This Art 2 Tone Exhibition – part of the Skabour Festival Fringe

The Art of Ska is coming to Folkestone Museum!

Every year Folkestone host the Skabour Festival, a celebration of 2 Tone music, a genre which developed during the 1970s. Folkestone is also lucky to be the home of one of the creators of the the two-tone graphics which visually mark out genre.

Curated by John ‘Teflon’ Sims, one time Art Director of Chrysalis Records, where he worked with colleague David Storey on the 2 Tone aesthetic under the guiding hand of Specials keyboardist Jerry Dammers, the exhibition explores the art and fashion of a genre that sought to defuse the racial tensions of the late 70s and early 80s through music. The exhibition also features the work of The Elms School in Dover, their pupils having created the giant rat featured in the exhibition.

For more details about the Skabour Festival, which runs 15th-17th September 2023, CLICK HERE. To learn more about The Elms School and the the wonderful work they do with unique & talented children CLICK HERE.

The exhibition is situated in the Museum’s special exhibition gallery on the lower ground floor and is open during our normal open hours of 10.00-16.00 (last entry 15.30). For further details CLICK HERE to go to our contact form, call 01303 257946 and select option 0 (office hours only) or call into Folkestone Museum & Town Hall.

rude boy and chequerboard 2 tone graphic

October 5 @ 10:00
10:00 — 15:30 (5h 30′)