The Bluecoat

The Bluecoat
School Lane
Liverpool
Merseyside
L1 3BX
England

Website

www.thebluecoat.org.uk

E-mail

admin@thebluecoat.org.uk

Telephone

0151 709 5297

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Liverpool's centre for contemporary arts. Located in a Grade 1 Listed Building in the centre of Liverpool City Centre, the gallery re-opened in March 2008 after a multi million development.

The Bluecoat will engage, inspire and stimulate visitors, whether they come to create, view, listen, eat, shop, talk - or simply be, and will house a vibrant community of creative people - artists, performers, writers, crafts people, creative businesses and retailers - all committed to using their emerging talent to innovate and excel.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Mon - Sat 8.00am - 6.00pm
Sun 10.00am - 6.00pm

Admission charges

Admission to galleries free

Additional info

More details will be released shortly

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Performing Arts

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

The Negligent Eye

  • 16 May 2014 4-10:30pm

This exhibition by 30 UK and international artists focuses on scanning and the impact of digital technology in contemporary art. Curated by Jo Stockham, the Royal College of Art’s Head of Printmaking, it features prints, sculptures, videos and installations. During the night there will be special scanning and printing workshop activities. Enjoy food and drink until late.

Artists exhibiting: Christiane Baumgartner, Thomas Bewick, Jyll Bradley, Maurice Carlin, Helen Chadwick, Susan Collins, Conroy/Sanderson, Nicky Coutts, Elizabeth Gossling, Beatrice Haines, Juneau Projects, Laura Maloney, Bob Matthews, London Fieldworks (with the participation of Gustav Metzger), Marilene Oliver, Flora Parrott, South Atlantic Souvenirs, Imogen Stidworthy, Jo Stockham, Wolfgang Tillmans, Alessa Tinne, Michael Wegerer, Rachel Whiteread, Jane & Louise Wilson This is a LightNight event, Liverpool's one-night arts & culture festival. Part of Museums at Night.. Visit www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk for more details and the full programme.

Website

http://www.thebluecoat.org.uk

Toy Story

  • 16 May 2014 4-7:30pm

The ‘Toy Story’ exhibition (9th May - 28th June 2014) will feature the work of toy makers who employ traditional techniques which encourage children to engage and interact with toys and to use their imaginations.

The exhibition is also intended for the enjoyment of families, who may discover toys, which will be loved and enjoyed for generations.

Toy Story celebrates the golden age of handcrafted toys and games. The idea for this show began following a conversation with a regular customer who had bought hand-designed toys for his children which they had cherished, but was bemoaning the lack of beautifully designed toys in the world.

The exhibition will provide inspiration for adults and children alike, which defies the throw away aspect of our society. Exhibitors will include Ed Boxall, Susan Evans, Diana Heredia, Annabel Little, Keith Newstead, Jeff Soan, Sally Weatherill, Donna Wilson & Jan Zalud.

Exclusively for LightNight we will launch a new Paper Doll cut-out figure designed by the Bluecoat-based artist and Toy Story exhibitor Annabel Little exclusively available to try and buy at the Bluecoat Display Centre.
This is a LightNight event, Liverpool's one-night arts & culture festival. Part of Museums at Night.. Visit www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk for more details and the full programme.

Website

http://www.bluecoatdisplaycentre.com

Juniper Press Open Studio

  • 16 May 2014 4-9pm

Juniper Press is a new letterpress facility at the Bluecoat, offering courses, workshops and supported studio sessions. Discover the beauty and fascination of traditional letterpress printing. See type being set by hand and printed on a Victorian hand-press! This is a LightNight event, Liverpool's one-night arts & culture festival. Part of Museums at Night.. Visit www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk for more details and the full programme.

Website

http://www.thebluecoat.org.uk

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Big Sing with Sense of Sound

  • 16 May 2014 8-9:30pm

Come and see the wonderful a cappella choir, Sense of Sound Singers perform some of their contemporary repertoire. There will also be an opportunity to join in with some group singing if you so wish. This event promises to be inspiring, joyous, uplifting and will most certainly leave you wanting more. This is a LightNight event, Liverpool's one-night arts & culture festival. Part of Museums at Night.. Visit www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk for more details and the full programme.

Admission

Book your places by emailing jennifer@senseofsound.net

Website

http://www.thebluecoat.org.uk

20 Stories High: HEADZ and JAM

  • 16 May 2014 7-9:30pm

Liverpool's acclaimed 20 Stories High Young Actor's Company present a special night at the Bluecoat. HEADZ: A reading of extracts from their forthcoming show. Chronicling the lives and stories of young people in the UK today, HEADZ is a series of bold, provocative monologues written by award-winning Keith Saha for 20 Stories High . Join the young actors as they share their work-in-progress in advance of the premier of the show at the Playhouse in July.

This sharing is followed by 20 STORIES HIGH JAM: Live Music, Open Mic, Slam Poetry, Club Tunes Calling all Young Poets, MCs, Musicians, Singers, Actors, Beat Boxers and Dancers! Join 20 Stories High Young Actors, and some very special guests, at this exciting LightNight jam. The event will be a mixture of performances from new and emerging artists. To guarantee a performance slot please get in touch: leanne@20storieshigh.org.uk/ 0151 708 9728. This is a LightNight event, Liverpool's one-night arts & culture festival. Part of Museums at Night.. Visit www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk for more details and the full programme.

Website

http://www.thebluecoat.org.uk

Music at the Bluecoat

  • 16 May 2014 7-9:30pm

Live acoustic music outdoors (weather permitting - otherwise indoors) with a range of local performers, including The Halcyon Syncopators big band and The Choir with No Name. The singers are homeless people and other men and women from the edges of society, founded on the premise that singing makes you feel good. The choir meets and rehearses regularly at the Bluecoat. Find more information at www.choirwithnoname.org This is a LightNight event, Liverpool's one-night arts & culture festival. Part of Museums at Night.. Visit www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk for more details and the full programme.

Website

http://www.thebluecoat.org.uk

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