Afrovibes, the festival of South African music, drama and dance returns to the Black-E, after its first successful visit in 2012, with performances, workshops, the Township Cafe, and a Launch Party .The festival celebrates 20 years of democracy in South Africa.
These classes provide an ideal opportunity to learn the art of Tai Chi. Charles and Gina Tsang are highly experienced teachers who specialise in the Yang style and are also members of The Liverpool Chinatown Tai Chi group, founded in 1986.
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'.
Celebrating 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.
Voices 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.