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The following are events based round a specific poet, but often with music, and/or additonal readers.  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. Read More
27-11-2012 1 week 5 days ago
Political Patchworks 2 June/September 1991
An exhibition of 23 quilts, each 6ft x 6ft, made by the community of Silverdale, North Staffordshire, to commemorate Fanny Deakin (1883-1968), Silverdale’s extraordinary spokeswoman and political activist. Fanny Deakin was a founder member of the Labour Party in Silverdale, becoming the first woman councillor on the Wolstanton Urban District Council in 1921.  A miners wife, she was a champion of local people and fought for better conditions, particularly for women and children. In 1947 a maternity hospital was named after her. Read More
19-09-2012 4 years 5 weeks ago
Political patchworks September/November 1989
Arpilleras: Textiles from Chile Read More
08-06-2012 5 years 49 weeks 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 4 weeks 3 days ago
Secret Gardens August/October 1988
'The universal concept of the secret garden, ancient and hallowed, is vital to psychic life, whether as a creation of the imagination, or as a real place.’    Read More
08-06-2012 2 years 34 weeks ago
Stan tracey Mike Osborne Quartet - 1st December 1972
This was the first of a series of Jazz Concerts organised by Bob Downing. Below is the programme for the event and a photo of Stan Tracey with one of the most descriptive strap lines. JAZZ AT GREAT GEORGES  THE Read More
11-03-2015 3 years 31 weeks ago
The 20th Birthday Celebrations - 26th - 30th May 1988
People were invited to join the 20th Birthday Party by visiting The Blackie during t Read More
18-01-2017 1 year 29 weeks ago
The 20th Birthday Celebrations - Sally & Judy's Party - 27th May 1988
Sally Morris' & Judy Bates, (now Gough)  Party 12 noon The Guo Brothers - on the steps of the dome. Read More
27-01-2017 1 year 30 weeks ago
The Common Thread – The Scottish T.U.C. Touring Exhibition February/March 1991
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08-09-2012 5 years 43 weeks 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 1 year 29 weeks ago
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