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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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Created : Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 01:12
Updated : Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 21:11

 

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Created : Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 20:14
Updated : Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 21:11

 

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The Vigil The Framework The starting point was the creation of a two dimensional archetypical tree which was the full width and  height of the basement, so stretching from floor to ceiling and from wall to wall.  The tree was designed by Wendy Harpe and built and installed by Tony Mercer. Above the tree in situ Once the tree was in place tiny nails were hammered at one inch intervals along the lower edges of the branches. The Activity The…

 

Created : Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 16:40
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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The Vigil Framework Called  'Hands and Feathers' the performance took place in an area hung from ceiling to floor with long strips of paper which contained repeated drawings of a symbolic hand/bird form, where the outstretched fingers became the wings. These strips also represented a reaching through the space as a kind of flight. Above the space at the start of the Vigil and right an image of hands as wings - the kind of drawing which…

 

Created : Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 16:38
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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The Vigil The Framework Alastair MacLennan created a chequered board made up of  black and white squares on the ground floor of the basement.  Above this he hung a network of strings each culminating in a suspended nightlight. In the space he hung a paper lantern Above how the space looked at the start of the day. He also brought with him large billboard posters. The Activity Alastair cut the posters so as to form organic shapes but also in a…

 

Created : Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 16:33
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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The Vigils The Vigils were sub-titled 'Images of Peace'. To quote from the programme  "Images of war proliferate.  But images of peace have always been in short supply - particularly images of peace which are strong minded, positive and realistic" The Vigils were the Blackie's attempt to counter this situation. Left photos of the brochure's  cover with candle and birds. The springboard and stimulus for The Vigils was Jonathan Schell's "The Fate…

 

Created : Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 16:57
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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The Idea The Uptown Downclown Play Scheme  took place over 11 days during the winter break of 1983/84 (28th December - 8th January). The Play Scheme set out to explore the world of clowning through workshops where people could learn such clowning skills as acrobatics, juggling, stilt walking and unicycling. A main aim of the Play Scheme was for the kids and adults who participated in it and the Blackie staff who helped to run it  - working…

 

Created : Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 18:00
Updated : Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 07:11

 

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