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Submitted by root on Sat, 04/26/2014 - 13:21 The Outside Room was the area where young people could let off steam, play physical games and chill out.  The room was usual arranged to include a climbing frame, swings, physical games ( from a vaulting horse to a snooker table) , an inflatable and places for lounging around. Basically what was created as an indoors adventure playground.   Over the years the exact mixture varied but the philosophy…

 

Created : Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 16:12
Updated : Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 14:56

 

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In 1974 The Blackie relocated to The Garage in Roscoe Street whilst the first phase of rebuilding started in the Blackie Building.  Summer in Blue was the first summer playscheme run in the Garage. Above blue painting  The staff faced both a summer playscheme and making the Garage inhabitable. In addition this was the year that  the United Nations Association - who had provided a workcamp of volunteers for the Blackie's  summer playschemes  -…

 

Created : Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 11:32
Updated : Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 11:26

 

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Reading List for Education For All   1870 Education Act* 1944 Education Act* Half Our Future by Sir John Newsham* 1870 Education Act Folder Much Ado About Education by Anne Corbett Democracy and Education by John Dewey (especially chapter 1. - Education as a Necessity of Life & Chapter 2 - Education as a Social Function) * The School That I'd Like by Edward Blishen (espcially chapters - All Kid Are equal & This Almighty God)* Into Work…

 

Created : Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 16:32
Updated : Monday, November 27, 2017 - 14:39

 

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Education For All was the third of the Blackie's participatory theatre shows. It was commissioned jointly by St Helen's Council through its Education Department and North West Arts.  It celebrated the 100th anniversary of the 1870 Education Act. Preparations for the Show started with research - all possible participants were provided with a Reading List much of which was compulsory. ( The Reading List can be accessed by clicking here). So by the…

 

Created : Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 16:49
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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Please note that unlike most parts of this archive, photos on this page do not necessarily enlarge as they are, in some cases, screen grabs from a DVD of a film and do not therefore have a level of quality which allows for succesful enlargement.   Magic In The Parks was the Blackie's Summer Theatre for 1970 The Idea was to create a piece of outdoor theatre which would provide  Left photo of the 'Aztec Temple' which provided a focus for the…

 

Created : Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 16:22
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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#1 Next >  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. It is, as far as we know, the first Report in which the Arts Council…

 

Created : Monday, June 12, 2017 - 17:30
Updated : Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 07:24

 

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"Bingo ...is a moronic activity" "......... the encouragement of large numbers of people to sit vacantly gaping at a numbered card in the usual vain expectation of totally undeserved reward is a questionable activity"  Lord goodman Chairman of The Arts  Council Cultural Bingo was a game invented by Bill Harpe; the idea was simple, the audience played bingo but won not only prizes but also a 'cultural' activity'.  How It Worked The Games The…

 

Created : Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 11:39
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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#1 Next >     The Report consists of 4 pages plus a 3 page Appendix which lists the actual events/activities.   Your access the pages by clicking on the numbers below and enlarging the image.   Page 1 of 7…

 

Created : Monday, September 12, 2016 - 12:54
Updated : Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 22:16

 

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#1 Next >       Page 1 of 3 1 2…

 

Created : Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 12:13
Updated : Monday, June 29, 2020 - 22:43

 

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