This collection is a comprehensive set of Bluecoat brochures produced since 1980. Only two from the 1960s are included, but the archive houses other listings from this and the following decade, produced by the Bluecoat Arts Forum, Liverpool Lieder Circle and the Sandon Music Group to promote their programmes, and these will be added to the site.

Bluecoat also has a set of season brochures from the packed Merseyside Film Institute programmes, some of which are already on the site, with more to follow. For a period, the Film Institute programmes were also summarised in the main Bluecoat brochure.

The collection of Bluecoat brochures presented here provides a fascinating record of the arts centre's artistic interests over the last forty years, its curatorial priorities and ambition. There is a breadth of creative practice represented across the visual, performing and literary arts, and a combination of support for artists working locally with showcasing new art from the rest of the UK and internationally.

It is interesting to see how the information provided and the language used to talk about an exhibition or concert has changed. Developments in graphic design can be charted too, from modest print produced in house, to sophisticated brand identities developed over several seasons of brochures, working with local designers like Hitch, Burn and Nonconform.

The evolution of a Bluecoat logo is also discernible, as the name of the organisation has evolved: Bluecoat Society of Arts, Bluecoat Arts Forum, Bluecoat Arts Centre, The Bluecoat, and simply Bluecoat.

Image: October-November 2008 brochure cover featuring Grace Surman.

1963

Bluecoat 63 festival brochure

1964

Shakespeare Festival Brochure

1980

Autumn 1980 Events Brochure

1981

January - March 1981 Events Brochure

1981

Sounds Scintillating Brochure, 1981-82

1981

Summer Dance, 1981

1981

Summer 1981 Events Brochure

1981

Brochure for A Week at the Bluecoat, 20-27 June

1982

Sounds Scintillating Brochure, 1982-83

1982

Autumn 1982 Events Brochure

1982

Summer 1982 Events Brochure

1982

Winter 1982 Events Brochure

1983

Summer 1983 Events Brochure

1983

Winter 1983 Events Brochure

1984

Autumn 1984 Events Brochure

1984

Summer 1984 Events Brochure

1984

Winter 1984 - Spring 1985 Events Brochure

1985

Autumn 1985 Events Brochure

1985

Summer Dance '85 Brochure

1985

Spring 1985 Events Brochure

1985

Summer 1985 Events Brochure

1986

April - June 1986 Events Brochure

1986

Autumn 1986 Events Brochure

1986

July - September 1986 Events Brochure

1986

Spring 1986 Events Brochure

1987

April - June 1987 Events Brochure

1987

Autumn 1987 Events Brochure

1987

Spring 1987 Events Brochure

1987

Summer 1987 Events Brochure

1988

April - June 1988 Events Brochure

1988

January - February 1988 Events Brochure

1988

July - September 1988 Events Brochure

1988

September - December 1988 Events Brochure

1989

January - February 1989 Events Brochure

1989

March - April 1989 Events Brochure

1981

May - June 1981 Events Brochure

1989

October - December 1989 Events Brochure

1989

Summer 1989 Events Brochure

1990

April - June 1990 Events Brochure

1990

January - March 1990 Events Brochure

1990

October - December 1990 Events Brochure

1990

Summer 1990 Events Brochure

1991

April - June 1991 Events Brochure

1991

Autumn 1991 Events Brochure

1991

January - March 1991 Events Brochure

1991

Summer 1991 Events Brochure

1992

April - June 1992 Events Brochure

1992

January - March 1992 Events Brochure

1992

October - December 1992 Events Brochure

1992

Summer 1992 Events Brochure

1993

April - June 1993 Events Brochure

1993

January - March 1993 Events Brochure

1993

Jazz Events Brochure

1993

July-September 1993 Events Brochure

1993

October - December 1993 Events Brochure

1994

April - June 1994 Events Brochure

1994

January - March 1994 Events Brochure

1994

July-September 1994 Events Brochure

1994

October-December 1994 Events Brochure

1995

April - June 1995 Events Brochure

1995

January - February 1995 Events Brochure

1995

July - September 1995 Events Brochure

1995

October - December 1995 Events Brochure

1996

April - June 1996 Events Brochure

1996

January - March 1996 Events Brochure

1996

July - September 1996 Events Brochure

1996

Euro 96 Brochure, 1996

1996

October - December 1996 Events Brochure

1997

April - June 1997 Events Brochure

1997

January - March 1997 Events Brochure

1997

July - September 1997 Events Brochure

1997

October - December 1997 Events Brochure

1998

April - June 1998 Events Brochure

1998

January - March 1998 Events Brochure

1998

July - September 1998 Events Brochure

1998

October - December 1998 Events Brochure

1999

April - June 1999 Events Brochure

1999

January - March 1999 Events Brochure

1999

July - September 1999 Events Brochure

1999

October - December 1999 Events Brochure

2000

April - June 2000 Events Brochure

2000

January - March 2000 Events Brochure

2000

July-September 2000 Events Brochure

2000

October - December 2000 Events Brochure

2001

February - May 2001 Events Brochure

2001

Arab Weekender Brochure

2001

June - September 2001 Events Brochure

2002

October 2001 - January 2002 Events Brochure

2002

April - June 2002 Events Brochure

2002

February - March 2002 Events Brochure

2002

September - December 2002 Events Brochure

2003

April - June 2003 Events Brochure

2003

January - March 2003 Events Brochure

2003

Autumn 2003 Live Art Bluecoat Events Brochure

2004

December 2004 - January 2005 Events Brochure

2004

April - July 2004 Events Brochure

2004

February - March 2004 Events Brochure

2004

September - December 2004 Events Brochure

2005

Autumn 2005 Events Brochure

2005

May - June 2005 Events Brochure

2006

Autumn 2006 Newsletter

2006

Spring 2006 Out of the Bluecoat Brochure

2006

Summer 2006 Out of the Bluecoat Brochure

2007

Spring 2007 Newsletter

2007

July 2007 Liverpool Arab Arts Festival Brochure

2008

August 2008 Events Brochure

2008

July 2008 Events Brochure

2008

June 2008 Events Brochure

2008

March - May 2008 Events Brochure

2008

March 2008 Opening Weekend Brochure

2008

November 2008 Liverpool Live Brochure

2008

October- November 2008 Events Brochure

2008

September 2008 Events Brochure

2008

December 2008 - January 2009 Events Brochure

2009

February - March 2009 Events Brochure

2009

April - May 2009 Events Brochure

2009

June - July 2009 Events Brochure

2009

August - September 2009 Events Brochure

2009

October - November 2009 Events Brochure

2009

December 2009 - January 2010 Events Brochure

2010

February - March 2010 Events Brochure

2010

April - May 2010 Events Brochure

2010

Summer 2010 Events Brochure

2010

Autumn 2010 Events Brochure

2010

Brochure for Chapter & Verse, 2010

2010

Winter 2010 - 2-11 Events Brochure

2011

Brochure for Chapter & Verse, 2011

2011

Winter 2011 Events Brochure

2012

Autumn 2012 Events Brochure

2012

Spring 2012 Events Brochure

2012

Summer 2012 Events Brochure

2012

Winter 2012 Events Brochure

2013

Summer 2013 Events Brochure

2013

Winter 2013 Events Brochure

2014

Autumn 2014 Events Brochure

2014

Spring 2014 Events Brochure

2014

Winter 2014 Events Brochure

2014

Summer 2014 Events Brochure

2015

Spring 2015 Events Brochure

2015

Summer 2015 Events Brochure

2015

Autumn 2015 Events Brochure

2015

Winter 2015/16 Events Brochure

2016

Spring 2016 Events Brochure

2016

Summer 2016 Events Brochure

2016

Autumn 2016 Events Brochure

2016

Winter 2016 - 2017 Events Brochure

2017

Summer 2017 Events Brochure (1)

2017

Summer 2017 Events Brochure (2)

2017

Winter 2017 Events Brochure

2018

Winter 2018 Events Brochure

2018

Spring 2018 Events Brochure