Welcome

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.

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 by the Black-E  The Seminar was run by  IRIE! Dance and City and Islington College (Saturday 24 September 05). Read More
26-09-2018 14 min 20 sec ago
Sakoba - African Dance Drama - 1990/93/94/95
Sakoba was founded in 1987 by Bode Lawal (dancer and choreographer) and Ola Adeniran (musician and writer).  Sakoba is Yoruba for 'new dawn'' or 'new beginnings'.  The name reflects the Company's commitment to creating new work in Britain drawing on traditional African sources, developing character and creativity  within African dance in the UK and promoting the tradition of story telling theatre. Read More
22-06-2018 1 week 4 days ago
(13) Still Crazy After All These Years - Summer/Autumn Winter '81 Spring '82 27-10-2017 3 weeks 3 days ago
The Arts Of Survival
In December 1980, a few days before Christmas, the Blackie learned (in company with 40 other Projects nationally) it would not receive a grant from Arts Council of Great Britain in the coming year. This meant the loss, in our 12th year, of 40% of our regular financial support. A strong dose of bad news to start off 1981. Read More
10-02-2014 3 weeks 3 days ago
Celebrating Ed Murphy's Life - 6th Oct 2017 02-07-2018 3 weeks 4 days ago
Edward Murphy OBE
Ed Murphy friend, supporter, volunteer and Chair of the Trustees from  around 1996 to his death in October 2016. As can be seen from the obituary below much of Ed's life took place in meetings and offices but reviewing our Photographic Archive it can be seen that he took part in or attended numerous events at the Blackie, particularly in the days when his work load was less. Read More
16-10-2017 4 weeks 4 days ago
Sally Morris
Sally Morris came to work at Blackie in 1971 and, apart from a year off to do a film course, remained until 2012. Sadly for the Black-E, her partner Kevin, and all her family and friends she died in May 2012. At the bottom of this page you will find a slide show which was created for her funeral. Working with Young People Read More
19-05-2014 10 weeks 5 min ago
African Connections - 1992 -1997 02-12-2017 12 weeks 6 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 12 weeks 6 days ago
Irie! dance theatre - 1992 & 1993
IRIE! dance theatre - Background Read More
09-06-2018 14 weeks 1 day ago
Participatory Vigils 2 - Richard Layzell - 26th Nov 1983
The Vigil Framework Read More
11-02-2016 2 years 26 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 1 year 20 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 2 weeks ago
(02) Newsheet Dec 1969 / Jan1970 Newsheet
To read page 2 click 2 below Read More
09-09-2016 2 years 2 weeks ago
(03) Newsheet March - 1970
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10-09-2016 2 years 1 week ago
(04) Play Is A Revolutionary Activity - Summer 1970 18-06-2016 47 weeks 4 days ago
(05) It's An Education - Summer 1971 11-06-2016 2 years 2 weeks ago
(06) In The Community Interest - Winter 1971 25-06-2016 2 years 2 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 47 weeks 4 days ago
(08) Towards A common Language - Summer 1972
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25-06-2016 2 years 2 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.

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