A Grade I listed built in 1716-17, the Bluecoat offers a year-round programme of visual art, literature, music, dance and live art.
Originally a school, Bluecoat Chambers in School Lane, is the oldest surviving building in central Liverpool.
Following the school's move in 1906, the building was used initially by the Sandon Studios Society, an artists collective, then subsequently came the formation of the Bluecoat Society of Arts in 1927. It is widely considered to be the oldest arts centre in the United Kingdom and is now simply called The Bluecoat.
The potter, Julia Carter Preston had a studio in the Bluecoat for many decades.
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Larissa Sansour: In The Future, They Ate From The Finest Porcelain
The exhibition by the Palestinian artist uses live motion and CGI to explore the role of myth for history, fact and national identity.
Fri 5 May
Sat 6 May
Sun 7 May
The project follows two years of research and studio development into atypical modes of perception, exploring the deep-seated connection between the mind and the sense organs of the body. The work will extend the new sculptural techniques first developed for work shown at Cubitt, London in 2016, which featured edge-lit…
Messe de Liverpool
In 1967, musique concrete composer Pierre Henry was commissioned to compose an electronic mass for Liverpool's new Cathedral. He never completed it, but 50 years on his design partner and engineer Thierry Balasse performs it as a live mix.
New Writing: Poetry Reading
Mersey Sound authors Roger McGough and Brian Patten join Paul Farley, Derlyn Rees-Jones, Eleanor Rees, Lizzie Nunnery and Andrew McMillan for an evening of new writing.
Physical Fest Workshops
Physical theatre workshop.
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Although summer no longer means three months of endless time off stretching ahead like so much joy, you can still find time in your day to have fun. Where you’re looking for performance, comedy, kids events or literally anything as long as it doesn’t…