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Participatory Vigils 1 - Alastair MacLennan - 19th Nov 1983
The Vigil The Framework Alastair MacLennan created a chequered board made up of  black and white squares on the ground floor of the basement.  Above this he hung a network of strings each culminating in a suspended nightlight. Read More
11-02-2016 2 years 45 weeks ago
Participatory Vigils 3 - Wendy Harpe - 3rd Dec 1983
The Vigil The Framework Read More
11-02-2016 2 years 42 weeks 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 2 weeks 3 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 18 weeks ago
Political patchworks September/November 1989
Arpilleras: Textiles from Chile Read More
08-06-2012 6 years 10 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 17 weeks 4 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 47 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 44 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 42 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 43 weeks ago
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