Travelling Garden at the Bluecoat. May 3-5 2008

Travelling Garden at the Bluecoat

Travelling Garden will take place in the Garden Room at the Bluecoat on Saturday 3, Sunday 4 and Monday 5 May 2008. All the performances start at 2.00pm and last approximately one hour. To book your free place, please call Tickets and Information on 0151 702 5324. Prior booking is advised.

Take a step back through time with Artists, Katy-Anne Bellis and Austin Hewitt this Bank Holiday weekend at the Bluecoat. Together they will use shadow puppetry and comic storytelling to tell the tale of William Roscoe and his travelling garden in a fun free family event.
The interactive performance, suitable for 7-10 year olds accompanied by an adult, will invite the audience to take their place in the William Roscoe Choir with the chance to make their own shadow puppet.

Visitors may wish to arrive early to take part in explore. Explore is a series of fun activities to take part in whilst wandering around the galleries. Explore tins are available every day from the Tickets and Information desk. Explore in the Garden Room is a special enhanced session that takes place on Sundays from 12.00pm – 4.00pm. After investigating the art works on display using the question cards and small objects found inside the explore tins, families can return to the garden room to make some art of their own with help from our staff.

This weekend explore will run from 12.00pm – 2.00pm, giving visitors the chance to go explore before taking their seats in the Travelling Garden.

The Travelling Garden is part of the 2008 Commission Fragrant, which takes place at various locations across Liverpool throughout 2008. Liverpool Culture Company have commissioned international visual artist Jyll Bradley is Artist as Residence within Liverpool Botanical Collection during 2007 and 2008. Jyll will be making a series of high-profile interventions, culminating in September with the launch of an artist’s book and a photographic sequence reflecting the extraordinary narratives of this unique, historic collection.