This year London celebrates the 40th anniversary of punk's explosion out from the streets of the city and across the world. The Roundhouse hosts a weekender from the 8th to the 10th of July to celebrate the subculture with a series of shows, film showings and discussions. We asked Jane Beese, The Roundhouse's Head of Music since 2015, to talk us through a weekend of well-deserved rebellion.
Almost as soon as punters started arriving at Field Day, monsoon-like rainfall ensued, turning Victoria Park into a mud pit. More prepared attendees donned their waterproofs with a wry smile; the majority tried to grin as their New Balances and floral flares became completely saturated. All stoically went on in, compelled by the excellent line-up.
Writer, journalist and broadcaster Ekow Eshun was the youngest editor of a British men's magazine at Arena and served as Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art until 2010. He regularly appears as a cultural critic on TV and radio and has also written a book about his Ghanaian-British identity, Black Gold of the Sun.
Q&A: FILM DIRECTORS MATT HOPKINS AND BEN LANKESTER CHAT ABOUT THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THEIR FILM 'A DIVORCE BEFORE MARRIAGE'
Run Riot last caught up with Film Directors Matt Hopkins and Ben Lankester back in 2014, when they were about to embark on a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for their feature film A Divorce Before Marriage, a documentary following the band I Like Trains.