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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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The Last Poets (Jalal Mansur  Nuriddin and Suliaman El-Hadi) made their second visit to the Blackie during the 20th Birthday Celebrations when, as part of Stephen Knox's & Jimmy Tagoe's Party,  they performed in concert backed by local musicians, Stuart Kershaw(drums) and Lloyd Massett (guitar).(Above photo of the Last Poets performing )  To read about their first visit which took place in December 1985 click here The concert took place in…

 

Created : Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 15:01
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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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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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'.  A recurring theme in the Poets' work is expressed in the celebrat­ory Ho Chi Minh, where the frail guerrilla leader…

 

Created : Friday, January 13, 2017 - 16:46
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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Dance like music is almost always closer to mathematics than those outside the arts might suppose. A generous floor space provided the settings for last night's recital at Alsager College dance studio - with crisp white floor markings providing the geometry from which Molissa Fenley was to pilot her solo dance exploration. But from the moment she took the stage I ceased to think too much about geometry. Much solo dancing - like watching a fish…

 

Created : Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:40
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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THE DIY OF UNMISTAKEABLE GAMES The structure of these games is based on two contrasting activities.  The players begin to play a game based on a repetitive activity.  Whenever a player makes a mistake within the rules of the game then this player leaves the game to undertake a second activity or task.  Once this second activity has been completed, or the task carried out, the player returns to the group and rejoins the original game. The…

 

Created : Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 12:34
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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