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With the 40th anniversary of punk being celebrated this year, Tyneside Cinema are hosting a series of film screenings, an art installation and live gig to delve into the influence of the genre.

Their Freedom of ’76 Punk Weekender kicks off in fine style on Friday 26th August with a night of live music from a new wave of punk-influenced acts. Record label Hybrid Vigour curate the stage at Tyneside Cinema’s Pop-Up Film School space (across the road from the cinema), featuring Sheffield’s agro-beat punks Blood Sport among others, with The Old Police House provide the local connection; while Bristol’s Fuck Punk records showcase artists from their label including Giant Swan, Ossia and Silver Waves.

The film season features screenings of cyberpunk-influenced science fiction tale Tetsuo: The Iron Man (Saturday 27th August) and there’s a double-bill of Alex Cox’s cult 80’s movie Repo Man and film essay Put Blood In The Music, which features Sonic Youth and John Zorn (Sunday 28th August).

Newcastle-born artist Graham Dolphin’s new installation, 161 Feet (Lesser Free Trade Hall, 1976) continues to screen in Tyneside Cinema’s Gallery space (until Wednesday 7th September) featuring rare Super 8 film of two live performances by the Sex Pistols 1976.

We’re giving away two pairs of tickets to the Freedom of ’76 gig on Friday 26th August. To be in with a chance of winning, simply send your answer to the question below to The closing date is Thursday 18th August at midday.

Where did the Sex Pistols play their legendary gig in Manchester in 1976?

  1. Lesser Free Trade Hall
  2. O2 Academy
  3. The Deaf Institute

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