Joe Corré, who is set to burn his parents’ (Vivien Westwood and Malcolm McLaren) £5m’s worth of punk memorabilia, will appear at a Punk.London debate next month.
Corré made headlines earlier this year when he revealed that he intends to burn his £5 million collection of punk memorabilia on November 26 in protest of Punk.London’s year-long celebration of 40 years of punk music. Corré also claims that the celebration has been endorsed by the Queen, and is set to destroy the memorabilia on what will be the 40th anniversary of the release of the Sex Pistols’ ‘Anarchy In The UK’.
In a slightly surprising turn of events, Corré has now agreed to participate in a Punk.London event next month, where he will be speaking in a debate on the future of punk music. The event will be held at the Museum of London on 18 November, where he will be joined by a full panel that includes punk icon Jordan (of SEX shop fame), former Buzzcocks manager Richard Boon, and the chair of the debate, ‘punk professor’ Vivien Goldman.
The organisers of the “uncensored” debate have promised that, “in true punk spirit”, members of the audience will be encouraged to interrupt and chime in at their leisure.