wed, 3rd Oct 2018. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

25th Sep 2018  
(9:30am - 7:30pm)
26th Sep 2018  
(9:30am - 5:30pm)
27th Sep 2018  
(9:30am - 7:30pm)
28th Sep 2018  
(9:30am - 2pm)
29th Sep 2018  
(9:30am - 4pm)
1st Oct 2018  
(9:30am - 5:30pm)
2nd Oct 2018  
(9:30am - 7:30pm)

Cost: Free of Charge

Punk and Oi!, hip hop, grindcore, crust and hardcore-house

While there have been various books and shows on specific aspects of the 1980's underground, this exhibition is perhaps the first attempt at a cross-decade overview.

It steps back from single genres or individual venues to survey the bigger picture and what really went on. Dismissed as a grey decade where money replaced self-expression, once the surface of the 1980s is scratched, its underground is revealed to be fascinating – a subversive and genuinely fertile period of youth culture.

This exploration is based around the idea of four representative years: 1982, 1984, 1987 and 1989.

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Barbican Centre,

Silk Street, London,

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