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City's music heritage celebrated
The More Than Two Tones exhibition
Items on display include Paul King's red suit, concert posters and stage wear from Jigsaw

A music exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry is proving that there really is more to the city that 2-Tone.

More Than Two Tones includes rare memorabilia and new interviews and film footage.

At the exhibition, you can see discs, stage clothing, instruments and other memorabilia from the likes of Hazel O'Connor, The Enemy and The Primitives.

It runs until Sunday, 7 February 2010 and various events will coincide.

Martin Roberts, senior curator at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum said: "An exhibition celebrating the music of Coventry is long overdue.

Jerry Dammers' suit
The Victoria and Albert Museum has loaned Jerry Dammers' suit

"Artists from the city have had an amazing impact around the world and it's astounding to see the successes and achievements that these artists have had.

"The Herbert is really proud to have the opportunity to display the exciting array of items and artefacts that have been collected, some of which have come from the artists themselves. We are sure that people from Coventry will take pride in their city and its music."

Some of the items on display include a musical score for Vince Hill's version of Edelweiss, memorabilia from The Enemy and a board from the Tic Toc Club.

Stars of the future

As well as featuring the musical names which are already known, such as Lieutenant Pigeon and Panjabi MC, the exhibition also highlights some of the possible stars of the future.

The museum's café will be showcasing some of the talent the city has to offer in Acoustic Sundays, which begin on Sunday, 8 November 2009. These free concerts will introduce some of the performers who are playing in and around the city today including Thom Kirkpatrick and Declan Bennett.

Hazel O'Connor with a cut-out of herself
Hazel O'Connor called in at the gallery

There will also be talks by members of the music industry in the Aspiring Musicians Panel Discussion. From the management to the musicians - they will try to cover every angle and help those wanting to get into the music industry.

Coventry sound

Local music historian and writer Pete Chambers will be talking about the city's musical heritage in Searching for the Coventry Sound.

There will also be opportunities to enhance and explore your guitar skills with Neol Davies, formerly of The Selecter.

The exhibition runs from 3 October 2009 - 7 February 2010. For further information, please visit the official Herbert Art Gallery and Museum website by clicking on the link below:




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