In Conversation: Horace Panter, The Specials, with Carl Hunter, The Farm

8th Jun 2013 - 7:00pm

The Arts Centre

An Evening with The Specials’ Horace Panter, in conversation with Carl Hunter, The Farm. Presented in association with Writing on the Wall. Preceded by a showing of the cult Mod film Bronco Bullfrog (1970) in the Studio Theatre.

An Evening with The Specials’ Horace Panter, in Conversation with Carl Hunter, The Farm

Presented in association with Writing on the Wall

Tickets: £4 / £2 concessions / FREE for Edge Hill Students

‘Sir Horace Gentleman’ Panter, bass player with legendary band The Specials, takes centre stage to look back on his life so far: from member of the most dynamic rhythm section on the Two-Tone scene, to artist, and back again, when the band reunited for tours in 2008 and 2013.

According to Horace’s memoir Ska’d for Life, The Specials set out to change the world by making people ‘dance as well as think’. Born and bred in Coventry, he did just that, meeting fellow Special Jerry Dammers at art school, forming a group, and playing a part in the creation of music that exquisitely captured being young, bored, skint and politically-alienated in urban Britain in the late 70s/early 80s.

Horace will be in conversation with The Farm’s bass player, Carl Hunter, while The Farm’s lead singer, Peter Hooton, will be spinning ska and Two Tone classics throughout the evening.

FILM SCREENING: Bronco Bullfrog (1970)

The evening will start with a rare showing of the cult Mod film Bronco Bullfrog, a neglected classic that ‘stands as a forgotten time piece, a rebel in exile’ The Guardian

A great piece of classic Bronco Bullfrog trailer

‘Ska’d for Life’ by Horace Panter is available Waterstones

For more information on Horace Panter, please visit his website

For details of what’s on this season, visit The Arts Centre website.

If you’re interested in screenings of great films, see this season’s Short Cuts line-up in the Studio Theatre.

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