Here To Be Heard: The Story of The Slits + Q&A

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Here To Be Heard: The Story of The Slits + Q&A

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  • Director William E. Badgley
  • Origin US/United Kingdom
  • Year 2017

Here To Be Heard tells the story of The Slits, the world’s first all girl punk rock group, from their formation during the pioneering days of punk rock in mid 70s London, through their individual stories of struggle, to the reformation of the band in 2005…a time period that ends in 2010 when singer Ari Up died of cancer while trying to make this film.

This story; a mix of archival footage, never before seen images, and interviews with the Slits along with Punk Rock royalty, extraordinary producers, scholars and those influenced by The Slits, can be best described by a quote from Ari Up herself: “I’m not here to be loved, I’m here to be heard”.
We are delighted to welcome Tessa Pollitt and Palmolive, two of The Slits, to QUAD along with the director William Badgley for a post screening Q&A, hosted by Sarah Lay, music journalist and editor of Derby culture website Storge.