Welcome

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.

Action Space - 1971/2
Action Space was a Company, based in London,  which started at around the same time as the Blackie. It roots lay in the visual arts. It was set up by Mary and Ken Turner, their friends and artists who shared their concerns about the role of the arts in society. Anyone who is interested in Community Arts should read Mary Turner's  book 'Action Space Extended'  which charts the history of the Company and its many manifestations. Read More
11-12-2018 2 weeks 3 days ago
Bob Cobbing Reading 1970s
Bob Cobbing was the major exponent of concrete, visual and sound poetry in Britain. Long after its international heyday in the 1960s, he continued to produce visual texts that were also scores for performance, many of them published as booklets by his Writers' Forum press, and launched at its associated workshop. Read More
28-11-2018 2 weeks 3 days ago
Poetry Plus
The following events were  based round a specific poet/poets, often with other activities such as music.  For some poets we built a specific environment.  But by and large we know very little about these events since often all we have is the original leaflet and our ever fading memories.  We do not for instance have the dates when these readings took place, we do know that it was late 60s and early 70s;  therefore they are currently listed alphabetically.   Read More
27-11-2012 2 weeks 3 days ago
Volunteers Alphabetically by First Name - A
Abraham Teye Quarshie, Ghana Abdella Chtaiba, Morocco Adnan Comsoy, Turkey Albert "Right-thinking" Osei Wusu, Ghana Alberto Aranguren, Spain Alberto Borisa, Spain Alessio Campo, Italy Alessandra Palma, Italy Read More
25-09-2012 12 weeks 1 day ago
Volunteers Alphabetically by First Name - B & C
Benedicte Baldor,France Bograd Bent, Denmark Bernhard Jensen, Denmark Bill Drummond, UK Bjarne Elmelundsved, Denmark Read More
25-09-2012 12 weeks 1 day ago
Volunteers Alphabetically by First Name - D To F
Danielle Das, France Dave Maxwell, Liverpool David Alston, Scotland David Lally, Britain David Somlo, Hungary Read More
25-09-2012 12 weeks 1 day ago
Volunteers Alphabetically by First Name - K & L
Katheleen Kennedy, USA Kaku Niveous, South Africa Karen Agatha, Liverpool Katerina Absolonova, Czech Republic Katrina Yarinra, USA Read More
26-09-2012 12 weeks 1 day ago
Volunteers Alphabetically by First Name - M
Madelein van Baalen, Holland Maite Aldazabal, Spain Malik Watson, Liverpool Manny Akorli, Ghana Marayama, France Read More
26-09-2012 12 weeks 1 day ago
Volunteers Alphabetically by First Name - N to P
Neil Johnson, UK Nele Anders, Germany Nick Dewison, Liverpool Nila-Sonia Ceci, France Nina Avery, England Read More
26-09-2012 12 weeks 1 day ago
The Blackie Reports On Music - May 1993
This was the first of  four such Reports.  It was the only one done using old technology  - that is the photos, cartoons,  etc were cut out and pasted onto the background .   Read More
04-10-2018 12 weeks 1 day ago
(09) Towards A Definition Of Community - Autumn 1972
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25-06-2016 2 years 18 weeks ago
(10) We Can Work It Out - Summer 1973 25-06-2016 2 years 18 weeks ago
(11) Play Away - Spring 1974
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05-07-2016 2 years 18 weeks ago
(12) United Artists present The Inside Job - Autumn 1978
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05-07-2016 2 years 18 weeks ago
(13) Still Crazy After All These Years - Summer/Autumn Winter '81 Spring '82 27-10-2017 19 weeks 3 days ago
(14) Home Is Where The Art Is - Summer/Autumn 1982
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05-07-2016 1 year 12 weeks ago
(15) Weave A Space For You - Spring into Summer 1983
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05-07-2016 1 year 12 weeks ago
(16) (The Blackie) Still In One Peace - Autumn/Winter 83/84
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06-07-2016 1 year 12 weeks ago
(17) Branching Out - Summer/Autumn 1984 06-07-2016 1 year 12 weeks ago
(18) Exchange & Mart since 1968 - Dec. 1985
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06-07-2016 1 year 12 weeks ago

Here we provide various ways to view, organise and filter items and events that can be found in the Archive.

Click on "Introduction" to read about the kinds of things archived in that section of the site.

Click on "Recent Updates" to view archive items ordered by the date they were added to the Archive or by when content was updated.

Click on "Alphabetical List" to sort the list of items alphabetically.

As you navigate through the site by selecting from the categories and sub-categories these lists will be filtered to contain items relevant only to that section of the site.

You may also filter the lists by using the filters provided to the right of the lists.

 

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