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Coventry

Reimagining the City, Series 1 Episode 4 of 4

In the last programme of this series, Pauline Black takes us to Coventry - the city she's adopted as her home town.
The first time Pauline stepped off a train at Coventry station in 1971, she felt at home. A mixed race child adopted by a white family in Essex, she grew up the only black child in her school and neighbourhood.
The multicultural environs of Lanchester Polytechnic in Coventry offered her a place full of new people, new music and new possibilities. "It felt like the centre of England..most people were passing through, but I wanted to stay."
Coventry became the portal that opened up a world of possibilities to the aspiring musician, as she became a proponent of the Two Tone music scene and the lead singer in The Selecter.
Produced by Rachel Hooper
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.

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30 minutes

Last on

Sat 26 Jan 2013 10:30