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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.

The 20th Birthday Celebrations - 26th - 30th May 1988
People were invited to join the 20th Birthday Party by visiting The Blackie during Read More
18-01-2017 16 hours 22 min 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 2pm   Tommy Jones :  Goyararu Karate - in the basement 12       Da Bei Feng : Kites from the roof Read More
18-01-2017 17 hours 4 min ago
The Last Poets - Oh My People - 29th May 1988
The Last Poets (Jalal Mansur  Nuriddin and Suliaman El-Hadi) made Read More
01-02-2017 17 hours 7 min 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) 3pm - 4.30pm Cartoon Film show 4.30 - 6.30  Puppet theatre. Clown, Birthday cake and food 7pm - 10pm  Disco   Read More
30-01-2017 2 weeks 6 days ago
The 20th Birthday Celebrations - Sally & Judy's Party - 27th May 1988
Sally Morris' & Judy Bate's  Party 12 noon The Guo Brothers - on the steps of the dome. Read More
27-01-2017 2 weeks 6 days 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 3 weeks 6 days ago
The Last Poets - Review
Of all the lines included in this collection - a collection which spans almost 20 years, from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s - the one that for me most tellingly sums up The Last Poets comes from the chorus to Suliaman El Hadi’s Blessed Are Those Who Struggle: ‘Bet­ter to die for a noble cause than to live and die a slave’. Read More
13-01-2017 3 weeks 6 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 11 hours 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 11 weeks 6 days ago
Gifts For A City - The Event - April 1979
Gifts for a City was The Blackies' fourth participatory exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. The ideas/inspirations behind the show were public sculptures, the Blackies' summer theatre 'Gifts to a City' and to get people thinking about how they would like their city to be.  Read More
05-08-2013 13 weeks 3 days ago
Participatory Vigils 2 - Richard Layzell - 26th Nov 1983
The Vigil Framework Read More
11-02-2016 47 weeks 4 days 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 2pm   Tommy Jones :  Goyararu Karate - in the basement 12       Da Bei Feng : Kites from the roof Read More
18-01-2017 17 hours 4 min 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 23 weeks 4 days ago
(02) Newsheet Dec 1969 / Jan1970 Newsheet
To read page 2 click 2 below Read More
09-09-2016 23 weeks 4 days ago
(03) Newsheet March - 1970
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10-09-2016 23 weeks 1 day ago
(04) Play Is A Revolutionary Activity - Summer 1970 18-06-2016 23 weeks 3 days ago
(05) It's An Education - Summer 1971 11-06-2016 23 weeks 3 days ago
(06) In The Community Interest - Winter 1971 25-06-2016 23 weeks 3 days 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 23 weeks 3 days ago
(08) Towards A common Language - Summer 1972
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25-06-2016 23 weeks 3 days ago

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