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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.

Lorry Theatre - 18th - 31st August 1969
Lorry Theatre was the first out door event staged by The Blackie,  below is part of the Press Release sent out prior to the event. "The proposal is for a Lorry Theatre Expedition. - jointly promoted by the Merseyside Arts Association and Great Georges - to tour 8/l2 open-air sites in Merseyside diuring the last two weeks in August. Read More
06-06-2017 10 hours 59 min ago
Building Sight - The Concept -Sept 1974/Feb 1975
The Context:  The Blackie started its rebuilding programme in 1974  - as the building was stripped out there appeared the most amazing space which changed on a regular basis as the building work progressed. Read More
19-09-2014 2 weeks 7 hours ago
Going Away Games - 7th January 1973
As explained in the above leaflet Going Away Games was a day long show to mark the closure of the building for redevelopment. Read More
15-03-2017 2 weeks 7 hours ago
The Arts Council Report on 'The Arts and The Community' - May 1970
 The following Report was compiled by a sub-Committee of the Arts Council's New Activities Committee. This included Bill and Wendy Harpe who were alternate members of the New Activities Committee plus Griselda Grimond, Jenny Harris and Rufus Harris. Read More
12-06-2017 2 weeks 7 hours ago
Going Away Games - The Fluxus Clinic -7th January 1973
  GOING AWAY GAMES Game 1  Fill in the form below - the questions can be answered in any order you desire - the completed form should be handed to the people in the coffee bar in the room below. 1.  Do you have more fingers and toes than Read More
06-06-2017 3 weeks 1 day 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 7 weeks 2 days ago
Kites by Da Bei Feng
 Da Bei Feng was, when he first came to the Blackie Read More
21-04-2017 9 weeks 14 hours ago
Participatory Vigils - 19th Nov - 3rd December 1983
The Vigils Read More
06-02-2016 13 weeks 2 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 13 weeks 4 days ago
The Last Poets - Blessed Are Those Who Struggle - Dec. 1985
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. Read More
13-01-2017 13 weeks 4 days ago
Participatory Vigils 2 - Richard Layzell - 26th Nov 1983
The Vigil Framework Read More
11-02-2016 1 year 13 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 7 weeks 2 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 41 weeks 5 days ago
(02) Newsheet Dec 1969 / Jan1970 Newsheet
To read page 2 click 2 below Read More
09-09-2016 41 weeks 5 days ago
(03) Newsheet March - 1970
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10-09-2016 41 weeks 2 days ago
(04) Play Is A Revolutionary Activity - Summer 1970 18-06-2016 41 weeks 4 days ago
(05) It's An Education - Summer 1971 11-06-2016 41 weeks 4 days ago
(06) In The Community Interest - Winter 1971 25-06-2016 41 weeks 4 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 41 weeks 4 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 41 weeks 4 days ago

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