Pauline Black OBE
In Conversation, Presented by DMF Music
Performer, singer, artist, band leader and songwriter, Pauline Black has dedicated four decades to the music scene. Supporting and campaigning for racial equality throughout her work, she describes herself as, first and foremost, a singer. Pauline was awarded an OBE in the in the 2022 New Year Honours and received an Honorary Degree from the University of Warwick in the same year. She celebrated her 70th birthday in 2023 and is still performing live and recording.
A lifelong love of music inspired by punk and reggae artists from the 1970s led Pauline to join The Selecter and a career that has seen her travel across the world to share her passion and artistry with hundreds of thousands of fans. The Selecter went on to become a platinum-selling band and one of the most influential within the 2 Tone music scene, alongside others including The Beat, The Specials and Madness. Pauline Black is one of very few women in the 2-Tone scene – she is often referred to as the Queen of Ska.
From childhood to fame, from singing to acting and broadcaster to writer, from adoption to her search for her birth parents, join Pauline for this exclusive event in which she will share her story of music, race, family, and roots, as chronicled in her critically acclaimed memoir ‘Black By Design.’ There will also be a rare opportunity to put your questions to an undisputed icon of British music.
Date: Thu 1st Feb
Time: 7.30pm (1hr)
Venue: Newhampton Arts Centre