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.

Ancient Futures - Aug. 1996 - For Dance UK Bulletin
 Ancient Futures Read More
12-10-2018 3 days 3 hours ago
Ancient Futures - May 1996
This Conference was not run by the Black-E but it is included in the Archive a) because of Bill's involvement  and b) because the Archive aims to include work associated with Black Dance which links to work done at the Black-E Read More
10-10-2018 3 days 3 hours ago
Black Dance In Britain - 23 August 1993
Left is the flye Read More
17-11-2017 3 days 4 hours ago
Dance & Diversity - Sept 05
This Seminar was not run by the Black-E but it is included in the Archive a) because of Bill's involvement  and b) because the Archive aims to include work associated with Black dance which links to work done at the Black-E  The Seminar was run by  IRIE! Dance and City and Islington College (Saturday 24 September 05). Read More
26-09-2018 3 days 4 hours ago
The Blackie Reports On Food - 1998
This was the third of four such Reports.     Read More
04-10-2018 4 days 22 min ago
The Blackie Reports On Dance - 1995
This was the second of four such Reports.     Read More
04-10-2018 5 days 5 hours 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 5 days 5 hours ago
The Blackie Reports On Film - 2002
This is the fourth Blackie Reports and currently the last one.  It is somewhat longer than the others, eight pages as opposed to four and was run as part of Making a Difference programme.    Read More
05-10-2018 1 week 2 days ago
Poetry Plus
The following are events based round a specific poet, but often with music, and/or additonal readers.  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. Read More
27-11-2012 1 week 4 days ago
The Blackie Reports 03-10-2018 1 week 5 days ago
(19) (The Blackie) Now Available Stone Washed - Summer 1986
    To read the content click on the numbers below and enlarge the image Read More
06-07-2016 51 weeks 2 days ago
100 years of Womens Banners
“Great claims are made for the pen, the brush and the sword, but the needle can be as sharp, as mighty and as moving”  Dawn Pavitt. 100 years of Womens Banners was a Grade 2 travelling exhibition and included historical material. Read More
09-09-2012 4 years 9 weeks ago
25 Stroke Trees - 1993
The Black-E was launched in May 1968.  These workshops were both a celebration of our 25th Annivers Read More
25-11-2015 2 years 45 weeks ago
43 - From May 2011
The 43  exhibition began to come to life on 26 May 2011 with… AN INVITATION TO CELEBRATE A BIRTHDAY Read More
07-06-2015 2 years 38 weeks ago
A Meditational Activity May Produce Growth
A picture of a flower is emerging stroke by stroke on a blackboard.  It is being created by a group of players.  All the players began this game by gently rising and sinking with boards balanced on their heads.  Any time a board has fallen to the floor, the player losing the board has gone over to the blackboard and made a single chalk mark towards the creation of a flower :  the player then returns to their place, replaces the board on their head, and begins again gently rising and falling.  Read More
23-06-2012 2 years 24 weeks ago
A Modest Proposal ok - 1974
Above the cover of 'A modest Proposal ok' and below is the opening page. Read More
22-08-2016 2 years 7 weeks 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 1 year 3 weeks ago
A Spring Happening - In Homage to Allen Kaprow - July 1969
A Spring Happening by Alan Kaprow was first performed at the Reuben Gallery, New York in March1961.  It was recreated at The Blackie by Wendy Harpe in July 1969.   Read More
22-07-2013 3 years 37 weeks ago
African Connections - 1992 -1997 02-12-2017 15 weeks 5 days ago
African Connections - The Batiks -1992-1997
The Idea:  African Connections was a project which explored the links between traditional African dances and contemporary social dances.  It led to the creation and exhibition of 24 Batiks plus the creation of 24 flick books illustrating the chosen dances.. Read More
02-12-2017 15 weeks 5 days ago

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