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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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Second Sight was based on using photography to get people to look again.  It came in two parts - part 1 was  events around the City and part 2  was photographic games played with young people in 4 different playschemes.  This is a description of part two - although there are good descriptions of the games, we have very little in the way of photographs. Silhouettes
Archive Record Created : 25 Jul 2017 --- Updated : 1 year 2 months ago
 The following Report was compiled by a sub-Committee of the Arts Council's New Activities Committee. This included Bill and Wendy Harpe who were alternate members of the New Activities Committee plus Griselda Grimond, Jenny Harris and Rufus Harris.
Archive Record Created : 12 Jun 2017 --- Updated : 1 year 2 months ago
The 43  exhibition began to come to life on 26 May 2011 with… AN INVITATION TO CELEBRATE A BIRTHDAY
Archive Record Created : 07 Jun 2015 --- Updated : 1 year 2 months ago
The Idea The summer of 1983 saw a variation - but in some ways also a continuation - on that year’s Easter Play Scheme theme of wool and weaving. The summer’s Play Scheme took the theme of spiders and their own weaving techniques. The theme proved to be very fruitful with a total of over 4,000 attendances over 54 sessions and some truly innovative takes on the spider theme.
Archive Record Created : 04 Apr 2015 --- Updated : 1 year 2 months ago
The Conference "Community Arts? Learning from the Legacy of Artists' Social Initiatives" took place at the Black-E on November 1st 2015.  It was convened by The Liverpool Biennial and Andrea Phillips, in association with Visible Award 2015 and Tate Liverpool The programme was as follows:- 10.30-11.00 Registration and coffee.
Archive Record Created : 14 Nov 2015 --- Updated : 1 year 2 months ago
Down To Earth was originally created as a way of providing the basis for debate and creative activities for the Second Merseyside Gathering of Community Artists February 1978.  It was staged as a day-long game and took place in an empty 3-storey warehouse in the centre of Liverpool
Archive Record Created : 04 Aug 2015 --- Updated : 1 year 2 months ago
Down To Earth has had two outings, the first being staged as a day-long game in February 1978.  See Down To Earth 1978.
Archive Record Created : 04 Aug 2015 --- Updated : 1 year 2 months ago
This was a concert by the MEV group from Rome promoted by the Blackie at the Bluecoat Concert Hall  on the 28th of October followed by a workshop on the 29th Oct at the Blackie. Below is taken from the Press Release.
Archive Record Created : 12 Mar 2015 --- Updated : 1 year 2 months ago
  The Following is taken from 7UP   "Slick song and dance routines have paved the way for stage debuts at the Blackie by kids. The Disco in the Blackie Fashion show in 1972 saw the birth of soul sister/brother groups The Glitters, Funky Hands And Feet, and Friends Of Soul.  
Archive Record Created : 18 Jan 2014 --- Updated : 1 year 2 months ago
Circus of Liberty – The Blackie’s Easter playscheme for 1980 – took place between April 5th and April 13th in both the upper and lower dome areas at the front of The Blackie building.
Archive Record Created : 10 Dec 2014 --- Updated : 1 year 2 months ago
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The installation consisted of slides of the internal structures of the building material being used on the site. So slides of concrete, steel, bricks, etc. The slides were sourced from laboratories, and universities.  Overall there were 81 slides.  They were projected from within the site on a large screen on the back wall. 
Archive Record Created : 12 Nov 2014 --- Updated : 1 year 4 months ago
The Context:  The Blackie started its rebuilding programme in 1974  - as the building was stripped out there appeared the most amazing space which changed on a regular basis as the building work progressed.
Archive Record Created : 19 Sep 2014 --- Updated : 1 year 4 months ago
Light on Sight was an event done to celebrate Wendy Harpe's birthday based on her Vigil For Peace.  The site was strongly lit, people clothed in black moved slowly along the beams placing lit night lights at the junctions wherever girders/ beams met.
Archive Record Created : 07 Jan 2015 --- Updated : 1 year 4 months ago
Carnum et Ciclum was created by Leopoldo Maler as an event to celebrate  the original auditorium Below is the leaflet/poster  which announced the event  ________________________________________________________________              CARNEM ET CICLUM
Archive Record Created : 16 Oct 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 4 months ago
The Idea The summer of 1983 saw a variation - but in some ways also a continuation - on that year’s Easter Play Scheme theme of wool and weaving. The summer’s Play Scheme took the theme of spiders and their own weaving techniques. The theme proved to be very fruitful with a total of over 4,000 attendances over 54 sessions and some truly innovative takes on the spider theme.
Archive Record Created : 04 Apr 2015 --- Updated : 1 year 2 months ago
Archive Record Created : 02 Jul 2018 --- Updated : 1 year 1 month ago
A group of players are dancing with hoola-hoops.  Some players are keeping the hoola-hoops in motion around their waists, some around their hips, and some around their necks, arms, or legs.  Whenever a hoola-hoop falls to the floor the player simply picks up the hoop and starts again. Meanwhile, one other player  -  in an area with flowers and vases  -  is practising flower arrangement.
Archive Record Created : 22 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 4 months ago
The game begins with the players going on a journey to an agreed destination.
Archive Record Created : 17 Sep 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 4 months ago
Archive Record Created : 01 Nov 2017 --- Updated : 3 years 7 months ago
The Conference "Community Arts? Learning from the Legacy of Artists' Social Initiatives" took place at the Black-E on November 1st 2015.  It was convened by The Liverpool Biennial and Andrea Phillips, in association with Visible Award 2015 and Tate Liverpool The programme was as follows:- 10.30-11.00 Registration and coffee.
Archive Record Created : 14 Nov 2015 --- Updated : 1 year 2 months ago

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