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The Black-E is fully wheelchair accessible

The Black-E is fully wheelchair accessible

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.

Married in Black PosterSound installation.

On EXhibition during 'International Women's day' 08 March 2014

Married in Black is an Oral History project that charts the stories of local women.

Chinese New Year 2014:

Celebrate the Year of the Horse with us on 02/02/2014 and enjoy a family-friendly programme packed with Chinese art & culture

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During March and April 2014, we will host an exciting festival programme of circus for all ages,...

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 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.

Sundays 11.30am – 1pm.

women-in-dance-exercise-class“Movema” means ‘to move’ in St Lucian Patois  -  the company’s aim is to inspire our UK communities ‘to move’ their bodies and their minds to the rhythms of their roots.

Mondays 6-7pm; Tuesdays 6.00-7.00pm;
Wednesdays  7.00- 8.00pm.


The Black-E Choir – founded by Sally Morris – Coming Soon!  The Autumn programme begins in September.

Whether you want to just keep fit, strengthen and tone, perform or progress. We practice Trapeze & general aerial skills on Mondays and Tuesdays, with an Aerial Silks workshop on Wednesdays.

Monday 7.00pm - 9.00pm Intermediate/advanced mixed aerial.
Tuesday 7.00pm - 9.00pm Beginners/intermediate mixed aerial.
Wednesday 8.00pm - 10.00pm Beginners/intermediate mixed aerial.
Thursday 8.00pm - 10.00pm Aerial training and skill share
Saturday 3.00pm - 5.00pm Aerial training and skill share

judo throwJudo classes
Classes every Wednesday from 4-5pm at The Black-E.


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Company of Friends in New York 2014

Socialist Workers Party members hold open discussion group meetings every Thursday at 7.30pm.

The discussion meetings resumed on the 9th Jan 2014. 

St Johns Ambulance training group continue to meet at the Black-E from 9th January 2014.

Liverpool Community Choir's Thursday session resumed on Thurdsay 9th January 2014.

The Inklings sessions have restarted their sessions at the Black-E on Wednesdays. from 1pm to 3pm.

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The session dates are on the following Mondays.

Shotokan Karate lesson 6.30-8pm.


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                 Slots available as follows                 Starting Date

                 Mondays  5pm to 9.30pm             20/01/2014

                 Tuesdays  1pm - 5pm                  21/01/2014

                 Thursddays 10am  to 2pm            06/02/2014


Lad dancing

Unfortunately the Jazz Dance class has been cancelled until further notice.

girls in performance“Jazz Dance combines African /Caribbean with 
Urban / Street Dance and is a great technique for beginners and advanced alike.  It’s popular with girls but also provides a great fitness work-out for boys”.


group performance NoFit stateFREE  Spring playscheme. Don’t miss out this spring !!

Our Easter playscheme runs from 8th April until 12th April, 11am to 3pm each day.

There is none stop fun and education here at the Black-E , So to Kick start the day and give your child the energy that they  need  this half term

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ADHD after school activities.
Following on from the success of the adhd pilot project we will be starting our after school session up.


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Youth Circus at the Black-E. Learning circus skills is a great way to keep fit and active, improve co-ordination and concentration, gain confidence and make new friends.

The Black-E youth circus finishes on 19th December.
Sessions restart on Tuesday 7th January 2014.