Captain Beefheart Weekend: 'total art' symposium

Independent curator Kyle Percy worked with Bluecoat on a Captain Beefheart Weekend, together with poet Chris McCabe, Head Librarian at the National Poetry Library, Southbank Centre, London, and the arts centre's Artistic Director, Bryan Biggs. Presented at Bluecoat - 45 years after the artist's first ever painting exhibition at the arts centre - and other Liverpool venues in November 2017, the event commenced with 'Digging Beefheart', a symposium exploring him as 'total artist' and looking at his continuing legacy. Photo: John Johnson.