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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.

Stitches
the Bluecoat Display Centre
Kernaghan Books
R&J Porter: Jeweller, Silversmith, Commissions & Hand Engraver
Root Houseplants & Mary Mary Florists
Lalligrass
Probe Records
J.H. Benson & Co
Spellbound Hair & Beauty
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The Earl of Wessex (The Prince Edward) to visit Bluecoat to mark its 300th anniversary

HRH, The Earl of Wessex will attend a special tour of Bluecoat on Friday 23 June.

The visit will be a highlight of our 300th anniversary programme, as we celebrate our landmark birthday throughout 2017 with a series of special events and exhibitions.

During his visit HRH will be given a tour of the 300 year old building. The tour will take in the building’s striking architecture; a heritage display charting our history, and the current contemporary art exhibition on display. 

Prince Edward will meet with key members of staff, as well as artists, tenants and members of the public who all use the building. The visit will culminate with HRH unveiling a commemorative plaque to mark his visit.

Bryan Biggs, Bluecoat’s Artistic Director, said “We are delighted that HRH has chosen to visit Bluecoat during his time in the North West. His visit is a reflection of the national significance of our artistic programme this year, as we celebrate the building’s 300th anniversary. Bluecoat has been at the centre of Liverpool’s cultural life for many years, so it seems especially appropriate for us to welcome the Earl of Wessex, a lifelong supporter of the arts, to the building this year”.

Bluecoat is Liverpool city centre’s oldest building, Grade One listed, and located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Built in the Queen Anne style, Bluecoat has been in almost continuous use since 1717. It was founded as a charity school by the Anglican St. Peter’s Church and by master mariner Bryan Blundell. After nearly 200 years, it became a centre for the arts, the first of its kind in the UK, being formally constituted in 1927 as the Bluecoat Society of Arts.

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