UK’s Largest Punk & New Wave Exhibition Tour To Visit Peterborough …

Peterborough’s MINI showroom is getting ready to rock a new look as the UK’s Largest Punk & New Wave Exhibition takes over and turns it into an art gallery early next month.

An extensive UK tour of fine-art photographs is heading our way as The Fine Art Of Punk & New Wave exhibition hits the road with the largest tour of its kind.

The Peterborough Sycamore MINI showroom on Papyrus Road will be transformed into a stunning art gallery for one night only on Friday March 2.

It’s being brought to us by music exhibition specialists Off Beat Lounge and features the work of New Musical Express (NME) photographers Chalkie Davies & Denis O’Regan creating a definitive visual record of the period.


1977 saw the full punk explosion, with debut albums from The Damned, The Clash, The Sex Pistols, The Jam & Elvis Costello to name but a few. Blondie, The Ramones and Iggy Pop arrived from America and the 1970s ended with a bang!

Chalkie Davies joined the NME as Staff Photographer in 1975 and worked there until 1979, where he shot numerous covers and features, he gave up touring in 1980 and moved permanently into the studio, specializing in black and white portraiture. He shot dozens of record covers for many artists including The Specials, The Pretenders, The Who, Pete Townshend, Elvis Costello, David Bowie, David Gilmour and Robert Plant.


Denis O’Regan has also had a hugely eventful career with many a tale to tell

from picnicking with David Bowie in Australia to partyting with Prince at Paisley Park in Minnesota and with Queen in a German brothel… and he was the official photographer at Live Aid!

This one-night-only event, with either Denis O’Regan or Chalkie Davies in attendance for VIP ticket-holder-only Q&A sessions, will take you back to arguably the most rebellious period ever seen in the music business.

It runs from 7.30pm to 9pm for standard admission tickets, with VIP ticket holders gaining access from 6.30pm for a Question and Answer session and private viewing.

Tickets available at: www.offbeatlounge.co.uk/artofpunk

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