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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.

Ancient Futures - Aug. 1996 - For Dance UK Bulletin
 Ancient Futures Read More
12-10-2018 3 days 5 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 5 hours ago
Black Dance In Britain - 23 August 1993
Left is the flye Read More
17-11-2017 3 days 5 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 5 hours ago
The Blackie Reports On Food - 1998
This was the third of four such Reports.     Read More
04-10-2018 4 days 1 hour ago
The Blackie Reports On Dance - 1995
This was the second of four such Reports.     Read More
04-10-2018 5 days 6 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 6 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
Concert of Live Electronic Music - March 1969 25-02-2015 3 years 32 weeks ago
Contemporary Dance - April/May 1972
A series of dance workshops led by Di Davies, Dennis Greenwood, Margie Katz, Marie Riollano from the London School of Contemporary Dance.   These were advanced students who had come  to perform in Inferno and run dance workshops. Read More
18-07-2013 5 years 12 weeks ago
Cookery Skills Produce Food For The Eye
The invitation to the players is to "Follow The Yellow Brick Road".  The Yellow Brick Road on this occasion is an arc, almost a complete circle, of yellow carpet tiles.  In the centre of the circle is a tall white circular cylinder. Read More
23-06-2012 6 years 16 weeks ago
Creating Hand Greetings
The players are invited to move around,  each time they meet another player they create hand-greeting repeating this three times until both partners are happy with the hand-greeting created. Both players must contribute equally to the greeting (that is, the greeting does not reveal one active player and one passive player). Read More
07-05-2015 3 years 23 weeks ago
Cultural Bingo - March 1970
"Bingo ...is a moronic activity" "......... the encouragement of large numbers of people to sit vacantly gaping at a numbered card in the usual vain expectation of totally undeserved reward is a questionable activity"  Lord goodman Chairman of The Arts  Council Cultural Bingo was a game invented by Bill Harpe; the idea was simple, the audience played bingo but won not only prizes but also a 'cultural' activity'.  Read More
22-11-2016 1 year 45 weeks 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 5 hours ago
Democracy Is Tested To Its Limits
The activities in the space look something like a scene from a divine comedy. Read More
23-06-2012 2 years 24 weeks 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 1 year 12 weeks ago
Disco In The Blackie Fashion - Summer 1972
Making The Clothes When young people think of the arts, fashion and music come tops. In line with this enthusiasm the Summer Playscheme of 1972 culminated in a Fashion Show and Disco.  The playscheme ran for six weeks from 24th July to 2nd September.    Read More
18-01-2014 4 years 37 weeks ago
DIY of Meeting and Greeting Games
There is no single structure around which meeting and greeting games may be devised.  Meeting games may explore and celebrate the physical interactions of meetings and greetings, the verbal interactions, or both.  Players may be creating hand greetings which have never been seen before, introducing themselves in ways which they have never done before, or meeting other players whom they cannot see.  Games along these lines are described in this chapter. Read More
07-05-2015 3 years 23 weeks ago

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