David Olusoga's Bluecoat talk now available
In 2018, the British-Nigerian historian, broadcaster and film-maker David Olusoga gave a lecture at Bluecoat as part of our ongoing interest in the building’s postcolonial resonances and work with artists and academics exploring these through a contemporary lens. An audio recording of this talk has now been added to the My Bluecoat website. It draws on Olusoga's academic research into Liverpool and the transatlantic slave trade and interrogates the ongoing legacies of the ‘triangular trade’. Profits from this, and from the goods that it enabled – cotton, sugar and tobacco - were among the funds donated by merchants to the Blue Coat charity school in the 18th and 19th centuries.