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  • Mersey Maritime | Sat 16th May - Sat 4th July 2015

    The show will feature a selection of makers whose work reflects the maritime theme through a range of media including metal, paper, rope, print, glass and ceramic.We are curating this exhibition in celebration of Cunard’s three Ocean Queens, The Elizabeth, Mary and Victoria, sailing into the River Mersey to celebrate the company’s 175th anniversary. All three of Cunard’s Queen liners will meet in the Mersey for the first time on May 25th.

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  • In The Window | 1st - 31st May 2015

    American-born artist / designer Lisa Farmer produces leather objects that play with ironic forms and designs. Her labour intensive design pieces are both sculpture and product. Utilising premium vegetable tanned leather and immense craftsmanship, she combines traditional leather-working skills with contemporary technologies, producing avant-garde works distinguished by their originality and timelessness.

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  • Artist's Talk | Mike Badger - Tues 22nd Sept - 1.00pm - 4.00pm

    As part of Bluecoat Display Centre’s ongoing programme of exciting artist’s talks, the next event will feature Liverpool based artist Mike Badger. From his Liverpool studio, Mike creates sculptures from recycled, brightly-coloured tin containers and other found objects, raising issues dealing with mass-production, Western consumerism and greed.

    Call 0151 709 4014 for tickets & information.

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  • Sheffield Day Trip | Thurs 4th June 2015

    Trip to Sheffield Assay Office and David Mellor Round Building, Design Museum. Tickets £45 each (£40 BDC Members & concs.) To book tickets call Bluecoat Display Centre on 0151 709 4014.

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  • Workshop | Paper Treasures with Elizabeth Willow | Sun 14th June | 11.15am - 4.15pm

    Tickets: £45 each (£39 BDC Friends and concs), includes materials and light refreshments.

    Spend a day exploring the delights and challenges of paper, creating extraordinary objects with ordinary tools and materials. Using simple folding, cutting, gluing and stitching techniques, you will make an array of paper vessels, including boats, bags, boxes and books, to carry a cargo of gifts, ideas and dreams.

    Booking: Call us on 0151 709 4014.

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  • Leading the Way in Contemporary Crafts

    The Bluecoat Display Centre is a nationally and internationally recognised contemporary craft and design gallery that has been established since 1959.

    We sell, exhibit and promote over 350 selected contemporary craftspeople each year working in a broad variety of media.

    Bluecoat Display Centre has been a registered charity since 2010: Charities number 1136680

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