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

Bed-In at the Bluecoat: Chuck Perkins

Dressed in the appropriate bed time attire vest, boxers, hat, Chuck Perkins the poet from New Orleans takes to the bed. He soon begins to welcome the groups of curious bystanders, sharing his love of lost jazz pioneers and the works of Tom Robbins and many Mardi Gras trinkets. Answering questions, which range from the fate of his hometown after Katrina to the buyout of Liverpool FC with a relaxed air.

Bed-In at the Bluecoat: I Don't Believe In.... Matthew Lloyd

My bed-in performance was a continuation of John Lennon’s song God - his famous song where he made a list of things he didn’t believe in. The new list was my own, of all the things I didn’t believe in, I would then paint all of my words on the bed. The public where also invited to show there involvement, they too where able to write on a roll of paper - opposite the bed - of all the things they themselves did not believe in.

Bed-In at the Bluecoat: Me and John Lennon - Jason T Richardson

For a man who has won the Weakest Link Jason T Richardson enters the Bluecoat unassumingly to begin preparations for his bed. Not only does this include the donning of a pair of pyjamas but also to decorate the space with a series of handwritten signs, giving the Bed-In a ‘let’s put the show on her’ feel.

The Lib Dems in Liverpool

The Lib Dems have been in town this week and LARC hosted an evening session for delegates.

A UNIVERSAL ARCHIVE: William Kentridge as Printmaker

A UNIVERSAL ARCHIVE: William Kentridge as Printmaker

7 December 2012 – 3 February 2013

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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