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Alternative drop-in centre in Belfast

Imagine a place of freedom and expression for young people, a place to eat at a reasonable price, a place to create art and play music. An alternative space for anyone who didn’t find the mainstream appealing. Welc...

The Harp Bar Reunion

Stalwarts back for one night only.

Groups that once played the legendary Belfast punk venue, the Harp Bar are reunited for one night only. Bands include The Outcasts, Protex, Henry Cluney (ex-Stiff Little Fingers), Brian Young (ex-Rudi), Shock Treatmen...

It Makes You Want To Spit: Punk in Ulster

A definitive history of punk in N.I.

Recorded at the book launch of 'IT MAKES YOU WANT TO SPIT' in the Empire, Belfast, authors Sean O'Neill and Guy Trelford tell of their labour of love in compiling this definitive history of punk in Northern Irelan...

The A Centre or the Lost Tribe of Long Lane

A magnet for young punks.

November 1981: the A Centre was established as an alternative cultural space in Belfast city centre and ran on Saturday afternoons. Organised by the Belfast Anarchist Collective, the centre soon became a magnet for yo...

Getting to Know You: Don Letts

"I'm as old as rock and roll"

Born and raised in London (1956), first generation Black British, Don Letts. "I'm as old as rock and roll" says the Grammy award winning film director, musician, writer and DJ. His film "The Punk Rock Movie" ...