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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.

Liverpool Firsts - 1986
Intro The majority of Theme 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 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 the only photographs we have are those from the Liverpool Firsts workshops. Read More
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A Modest Proposal ok - 1974
Above the cover of 'A modest Proposal ok' and below is the opening page. Read More
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The State Of Play - Summer 1971 09-07-2016 1 week 1 day ago
Two Years On -1970 12-08-2016 1 week 1 day ago
(11) Home Is Where The Art Is - Summer/Autumn 1982
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(16) (The Blackie) Now Available Stone Washed - Summer 1986
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(03) It's An Education - Summer 1971 11-06-2016 6 weeks 6 days ago
(05) Its All In The Game - Easter 1972
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(06) Towards A common Language - Summer 1972
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(08) We Can Work It Out - Summer 1973 25-06-2016 6 weeks 6 days ago
Participatory Vigils 2 - Richard Layzell - 26th Nov 1983
The Vigil Framework Read More
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(02) Play Is A Revolutionary Activity - Summer 1970 18-06-2016 7 weeks 2 days ago
(03) It's An Education - Summer 1971 11-06-2016 6 weeks 6 days ago
(04) In The Community Interest - Winter 1971 25-06-2016 7 weeks 2 days ago
(05) Its All In The Game - Easter 1972
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(06) Towards A common Language - Summer 1972
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(07) Towards A Definition Of Community - Autumn 1972
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(08) We Can Work It Out - Summer 1973 25-06-2016 6 weeks 6 days ago
(09) Play Away - Spring 1974
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(10) United Artists present The Inside Job - Autumn 1978
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