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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.

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 5 days 21 hours ago
Celebrating Ed Murphy's Life - 6th Oct 2017 02-07-2018 6 days 3 hours ago
Edward Murphy OBE
Ed Murphy friend, supporter, volunteer and Chair of the Trustees from   ?? 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 2 weeks 1 day ago
Sakoba - African Dance Drama - 1990/93/94/95
Sakoba regularly visited the Blackie in the 1990s, however since Bode's untimely death in...this entry styarts with quotes from Sakoba's own web site.  This will hopefully allow readers to place Sakoba's within the larger context of Black  Dance at the Blackie. The Company History. Read More
22-06-2018 2 weeks 6 days ago
African Connections - 1992 -1997 02-12-2017 2 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 2 weeks 6 days ago
Irie! dance theatre - 1992 & 1993
IRIE! dance theatre - Background Read More
09-06-2018 4 weeks 23 hours ago
Irie! the black spirit - Review by Bill Harpe
Saltaire Dance is no more than a virtually undetectable small blip on the profile of the recently established National Curriculum for schools. It can surely only be because this Curriculum has been created by a non-dancing quango. Read More
18-06-2018 4 weeks 23 hours 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 5 weeks 4 hours ago
Bill Harpe
Bill Harpe (choreographer, dancer and games creatrer) was a co-founder of The Blackie (now The Black-E). He started work in 1968 and, apart from the odd sabbatical few months and an 18th months job share at the GLC with Wendy Harpe, he is still working there. Working With Young People Read More
07-11-2012 6 weeks 6 days ago
Participatory Vigils 2 - Richard Layzell - 26th Nov 1983
The Vigil Framework Read More
11-02-2016 2 years 16 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 9 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 1 year 44 weeks ago
(02) Newsheet Dec 1969 / Jan1970 Newsheet
To read page 2 click 2 below Read More
09-09-2016 1 year 44 weeks ago
(03) Newsheet March - 1970
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10-09-2016 1 year 44 weeks ago
(04) Play Is A Revolutionary Activity - Summer 1970 18-06-2016 37 weeks 4 days ago
(05) It's An Education - Summer 1971 11-06-2016 1 year 44 weeks ago
(06) In The Community Interest - Winter 1971 25-06-2016 1 year 44 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 37 weeks 4 days 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 1 year 44 weeks ago

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

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