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Matthew Worley — Zerox Machine: Punk, Post-Punk and Fanzines in Britain,1976-88

May 16 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Join us on the evening of Thursday 16th May, when we take an immersive journey through the vibrant history of British punk and its associated fanzines from 1976 to 1988…

Matthew Worley’s visual history of the artists, fans, and fanzines of widely influential British punk draws on an extensive range of previously unpublished materials. Sourced from private collections across the United Kingdom, Matt describes and analyses this transformative era, providing an intimate glimpse into the hopes and anxieties that shaped a generation.

Far more than a showcase of covers, Zerox Machine examines the fanzines themselves, offering a rich tapestry of firsthand accounts, personal stories, and subcultural reflections. With meticulous research and insightful analysis, Worley’s book captures the spirit and essence of British youth culture, shedding new light on a pivotal movement in music history and offering a unique alternative history of Britain in the 1970s and ’80s.

‘Worley is a brilliant guide to the world of the fanzine, and to the extraordinary passion and creativity of their many authors and readers. Zerox Machine pays a proper tribute to all those diverse voices, and to the contribution they made to the history of popular culture and the lives of those who adore it.’ John Street, professor emeritus, University of East Anglia

Matthew will be in conversation with Dr. Victoria Cann, Associate Professor in Humanities at the University of East Anglia and author of Girls Like This: Boys Like That. Tori’s teaching, research and outreach interests lay in gender politics and feminist theory — and as a working-class scholar, she is particularly keen to elevate voices underrepresented in the academy.

After the conversation, they’ll be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions (and buy a signed copy!)

Matthew Worley — Zerox Machine: Punk, Post-Punk and Fanzines in Britain,1976-88
In conversation with Dr. Victoria Cann
Thursday 16th May
The Book Hive, Norwich
Doors 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start
Free (but suggested donation of £2 to cover wine)
Refreshments provided
Limited places — book now to avoid disappointment!


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May 16
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


The Book Hive
01603 219268


The Book Hive (Norwich)
53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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