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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.

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 1 day 12 hours 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 2 weeks 5 days ago
Kites by Da Bei Feng
 Da Bei Feng was, when he first came to the Blackie Read More
21-04-2017 4 weeks 3 days ago
Participatory Vigils - 19th Nov - 3rd December 1983
The Vigils Read More
06-02-2016 8 weeks 5 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 9 weeks 15 hours 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 9 weeks 14 hours ago
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 10 weeks 2 days ago
Food Events - Summer 1976
The Idea   Read More
09-03-2014 11 weeks 4 days ago
Starkies Stall - June 1977
THE IDEA:  for this outdoor event emerged from a conversation with artist and Read More
07-05-2015 11 weeks 4 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 11 weeks 4 days ago
(09) Towards A Definition Of Community - Autumn 1972
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25-06-2016 37 weeks 17 hours ago
(10) We Can Work It Out - Summer 1973 25-06-2016 37 weeks 17 hours ago
(11) Play Away - Spring 1974
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05-07-2016 37 weeks 17 hours ago
(12) United Artists present The Inside Job - Autumn 1978
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05-07-2016 37 weeks 17 hours ago
(13) Home Is Where The Art Is - Summer/Autumn 1982
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05-07-2016 37 weeks 17 hours ago
(14) Weave A Space For You - Spring into Summer 1983
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05-07-2016 37 weeks 17 hours ago
(15) (The Blackie) Still In One Peace - Autumn/Winter 83/84
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06-07-2016 37 weeks 17 hours ago
(16) Branching Out - Summer/Autumn 1984 06-07-2016 37 weeks 17 hours ago
(17) Exchange & Mart since 1968 - Dec. 1985
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06-07-2016 37 weeks 17 hours ago
(18) (The Blackie) Now Available Stone Washed - Summer 1986
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06-07-2016 37 weeks 17 hours ago

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