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21 October - 17 November
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Two Tone Towns: A Social History of Ska in Dorset

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What’s on offer?

Explore the history of Ska and Two-Tone music in Dorset through an exciting evening of live music, interviews, films and much more.

What’s it about?

Join us for a curated performance, bringing together music, photography, spoken word and interviews to showcase how the Two-Tone movement and Ska music offered alternative cultural opportunities for British youth outside our cities, particularly in rural locations like Dorset.

With live music provided by a Ska band, as well as interviews with those who were part of the movement locally, we’ll explore the development of youth culture and its role in affecting social change - bringing this important chapter in British social history to life.

Image used under CC licence (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) from Walt Jabsco on Flickr

Who’s leading the event?

Dr Ian Gwinn, Senior Lecturer In Politics, Bournemouth University

Open to

Adults and young people over 16 (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)

Scheduling information

You're welcome to arrive at the venue from 6pm, the bar will be open and serving drinks.