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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 July 2015

    Mandy Coates is a basket maker who weaves traditional and contemporary willow baskets. She also grows the different coloured willows she uses in her baskets. She began her craft after meeting a basket maker at a festival. Mandy started as a traditional basket maker, weaving essentially practical, functional baskets.

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  • Lino Print Workshop | With Gill Curry | Sun 25th Oct | 11.15am - 4.15pm

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

    Try your hand at one of the most direct and rewarding printmaking techniques (Japanese lino).

    Booking: Call us on 0151 709 4014.

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  • Garden Party In The Bluecoat Garden | Sun 19th July 2015

    From 1.00 – 5.00 pm In the Bluecoat Garden

    Free entry

    All donations, raffle, workshop, stall sales & other proceeds from this event will fund local artists residencies.

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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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  • Annual Gardner Medwin Lecture given by Paul Scott | 22nd October from 2.30pm

    We are delighted that Paul Scott – the artist, writer, educator and curator, of our forthcoming exhibition 'Re- reanimate, repair, meld & mend', will deliver an illustrated talk about his work for our annual lecture in memory of the founder of the Bluecoat Display Centre, Robert Gardner-Medwin.

    Tickets: £4.95 each (£3.95 BDC Members & concs). Call 0151 709 4014 to book a place!

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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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