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In 1974 The Blackie relocated to The Garage in Roscoe Street whilst the first phase of rebuilding started in the Blackie Building.  Summer in Blue was the first summer playscheme run in the Garage. Above blue painting  The staff faced both a summer playscheme and making the Garage inhabitable. In addition this was the year that  the United Nations Association - who had provided a workcamp of volunteers for the Blackie's  summer playschemes  -…

 

Created : Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 11:32
Updated : Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 11:26

 

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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. Action Space used…

 

Created : Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 13:03
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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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.                 

 

Created : Friday, October 5, 2018 - 13:57
Updated : Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 21:28

 

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This was the third of four such Reports.        

 

Created : Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 16:42
Updated : Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 21:28

 

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This was the second of four such Reports.        

 

Created : Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 16:26
Updated : Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 21:26

 

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This was the first of  four such Reports.  It was the only one done using old technology  - that is the photos, cartoons,  etc were cut out and pasted onto the background .  

 

Created : Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 14:00
Updated : Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 21:29

 

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Created : Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 15:19
Updated : Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 15:19

 

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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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Second Sight was based on using photography to get people to look again.  It came in two parts - part 1 was  events around the City and part 2  was photographic games played with young people in 4 different playschemes.  This is a description of part two - although there are good descriptions of the games, we have very little in the way of photographs. Silhouettes a series of four photographic games/workshops to create works based on…

 

Created : Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 11:50
Updated : Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 07:24

 

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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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