Serena Korda: The Bell Tree

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Off-site at Speke Hall / Open Daily 10.30am – 4pm Bluecoat is delighted to be working with artist Serena Korda and Trust New Art, the National Trust’s programme connecting people to places through contemporary art.

Bluecoat is delighted to be working with artist Serena Korda and Trust New Art, the National Trust’s programme connecting people to places through contemporary art. Serena Korda works across performance, sound and sculpture to find and highlight ritual in the everyday, which is developed through encounters, conversations and the researching of abandoned histories.

Set in Speke Hall’s ancient woodlands and grounds, The Bell Tree draws on the hall’s hidden history. Korda reconsiders aspects of communion and tradition, including underexplored feminist narratives or ‘herstories’ and alternative histories of folklore and witchcraft. The public commission is at Speke Hall, with a smaller element installed in Bluecoat’s garden. Speke Hall is free to visit with a National Trust Membership

Venue: Speke Hall

Serena Korda: The Bell Tree

Accessibility Information

  • Mobility parking spaces in main car park, 50 yards from ticket office
  • Drop-off point by ticket office
  • Volunteer driven multi-seater vehicle providing transfer from ticket office
  • Adapted toilets at Home Farm and Dairy Courtyard
  • Building – level entrance. Cobbles in central courtyard. Ground floor accessible, except Dairy which has two steps with handrail. Stairs with handrail to other floors
  • Four wheelchairs and mobility scooter available to loan, booking essential. Please call 0151 427 7231
  • Grounds – generally flat pathways, with steep gradients leading up to/down from the Bund, in to/out of the Moat and Stream Gardens. Moat garden also has narrow archway under bridge crossing above pathway. Cobbles leading to, and in the Dairy Courtyard. Map of accessible route

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