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 takes place on Wednesday 2nd December in the beautiful chapel at The House of St Barnabas. Guests are invited to stay afterwards at the not-for-profit private members’ club to socialise in the bar and continue the discussion.
This will be 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, forged from a mutual desire to affect positive social change by asking provocative, open-ended questions about life as we live it today.
Talks take place in the beautiful chapel at The House of St Barnabas, a charity that helps those affected by homelessness back into lasting employment. Participants are given work placements throughout the club, enabling them to gain valuable work experience and City & Guilds awards in Hospitality and Employability.
Bug is a group of writers and thinkers, who investigate popular culture through writing, talks and reports. www.buglondon.co.uk
Our business operating model is a not-for-proﬁt and all surpluses generated by the Charity’s trading enterprise The House of St Barnabas Events Ltd Company No: 06845128 are donated directly to The House of St Barnabas charity reg no 207242. More information about our work can be found www.hosb.org.uk/our-work/.
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The House of St Barnabas is a charity pledging to break the cycle of homelessness and social exclusion in London. They run a social enterprise, a not-for-profit members’ club, to help the people they support back into lasting paid work. Their Employment Academy offers accredited qualifications, on-site work experience, real job opportunities and mentoring. The House of St Barnabas are seeking to redefine the notion of a members’ club, to challenge stereotypes around the idea of exclusivity and to create a different kind of membership. The club is a creative, socially conscious and vibrant space.
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