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Merseyside Firsts Summer Tour  The idea was an expansions from the 1986 playscheme 'Liverpool Firsts.'  In this instance the idea was to take young people on visits to places where there had been a Merseyside First and make a video illustrating  it.  How it worked The Blackie visited 3 playschemes:- Garston Adventure Playgound;    Hoylake  Youth Playscheme (9th - Friday 11th);  The Old Friary, Fox Street (Tuesday 15th - 18th August).  At each…


Created : Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 16:07
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09


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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 a series of four photographic games/workshops to create works based on…


Created : Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 11:50
Updated : Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 07:24


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The Idea : Our 1987 Summer Tour (part of Merseyside Play Action's Artists on Playschemes Initiative) was based on the participatory exhibition 'Eat Your Art Out' held at the Bede Gallery Jarrow in February 1987. As at Jarrow the participants picked a letter out of a 'hat' and then chose a fruit or vegetable beginning with that letter.  They could then have a juice made with their fruit/veg plus two others; and/or pick an object beginning with…


Created : Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 15:54
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09


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The Idea   The Food Events took a sideways look at food.  We created jewellery, cushions, ornaments, playthings, and poetry either made from food or inspired by food . We served food up in the form of a farmyard (the picture on the left is the farm house) and we allowed young people to eat their own words. This was our 1976 Summer tour and the work took place on 2 adventure play grounds (Speke and Stonedale) and in one summer play scheme at…


Created : Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 15:41
Updated : Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 13:41


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The Birds Works came out of The Flower Works, originally a Gallery Game played in staff games sessions and then played with young people in playschemes both at the Blackie and on tour. The basis of the game remained the same, players were given coloured paper and a range of material relating to a specific area of activity or place (bike parts, office items etc.) and with this material a they made a bird on the coloured paper.  On tour the …


Created : Monday, September 16, 2013 - 19:37
Updated : Monday, March 23, 2020 - 10:59


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The Idea Young people were invited to use rainbow-coloured materials to create 'something' they would like to find at the end of a rainbow.  These items were then displayed in a multi compartmented box ( a copy of the box originally devised for My Room). The young people picked a compartment for their object. They then  had a choice of Rainbow coloured materials including felt, wool, ribbons, cottons, dyed pipe cleaners, paints and Pentel…


Created : Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 11:20
Updated : Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 13:30


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