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Games-of-Art-Dotto-apples and worms. Acrylic on board

The Games of Art exhibition presents a selection of imaginative artworks created over the last 40 years of 'Artful Games'; and texts explaining the nature and philosophy behind the art of 'creative and cooperative' games : 'Absolute freedom within very definite limits'. This follows a principle that Paul Taylor, American Choreographer once explained as : 'give yourself a set of simple limitations and do the best you can'.

YG and On Track Abdal Hadi formerly stevie SmithCelebrating forty years of the Black-E, the exhibition researches the lives of dozens of Black-E ‘alumni/ae’ (former youthful participants, volunteers and apprentices), to create an extended exhibition of the youth of the past to inspire the youth of the present. The project aims to identify the
impact that The Black-E has had on alumnae, paying particular
attention to their potential as role models for young
people currently in our community.

painting-of-female-figure-in-ecstacyVoices from The Song of Songs, a series of 12 paired prints, 373 mm x 300mm, created 1997-99 by Judy Chicago, on display in Liverpool for the first time, with a contextual exhibition of her life's work in the arts to date.

For over four decades, as a renowned artist, writer, feminist and intellectual, Judy Chicago's influence has been far-reaching within and outside the art community internationally. She has made the female point of view a part of mainstream art.

43 Game configured using night lights and bricks. The Black-E celebrated its 43rd Birthday on 27th May 2011,
with the launch of ‘The 43 Game’.

You are invited to produce a photograph of a created work or a discovered scene, object, or image which features the number ‘43’. The one absolute rule is this … if a child is given the photograph and is  asked what number they can find, then their answer should be ‘43’. Beyond this rule there is absolute freedom.

Youth Arts Programme

Creative Club Leaflet

The Saturday Gymnastics class has being cancelled. We will inform parents/guardians once we are able to resume the activity.

 Children must be aged 7+.

After School Project leaflet image

The after school project is a Free Fun creative arts project that focuses on stimulating all the senses through the Arts.

The project is aimed at children and their siblings with neurological conditions.

After School Play                                           

Please contact ADDvanced Solutions on 0151 486 1788, or The Black-e 0151 709 5109, for further information

youth circus posterBlack-E Youth Programme Timetable 2018

The Saturday Gymnastics class has being cancelled. We will inform parents/guardians once we are able to resume the activity.


Children must be aged 7+. 



  • MERSEY SWING @ the Black-E  
  • Mondays and Wednesdays
  • 7pm to 9.30pm

  • Classes are on
  • Tuesday evenings
  • from 6.30pmuntil 7.30pm

Creative and co-operative games sessions take place weekly on Friday afternoons.  Please contact us by phone or email for an invitation to join in.

Tai-Chi-class-with-Chinese-teacherThese classes provide an ideal opportunity to learn the art of Tai Chi. Charles Tsang is a highly experienced teacher who specialise in the Yang style and is also a member of The Liverpool Chinatown Tai Chi group, founded in 1986.

Sundays 11.30am – 1pm.

St Johns Ambulance training group continue to meet at the Black-E from January 2015.

The Inklings sessions at the Black-E are now on Wednesday's from 1.30pm to 3.30pm in the ECP Room.

Inklings now charge £1.50 for each session.


There are no upcoming events on the calendar at the moment. Please view our Ongoing events list for regularly scheduled happenings here at The Black-E.


The events listed here in the "Museum" section represent most of what has happened at The Black-E since the early days of the website. This record goes back to 2008 and covers everything up until the most recent past events. Older events are recorded in our 'Deep' Archive Site where we are developing a historical record of everything we can document that has happened at The Black-E.


19/06/2018 - 15:21 | 4 weeks 9 hours ago

The Big Union-Festival31-Launch

The event is part of Movema’s ‘Moving Together’ project which engages and unites Liverpool communities and People seeking asylum and Refugees through world dance events and training.

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To find out more visit or follow on Facebook or Twitter. They can also be reached by telephone on 07548 365869, or by email at infoatmovema [dot] co [dot] uk

21/05/2018 - 21:24 | 8 weeks 1 day ago

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                     7th June 11 am to 4pm.  

                     Free entree 

                    Venue: The Black-E, 

                    1 Great George Street,

                    L1 5EW Tel: 0151 709 5109

21/05/2018 - 19:42 | 8 weeks 1 day ago

Utopia for Now by Tomorrows Theatre    23rd May,

   at The Black-E,

   1 Great George Street,

   L1 5EW.

   Tel: 0151 709 5109

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