In almost continuous use for three centuries, people have experienced Bluecoat in many different ways: as school pupil, artist, retailer, shopper, arts attender, workshop participant or visitor. This ever-growing selection of anecdotes and short films tells some of their stories.

The films were commissioned by Bluecoat from Soup Collective as part of the building's 300th anniversary year programme.

Eddie Rauer, Blue Room

Alan Swerdlow, former chair Bluecoat Gallery & Society

Pete Clarke, Artist

Paula Hampson, Dance Artist

Gerry Donaldson & Ken Davies, Merseyside Film Institute

Genesis, Return to Bluecoat

Fran Disley & Jean Grant, Artists

Eddie Rauer, Blue Room

Cy Powell & Jeannie Powell, Volunteers

Andrea Buckley, Dance Artist

Bryan Biggs, Bluecoat Artistic Director

Atarah Ben-Tovim

Ed Farrell

Judith Haslam

Bob & Joan Porter, Silversmith

Julia Carter Preston

Bisakha Sarker, Independent dance artist

Taher Qasim, Chairman of Liverpool Arab Arts Festival

Kernaghan Books

Al Peters, Musician

Kat and Oleta

Peter Urquhart

Ruth Gould MBE

Cara Oladeji

Cathy Benson

Barbara Foran

Simon Jiang

Jenny Rimmer

Sidney Thomas Harris (1881 – 1956)

Ann Carlton

Alan Swerdlow

Gavin Davenport

Simon Keyhoe

Ken Burnley - My Bluecoat

Harriet Owen Hughes

Ailsa Cox