the Bluecoat: Art of the Lived Experiment

8 November - 11 January 2014 Free Conceived by DaDaFest, curated by Aaron Williamson and delivered in partnership with the Bluecoat, Liverpool. The exhibition addresses the idea...

the Bluecoat: FLUX Liverpool: Collective Encounters’ Youth Theatre presents Dog Eat...

1 August 2014 19.30 – 21.30 Free (booking required) This new play by Liverpool writer Kellie Smith, directed by Matthew Elliott, exposes the challenges faced by young people growing up...

the Bluecoat: Test Dept: DS30 Film Screening & Book Launch

17 June 2015 7pm Tickets: £6 / £4 Test Dept emerged in the 1980s as one of the most influential early industrial music acts. Marking 30 years since...

the Bluecoat – What’s on Spring 2011

The Bluecoat, Spring 2011 Listings What's on at the Bluecoat in Spring 2011. Exhibitions, Festivals, Literature, Paticipatory events, Music, Live art, Comedy, Dance, Printmaking and...

the Bluecoat: Scrips

16 Oct
ober 2014 1-2.30pm Free, drop-in Informal meetings for anyone interested in creative writing, from poets to short storywriters, to read their own work and give each...

Blank Canvas: Jean-Michel van Schouwburg’s ‘Trio 876’ & The Huddersfield Trio

21 January 2015 Doors 7pm, (please note prompt 7.30 start time) Tickets £5 / £3 Trio 876 (Marcello Magliocchi - percussion; Matthias Boss - violin; Jean-Michel van Schouwburg -...

the Bluecoat: Lispn! James Joyce: Finnegans Wake

1 February 2015 2pm Finnegans Wake is considered to be among the most challenging works of the English literary canon, but those who enjoy the book consider...

the Bluecoat: Liverpool Poetry Cafe: Andrew McMillan

18 October 2014 4-5pm Free, booking advised Andrew McMillan has published in the Salt Book of Younger Poets and various anthologies: his first full collection is forthcoming...

the Bluecoat: FLUX Liverpool: Hope Street Ltd presents Sense & Sustainability

19 July 2014 5-8pm Free A three hour interactive performance extravaganza, taking over the Bluecoat’s much loved spaces in new and unexpected ways, this event will discombobulate...

the Bluecoat: The Ethics of Portrait Photography

16 May 2015 5.30pm Free, booking required Tricia Porter and Othello De’Souza-Hartley (L8 Unseen, Museum of Liverpool, 8 Apr - 6 Sept) discuss their experiences of documenting Toxteth /...

the Bluecoat: Record Fair

21 - 23 August 2014 10am - 6pm Free Find that elusive vinyl, plus CDs, DVDs, music books, and posters.

the Bluecoat: Liverpool Irish Festival Dubliners 100 UK Book Launch &...

29 October 2014 7-8.30pm Tickets: £4 - book now This event is the UK book launch for Dubliners 100 and will feature readings by some of the...

the Bluecoat: Peter Woods: The Art Fund

10 October 2014 6-7pm Free, booking required Since 1903 The Art Fund has helped over 700 museums and galleries throughout the UK acquire thousands of works of...

the Bluecoat: Young DaDa Presents…

30 November 2014 All day Free Programmed by young people, this weekend is packed full of events, workshops, films and lots of other fun stuff for everyone...

the Bluecoat: The Art of Shopping Walking Tour

5 & 19 October 2014 2pm This event is free but booking is recommended* This tour looks at the history and architecture of Liverpool’s iconic department stores and retraces the...

the Bluecoat: Fleeting Moments

5 Sep​tember 2014 2-3pm Tickets: £7/5 (The concessionary rate is available for those living with dementia and their carers) This family friendly performance of dance, music and...

the Bluecoat: Memorandum of Understanding’ by Tabitha Jussa

11 April - 5 July 2015 Open daily 10am - 6pm Free A solo exhibition by Tabitha Jussa which was awarded as part of her 2014 Liverpool Art...

the Bluecoat: Backstage in Biscuit Land

1 December 2014 7.30-8.30pm Jess Thom has Tourettes, a condition that makes her say ‘biscuit’ 16,000 times a day. This two-woman solo show weaves comedy,...

the Bluecoat: Deep Seas & Dead Fathers

12 October 2014 2pm at the Bluecoat Hub Free, booking recommended: call the Bluecoat on 0151 702 5324 or email info@thebluecoat.org.uk to reserve your place Deep Seas & Dead Fathers...

the Bluecoat: Above the Beaten Track poster display

9 - 31 August 2014 10am - 6pm Free The whole of the Bluecoat is set to come alive on 30 August for the return of Above the Beaten Track.  The festival...

the Bluecoat: Art of Living the Experiment

2 December 2014 5.30pm Dinner, 8-10pm Performance A Scouse supper including a drink, followed by a selection of new and existing work MC’d by Laurence...

the Bluecoat: Radicals & Renegades Literary Walking Tour

3 August 2014 2pm Free, Booking required here A literary walking tour looking mainly at Liverpool’s role in post-war literature and how the city’s energetic and anarchic...

the Bluecoat: Childe of Hale: a film by Richard Whitby

24 September 2014 7pm Free, booking recommended Made with volunteers from the Merseyside village of Hale, Whitby’s film tells the story of John Middleton, the famous 9...

Bluecoat: RESOURCE

Saturday 18 July - Sunday 27 September 2015. An exhibition examining the usefulness of art and twenty-first century arts centres, featuring work from a wide range of UK-based artists.

the Bluecoat: Antix 2

8 & 9 December, 2 & 3 December 2014 and 8, 9 & 10 January 2015 12pm to 3pm Free Performance by Brian Catling in the Bluecoat...

the Bluecoat: Philosophy Day

15 November 2014 11am-5pm Free The Bluecoat's philosopher in residence Dr. Panayiota Vassilopoulou celebrates a year in post and the venue is holding a day of philosophy to...

Music at the Bluecoat

30 August 2014 Free Add some live music, food and drink and the School Lane arts centre becomes the perfect place for those wanting a blissful...

the Bluecoat: DaDaFest International Congress on Disability Culture and Human Rights

2 & 3 December 2014 9.30am-5pm The DaDaFest International Congress will enable disability’s unique cultural perspectives to shine a light on the multiple ways in...

the Bluecoat – Dadafest: Objects of Curiosity & Desire

Dadafest 2010: Objects of Curiosity & Desire. 18 November - 3 December 2010Exploring the human body, its quirks, questions and endless fascinations, Objects of...

the Bluecoat: To Hell with Culture: A film by Huw Wahl

23 October 2014 7pm Free, booking recommended This film is a portrayal of the life and work of Herbert Read (1893-1968), influential art critic, poet, anarchist and co-founder of the...

Bluecoat: ‘Do not yet fold your wings’ – Bisakha Sarker

Saturday 17 October - Sunday 6 December 2015. This new multi-media video installation explores dancer and choreographer Bisakha Sarker’s search for a late style which embraces the demands of a body changing with time.

the Bluecoat: Penny Pepper presents Lost in Spaces plus Cabaret presented...

3 December 2014 7-9.30pm From punky loner to letters from Morrissey, fanzine poet to Guardian contributor, child-good illness to disability activist, discovering sex and hating...

the Bluecoat: Young DaDa Presents…

29 November 2014 All day Free Programmed by young people, this weekend is packed full of events, workshops, films and lots of other fun stuff for everyone...

Tour: James McNeill Whistler at the Bluecoat

2 August 2014 2pm Free, booking required Simone Mair, Assistant Curator at Liverpool Biennial leads this tour of the exhibition. Outspoken and argumentative, dressed in his black patent...

the Bluecoat: Listening

24 January - 29 March 2015 Open daily 10am - 6pm Free Exhibiting artists: Laurie Anderson, Ed Atkins, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, Mikhail Karikis, Ragnar Kjartansson,...

the Bluecoat: Altru Young Actors Company: Missing?

8 – 10 October 2014 7.30-9.30pm Tickets: £5/£4 A chance for a once in a lifetime adventure, while those left behind are trapped in time, forever waiting....

the Bluecoat: Laurence Clark – Moments of Instant Regret

5 December 2014 7:30pm Have you ever bitten a policeman? Made a waiter cry? Well Laurence has, and in Moments of Instant Regret you can...
the serving library

Bluecoat: The Serving Library

Saturday 10 October 2015 - Sunday 15 February 2016. The Serving Library, founded by Stuart Bailey, Angie Keefer and David Reinfurt, consists of a website, publishing enterprise and physical library.

the Bluecoat: Record Fair

4 October 2014 10am-6pm Find that elusive vinyl, plus CDs, DVDs, music books, posters.

the Bluecoat: An Audience with Jean Michel Van Schouwburg / Voice...

18 October 2014 3pm Phil Morton & Mark Hanslip present an audience with Jean Michel Van Schouwburg. Loosely described as a voice workshop, local artists are invited to attend...