The Secret History of Youth Culture

The Secret History of Youth Culture

Turner prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller uses clips from the BBC’s archive of youth programming to inspire a panel discussion looking at the changing face of British youth culture.

Mods, rockers, skinheads, punks, goths, ravers; the story of modern Britain is the story of its youth cultures, the tribes and movements that have given a voice and identity to generations of teens.  From demonisation to fascination, this talk explores how youth movements have been represented over the decades, and what those shifting attitudes say about Britain itself.

Joining Jeremy Deller are Radio 1 presenter Gemma Cairney;  cultural commentator Ekow Eshun; and Richard Benson, best-selling writer and former editor of seminal style magazine, The Face. Chaired by Observer columnist Miranda Sawyer. You can watch it here:

Taking place on Wednesday 2nd December 2015, this is the 13th event in the ongoing series, 37 Things You Need To Know About Modern Britain, which is a partnership between BUG and The House of St Barnabas asking provocative, open-ended questions about popular culture and what is says about life as we live it today.


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