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From the beginning Poetry Readings were part of the Blackie's cultural programme. This was a reflection of the times -  from the national profile of  poetry to the presence of the  Liverpool poet's, - the  poetry readings at the Bluecoat's (run by Wendy Harpe), and at Hope Hall etc. made Liverpool part of the poetry reading circuit.

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This was the first of two visits by the iconic group The Last Poets to the Blackie - the 2nd being in 1988 as part of the Blackie's 20th Birthday Celebrations.
Archive Record Created : 13 Jan 2017 --- Updated : 1 year ago
The following events were  based round a specific poet/poets, often with other activities such as music.  For some poets we built a specific environment.  But by and large we know very little about these events since often all we have is the original leaflet and our ever fading memories.  We do not for instance have the dates when these readings took place, we do know that it was late 60s and early 70s;  therefore they are currently listed alphabetically.  
Archive Record Created : 27 Nov 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 3 months ago
Bob Cobbing was the major exponent of concrete, visual and sound poetry in Britain. Long after its international heyday in the 1960s, he continued to produce visual texts that were also scores for performance, many of them published as booklets by his Writers' Forum press, and launched at its associated workshop.
Archive Record Created : 28 Nov 2018 --- Updated : 1 year 5 months ago
THE IDEA:  for this outdoor event emerged from a conversation with artist and
Archive Record Created : 07 May 2015 --- Updated : 1 year 5 months ago
The Last Poets (Jalal Mansur&nbs
Archive Record Created : 01 Feb 2017 --- Updated : 1 year 5 months ago
Of all the lines included in this collection - a collection which spans almost 20 years, from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s - the one that for me most tellingly sums up The Last Poets comes from the chorus to Suliaman El Hadi’s Blessed Are Those Who Struggle: ‘Bet­ter to die for a noble cause than to live and die a slave’.
Archive Record Created : 13 Jan 2017 --- Updated : 1 year 5 months ago
Archive Record Created : 23 Jun 2015 --- Updated : 6 years 1 month ago
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Bob Cobbing was the major exponent of concrete, visual and sound poetry in Britain. Long after its international heyday in the 1960s, he continued to produce visual texts that were also scores for performance, many of them published as booklets by his Writers' Forum press, and launched at its associated workshop.
Archive Record Created : 28 Nov 2018 --- Updated : 1 year 5 months ago
The following events were  based round a specific poet/poets, often with other activities such as music.  For some poets we built a specific environment.  But by and large we know very little about these events since often all we have is the original leaflet and our ever fading memories.  We do not for instance have the dates when these readings took place, we do know that it was late 60s and early 70s;  therefore they are currently listed alphabetically.  
Archive Record Created : 27 Nov 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 3 months ago
THE IDEA:  for this outdoor event emerged from a conversation with artist and
Archive Record Created : 07 May 2015 --- Updated : 1 year 5 months ago
Archive Record Created : 23 Jun 2015 --- Updated : 6 years 1 month ago
This was the first of two visits by the iconic group The Last Poets to the Blackie - the 2nd being in 1988 as part of the Blackie's 20th Birthday Celebrations.
Archive Record Created : 13 Jan 2017 --- Updated : 1 year ago
The Last Poets (Jalal Mansur&nbs
Archive Record Created : 01 Feb 2017 --- Updated : 1 year 5 months ago
Of all the lines included in this collection - a collection which spans almost 20 years, from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s - the one that for me most tellingly sums up The Last Poets comes from the chorus to Suliaman El Hadi’s Blessed Are Those Who Struggle: ‘Bet­ter to die for a noble cause than to live and die a slave’.
Archive Record Created : 13 Jan 2017 --- Updated : 1 year 5 months ago

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