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Hands Up! Family Weekend

  • Sat, 11 May 2019 - Sun, 12 May 2019
  • 1.00 PM - 4.00 PM

Join us for a weekend of free creative fun, suitable for all the family.


1.15 - 1.30pm: Family Friendly Bollywood performance as part of Movema's Unlock the Box project

1.30-2.15pm: Family friendly Dance workshop. RuShee take you on an exhilarating dance journey through India! Expect exhilarating moves, Hindi and other Indian dialects, Indian props and attire to get you and your loved ones into the groove.   

1.30 - 4pm: Join artist Lindsey Mendick to create colourful and imaginative sculptures in a fun filled clay workshop. You will create a sculptural forms inspired by the world around us that you can take home and paint at your leisure.

1.30 - 4pmExtra! Extra! Read all about it! We'll be inspired by Frank Wasser's playful newsprints in Survey to create our own, fantastical headlines. 


All 1 -4pm: 

Three-Dimensional Painting

We'll be looking at the techniques used by Flo Brooks when they created No body feels right, so why am I any different? to create layered 3D paintings and collages. 

Rebel Rebel Banner Making 

Inspired by Chris Alton's A Hollywood Film in which Climate Change is Averted we'll be creating our own banners about something we'd like to improve to make our world a healthier, happier place. 

MoonfacePumpkin and other embarrassing nicknames

Join us in this homage to our embarrassing childhood nicknames inspired by Joe Fletcher Orr's Soft lad


Free, stay as long as you like!

Bluecoat is a family friendly venue with baby changing, highchairs and children's menus in our cafe and upstairs dining area. Mums are welcome to breastfeed wherever they feel comfortable. 

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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