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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

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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. 

Grace Ndiritu: In Conversation

Grace Ndiritu is an international visual artist, who studied Textile Art at Winchester School of Art, UK and De Ateliers, Amsterdam 1998-2000. She first exhibited at Bluecoat in 2010 and will return to Bluecoat this October for our latest exhibition In the Peaceful Dome. Bluecoat's Head of Programme, Marie-Anne McQuay, met with Grace to discuss the work she exhibited in 2010, her current projects, and how the current socio-economic climate impacts her work.

Bluecoat Fundraising Online Art Auction

Bluecoat Fundraising Online Art Auction

On Mon 23 Oct we are launching a two-week online art auction, which offers you the chance to purchase a piece of stunning piece of contemporary art and help support Bluecoat’s artistic programme in the process. The auction will include works by Yoko Ono, Adrian Henri, Sonia Boyce and Jeremy Deller.

Winter programme highlights at Bluecoat

Winter programme highlights at Bluecoat

As our successful summer exhibition Abacus closes, Bluecoat Chief Executive Mary Cloake looks forward to our next exhibition, In the Peaceful Dome, and takes us through a few highlights from our winter programme of events.

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

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