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300 years at the heart of Liverpool
Welcome to My Bluecoat, celebrating 300 years of one of Liverpool’s most iconic buildings. Bluecoat is Liverpool city centre’s oldest building, dating from the early 18th century. It has a fascinating history; a charity school for nearly 200 years that became the UK’s first arts centre. The building continues as a centre for the contemporary arts to this day. Its architectural importance is reflected in its Grade One listing and inclusion in the UNESCO world heritage site, Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City. 2017 Marks 300 years since the building was dedicated. Its original purpose has changed, but having been in continuous use and witness to Liverpool’s fluctuating fortunes over three centuries, it remains an iconic building at the heart of the city’s history and culture. With a modern arts wing completed in 2008 overlooking a popular garden, Bluecoat is a reinvigorated 21st Century arts space, whose rich heritage is collected here.
Yoko Ono performance
Paper Trails, Charles Chapman
Urban Kisses, Ken Goodman
New Work Merseryside, Royston Jones
Maurice Cockrill Exhibition
Denis Masi Exhibition
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Selected Drawings Derek Boshier
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Bluecoat staged a major two part exhibition of Irish art curated by Brian McAvera(use image of Michael Bulfin sculpture being installed in the front courtyard)
My Bluecoat Events
11/11/2017 to 23/06/2018
If you attended our Introductory screenprint workshop this is a great way to build ...
13/10/2017 to 25/03/2018
In the Peaceful Dome
Featuring Roderick Bisson / Sean Borodale / Fanny Calder / Edward Carter Preston / ...
21/04/2017 to 25/03/2018
Bluecoat: at the Heart of Liverpool Culture
Our popular heritage display continues with an additional focus on the building’s architectural developments. ...
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