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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

HRH The Earl of Wessex KG KCVO (The Prince Edward) visits Bluecoat to mark its 300th anniversary

HRH, The Earl of Wessex attended a special tour of Bluecoat, Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts, on Friday 23 June.

The visit was a highlight of the arts centre’s 300th anniversary programme, as it celebrates its landmark birthday throughout 2017 with a series of special events and exhibitions.

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

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

Bryan Biggs, Bluecoat’s Artistic Director, said “We were delighted that HRH chose to visit Bluecoat during his time in the North West.  His visit was 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 seemed especially appropriate for us to welcome the Earl of Wessex, a lifelong supporter of the arts, to the building this year”.

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