Liverpool: Next Stop New York
. A new exhibition celebrating the music that formed a unique bond between two transatlantic cities.

The ‘Liverpool Next Stop New York’ exhibition investigates the links between these two famous cities and how this special relationship was enhanced by a love and appreciation of Black American music and culture. Curated by RedHouse Originals gallery from the 7th – 23rd August, a group of renowned visual artists with links to both cities will offer an insight into the incredible impact the music had on Liverpool from the 1940s onwards. Many of the artists involved are successful musicians in their own right, providing a unique perspective on the effect of this revolutionary movement.

Highlights include an exclusively commissioned sculpture by Mike Badger (The La’s) and original paintings by Horace Panter (The Specials). The exhibition also features work by acclaimed artists Dudley Edwards, Pete McKee, Low Coneyand The Studio of Ezra. A selection of original paintings, print-making and sculpture will be complemented by a range of historical and documentary photography, dating from the 1940s to the early 90s.

7th-23rd August at View Two Gallery. The gallery is open Friday & Saturdays 12:00 – 17:00 and at other times by appointment. For more info visit www.nextstopnewyork.org.