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December fun thanks to The National Lottery

December fun thanks to The National Lottery

#ThanksToYou

From 3-9 December 2018, we are offering free heritage tours and discounts to National Lottery players.

This December as part of the #ThanksToYou campaign, Bluecoat is providing lottery ticket holders with a Free Heritage Tour which delves into the 300 year old history of Bluecoat.

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.

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