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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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  GOING AWAY GAMES Game 1  Fill in the form below - the questions can be answered in any order you desire - the completed form should be handed to the people in the coffee bar in the room below. 1.  Do you have more fingers and toes than      the font has leaves?                                         ______  2.  Can you obscure one of the rosettes round the balcony with      your left hand?                                               …

 

Created : Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 12:33
Updated : Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 12:45

 

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As explained in the above leaflet Going Away Games was a day long show to mark the closure of the building for redevelopment. Again quoting from the leaflet "since 1968 the Great Georges Project has operated in an old congregational church in the centre of Liverpool.  In 1973 we are taking out the inside of the church and putting in its place the inside of a Community Arts Project.  The present  interior has greatly affected the way in which we…

 

Created : Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 12:19
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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3-10pm Kevin Rowan's & Nicky Dewison's Party (for Blackie regulars aged 12 and under). We know that 'The Party' included a puppet theatre, a Clown who did magic and comedy, a disco and of course food and a birthday cake.  What is less clear is the actual running order of events, so below is an educated guess. 3pm - 4.30pm Cartoon Film show, Puppet Theatre and Comedy/Magic. The puppets were provided by Hand-In-Hand Puppets from Manchester…

 

Created : Monday, January 30, 2017 - 12:05
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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Sally Morris' & Judy Bates, (now Gough)  Party 12 noon The Guo Brothers - on the steps of the dome. Above the Guo Brothers playing on the dome steps and people watching them 3pm The dansant  - an afternoon of ballroom dancing hosted by Roland Miller  and Shirley Cameron with top ballroom dancers The Taylors. This was in the tradition of afternoon tea dances.  It was hosted by the performance artists Shirley Cameron and Roland Miller…

 

Created : Friday, January 27, 2017 - 18:46
Updated : Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 14:19

 

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Stephen Knox and Jimmy Tagoe created the last of the three parties. The Programme 12pm - 2pm   Pat Rodaway : guitar and song - in the Gallery.  Pat Rodaway had been coming to the Blackie since he was a young lad.  He performed on the gallery stage but currently we do not have any  photos of this. 2pm   Tommy Jones :  Goyararu Karate - in the basement Above Martial Arts in the basement This was an event where people could either watch or take…

 

Created : Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 17:22
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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People were invited to join the 20th Birthday Party by visiting The Blackie during the day - where they could find Exhibitions, help create a communal sculpture 'Twenty-Twenty Vision', make an origami bird, shop  or relax to Poetry and Music around the Cafe. Above left Wendy & Bill Harpe, Nicky Dewison and Kevin Rowan with a Blackie shaped 20th Birthday Cake In addition there were special events structured in the form of day long parties …

 

Created : Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 17:14
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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Intro The majority of Themed Playschemes have been written up specifically for the Archive Website. This is not the case with 'Liverpool Firsts'.  Below is a Report which was written at the time.   It is unaltered apart from the condensing of some of the statistical information which in the original runs to several pages. This is also a playscheme where there are very few photos - the only workshop thoroughly photographed was The Liverpool…

 

Created : Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 16:05
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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The Idea To paraphrase the Press Release for Going Solo; Solo dancing may be a solitary art form  but the Blackie celebrated this art form, over the 5 days of Going Solo, in a very sociable way. During Going Solo, around a dozen solo dancers, offered a variety of performances and open workshops.  These were  complemented by an exhibition of 41 panels showing photographs of solo dance, together with accompanying thoughts, and three hours of films…

 

Created : Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 16:06
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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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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