THE SECRET HISTORY OF 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.
Turner prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller, who has been researching the BBC’s archive of youth programming, leads a panel discussion looking at the changing face of British youth culture. From demonisation to fascination, this talk will explore 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.
The Secret History of Youth Culture took place on Tuesday 2nd December in our beautiful Chapel of St Barnabas.