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Telling Tales

  • Sat, 08 Dec 2018 - Sat, 02 Feb 2019
  • 2.00 PM - 3.00 PM


Strange and wonderful tales of all kinds for children aged 2-5 years and their grown-ups, told by Bluecoat Storytellers. 

Upcoming dates:

Sat 8 Dec | 2 - 3pm 

Follow the adventures of a balloon, a mouse and a potato as they journey out to sea! Discover the mystical world of 'The Bell Tree', an exhibition featuring here at Bluecoat and at Speke Hall. 

Sat 19 Jan | 2 - 3pm

There'll be some funny animals joining us in the stories this weekend! Hear the tale of two elephants who may have lost their tails, a squirrel, and a rhino. Inspired by children who attended last weeks Telling Tales. 

Sat 2 Feb | 2 - 3pm

It's Chinese New Year and for this Telling Tales we'll be offering stories about China - the dragon and the dancing lions - and pigs (it's the Year Of The Pig) including one about Two Little Pigs and one about Pigsy from the famous story of 'Monkey'.

Free, drop-in 



Take a break in our upstairs dining area or Espresso Cafe

As well as being a centre for the contemporary arts, Bluecoat is the perfect location for fresh, local food and drink, right in the city centre. Our upstairs dining area serves the same delicious homemade food as our Cafe, but in a relaxed dining area. 

Located in the Hub, Espresso serves hot drinks, cakes, salads, our famous sausage rolls along with many other dishes, all homemade. They also serve Kid's Lunch Boxes. 

Also within the Hub is our Children's Corner, providing activities to keep you and your little ones happy with self-guided activities and storybooks. 

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 join in our family-friendly activities. 

About the Bluecoat

Bluecoat is Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts, the oldest in the UK. Our landmark building, located in the ...

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

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