Rage of the 70s is back in Leicester

By Lola Bailey

The wave of controversy and anti-establishment feeling that marked the arrival of punk in 1970s Britain is being displayed in an exhibition in Leicester.

Punk: Rage & Revolution is telling the story of the punk scene with information panels, ephemera and objects.

The exhibition is at Leicester Museum running from May 27 until Sunday, September 3.

The charity Soft Touch Arts is behind this creation with multiple artists displaying their art showcasing how the struggles of the 70s are similar to ones we have today.

The website says: “Racism, environmental concerns, squatting and mental health issues – discover how some of the issues punks faced in the mid 70s are similar to the issues young people face today in Punk: Rage & Revolution – Extended.

“Learn about being a teenage punk in the 1970s, what’s punk now and how today’s young people look back on punk.”

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