I WITNESS HISTORY

A series of audio dramas which look at historical events from the eyes and in the imagined words of those who were there, or who might have been there.

The Bluecoat Story Part 5 Nikki's Story - September 1970

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Published on: September 2017

Nikki has just graduated from Liverpool University School of Architecture- which left the Bluecoat Buildings shortly after World War I, and in 1970 was based on Abercromby Square. She first met the Liverpool working class sculptor Arthur Dooley when she chatted with him after Yoko Ono’s first Show at the Bluecoat. His considered critique was:

“Crap! I bet she couldn’t weld a ton of steel a day in Cammell Laird Shipyard!”

They met again, when he and fellow Liverpool artist Brian Burgess held a P
protest demo outside the Bluecoat. They were protesting against local Merseyside artists being priced out of exhibitions at the Bluecoat by artists from London. And to protest they were hanging sculptures, tapestries and paintings on the railings outside the Bluecoat.
This is Nikki’s story, Liverpool’s and Merseyside’s story.

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