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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
DIY Of Upside-Down Children's Games
The four games described in this chapter are upside-down versions of the party games musical chairs and pic-a-stick, the playground game tig (or tag), and 'blind man's buff'.  Turning a familiar children's game or competition upside-down, however, is not easy.  It only seems easy and natural after it has been done.  Read More
30-04-2016 1 year 3 weeks ago
Doors and Gates
This games was played over two weeks and the intention of the game was to end up with a photographic exhibition of Doors and Gates. Read More
16-09-2013 2 years 1 day ago
Dotto - 1998 onwards
Dotto (originally titled ‘Thirty Something’ after a TV series exploring the lives of 30 year olds) was a game invented to celebrate our 3rd decade 1998-2008.  We started playing it in 1998 and played on until we left the building for redevelopment in 2003   Read More
10-03-2014 3 years 2 weeks ago
Down To Earth 1 - 1978
Down To Earth was originally created as a way of providing the basis for debate and creative activities for the Second Merseyside Gathering of Community Artists February 1978.  It was staged as a day-long game and took place in an empty 3-storey warehouse in the centre of Liverpool Read More
04-08-2015 1 year 26 weeks ago
Down To Earth 1978 - Problems and Solutions
Below major problems in farming are followed by solutions both for the farmers and for the community artists.   PROBLEM YOU HAVE BURNT OFF THE FOREST COVER ON YOUR MOUNTAIN LAND TO PLANT CROPS, YOUR SOIL IS NOW BEING WASHED AWAY DOWN THE SLOPE BY HEAVY RAINFALL, YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE LAND TO PRESERVE THE SOIL, AND STILL MAKE A PROFIT Read More
15-10-2015 1 year 31 weeks ago
Down To Earth 2 - Oct/November 1984
Down To Earth has had two outings, the first being staged as a day-long game in February 1978.  See Down To Earth 1978. Read More
04-08-2015 1 year 26 weeks ago
Down To Earth Booklet - 1978
The Down To Earth booklet was produced after Down To Earth 1978. It contains the thoughts which informed and arose from the event itself. Read More
10-10-2015 1 year 32 weeks ago
Down To Earth Booklet - 1984 15-08-2015 1 year 37 weeks ago
Easter Casino 1974 09-03-2014 2 years 25 weeks ago
Eat Your Art Out - Summer 1987
The Idea : Our 1987 Summer Tour (part of Merseyside Play Action's Artists on Playschemes Initiative) was based on the participatory exhibition 'Eat Your Art Out' held at the Bede Gallery Jarrow in February 1987. Read More
25-02-2015 1 year 26 weeks ago

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