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Visit Bluecoat for Family Activities this Autumn-Winter

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Bring your family to Bluecoat this autumn and get creative with our free children's art activities.    Watch our short film ...


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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.

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

Dressology by Cristiana


What to expect this season with Bluecoat

It's been a busy start to our 300th anniversary celebrations, and as we begin to take down the work of the 106 artists involved in Public View, our Chief Executive Mary Cloake wanted to tell you what you can expect from the next three months of our ambitious programming. There is a lot of things to experience and ways to get involved at Bluecoat over the next few months, from exhibitions, events, collaborations and through our My Bluecoat project. Find out more below.

Geoff Travis, Rough Trade, and the Culture of Independence.

Geoff Travis, Rough Trade, and the Culture of Independence.

On Fri 5 May we will be joined by Rough Trade records founder Geoff Travis for a discussion on the culture of independence. Sam Turner, part of the team at Bido Lito! who invited Travis to talk in Liverpool, has provided us with the blog below allowing us an insight into what we can expect from the event, how it came about, and why this discussion feels particularly relevant in Liverpool today.

New opportunities for artists

Bluecoat is pleased to announce two new opportunities for artists: the Granby Winter Garden commission in partnership with Granby Four Streets Community Land Trust, and a year-long Studio Bursary at The Royal Standard in partnership with Bloomberg New Contemporaries for one of their 2010-2016 alumni. 

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.

About the Bluecoat

Bluecoat is Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts, the oldest in the UK. Our landmark building, located in the ...

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