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Festival Director Anne Thwaite introduces this year's Liverpool Arab Arts Festival

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This week, we're thrilled to welcome Liverpool Arab Arts Festival back to Bluecoat. Anne Thwaite, Festival Director at LAAF, ...


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School's Out: Summer Family Events at Bluecoat

School is officially out for Summer and we've lined up a whole host of great days out for you and your family. Join the party and enjoy art, comedy, storytelling and dance. Then head over to our cafe, where children’s lunch-boxes are available, before a quick run-around in the garden!

See below for our upcoming summer and autumn family events:

Liverpool Pride: Funday Sundae

Join Liverpool Pride this Sunday at Bluecoat for a Funday Sundae, full of art activities the whole family will enjoy alongside market stalls, a BBQ and live music in our garden. Come and celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender culture #AllTogetherNow

Sun 29 Jul / 11:30am - 5pm

Free, drop in / More Info 

Ryan Gander: Biennial Family Afternoon

Bring the whole family for adventures in art and architecture inspired by Liverpool Biennial artist Ryan Gander, whose artwork was made in collaboration with five local children and based on the structure of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. Also enjoy a family friendly tour of the gallery at 2pm.

Sat 18 Aug / 1 - 4pm

Free, drop-in / More Info

Baby Book Club: Autumn 2018

Our popular course is for new parents and carers who want to develop a shared love of reading with their babies. You’ll learn new skills and techniques and engage with a variety of books together.

Tue 11 Sep - Tue 13 Nov / 9:30 – 11am

£35 for ten sessions, including a hot drink / More Info / Book Now

Heritage Saturday Family Activities

Experience 301 years of Bluecoat’s history through our heritage activities for all the family. Travel back in time through creating and making.

Sat 15 Sep / 1 - 4pm 

Free, drop-in / More Info

Family Weekend

We’re marking the end of October half-term with one of our most popular family events. Roll your sleeves up for art activities inspired by our Biennial exhibition, and get moving on Saturday with Liverpool Improvisation Collective.

Sat 27 & Sun 28 Oct / 1 - 4pm

Free, drop-in / More Info

Family Friendly

Bluecoat is a family-friendly venue with ground floor baby-changing facilities.  Visit our exhibition, play in the garden, follow our gallery trail and get creative in our Children's Corner with self-guided activities and storybooks. Plus, we serve fresh, local food and drink daily at our Espresso Cafe or Upstairs Bistro with a special children's menu every day.

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