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Exhibition: From the Caribbean to Coventry - Plotting the Rise of Two Tone

Location

Barbican Arts Centre,

Silk Street, London,
EC2Y 8DS

Dates

This exhibition runs from Fri, 12th Jan 2024 to Mon, 1st Jul 2024.

Forthcoming dates:

Wed,
29th May 2024  
(9:30am - 5:30pm)
Thu,
30th May 2024  
(9:30am - 7:30pm)
Fri,
31st May 2024  
(9:30am - 5:30pm)
Sat,
1st Jun 2024  
(9:30am - 4pm)
Mon,
3rd Jun 2024  
(9:30am - 5:30pm)
Tue,
4th Jun 2024  
(9:30am - 7:30pm)
Wed,
5th Jun 2024  
(9:30am - 5:30pm)

Cost: Free of Charge

Description

An exhibition for the fans by the fans going some way to explain not just what 2Tone is but why and how we got there.

The exhibition will feature a range of band memorabilia, items of clothing, literature, art, photographs, and contributions from the bands’ many fans, and explore how Caribbean immigration influenced UK youth culture in a positive way.

Described as Two-tone or 2 tone, as well as ‘ska-rock’ and ‘ska revival’, it fused traditional Jamaican ska, rocksteady, and reggae music with elements of punk rock and new wave music. The name itself comes from the record label, 2 Tone Records, which was founded in 1978 by Jerry Dammers from The Specials, which was one of the most popular Two-tone bands of the time.

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Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

Disclaimer

The information and prices in this listing are presumed to be correct at the time of publishing, but please always check with the venue before making a special trip.

All images are supplied by the exhibition organiser.

This exhibition runs from Fri, 12th Jan 2024 to Mon, 1st Jul 2024

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

May 2024

June 2024

July 2024

Location

Barbican Arts Centre,

Silk Street, London,
EC2Y 8DS

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