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A Spring Happening - In Homage to Allen Kaprow - July 1969
A Spring Happening by Alan Kaprow was first performed at the Reuben Gallery, New York in March1961.  It was recreated at The Blackie by Wendy Harpe in July 1969.   Read More
22-07-2013 3 years 3 weeks ago
Building Sight - Beaming - 7/8 December 1974
The Idea : create a series of slogans around the word 'beam'  - so it drew upon the humour of young Read More
19-11-2014 3 years 3 weeks ago
Caught Up - Summer 1983
The Idea The summer of 1983 saw a variation - but in some ways also a continuation - on that year’s Easter Play Scheme theme of wool and weaving. The summer’s Play Scheme took the theme of spiders and their own weaving techniques. The theme proved to be very fruitful with a total of over 4,000 attendances over 54 sessions and some truly innovative takes on the spider theme. Read More
04-04-2015 2 years 43 weeks ago
Easter Casino 1974 09-03-2014 3 years 11 weeks ago
Eat Your Art Out - Summer 1987
The Idea : Our 1987 Summer Tour (part of Merseyside Play Action's Artists on Playschemes Initiative) was based on the participatory exhibition 'Eat Your Art Out' held at the Bede Gallery Jarrow in February 1987. Read More
25-02-2015 2 years 12 weeks ago
Inferno & Room of Roots - May 1972
Inferno and Room of Roots were the result of the Blackie working with two postgraduate students (Jenny Carroll and Judith Blundell) from Theatre Design at the Slade College of Art and two dancers (Di Davies and Dennis Greenwood) from the London School of Contemporary Dance. Read More
15-07-2013 3 years 3 weeks ago
Liverpool Firsts - 1986
Intro The majority of Theme Playschemes have been written up specifically for the Archive Website. This is not the case with 'Liverpool Firsts'.  Below is a Report which was written at the time.   It is unaltered apart from the condensing of some of the statistical information which in the original runs to several pages. Read More
24-08-2016 1 year 23 weeks ago
Soul Sister Brother Groups Make Stage Debut
The Following is taken from 7UP "Slick song and dance routines have paved the way for stage debuts at the Blackie by kids. The Disco in the Blackie Fashion show in 1972 saw the birth of soul sister/brother groups The Glitters, Funky Hands And Feet, and Friends Of Soul. Read More
18-01-2014 4 years 4 weeks ago
The Circus Of Liberty - April 1980
Circus of Liberty – The Blackie’s Easter playscheme for 1980 – took place between April 5th and April 13th in both the upper and lower dome areas at the front of The Blackie building. Read More
10-12-2014 3 years 3 weeks ago
The Circus Of Liberty - The Script- April 1980
  The Circus of Liberty : The Script  Once upon a time, there was a small village in which everyone wore a heart pinned on their chest; and where everyone wore a hat with long, long plaits of many different colours dangling down. The village was called The Village of Hearts and Plaits. Read More
18-12-2014 3 years 9 weeks ago