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Submitted by archiver on Wed, 02/24/2021 - 13:30 The Black-e has over its 50 plus years of existence sent out Cards with thoughts for The New Year..  Sometimes these were like 2 sided postcards, sometimes they had 4 pages. and sometimes only 3 of them had anything on them.  The Cards were seldom dated.  The Cards below are in page order and have a collage.  These are all the cards we could still find.  Enjoy                   …

 

Created : Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 12:27
Updated : Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 16:22

 

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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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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. The Last Poets since their inception in 1968 have had various line-ups. Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin and Suliman El-Hadi  have worked and recorded together under the name The Last Poets since the early 70s. A review of their work by Chris May can be accessed by clicking here. They also…

 

Created : Friday, January 13, 2017 - 14:44
Updated : Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 22:50

 

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This Exhibition resulted from a Meeting And Greeting Game. The players were invited to move around,  each time they met another player they created a hand-greeting repeating this three times until both partners are happy with the hand-greeting created. Both players must contribute equally to the greeting (that is, the greeting does not reveal one active player and one passive player). This was the original hand greeting game. It was finally…

 

Created : Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 17:53
Updated : Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:30

 

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This Exhibition was created by The Great Georges Community  Cultural Project (colloquially known as the Blackie), during october 1988 as part of a five day event, "Going Solo" which celebrated the art of solo dance. The exhibition charts the development of solo dance from the end of the last century to its multi-faceted contemporary form. The exhibition consists of 41 wooden boards. with few exceptions each board concentrates on one particualr…

 

Created : Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 13:38
Updated : Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:34

 

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 The seeds of creativity - what are the conditions for their growth?" On February 6th 1985, about 50 people attended a talk on cultural policy by Dr Jurgen Marten, Head of the Research Institute for Cultural Policy in the German Democratic Republic Ministry of Culture.  Dr Marten had particular responsibility for the theoretical basis of culture, and for the infrastructure of the GDR's Ministry of Culture and its organisations through their…

 

Created : Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 12:30
Updated : Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 07:11

 

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Down To Earth has had two outings, the first being staged as a day-long game in February 1978.  See Down To Earth 1978. This is the second version of Down To Earth - it was a multi media event which  took place at the Blackie in 1984.  It  ran for  5 days, (October 31st to November 4th). There was an average of 112 visitors each day and 150 people joined in creating the woven "Garden of Cultural Thought". The Idea The earth's natural…

 

Created : Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 11:42
Updated : Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 07:11

 

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Overview The Blackie's summer Play Scheme of 1984 was the "Yours Naturally" project which ran for 6 weeks from 24th July - 2nd September, constituting 66 sessions in total. In all, there were 9 theme-specific workshops running throughout the Play Scheme as well as a 'Natural Cosmetics' workshop introduced towards the end of the summer. A number of trips and days out were also organised as a key part of the Play Scheme. Research / Inspiration…

 

Created : Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 11:52
Updated : Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 07:11

 

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Garden Dances took place during the Liverpool International Garden Festival :   2nd May  - 14th  October 1984 THE FIRST IDEA was simple.  Having been invited to take part in the Garden Festival, we decided to create garden dances.  THE SECOND IDEA was also a gardening idea.  Visitors to the Festival would be able to watch the dances grow.  They would also  -  as prospective or collaborating gardeners or choreographers  -  be invited to join in…

 

Created : Monday, June 8, 2015 - 14:13
Updated : Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:20

 

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  The Circus of Liberty : The Script  Once upon a time, there was a small village in which everyone wore a heart pinned on their chest; and where everyone wore a hat with long, long plaits of many different colours dangling down. The village was called The Village of Hearts and Plaits.  One day, when the villagers were doing one of their famous plait dances (which were a bit like Morris dances except they swayed their plaits instead of waving…

 

Created : Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 16:41
Updated : Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 07:36

 

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