Ska Town - Ghost TownNews
I recently greatly enjoyed the "Remembering Coventry: Ghost Town Haunting #1" event at the Shopfront Theatre in Coventry, watching carefully selected & ultra rare TV footage of local events including some fantastic musical clips. I was delighted therefore to hear of this follow up event at Coventry Cathedral on June 1st: a special (sic) screening of archive television from the early eighties about the local ska scene.
At this event they'll be showing the following:
"Arena: Rudies Come Back or The Rise and Rise of 2-Tone" (12th March 1980, 35 minutes)
A brilliant documentary about Coventry's ska scene, with performances from The Selector and The Specials and some iconic footage of both bands in and around Coventry. Come and look for yourself bouncing away at Tiffany's!
"Play for Today: Three Minute Heroes" (26th October 1982, 60 minutes)
A television play made in Coventry and written by Leslie Stewart. The Radio Times listing for this describes it as follows "Saturday. Out on the streets, young people looking for fun. Billy, living for Two-Tone music. Adrian, only limping when he walks. Lectric, dressed to kill. Debbo, bored with stereotypes. Rhoda, bored with Elvis. Elvis, playing games. They move around the city in the day, making life happen wherever they are. They come together at nights to listen to their music. For as long as the song lasts, they're heroes. Three minute heroes." Packed full of all your favourite Two-Tone tracks.
Tickets £2 (£1.50 for members of Equity, the Musician's Union and the Writer's Guild). Proceeds to be split between the Cathedral and Coventry's Music Museum.
Doors open at 6.30pm – screening starts at 7pm. Refreshments available to purchase at the Cathedral.
Link for tickets: https://www.tickettailor.com/…/view-event/id/166358/chk/9bcb