The Bluecoat's Colonial Legacies

23 Mar-29 May 2022


Over the last year, the Bluecoat have worked with a group of young people from the Greenhouse Project in Toxteth L8, and others across the city to interrogate the history of the Bluecoat building and its foundational links to British colonialism. They have bravely explored the transatlantic slave trade and its legacies through themes such as identity, Black Scouse experience, migration, community, equality and more. 

This display brings together newly commissioned and existing artwork, along with archival material and research relating to the Bluecoat's beginnings as a charity school, along with new findings about its co-founder, the merchant Bryan Blundell and his family.

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