From the Caribbean to Coventry
Plotting the Rise of Two Tone
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 9.30am-5.30pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9.30am-7.30pm
Closed Sundays and bank holidays
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.
Our Barbican exhibition is a journey that starts in France and Belgium at the time of the Great War and ends in 1980's Coventry. The exhibition will explore the hugely positive influences on British youth culture that Caribbean immigration has brought, and continues to bring to the United Kingdom. Using music genres and fashion as the touch points the show will include architecture, art and literature as well as direct contributions from fans and 'faces' alike.
The Barbican Libraries are located on Level 2 within the Barbican. They can be accessed from the main building via stairs or lifts from Level G or via Frobisher Crescent from the highwalks.
Level 2, Barbican Centre
Silk Street, London
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.