School Lane | Liverpool L1 3BX
Phone: 0151 702 5324
The Bluecoat is a Liverpool art gallery and creative hub as well as the oldest surviving building in Liverpool city centre. It has a long history in the arts; in fact, Yoko Ono gave her first paid performance here in 1967 just before she met John Lennon. Nowadays, it's a creative hub for visual art, music, dance and literature and home to four galleries, a performance space and a printmaking studio. It also has a strong community participation programme to ensure that people from all walks of life and all over Liverpool can get involved in the arts.
As well as top-notch facilities since its renovation in 2008, the Bluecoat Liverpool has a jam-packed events schedule throughout the year. Saturdays are dedicated to free family craft activities and its year-round events programme includes anything and everything from story-telling nights, baby book clubs, concerts to poetry readings, exhibitions and more. Keep an eye on our listings to stay up to date with what's on at the Bluecoat.
During your visit to the Bluecoat, make sure you spend some time relaxing in the downstairs café and courtyard (a little city centre haven that's particularly lovely on sunny days). Alternatively, tuck into a locally sourced meal in the upstairs bistro. Most of all, make sure you come back because with so many exhibitions and events, one visit is definitely not enough! [Laura Maclean]