Punk in the Picton

Raw, rowdy, rumbustious, and often controversial and exhilarating, punk rock burst upon the music scene of the late 1970s, inspiring and offending in equal measure.

A major exhibition on punk from 1976-78 is free to visit at Liverpool Central Library from Saturday 3rd November 2018 to Sunday 13th January 2019.

It celebrates the enduring influence of punk as a radical musical, artistic and political movement.

You can see archives and artefacts ranging from the leather jacket of Rat Scabies, drummer of The Damned, to fanzines, photos, and handwritten lyrics and set lists by the Sex Pistols. There is a special feature on the famous Liverpool club Eric’s, which was THE place to go in Liverpool to see the early punk bands perform.

You can also hear interviews and listen to the top 100 punk singles. Please note that there is some adult content.

The original Audubon 'Birds of America' will not be on display in the Oak Room during this period. Digital images are accessible on the touchscreen unit in the room. You can view one of the original volumes in the Archive Searchroom on weekdays from 11.30 am to 12 midday. Please register your interest on the day with the Enquire staff on the 1st Floor.