Reclaiming A History of Pendle Punk – We’re Going To Need A Louder Record Player!

Writer/composer/musician/fell runner Boff Whalley is one third of the creative powerhouse behind sick of being normal. Back in the punk moment, he was a stalwart of chimp eats banana. Boff considers how that unruly creative flowering has stayed with so many contributors through their later lives, and how punk in Pennine Lancashire has contributed to a longer story of nonconformism, independence and dissent.

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Pendle Radicals is a four year journey of discovery. Our volunteer research team are exploring the stories of dozens of extraordinary history makers. We are retelling their stories through all kinds of new creative work, commissioning films, audio, performances, readings, exhibitions, walks, publications, a podcast and more.

Find the latest news of Radicals activities below, or follow the links to other channels to the right. Read latest stories on the project blog, the Rebel Pen Club. Find films we commission on the Mid Pennine Arts Vimeo channel. If you might like to contribute to Pendle Radicals, ask to join our Facebook sharing page, Radicals Research Team.

Pendle Radicals is a part of the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership. Find out more about this wider programme here