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,...

the Bluecoat: Syndrome 3.1: Brain/Music Experiments

28 November 2014 7.30-9pm £6 / £4 - Buy tickets Dave Lynch and The Frozen Music Collective Coders and neuroscientists from The Frozen Music Collective present their new work...

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: 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: Céline Condorelli in Conversation with Rosie Cooper

3 June 2015 6.30pm Free - book here Artist Céline Condorelli joins Rosie Cooper, Liverpool Biennial's Head of Programmes, in discussion at the Bluecoat. They will talk...

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 /...