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The Black-E is fully wheelchair accessible

The Black-E is fully wheelchair accessible

Youth Arts Programme

Summer Play 2014

Our regular playscheme on Saturday 6th September has been cancelled.

The Youth Circus will instead be performing 'Footloose and Fancy Free' in Chavez Park, Liverpool One. The event is free to attend.

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


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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.

Performance Events

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

Pandora's Box Posterby Ade Solanke

Directed by Shade Oladiti

Following sell-out shows at Arcola Theatre, the acclaimed, award-winning British-African family drama, Pandora's Box, comes to Liverpool for one night only as part of its long-awaited UK tour.

This 'touching, hilarious' (The Stage) hit play has been dazzling audiences with its 'enthralling, brilliant' (Public Reviews) story and performances.

Friday September 12th - Tickets: £10 and £8 conc - Performance starts:6.30pm - Doors Open 6.00pm available on the door.

rehearsal for Standing on The ShouldersBlack-E Youth Circus at Liverpool International Music Festival / LIMF

Following their success last year with ‘Standing on The  Shoulders’ the Black-E Youth circus return with ‘Footloose and Fancy Free’.

Come and join in the fun with the Black-E youth circus as they take you back to the 1950s to the best night club in Liverpool! The BeBop club.

Learn how to do the lindy hop, Hula Hoop the night away, or swing on a trapeze until the sunrises.

 So if you’re footloose and fancy free, then this is the place to be!

‘Doors’ open 12.30 am 

Sat 23rd, Sun 24th and Mon 25th August at 1pm, 2.30pm and 4pm. Performances last between 15-20mins, followed by  workshops.


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.


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.