The Archive offers a display of 40-plus years of cultural history. Who did what, why, when and to what effect. More than an absorbing archive: also a do-it-yourself kit to contribute to future cultural initiatives; covering events created by the Black-E as well as the work of visiting artists.

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The Idea
Archive Record Created : 30 Oct 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 1 month ago
Making The Clothes When young people think of the arts, fashion and music come tops. In line with this enthusiasm the Summer Playscheme of 1972 culminated in a Fashion Show and Disco.  The playscheme ran for six weeks from 24th July to 2nd September.   
Archive Record Created : 18 Jan 2014 --- Updated : 1 year 1 month ago
This Exhibition was created by The Great Georges Community  Cultural Project (colloquially
Archive Record Created : 20 Apr 2016 --- Updated : 1 year 1 month ago
This Exhibition resulted from a Meeting And Greeting Game.
Archive Record Created : 30 Apr 2016 --- Updated : 1 year 1 month ago
Level was the first of three installations created by Liverpool sculptor Robin Riley. 
Archive Record Created : 15 Nov 2014 --- Updated : 1 year 1 month ago
Garden Dances took place during the Liverpool International Garden Festival :   2nd May  – 14th  October 1984
Archive Record Created : 08 Jun 2015 --- Updated : 1 year 1 month ago
JON HENDRICKS rose from singing in his fathers church in Ohio to national fame as a chart-topping singer and composer in the U.S.  He presented the original version of "The Evolution of the Blues" at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1961.
Archive Record Created : 11 Oct 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 1 month ago
Anna Lockwood is a distinguished New Zealand composer, now called Annea Lockwood and resident in America. She first came to Liverpool in 1967 when Wendy Harpe promoted her Glass Concert (in which Anna made music from a range of glass - from striking long glass rods of varying lengths to dropping glass beads into metal containers) at the Bluecoat Chambers.
Archive Record Created : 27 Nov 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 1 month ago
Meredith Monk 
Archive Record Created : 04 Dec 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 1 month ago
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Bill Harpe (choreographer, dancer and games creatrer) was a co-founder of The Blackie (now The Black-E). He started work in 1968 and, apart from the odd sabbatical few months and an 18th months job share at the GLC with Wendy Harpe, he is still working there. Working With Young People
Archive Record Created : 07 Nov 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 4 months ago
Left is the flye
Archive Record Created : 17 Nov 2017 --- Updated : 11 months 3 weeks ago
Bob Cobbing was the major exponent of concrete, visual and sound poetry in Britain. Long after its international heyday in the 1960s, he continued to produce visual texts that were also scores for performance, many of them published as booklets by his Writers' Forum press, and launched at its associated workshop.
Archive Record Created : 28 Nov 2018 --- Updated : 1 year 4 months ago
As part of Peter Moore's second Exhibition Body & Soul the Blackie staged its second participatory exhibition 'Yours For The Taking'.  We also contributed by showing films and video tapes at the Blackie under the title Body & Soul   where the music was Soul and the Body was dance. The screenings started on Saturday 17th January and went on 4 weeks.  We started with:-:-
Archive Record Created : 05 Oct 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 4 months ago
The Story behind Brendan MacCormack's guitar concert this Thursday February 4th,  began over a year ago.  In December 1980, a few days before Christmas, the Blackie learned (in company with 40 other Projects nationally) it would not receive a grant from Arts Council in the coming year.
Archive Record Created : 15 Jan 2014 --- Updated : 7 years 4 months ago
The Idea:  To create a coloumn of Helium filled white balloons which went from the bottom to the top of the building site. This would hopefully sway in the wind which at this stage of rebuilding swept through the site. This turned out to be the first  of three installations involving balloons.
Archive Record Created : 12 Nov 2014 --- Updated : 1 year 4 months ago
Like Stars In Your Eyes was an installation by Clive Dilnot.  There are  no photographs of this installation.  However the original proposal still exists and represents pretty much what happened.  LIKE STARS IN YOUR EYES  SCULPTURE PIECE FOR GREAT GEORGES
Archive Record Created : 24 Nov 2014 --- Updated : 6 years 4 months ago
This event was created by DDart, a theatre group from Leeds Polytechnic Fine Art Department which included Jack Whirlpool and J.E.Latham.  We know this because the poster for the event and the publicity material says so.  We have no other paperwork or any idea of what the event was about.  The other thing we have are photographs and these are below.
Archive Record Created : 02 Dec 2014 --- Updated : 1 year 4 months ago
Banners consisted of a display of large banners hung across the site containing thoughts
Archive Record Created : 03 Nov 2014 --- Updated : 1 year 2 months ago
The Idea : create a series of slogans around the word 'beam'  - so it drew upon the humour of young
Archive Record Created : 19 Nov 2014 --- Updated : 1 year 4 months ago


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