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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.

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 9 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
The Idea   Read More
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
Easter Casino 1974 09-03-2014 2 years 46 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 47 weeks ago
Eat Your Art Out - February 1987
When visitors arrived at the Bede Gallery they were given a small printed leaflet which read as follows Read More
19-02-2015 2 years 12 weeks 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
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 9 min ago
Electronic And Acoustic Music - Oct 1970
Three day residency by Colin Stiff, William Monical, and Phillip Wechsman at the Blackie in 1970.  Programme as below, laid out as we advertised it. It was a mixture of electronic and contemporary acoustic music and so is under both heads.   Read More
11-10-2012 2 years 32 weeks ago
Electronic Concert - 26 April 1968
Promoted by T Read More
22-02-2015 2 years 32 weeks ago
Electronic Concert Discography - April 1968
Below is a (necessarily incomplete) discography of electronic and concrete music. With the exception of deleted records (i.e., available only at second-hand) all records may be obtained at, or ordered at Rare Records Ltd., 36, John Dalton St., Manchester. Tel: 0161-832-73/5 Unless otherwise indicated, all records are 12" L.P.’s. Read More
22-02-2015 2 years 32 weeks ago
Every Century Is Cause For Some Celebration
It looks like a skipping marathon.  All of the players have taken a skipping rope.  Some are skipping gently, some are skipping at speed, and some are trying out tricky footwork and crossed arms as they skip.  Then one player trips on their rope and stops skipping.  The player puts down the rope and lies down on the floor as if going to sleep.  Read More
22-06-2012 1 year 24 weeks ago
Evolution of the Blues - Jon Hendricks & Family - March 1972
JON HENDRICKS rose from singing in his fathers church in Ohio to national fame as a chart-topping singer and composer in the U.S.  He presented the original version of "The Evolution of the Blues" at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1961. Read More
11-10-2012 4 years 50 weeks ago

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