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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 - silversmiths and engravers
The Painted Chair
Lalligrass
Probe Records
J.H. Benson & Co
Spellbound Hair & Beauty
Myne Boutique
   

Bluecoat, Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts, announces 2018 exhibition of sound art

Bluecoat, Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts, announces 2018 exhibition of sound art

Bluecoat’s gallery is transformed into a sonic chamber for collective singing in this ground-breaking new sound installation by Emma Smith, based on the music of social communication. Euphonia is an interactive sound work illustrating how we unconsciously make music through interlocking rhythms, pitch and tone when we engage in friendly interactions - such as chitchat with friends.  Smith will draw from sounds created by the many people who visit Bluecoat on a daily basis –parents and babies, visitors to the café and the choirs and groups who rehearse there in the evenings.

Opinion: The controversy of Genesis

Jacob Epstein's Genesis has returned to Bluecoat for the first time in 86 years, as part of the exhibition In the Peaceful Dome. When first exhibited it generated controversy amongst visitors, in part due to its representation of a woman in the late stages of pregnancy. Here Julia Johnson (of Messy Lines) explores the statue's significance alongside other depictions of pregnancy from popular culture. 

New exhibition, Abacus, opens at Bluecoat

New exhibition, Abacus, opens at Bluecoat

Abacus, an exhibition developed and curated with children in mind, opened at Bluecoat this week. Below, Bluecoat Head of Programming Marie-Anne McQuay gives a rundown of the artworks and artists included in the show.

Public View artists at Bluecoat: Then & Now

Then and Now

As Bluecoat celebrates its 300th anniversary with Public View, an exhibition showcasing over 100 artists who have previously exhibited at the arts centre, Artistic Director Bryan Biggs discusses the work of some of the returning artists.

A brief overview of Public View

A brief overview of Public View

About the Bluecoat

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