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Liverpool's Bluecoat arts centre to host Captain Beefheart and Elaine Mitchener events

This November the once major transatlantic port premieres Mitchener’s Sweet Tooth

Liverpool’s Bluecoat centre for contemporary arts will present the premiere of Elaine Mitchener’s Sweet Tooth on 23 November. The 50 minute piece is the result of five years’ research interrogating the historical links between the sugar industry and the transatlantic slave trade, and brings together text, improvisation and movement.

Also coming up at Bluecoat is a Captain Beefheart weekend running from 9–13 November. Curated by Kyle Percy, in collaboration with Chris McCabe and Bryan Biggs, the programme features music, poetry, a symposium, a walking tour, a fanzine, an archival display and a student exhibition involving artists, experts and fans.