The Specials’ Horace Panter – Blues Paintings & Beyond at St Paul’s Gallery

‘Blues Paintings & Beyond’ is the first ever exhibition by 2 Tone icon Horace Panter. His love of Chicago Blues and his fascination for traditional iconography provide the underlying theme for this unique ensemble of portraits and prints from his Chicago Blues & Other Paintings collection. Continue reading

Check out the new Edition

Check out the latest edition of AREA CULTURE GUIDE here. This month we dedicate the issue to the amazing cultural events taking place across the West Midlands during the summer. Continue reading

The Specials

Wolverhampton Civic Hall

11 and 12 October 2011


In 2009 The Specials finally made the dreams of so many of us come true when they reformed and embarked on a phenomenally successful 30th anniversary tour. After the UK dates they set off around the world and made several festival appearances, including the grandaddy of them all, Glastonbury. Continue reading