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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.

The 20th Birthday Celebrations - Sally & Judy's Party - 27th May 1988
Sally Morris' & Judy Bates, (now Gough)  Party 12 noon The Guo Brothers - on the steps of the dome. Read More
27-01-2017 1 week 19 hours ago
Going Away Games 15-03-2017 1 week 2 days ago
Participatory Vigils - 19th Nov - 3rd December 1983
The Vigils Read More
06-02-2016 2 weeks 2 days ago
The 20th Birthday Celebrations - Stephen and Jimmy's Party - 29th May 1988
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 perfomed on the gallery stage but currently we do not have any  photos of this. 2pm   Tommy Jones :  Goyararu Karate - in the basement Read More
18-01-2017 2 weeks 3 days ago
Food Events - Summer 1976
The Idea   Read More
09-03-2014 2 weeks 3 days ago
Starkies Stall - June 1977
THE IDEA:  for this outdoor event emerged from a conversation with artist and Read More
07-05-2015 2 weeks 3 days ago
The 20th Birthday Celebrations - Kevin's & Nicky's Party - 26th May 1988
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. Read More
30-01-2017 2 weeks 3 days ago
The Last Poets - Oh My People - 29th May 1988
The Last Poets (Jalal Mansur&nbs Read More
01-02-2017 2 weeks 3 days ago
The 20th Birthday Celebrations - 26th - 30th May 1988
People were invited to join the 20th Birthday Party by visiting The Blackie during t Read More
18-01-2017 2 weeks 3 days ago
Thou Shalt Knot - Christmas 82/83
The Idea Read More
30-10-2012 4 weeks 23 hours ago
Participatory Vigils 2 - Richard Layzell - 26th Nov 1983
The Vigil Framework Read More
11-02-2016 51 weeks 6 days ago
The 20th Birthday Celebrations - Stephen and Jimmy's Party - 29th May 1988
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 perfomed on the gallery stage but currently we do not have any  photos of this. 2pm   Tommy Jones :  Goyararu Karate - in the basement Read More
18-01-2017 2 weeks 3 days ago
(01) Newsheet July/August 1969
This is the earliest newsheet we have found - to date.  It consists of two pages and does not have a cover as such. Read More
09-09-2016 28 weeks 2 hours ago
(02) Newsheet Dec 1969 / Jan1970 Newsheet
To read page 2 click 2 below Read More
09-09-2016 28 weeks 1 hour ago
(03) Newsheet March - 1970
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10-09-2016 27 weeks 4 days ago
(04) Play Is A Revolutionary Activity - Summer 1970 18-06-2016 27 weeks 6 days ago
(05) It's An Education - Summer 1971 11-06-2016 27 weeks 6 days ago
(06) In The Community Interest - Winter 1971 25-06-2016 27 weeks 6 days ago
(07) Its All In The Game - Easter 1972
  To read the contents click on the numbers below and enlarge the image Read More
25-06-2016 27 weeks 6 days ago
(08) Towards A common Language - Summer 1972
  To read the contents click on the numbers below and enlarge the image Read More
25-06-2016 27 weeks 6 days ago

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