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.

Edward Murphy OBE
Ed Murphy friend, supporter, volunteer and Chair of the Trustees from   to his death in October 2016. Read More
16-10-2017 2 hours 10 min ago
Garden Dances -28 May - 17th June 1984
Garden Dances took place during the Liverpool International Garden Festival :   2nd May  – 14th  October 1984 Read More
08-06-2015 2 weeks 1 day ago
A Question of Equity - April 1990
 A Question of  Equity was a piece of Research as to the situation of women in the arts on Merseyside.  It was undertaken by Wendy Harpe and funded by Merseyside Arts.  It was a result of work done by The Women in Arts Research Group which was based at the Blackie, but which operated under the auspice of Mersyside Arts which provided administrative back up. Read More
07-08-2017 3 weeks 4 days ago
The Education For All Show- June 1970 20-09-2017 3 weeks 6 days ago
Magic In The Parks - August/Sept. 1970
Magic In The Parks was the Blackie's Summer Theatre for 1970 Read More
22-07-2017 4 weeks 3 days ago
Second Sight - 1977
Second Sight was the Blackie's Summer Theatre in 1977.  It was inspired by 1971's Summer theatre  Gifts To A City  but focused on photography. Read More
25-07-2017 4 weeks 4 days ago
Second Sight - Silhouettes - August 1977
Second Sight was based on using photography to get people to look again.  It came in two parts - part 1 was  events around the City and part 2  was photographic games played with young people in 4 different playschemes.  This is a description of part two - although there are good descriptions of the games, we have very little in the way of photographs. Silhouettes Read More
25-07-2017 7 weeks 2 days ago
Educational Darts - 17/18th March 1971
This was the Blackie's second piece of model theatre on the education system - the first in 1970 was "Education for All". Read More
11-07-2017 11 weeks 2 days ago
Food Events - Summer 1976
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09-03-2014 11 weeks 4 days ago
Directors Report On Lorry Theatre - 1969
Lorry Theatre took place very early in the Blackie's history  and it was the first attempt of working with communities in the open air.  Bill Harpe directed the event and, not surpringly, his Report On Lorry Theatre considers the role of the arts and artists when working with audiences who traditionally have had little or no relationships with either. LORRY THEATRE EXPEDITION 1969. DIRECTOR'S REPORT Read More
17-07-2017 13 weeks 19 hours ago
(09) Towards A Definition Of Community - Autumn 1972
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25-06-2016 1 year 5 weeks ago
(10) We Can Work It Out - Summer 1973 25-06-2016 1 year 5 weeks ago
(11) Play Away - Spring 1974
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05-07-2016 1 year 5 weeks ago
(12) United Artists present The Inside Job - Autumn 1978
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05-07-2016 1 year 5 weeks ago
(13) Home Is Where The Art Is - Summer/Autumn 1982
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05-07-2016 1 year 5 weeks ago
(14) Weave A Space For You - Spring into Summer 1983
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05-07-2016 1 year 5 weeks ago
(15) (The Blackie) Still In One Peace - Autumn/Winter 83/84
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06-07-2016 1 year 5 weeks ago
(16) Branching Out - Summer/Autumn 1984 06-07-2016 1 year 5 weeks ago
(17) Exchange & Mart since 1968 - Dec. 1985
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06-07-2016 1 year 5 weeks ago
(18) (The Blackie) Now Available Stone Washed - Summer 1986
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06-07-2016 1 year 5 weeks ago

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