Poster for Captain Beefheart Weekend

This celebration of US cult rock musician Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet) took place 45 years after his first art exhibition, staged at Bluecoat in 1972. The weekend considered him as a 'total artist' whose work embraced music, painting, poetry and performance. Curated by Kyle Percy, Chris McCabe and Bryan Biggs, it included a symposium, music gigs, poetry commissions, archive exhibition, psychogeographical tour, a 'zine, and workshops.