ARTE To Launch The Summer Of Fish ‘N’ Chips

June 28, 2017 | by | 0 Comments

arteFrom 14th July until 20th August, ARTE’s Summer of Fish ’n’ Chips will celebrate six decades of British pop culture. Johnny Rotten, one of the great pioneers of punk rock in the UK, will be our host.

Every summer, ARTE announces a new theme for six weeks of special programming. The Summer of Fish ’n’ Chips will be crammed full of high-calibre concert recordings, including PJ Harvey, Blur, and Noel Gallagher. A particular gem is United Kingdom of Pop, a two-part documentary which takes a look back on sixty years of British pop culture. Sting will also be going down memory lane in an exclusive interview.

There will be a special focus on how British music has changed hearts and minds with London Beat: Music as Rebellion. And not to be missed is Dark Glamour: the Rise and Fall of Hammer Films, which charts the history of the great British B movie, and British Style, a look at the impact of punk on UK fashion.

The Summer of Fish ’n’ Chips will be hosted by John Lydon, better known as Johnny Rotten. As a singer with the Sex Pistols, he was a punk pioneer 40 years ago. He is still stirring things up on the international music scene with his band Public Image Ltd (PiL), releasing hits like This Is Not A Love Song. He published his collected lyrics this spring in the widely acclaimed Mr. Rotten’s Songbook.

This selection of programmes, and much more, will be available in five languages – English, Polish, Spanish, French and German – on, on smart TV, and on ARTE apps.

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