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Digging Beefheart: A symposium exploring Beefheart as ‘total artist’

  • Sat, 11 Nov 2017
  • 10.30 AM - 4.00 PM
  • Tickets: £10/£7

The symposium will interrogate the idea of Captain Beefheart as ‘Twentieth Century Visionary’, examining the breadth of his work and exploring how music, visual art, writing and performance overlap and feed each other. Presenting the artist in a fresh light, it will acknowledge him as a multidisciplinary exponent, a ‘total artist’ in the tradition of William Blake or, more recently, the Liverpool cultural catalyst, poet, painter and musician Adrian Henri.

The event consists of presentations and panel discussions, with contributions, from experts and enthusiasts including, amongst others, Beefheart’s biographer Mike Barnes, artist Graham Crowley, record sleeve designer Steve Hardstaff, Rebecca Ayres from Sound City, musician and founding member of The La’s, Mike BadgerJohn Hyatt of The Three Johns, and fans who witnessed his various Liverpool gigs.

Plus a film Beefheart On The Beach, by Alan Dunn in collaboration with The Probes, Edgar Jones, Imogen Ettridge and Tim Brunsden.

This symposium is part of the Captain Beefheart weekend, a series of events exploring the artists as a twentieth century visionary. To find out more about the weekend and other Captain Beefheart related events click here.

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