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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.

Black Dance In Britain - 23 August 1993 17-11-2017 23 hours 52 min ago
Magic In The Parks - August/Sept. 1970
Please note that unlike most parts of this archive, photos on this page do not necessarily enlarge as they are, in some cases, screen grabs from a DVD of a film and do not therefore have a level of quality which allows for succesful enlargement.   Read More
22-07-2017 3 days 5 hours ago
Community Arts In Great Britain By Rufus Harris 01-11-2017 2 weeks 3 days ago
Edward Murphy OBE
Ed Murphy friend, supporter, volunteer and Chair of the Trustees from   ?? to his death in October 2016. As can be seen from the obituary below much of Ed's life took place in meetings and offices but reviewing our Photographic Archive it can be seen that he took part in or attended numerous events at the Blackie, particularly in the days when his work load was less. Read More
16-10-2017 2 weeks 3 days ago
(13) Still Crazy After All These Years - Summer/Autumn Winter '81 Spring '82 27-10-2017 2 weeks 4 days ago
(04) Play Is A Revolutionary Activity - Summer 1970 18-06-2016 3 weeks 1 day ago
(07) Its All In The Game - Easter 1972
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25-06-2016 3 weeks 1 day ago
(14) Home Is Where The Art Is - Summer/Autumn 1982
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05-07-2016 4 weeks 4 hours ago
(15) Weave A Space For You - Spring into Summer 1983
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05-07-2016 4 weeks 4 hours ago
(16) (The Blackie) Still In One Peace - Autumn/Winter 83/84
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06-07-2016 4 weeks 4 hours ago
Participatory Vigils 2 - Richard Layzell - 26th Nov 1983
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11-02-2016 1 year 34 weeks 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 performed 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 27 weeks 5 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 1 year 10 weeks ago
(02) Newsheet Dec 1969 / Jan1970 Newsheet
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09-09-2016 1 year 10 weeks ago
(03) Newsheet March - 1970
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10-09-2016 1 year 9 weeks ago
(04) Play Is A Revolutionary Activity - Summer 1970 18-06-2016 3 weeks 1 day ago
(05) It's An Education - Summer 1971 11-06-2016 1 year 9 weeks ago
(06) In The Community Interest - Winter 1971 25-06-2016 1 year 9 weeks ago
(07) Its All In The Game - Easter 1972
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25-06-2016 3 weeks 1 day ago
(08) Towards A common Language - Summer 1972
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25-06-2016 1 year 9 weeks ago

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