Liverpool's centre for the contemporary arts

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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 and Hand Engraver
The Painted Chair
Probe Records
J.H. Benson & Co
Spellbound Hair & Beauty
Myne Boutique

Interview with Sense of Sound

Interview with Sense of Sound

We chat to Jennifer John, artistic director and manager of one of our creative community groups – Sense of Sound.

The Bluecoat Art Raffle

The Bluecoat Art Raffle

Get your tickets for the Bluecoat Art Raffle! Final week to purchase - only £20 each

Over 100 artists have generously donated a postcard-sized work to help the Bluecoat raise money for its 2014 programme.
Each raffle ticket purchased will guarantee you a unique and original artwork. However, the identity of the artist of the work you win will only be revealed at a live draw event taking place at the Bluecoat next Tuesday evening, 17 December, from 7pm.

Until then you can check out what’s on offer by following the “Art Raffle at the Bluecoat” Facebook group   We will be regularly uploading images of the art works as they arrive at the Bluecoat. You will see the beautiful, creative and distinctive ways that artists have utilised a 4x6 inch postcard. From painting and drawing, to film and sculpture, each postcard will offer something unique. 

A Stradivari Violin Visits the Bluecoat

A Stradivari Violin Visits the Bluecoat

Last Friday evening the world renowned Norwegian solo violinist Vilde Frang brought her 1709 Stradivari violin to the Bluecoat for some TLC from resident luthier Michael Phoenix at his Violin Studio.

Interview with Bradley L Garrett & Stephen Walter

Interview with Bradley L Garrett & Stephen Walter
Stephen Walter (left) and Bradley L Garrett behind one of Stephen's works: 'Map of Liverpool' situated in the Bluecoat Hub.

Bradley Garrett is a writer, explorer, photographer and a researcher in Geography at the University of Oxford. His research interests revolve around heritage, place, urban life, ruins and waste, ethnography and participation, spatial politics, subversion and creative methods. Bradley’s new book 'Explore Everything: Place Hacking the City', was just released by Verso.

Soft Estate: Edward Chell

 Soft Estate: Edward Chell

An exhibition and publication

About the Bluecoat

Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts, Bluecoat showcases talent across visual art, music, dance, live art and literature. As the most ...

Opening hours

Mon - Sat 9.00am - 6.00pm
Sun 11.00am - 6.00pm

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