England’s Erotic Dream
Featuring photographs from LJMU’s Special Collections and Archives including England’s Dreaming: the Jon Savage Archive, this exhibition focuses a queer gaze on London’s early punk scene. A transgressive and defiant attitude to gender and sexuality is flaunted and celebrated in these images of Siouxsie Sioux, Billy Idol, the Bromley Contingent, The Clash and many more.
Germ Free Adolescents
Combining rare and original artefacts donated to LJMU Special Collections and Archives by former X-Ray Spex manager Falcon Stuart this exhibition documents the life and music of the iconic Poly Styrene (Marion Elliot Said). A revolutionary musical and cultural figure and an inspiration to a generation of young women who would fight dominant definitions of femininity .