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Easter Casino was the first playscheme to take place in The Garage.  The Garage was based in Roscoe Street, around half a mile away from the Blackie; it provided a home for the Blackie during the first rebuilding programme. Left Dave Rickus and colleague staffing the door for the Easter Casino Playscheme dressed appropriately  The Idea The inspiration for the playscheme was 'The Sting' ; 'the film' of 1974. So the setting would be that of…

 

Created : Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 19:01
Updated : Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 22:10

 

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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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#1 Next > Above the cover of 'A modest Proposal ok' and below is the opening page. A Modest Proposal ok, was resulted from  typewriter workshops with young people using the typewriters and artists leading the wortkshops. The poems within it were written by published poets and young people who had never written a poem before…

 

Created : Monday, August 22, 2016 - 15:16
Updated : Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 10:00

 

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#1 Next >       To read the following pages below you need to click on the numbers and then enlarge the image by clicking on the large white cross in the bottom right corner.   Page 1 of 5…

 

Created : Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 13:35
Updated : Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 21:02

 

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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.

 

Created : Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 14:16
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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The Idea.  Sailing is about imagination. Combine the unfinished building and figures sailing in a mesh of steel girders. Could they go through the walls and into space? Sailing was Robin Riley's second contribution to Building Sight.  It was installed by Robin and his son Simon. The above is Robin's description of the installation. How It Looked As can be seen from the above photographs, Sailing was both a really successful exploration of the…

 

Created : Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:41
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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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. If anyone who took part in this event or know anything about DDart could get in touch we would be…

 

Created : Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 16:50
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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This was the first  of the Building site installations. It was a work by performance artists Shirley Cameron and Roland Miller. The Idea  Shirley, Roland and their twin babies would 'live'  on the building site for the day.  We have only three photos from the event and these can be seen below Above Shirley with the twins and below showing how the installation worked on two levels of the site. Background Below is the press release for this…

 

Created : Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 13:53
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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The Idea:   Decorate the building site for Christmas. How it worked: First we had to source the decorations.  And since alongside the decorations there would be Christmas trees we had to go and find somemwhere we could saw down trees, and collect other greenery.  Once we had collected the decorations we simply decorated the site.  The 'we' in this case was the Blackie staff and the older lads.  The event was enlivened by Eddie Tago, who whilst…

 

Created : Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 17:20
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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The Idea : create a series of slogans around the word 'beam'  - so it drew upon the humour of young people and those who liked puns. How It Worked :  people spent time coming up with appropriate phrases -  the final list included the following:- Light Beam : Coffee Beam : Wood've Beam : Shouldn't have beam : Beamerang :   Beamz Meanz Heinz : Beam With Delight : BE AMong The First : Has Beams :  Full Of Beams : Butter Beam : Full Beam Ahead : We'…

 

Created : Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 17:17
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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