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The Archive offers a display of 40-plus years of cultural history. Who did what, why, when and to what effect. More than an absorbing archive: also a do-it-yourself kit to contribute to future cultural initiatives; covering events created by the Black-E as well as the work of visiting artists.

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This is the fourth Blackie Reports and currently the last one.  It is somewhat longer than the others, eight pages as opposed to four and was run as part of Making a Difference programme.   
Archive Record Created : 05 Oct 2018 --- Updated : 9 months 2 weeks ago
This was the second of four such Reports.    
Archive Record Created : 04 Oct 2018 --- Updated : 9 months 2 weeks ago
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Archive Record Created : 06 Jul 2016 --- Updated : 9 months 2 weeks ago
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The Black-E was launched in May 1968.  These workshops were both a celebration of our 25th Annivers
Archive Record Created : 25 Nov 2015 --- Updated : 11 months 2 weeks ago
The 43  exhibition began to come to life on 26 May 2011 with… AN INVITATION TO CELEBRATE A BIRTHDAY
Archive Record Created : 07 Jun 2015 --- Updated : 1 year ago
A picture of a flower is emerging stroke by stroke on a blackboard.  It is being created by a group of players.  All the players began this game by gently rising and sinking with boards balanced on their heads.  Any time a board has fallen to the floor, the player losing the board has gone over to the blackboard and made a single chalk mark towards the creation of a flower :  the player then returns to their place, replaces the board on their head, and begins again gently rising and falling. 
Archive Record Created : 23 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 1 month ago
Above the cover of 'A modest Proposal ok' and below is the opening page.
Archive Record Created : 22 Aug 2016 --- Updated : 9 months 2 weeks ago
 A Question of  Equity was a piece of Research as to the situation of women in the arts on Merseyside.  It was undertaken by Wendy Harpe and funded by Merseyside Arts.  It was a result of work done by The Women in Arts Research Group which was based at the Blackie, but which operated under the auspice of Mersyside Arts which provided administrative back up.
Archive Record Created : 07 Aug 2017 --- Updated : 9 months 2 weeks ago
A Spring Happening by Alan Kaprow was first performed at the Reuben Gallery, New York in March1961.  It was recreated at The Blackie by Wendy Harpe in July 1969.  
Archive Record Created : 22 Jul 2013 --- Updated : 1 year ago
Action Space was a Company, based in London,  which started at around the same time as the Blackie. It roots lay in the visual arts. It was set up by Mary and Ken Turner, their friends and artists who shared their concerns about the role of the arts in society. Anyone who is interested in Community Arts should read Mary Turner's  book 'Action Space Extended'  which charts the history of the Company and its many manifestations.
Archive Record Created : 11 Dec 2018 --- Updated : 1 year 1 month ago
Archive Record Created : 02 Dec 2017 --- Updated : 1 year 1 month ago
The Idea:  African Connections was a project which explored the links between traditional African dances and contemporary social dances.  It led to the creation and exhibition of 24 Batiks plus the creation of 24 flick books illustrating the chosen dances..
Archive Record Created : 02 Dec 2017 --- Updated : 1 year 1 month ago
‘Black Dance’ (to use those two words in the most simple and direct of ways) first took root at The Blackie in 1969 through the twice weekly (Junior and Senior) Soul Discos created in partnership with Radio Doom Discoteque and Nova Express Lightshow.  The youngsters participating in these Discos  -  principally from Liverpool’s African-Caribbean communities in L8 and L1  -  engaged in social dancing to the music of African-American artists and groups James Brown, The Temptations, Sly and the Family Stone, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, The Supremes, Gladys Knight a
Archive Record Created : 09 Jun 2014 --- Updated : 1 year 1 month ago

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