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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.

Summer In Blue - 1974
In 1974 The Blackie relocated to The Garage in Roscoe Street whilst the first phase of re Read More
16-01-2019 21 weeks 5 days ago
Summer In Blue - 1974 16-01-2019 21 weeks 5 days ago
Action Space - 1971/2
Action Space was a Company, based in London,  which started at around the same time as the Blackie. It roots lay in the visual arts. It was set up by Mary and Ken Turner, their friends and artists who shared their concerns about the role of the arts in society. Anyone who is interested in Community Arts should read Mary Turner's  book 'Action Space Extended'  which charts the history of the Company and its many manifestations. Read More
11-12-2018 24 weeks 2 days ago
Bob Cobbing Reading 1970s
Bob Cobbing was the major exponent of concrete, visual and sound poetry in Britain. Long after its international heyday in the 1960s, he continued to produce visual texts that were also scores for performance, many of them published as booklets by his Writers' Forum press, and launched at its associated workshop. Read More
28-11-2018 24 weeks 2 days ago
Poetry Plus
The following events were  based round a specific poet/poets, often with other activities such as music.  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.  We do not for instance have the dates when these readings took place, we do know that it was late 60s and early 70s;  therefore they are currently listed alphabetically.   Read More
27-11-2012 24 weeks 2 days ago
Volunteers Alphabetically by First Name - A
Abraham Teye Quarshie, Ghana Abdella Chtaiba, Morocco Adnan Comsoy, Turkey Albert "Right-thinking" Osei Wusu, Ghana Alberto Aranguren, Spain Alberto Borisa, Spain Alessio Campo, Italy Alessandra Palma, Italy Read More
25-09-2012 34 weeks 9 hours ago
Volunteers Alphabetically by First Name - B & C
Benedicte Baldor,France Bograd Bent, Denmark Bernhard Jensen, Denmark Bill Drummond, UK Bjarne Elmelundsved, Denmark Read More
25-09-2012 34 weeks 9 hours ago
Volunteers Alphabetically by First Name - D To F
Danielle Das, France Dave Maxwell, Liverpool David Alston, Scotland David Lally, Britain David Somlo, Hungary Read More
25-09-2012 34 weeks 9 hours ago
Volunteers Alphabetically by First Name - K & L
Katheleen Kennedy, USA Kaku Niveous, South Africa Karen Agatha, Liverpool Katerina Absolonova, Czech Republic Katrina Yarinra, USA Read More
26-09-2012 34 weeks 9 hours ago
Volunteers Alphabetically by First Name - M
Madelein van Baalen, Holland Maite Aldazabal, Spain Malik Watson, Liverpool Manny Akorli, Ghana Marayama, France Read More
26-09-2012 34 weeks 9 hours ago
Participatory Vigils 2 - Richard Layzell - 26th Nov 1983
The Vigil Framework Read More
11-02-2016 3 years 12 weeks 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 years 5 weeks ago
(01) Newsheet July/August 1969
This is the earliest newsheet we have found - to date.  It consists of two pages and does not have a cover as such. Read More
09-09-2016 2 years 40 weeks ago
(02) Newsheet Dec 1969 / Jan1970 Newsheet
To read page 2 click 2 below Read More
09-09-2016 2 years 40 weeks ago
(03) Newsheet March - 1970
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10-09-2016 2 years 39 weeks ago
(04) Play Is A Revolutionary Activity - Summer 1970 18-06-2016 1 year 33 weeks ago
(05) It's An Education - Summer 1971 11-06-2016 2 years 40 weeks ago
(06) In The Community Interest - Winter 1971 25-06-2016 2 years 40 weeks ago
(07) Its All In The Game - Easter 1972
  To read the contents click on the numbers below and enlarge the image Read More
25-06-2016 1 year 33 weeks ago
(08) Towards A common Language - Summer 1972
  To read the contents click on the numbers below and enlarge the image Read More
25-06-2016 2 years 40 weeks ago

Here we provide various ways to view, organise and filter items and events that can be found in the Archive.

Click on "Introduction" to read about the kinds of things archived in that section of the site.

Click on "Recent Updates" to view archive items ordered by the date they were added to the Archive or by when content was updated.

Click on "Alphabetical List" to sort the list of items alphabetically.

As you navigate through the site by selecting from the categories and sub-categories these lists will be filtered to contain items relevant only to that section of the site.

You may also filter the lists by using the filters provided to the right of the lists.

 

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