Discover work from independent artists and photographers at The Subculture Archives in Carnaby Street

Brand new concept store The Subculture Archives has just opened its doors at 3 Carnaby Street.

You can discover a curated collection of iconic subculture and counterculture prints, craft and clothing from a specially selected collective of independent artists and photographers.

Whether you were, or are, a Goth, Raver or an Instagram Sea-Punk, The Subculture Archives is a cultural shopping experience for all generations in the heart of Carnaby, the iconic home of fashion and music. Stop by the store for book signings, artist talks, day raves and soapbox debates.

Championing independent thinking, step inside to discover a gallery with an established roaster of artists, from Gavin Watson and Winston Smith to Malcolm English plus loads of new young artists showcasing their work too.

From now until August 2017, The Subculture Archives will be hosting exclusive events from day raves to artist talks. Every Thursday evening, you can visit the store for a range of free cultural experiences with exclusive access to some of the biggest names in the industry.

Thursday 13 July, 7-9pm

In conjunction with the Museum of Soho, The Subculture Archives will present a free screening of the iconic documentary ‘Punk and the Pistols’ followed by a Q&A with Director Paul Tickell. Doors will open from 6pm.

Friday 14 July, 6pm

Book signing for the social history photobook Exist To Resist by Matthew Smith, born out of a love for UK’s rave, activism, sound system and festival culture from 1989-1997. This is Matthew’s first book launch and live signing. There will also be drinks, special DJ guests and a talk by Matthew, plus live spray paint art throughout the day by Tom Deams.

Thursday 20 July, 6-9pm

Mancunian rave photographer Peter Walsh discusses his work in documenting the 1980s Manchester rave scene and how this nostalgic movement speaks to young people today more than ever.

Thursday 27 July, 6-10pm

Photographer Owen Harvey launches his guest exhibition with work harking back to the foundations of Mod culture in the UK. Owen’s work delves deeper into the progressive nature of the Mod movement and captures what it means to be a member of this iconic subculture today.

Visit The Subculture Archives at 3 Carnaby Street, Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat: 10am-7pm, Thurs: 10am-8pm, Sun: 10am-6pm

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Alfie Green
Alfie Green

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