Sick of Being Normal

On Saturday 8 February we had a wonderful evening of music, photography, words and print as the Sick of Being Normal exhibition and event looked back at the punk explosion in the Pendle Hill area in 1979-80, and its legacy.

This sold out event was attended by people from far and wide. One musician travelled from America to play and audience members made the trip from across the country, as well as from as far away as Australia, just to be a part of this special night. What many of the audience had in common was that they had been part of the punk movement as teenagers, so it was a night of reunions and recollections as well as great music!

Part of the Pendle Radicals project, led by Mid Pennine Arts for the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership.

We will be sharing a film of the event in due course and you can see Casey Orr’s photographic exhibition upstairs at Burnley Library until the end of February. Thursdays to Saturdays 10am-4pm. Entry to the exhibition is free.