YOUTH SUBCULTURES: AN ALTERNATIVE HISTORY

Produced for the University of Reading by MotionBlurr Studios
Production Dates: March – October 2015
Link to Project

Youth Subcultures is part of the Punk in the East movement, a digital collection of original punk photographs, gig ticket, posters, clothing and ephemera from Norwich, Norfolk and across East Anglia. As content continues to come in it is fast becoming the largest digital UK punk archive to be found anywhere on the internet.

The project first came about when Matt Worley, a Norwich boy turned Professor of Modern History at the University of Reading, interviewed former 70s punk and Norwich Lanes marketing manager Jonty Young. Within a matter of months Matt was compiling a fanzine full of local memories and photographs while Jonty in collaboration with Jenny Caynes, Curator of Community History at the Museum of Norwich, set about the task of finding and digitalising all the content.

On behalf of the University, Matt commissioned this film to focus on the punk subculture drawing on the experience of punk artist and vocalist Steve Ignorant.