PUNK Exhibition Wins Award

Published: 11 September 2023

Leicester Museums & Galleries are pleased to announce that PUNK: Rage & Revolution has been selected as Heritage Project of the Year for England in the National Lottery Awards.

Punk: Rage & Revolution tells the story of Britain’s iconic 1970s Punk scene. With input from more than 50 people who were part of the local and national movement in the late 1970s, participants shared memories of social, political and cultural life during that incredible point in history, with some also lending fascinating memorabilia to the project for exhibitions at Leicester Museum & Art Gallery and Soft Touch Arts.

Co-curated and co-designed by young people from Soft Touch Arts, the exhibition, which opened in June and runs until September, started 18 months ago with the ambitious team at Soft Touch Arts, in partnership with Arch Creative and independent curator Shaun Knapp, aiming to create a truly intergenerational heritage learning and engagement project that will also bring economic benefit to Leicester.

Your vote can help

Now the project goes to the public vote to win overall National Lottery Project of the Year and we can use your help to secure this even bigger achievement!

Voting starts today, Monday 11th September 2023 and runs for 1 month - vote now!