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Published: 22 October 2020

272 Pages

10 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9781789621631

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Bluecoat, Liverpool

The UK's first arts centre

Edited by Bryan Biggs and John Belchem

Liverpool University Press

  • How Liverpool's oldest building became the UK's first arts centre
  • New insights into Liverpool's charity school, built during the birth of the modern port
  • How Bluecoat led the way with early exhibitions by artists, from Picasso to Keith Haring and several Turner Prize-winners
  • Fascinating story of how a progressive arts group showed the way in arts-led regeneration a century ago
  • Bluecoat's unique story, described as where 'village hall meets the avant-garde', is told, with many surprising revelations about who worked at, visited, exhibited in or performed at the venue

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