Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB
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Our second 2Tone: Lives and Legacies event, ‘2Tone and Rock Against Racism,’ focuses on the rise of 2Tone music in the city in the late seventies and early eighties and puts this in the context of the wider Rock Against Racism movement. At this special outdoor screening in the Coventry Cathedral ruins, we’ll watch Arena: ‘Rudies Come Back, Or the Rise and Rise of 2Tone’ (BBC2, 12/3/80, 40 mins), a wonderful television documentary from the BBC archive about Coventry’s 2Tone scene and White Riot (2019, 84 mins) Rubika Shah’s award-winning film charting a vital national protest movement, Rock Against Racism (RAR). At the event we’ll be joined by award winning author and musician Daniel Rachel, Roddy Byers (Specials), Mykaell Riley (Steel Pulse / White Riot contributor) and Jeff Perks (director of ‘Rudies Come Back, Or the Rise and Rise of 2Tone’). This is the second in a series of collaborations between the Department of Film and Television Studies, the Centre for Television Histories, the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, and Coventry Cathedral