image002-2This Saturday there is a special screening at the legendary 100 Club on Oxford St, London at 6pm for “Anarchy! – McLaren Westwood Gang”.  A music documentary.


In attendance will be the film’s director Phil Strongman who  was at the heart of the punk movement selling T-shirts in the Kings Road and later went on to chronicle the period in the successful book, ‘Pretty Vacant – A History Of UK Punk’.


“Anarchy! The McLaren Westwood Gang” is about so much more than the short lived punk phenomenon and explores the notion of Malcolm McLaren as the great architect of British Punk.    The film includes candid interviews with McLaren conducted in Paris and London, some stunning unseen footage about his childhood, his 1960’s activism, meeting with Vivienne Westwood, the Kings Road shops, and focuses on his key role in the Punk ‘anti-fashion’ and the Sex Pistols and many others.  Three films in one:  it’s a history of European Anarchism; a biog of McLaren and a compelling exposéof the real birth of the Sex Pistols (with contributions from The Clash, 101ers, Bow Wow Wow, Adam Ant, Boy George, Don Letts, Tony Wilson, Tracey Emin, Stuart Christie, Nick Egan, Vivienne Westwood).


This screening is almost 40 years to the day since the original punk 100 Club shows on 20th / 21st September 1976 that defined the whole punk generation. 


We will be having a drink afterwards at The Ship in Wardour St. A pub that became the hang out of many famous musicians.



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