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...
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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...

the Bluecoat: Tricia Porter: Liverpool Photographs 1972-74

4 April - 5 July 2015 Open daily Free Launch event: 10 April 6-8pm Taken by photographer Tricia Porter a decade before the area was in the media...

the Bluecoat: Philosophy in Pubs

10 February 2015 1 - 2.30pm Free, just turn up Our resident philosophers debate the important questions. All welcome to join in some deep thinking.  

the Bluecoat: University of Liverpool: Horatio Clare

18 October 2014 5-6pm Free, booking advised
 Horatio Clare is an award-winning writer, author of A Single Swallow (travel with migrating swallows), The Prince's Pen (a novella),...

the Bluecoat: Listening Exhibition Tour

7 February 2015 2-3pm Free Artist, editor, curator and music publisher Alan Dunn leads a tour of the Listening exhibition. Find out more about the exhibition by clicking here.  
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Bluecoat: Left Hand to Back of Head, Object Held Against Right...

Saturday 23 January 2016 – Monday 28 March 2016. Artists: Becky Beasley, Rowena Harris, Mary Hurrell, Natalie Finnemore, Hannah James, Mitra Saboury, Marianna Simnett, Marie Toseland. A group exhibition of physical and assertive work that sets out to affect the audience through sensation and emotion.

the Bluecoat: Owen Lowery – Otherwise Unchanged plus support from Liverpool...

4 December 2014 7.30pm to 9.30pm An orchestration of sound and image draws out the gravity, emotion and shimmering lyricism in this reading of Owen...

the Bluecoat: Where’s My Nana?

2 December 2014 2-3pm Be taken on a theatrical adventure to find Nana’s van. This inclusive and unusual promenade theatre piece will take place in...

the Bluecoat: The Lowry Lounge

25 October 2014  11am – 6pm Tickets: Walk (11am-1pm) £5/Iain Sinclair talk (2-3.30pm) £5/combined ticket £8 (limited number) Annual celebration of Merseyside-born writer Malcolm Lowry (Under the Volcano),...

The Bluecoat: Music in the Garden: The Halcyon Syncopators

18 July 2014 6-9pm FREE This week's Summer Session features live music from the Halcyon Syncopators. Every week will differ, featuring a combination of live music, unique...

the Bluecoat: Art of the Lived Experiment Conversation

9 January 2015 6pm Free - booking required* Includes BSLI Join Aaron Williamson (Curator - Art of the Lived Experiment and Artist), Ruth Gould (Artistic Director - DaDaFest), Bryan Biggs (Artistic Director - the...

the Bluecoat: Above the Beaten Track

30 August 2014 2pm Free Above the Beaten Track festival returns this August bigger and better than ever!  Following a two-year hiatus, the event is back at...

the Bluecoat: Analogue Heaven, Digital Hell

21 September 2014 6-7pm Free Analogue Heaven, Digital Hell: From Sonic Materialism to Infinite Revolution/s As part of Philosopher in Residence Dr Panayiota Vassilopoulou’s Philosophy in the Gallery talks, sponsored by...
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Bluecoat: Melissa Gordon: Fallible Space

Saturday 23 January 2016 – Sunday 13 March 2016. Gordon is interested in addressing the exhibition as a ‘theatre in the round’: highlighting shifting perspectives when staging her work. Here she presents the first solo exhibition in Bluecoat’s Performance Space, accompanied by a longer running exhibition in the Vide.

the Bluecoat: Liverpool String Quartet: TV Heaven

17 Oct
over 2014 7.30-9pm Tickets: £10/£5* *half-price concessions for under 17s The Liverpool String Quartet play a superb programme of favourite classical themes from the small screen.

the Bluecoat: The Ugly Girl

26 November 2014 7.30-9.30pm A wildly comic twist on the stereotype of a queer, disabled, intellectual trouble-maker. This no holds barred play is full of...

the Bluecoat: Adrian Henri: Total Art book launch

20 September 2014 6pm Free, just turn up Celebrating the life and work of Adrian Henri, Occasional Papers launch Adrian Henri: Total Art. A fully illustrated catalogue about the Liverpool-based...

the Bluecoat: The Gathering

11 February 2015 7.30 - 9.30pm Free, drop in A monthly space for musician to meet and improvise together.    

the Bluecoat: Literary Walking Tour

14 February 2015 2pm Free, booking required* Duration 1.5 hours, covering approximately 1.5 miles. From its bashful beginnings to its bittersweet endings, writers have always tried to capture...

the Bluecoat: Philip Jeck: Vinyl Requiem (Replayed)

21 September 2014 2.30pm and 7.30pm Tickets £6/4 - book here Liverpool-based artist Philip Jeck revisits his acclaimed 1993 collaboration with Lol Sargent, a performance that...

the Bluecoat: Interactions Mini-Symposium #1

19 September 2014 4.30—6.30pm £6.50 / £4.50 Book now Be part of the conversation on socially-engaged performance practice by attending Interactions’ Mini-Symposiums. Gillian Dyson and Gisele Bone will make...
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Bluecoat: Double Act: Art and Comedy

Saturday 9 April - Sunday 19 June 2016. Double Act: Art and Comedy explores how comedy helps us to shape meaning and negotiate the complexities of everyday life. Drawing together artists from diverse cultural and political contexts, each of whom share an interest in humour as a resource to animate their art practice.

the Bluecoat: You Are My Sunshine – A Kind of Love...

27 November 2014 7.30-9pm Experience Terry Galloway’s comic, sometimes moving, sometimes profane exploration of what happens after a woman literally regains her senses. Followed by...

the Bluecoat: Tricia Porter Exhibition Tour

16 May 2015 2pm Free, just turn up The Bluecoat’s Artistic Director Bryan Biggs leads this tour of the Tricia Porter: Liverpool Photographs 1972-74 exhibition, which features a selection of...

the Bluecoat: Rachel Gadsden: Al Noor – Fragile Vision

21 November - 6 December 2014 Open daily Free This exhibition of artworks and animated digital films explores themes of fragility and resilience. Rachel Gadsden is motivated to...

The Bluecoat: The Art of Business

10 July 2014 18.00 Free Inspired by Liverpool's International Festval of Business, management specialist Peter Bond discusses how art and artists can provide solutions to some of the thorny problems...

the Bluecoat: Talking Poetry

12 February 2015 6 – 8pm Free, booking required Monthly series exploring spoken poetry, through recordings on vinyl, audiotape and CD. Listen to and discuss great poetic...

the Bluecoat: Flowers and Candles by George Garrett

31 October 2014 7-9pm Tickets: £6/£4* George Garrett (1896-1966), Merchant Seaman, Radical and Writer, was a founder of The Unity Theatre. Following on from the successful production of...

the Bluecoat: 2dartmarkets

16 August 2014 11am - 5pm Free This initiative at the Bluecoat sets out to provide opportunities for showcasing emerging and established artists by offering opportunities to...

The Bluecoat: Archiving the Arts Centre

22 April - 5 May Daily 10.00 - 18.00 Free For two weeks the Bluecoat is turning its galleries into an archive space to reveal its century-long...

the Bluecoat: Christmas Print Workshop

16 December 2014 6-9pm Tickets: £30 Fancy making your own christmas cards & decorations this year whilst learning a new skill? On this one night workshop you will...

the Bluecoat: LAAF: Performance 55 by Radouan Mriziga

14 June 2015 3m and 5pm Free - Booking recommended Moroccan choreographer and dancer Radouan Mriziga performs his solo work 55. Exploring the body’s relationship to space through simple gestures and...

the Bluecoat: Paul O’Keeffe: Whistler v Ruskin: the ‘Pot of Paint’...

15 October 2014 7pm Free, booking TBC Whistler’s famous court case with John Ruskin is brought to life in this illustrated talk with Paul O'Keeffe. One of the...

the Bluecoat: Xavier Ribas: Nitrate

10 April - 5 July 2015 Open daily Free The system of colonial exploitation led by British companies in Chile’s Atacama desert comes under scrutiny in Nitrate,...

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