Upcoming highlights at Bluecoat
LOCAL new music ensemble Immix return to the Bluecoat to perform new
collaborative works for traditional instruments and modular electronics from
Norwich based experimental electronica composer Luke Abbott and Liverpool
composer Daniel Thorne.
Luke Abbott has been a leading figure in British electronic music for close to a
decade, having released a wide array of output, typically working with modular
synthesisers from ambient soundscapes to driving electronica as well as film
scores and collaborations with the likes of Mercury Award nominated instrumental
group Portico Quartet.
► Sgt. Pepper at 50: Good Morning, Good Morning... Friday, 9 June,
7.30am... Free, drop in... As part of the City wide celebration Sgt Pepper at
50, we open our building early to salute The Beatles' celebrated album track
Good Morning, Good Morning. Come and join this early morning happening featuring
a morning raga with live sitar and tabla, yoga in our courtyard, a crowing
cockerel video, and DJ set of Pepper versions. Breakfast available from 7.30am.
► Nanny Cam... Sunday, 11 June, 4pm... Free, booking advised... Last
summer the art criticism website and research project The White Pube, put an
open call for videos made by people without a degree in Fine Art. Join us at
Bluecoat for the screening of films by 20 of these alternative artists. Studio
based university art education is a privilege that legitimises the artist's
career but it is seen by some as expensive, unnecessary, and institutional.
'Nanny Cam' brings together films made by artists in their time working
in retail, in the army, and bars. A few are unemployed, while one is a
technician and another a nanny. A couple are alumni; but of Geography or
Economics; or creative disciplines in which video is a peripheral outcome, such
as Textiles or Architecture. All those involved have come to video through
alternative epistemologies and cultures. This event will offer people the
opportunity to view filmmaking through a different perspective, allowing us to
readdress what constitutes an artist. Featuring artists:- Aaqib Hussain; Amartey
Golding; Amelia Shivani Hassard; Anisa Jackson; Benjie Cluness; Damo Mac;
Deborah Findlater //Freya E. Morris; GIANT BOMB; Golden Harvest Industries -
Mineshaft Cruise Dept.; Herb Shellenberger; James St.Findlay; linze_911; Odira
Morewabone; Oliver Matich; Ross Hunter; Sharon Lam; Stephanie Sant and Victoria
► On the Way - Question Your Answers... Thursday, 16 June 2017, 7.30pm,
Tickets:- ₤6/₤4... Join us for this movement based interdisciplinary performance
with Jo Blowers and guests, as they tell stories that resonate on a personal and
universal level and offer insights into what might happen as we navigate our way
between the 2. The work plays with the idea of people as objects and objects
as performers, the re-enchantment of everyday life, and is a tender, playful and
quirky exploration of contemporary culture seen through the eyes of a diverse
range of people. This performance will reflect material gathered from Jo's Post
It sessions, that are taking place at Bluecoat throughout June 2017.
► Tonight at Noon - New Writing...
Friday, 16 June 2017, 7.30pm, Tickets:- ₤10/₤7... The Mersey Sound has had an
impact, direct or distant, on several generations of writers and performers. For
this poetry reading, 5 poets have
been commissioned to write new work in response to the work of:- Adrian Henri,
Roger McGough and Brian Patten. Taking part are award winning poets:- Paul
Farley, Deryn Rees-Jones, Eleanor Rees, Lizzie Nunnery and Andrew McMillan, with
Brian Patten in attendance. This poetry reading is part of Tonight at Noon, a
series of events and exhibitions taking place across Liverpool to celebrate the
50th Anniversary of The Mersey Sound.