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Liverpool Biennial 2018: Artists Showing at Bluecoat

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Arthur Smith on Stand-Up

Comedy as an art form is full of highs and lows. Here, Arthur Smith talks about the contrasts of stand-up comedy, and the range of positive and negative emotions involved in being a comedian.

Will Sergeant of Echo and the Bunnymen to visit Bluecoat for film event

Will Sergeant of Echo and the Bunnymen to visit Bluecoat for film event

In the early 1980s, art students, New Romantics and members of the post-punk scene used inexpensive, domestic technology to find new modes of expression and subvert mainstream media. Independent VHS tapes were released, stridently bypassing censorship, and Super 8 film was embraced as a cheap yet distinctly lyrical and direct medium. The DIY approach of punk was powerfully reignited. 

Janet Hodgson Remembered

Janet Hodgson Remembered

At Bluecoat we were very sad to hear of the recent passing of artist Janet Hodgson. Here our staff share their memories of her.

The Mundane and the Fantastic (Together at Last)

The Mundane and the Fantastic (Together at Last)

Phil Olsen is currently studying for a Masters in Creative Writing at The University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing. Phil will be guest blogging for Bluecoat throughout our Comma Press Short Story course. 

Arthur Smith on Laughter

What is the purpose of laughter, and why is it important? In this excerpt from Merseyside documentary The Creative Process, alternative comedian and writer Arthur Smith discusses his thoughts on the subject. 

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