Bluecoat to host official 300th birthday tea party

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Bluecoat to host official 300th birthday tea party

Sunday 10 September / Bluecoat / 1 – 4pm / Free, drop in

Bluecoat, Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts and the city centre’s oldest Grade 1 listed building, continues its year of special 300th birthday celebrations with an official birthday tea party on Sunday 10 September.

The free family fun day will see party-goers of all ages invited to enjoy afternoon tea in the beautiful Bluecoat garden, with live music, including a rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ by the Choir with No Name and cutting of the birthday cake at 2pm, a BBQ and cupcake decorating activities for children.

There will also be free family activities inspired by the fascinating history of the building, along with arts and craft demonstrations from the independent retailers based at Bluecoat.

Mary Cloake, Bluecoat’s Chief Executive said “We’re over half way through our exciting programme of tercentenary year celebrations, which has included events, exhibitions, and even royal visits. Before we launch into our packed autumn / winter programme, we’d like to mark the end of a very special Bluecoat summer by inviting the people of Liverpool to a big celebration of our beautiful and important building. It is thanks to their support that Bluecoat has been able to achieve so much during its 300 years, and we look forward to celebrating with them.”

The event has been organised to mark Bluecoat’s 300th birthday as part of Heritage Open Days (7 – 10 September). To coincide with the national initiative that celebrates England’s history and culture, Bluecoat is opening its doors for a week filled with heritage-inspired events and activities for all the family, including heritage tours, a talk by TV art historian and architecture expert Dan Cruickshank, open studios and POOL – an installation by artist Mary Prestidge, inspired by Bluecoat’s hidden courtyard space which was once a swimming pool

For the full Bluecoat Heritage Week programme go to thebluecoat.org.uk

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