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Located in the heart of Liverpool's shopping district, the Bluecoat houses a number of specialist independent retailers offering an eclectic range of beautifully designed handmade and unique products.

Stocking the best in contemporary craft, design, music, fashion and homewares, the shops at the Bluecoat should be your first destination in the city for the unique and the unusual. Use the links on the left hand side and below to see what each of our ten retailers make, sell and do.

Stitches
the Bluecoat Display Centre
Kernaghan Books
R&J Porter: Jeweller, Silversmith and Hand Engraver
Root Houseplants & Mary Mary Florists
Lalligrass
Probe Records
J.H. Benson & Co
Spellbound Hair & Beauty
 
   

Bluecoat welcomes 40,000th visitor to anniversary exhibition

Bluecoat welcomes 40,000th visitor to anniversary exhibition

This week Bluecoat will welcome the 40,000th visitor through the doors of its 300 year anniversary exhibition, In the Peaceful Dome.

The Empathy Instinct

Edward Carter Preston: ‘Sensing’ a Modern Landscape by Guest Writer Ed Montana-Williams

Edward Carter Preston: ‘Sensing’ a Modern Landscape by Guest Writer Ed Montana-Williams

Depictions of landscape are perhaps some of the most iconic works in British Art. According to Adrian Bury, ‘it is as national as the language itself, as much part of England as her contours and climate’.[1] This tradition is however also one of the most maligned and misunderstood genres. The over familiar reproductions of Constable’s work in such ghastly manifestations as Haywain jigsaws, tea towels and biscuit tins, conveys a twee image of nostalgic, bucolic charm. Whilst the ‘eternal brown cows in ditches’, which John Ruskin railed against, hang in countless collections in Britain’s provincial galleries.

Philip Courtenay: 25 Years on from LODE

Philip Courtenay: 25 Years on from LODE

25 years ago, a group of teenagers from Yellow House carried a procession of wooden crates from the Albert Dock to Bluecoat. Each crate held special cargo, a memento from countries dotting an invisible line around the globe. The line, drawn by artist Philip Courtenay, connected Liverpool and Hull.

Beginnings of Bluecoat

Beginnings of Bluecoat

As Liverpool city centre’s oldest building and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bluecoat will celebrate 300 years in 2017. But what are the origins of the Queen Anne style building which is now recognised as a leading centre for the contemporary arts? Sophie Jones, PhD Candidate in Early American History at the University of Liverpool, finds out.

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