Photo by Kieran Irvine.

Here We ARE

Join us for a creative presentation exploring the lives and experiences of the children who attended the Blue Coat Charity School with young people


2:00pm - 4:00pm


Fri 29 July 2022

Free, booking recommended

Showings at 2pm and 4pm (approx. 30 minutes)

Over the past few months, a group of young people through the Kinship Carers Charity, Liverpool, have met weekly to participate in workshops with dance artist Paula Hampson. Together they have explored the lives and experiences of the children who once

attended the Blue Coat Charity School when Liverpool was at its height as a global port city.

The young people have engaged creatively with archive material, to interpret and share their ideas through movement, visual art, and creative writing to reimagine the lost stories and unheard voices of the past. These workshops will culminate in a special movement performance at the Bluecoat with Paula Hampson.

We hope you can join us and support the young people in presenting their reimagined stories and forgotten voices of the children who once boarded at the Blue Coat Charity School.

Looked After Children

This event is part of our Looked After Children project exploring the history of our building as a charity school and the lives of the children who called it home.

See our exhibition featuring archival material and contemporary art exploring this history.

Funded and supported by

Art Friends Merseyside

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