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: 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: 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: 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: 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...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Record Fair

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

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...

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: 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...

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: 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...

the Bluecoat: Heritage Weekend

13 & 14 September 2014 11am-5pm Free. Book for the building tours Find out about the Bluecoat’s transformation from charity school to contemporary arts centre on this...

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: 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: Record Fair

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

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...

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: 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: 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...

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: 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: 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: 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: FLUX Liverpool: 20 Stories High Youth Threatre Presents STANDARD

16 - 17 July 2014 19.30 Tickets: £3/2 Deep in the forest, 30 young pioneers courageously set out to live by their ideals. They have 7 days 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...

Bluecoat Display Centre: Guided Liverpool Architectural Walk

8 July 2014 13.30 - 16.30pm (Walk takes approx 2 hours)   Tickets £15 each (£12 members & concs)   City of Culture, Learning and Faith Walk, led by...

the Bluecoat: MothMan Comic Book Stand

7 July - 26 October 2014 Free Visit the Bluecoat's Mothman Comic Book stand where you can pick up a free edition of the latest comic....

the Bluecoat: James McNeill Whistler

5 July – 26 October 2014 Open daily 10.00 - 18.00 Free The Bluecoat will present the work of American painter James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) as part of the Liverpool...

the Bluecoat: Joyce in June

Sun 29 June 2014 15.30 - 17.30 Free Joyce in June Join Leopold Bloom  to remember his odyssey through Dublin on a sunny June day in 1904. James Joyce's...

the Bluecoat: Liverpool Poetry Cafe

26 June 2014 19.30 - 21.30 Tickets: £4/£3 Liverpool Poetry Café : Monthly readings by the very best contemporary poets continue with Sean Street and Alicia Stubbersfield with music by Dominic Williams.