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Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue takes weekly art clubs to children aged 5-11 across the city. It has been running since February 2014 and currently takes place in Norris Green, Anfield and Granby. It is an outreach project run by Bluecoat with support from learning disabled volunteers from our Blue Room project.  

The clubs involve children and vounteers working together on a high quality programme of arts activities linked to our exhibitions. 

In addition to the weekly clubs, children are invited to Bluecoat during the school holidays. They spend some time in the galleries and the rest of the day playing creative games and making their own artworks. 

We also run regular Family Weekends throughout the year so the whole family can get involved with art activities and get to know our Blue Room artists. 

As well as helping them learn lots of new ways of looking at and making art, Out of the Blue supports children to develop positive attitudes towards people with learning disabilities. It also helps our volunteers gain new skills and confidence and meet lots of new people.

Everyone really enjoys being part of the project and we are currently raising funds to take it to more places in Liverpool and beyond.

Out of the Blue is generously supported by BBC Children in Need and the PH Holt Foundation.

If you would like any further information about the project, please contact Betty, by email at

For a more in-depth history about Out of the Blue please read our blog here

or read the Out of the Blue Wordpress

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