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Lorry Theatre - 18th - 31st August 1969
Lorry Theatre was the first out door event staged by The Blackie,  below is part of the Press Release sent ou prior to the event. "The proposal is for a Lorry Theatre Expedition. - jointly promoted by the Merseyside Arts Association and Great Georges - to tour 8/l2 open-air sites in Merseyside diuring the last two weeks in August. Read More
06-06-2017 6 days 23 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 29 weeks 4 days ago
The Octopus Show One - 9th October 1968
This Show was created by the Octopus Club (details of the Club are set out below) in conjunction with Bill Harpe.  This was very early in the life of the Blackie (in those days we were known as Great Georges after the name of the former church and our registered charitable name 'The Great Georges Community Arts Project') and we had few staff  but a number of regular volunteers and attendees.  Events in those days were by invitation rather than public adve Read More
06-08-2013 42 weeks 4 days ago
The Octopus Show Two - 11th Dec 1969
This Show was created by the Octopus Club (details of the Club are set out below) with input from staff at Great Georges (the Blackie).  This was very early in the life of the Blackie (in those days we were known as Great Georges after the name of the former church and our registered charitable name 'The Great Georges Community Arts Project'); we had few staff  but a number of regular volunteers and attendees.  Events in those days were by invitation rather than public advertising. Read More
08-08-2013 42 weeks 4 days ago
Sanctuary October 31st/November 1st 1969
Sanctuary was the Blackie’s second piece of model theatre. It was commissioned by Shelter. There were 4 performances – afternoon and evening on October 31st and November 1st.  It was performed by people from the Blackie and 6th form pupils from Quarry Bank high School. Read More
24-11-2010 1 year 37 weeks ago
Carnem Et Ciclum Dec 1972
Carnum et Ciclum was created by Leopoldo Maler as an event to celebrate  the original auditorium Below is the leaflet/poster  which announced the event  ________________________________________________________________              CARNEM ET CICLUM Read More
16-10-2012 2 years 9 weeks ago
Gifts To A City - August 1971
Gifts To A City  was the Blackie's Summer Theatre for 1971.  It consisted of a series  of 9 Events which started on August 9th and finished on August 29th.  Read More
09-06-2014 2 years 18 weeks ago
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 2 years 21 weeks ago
The Movie Movie Show - 21st March 1969
The Movie Movie Show (The Pneuwritten) was a collaboration between the artist John Latham and the Event Structure Research Group led by Jeff Shaw from Holland.  The thinking behind the show, their influences and the approach of ERG is explained in some detail in the leaflet at the bottom of this which acted as a programme for the audience.  The following is an extract from the programme which set out how t Read More
29-07-2013 2 years 21 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 2 years 21 weeks ago
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 2 years 21 weeks ago
Bar Room Tales - Ken Campbell's Road Show - May 1970
Ken Campbell's  Road Show - led by the immitable Ken Campbell   - was a group of six performers based in Chorley Lancashire.  The Blackie promoted their Bar Room Tales in May 1970.  Read More
18-10-2013 3 years 35 weeks ago
Carnem Et Ciclum Dec 1972
Carnum et Ciclum was created by Leopoldo Maler as an event to celebrate  the original auditorium Below is the leaflet/poster  which announced the event  ________________________________________________________________              CARNEM ET CICLUM Read More
16-10-2012 2 years 9 weeks 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 29 weeks 4 days ago
Gifts To A City - August 1971
Gifts To A City  was the Blackie's Summer Theatre for 1971.  It consisted of a series  of 9 Events which started on August 9th and finished on August 29th.  Read More
09-06-2014 2 years 18 weeks ago
Hires 02-08-2013 3 years 46 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 2 years 21 weeks ago
Lorry Theatre - 18th - 31st August 1969
Lorry Theatre was the first out door event staged by The Blackie,  below is part of the Press Release sent ou prior to the event. "The proposal is for a Lorry Theatre Expedition. - jointly promoted by the Merseyside Arts Association and Great Georges - to tour 8/l2 open-air sites in Merseyside diuring the last two weeks in August. Read More
06-06-2017 6 days 23 hours ago
Lunapark - Theatre Laboratoire Vicinal - 12th Jan 1973
Lunapark by the Belgian Group 'Theatre Laboratoire Vicinal' was performed at the Mountford Theatre in the Liverpool University's Students Union.   The following is the description by Neil Johnson from 7UP:- Read More
02-08-2013 3 years 45 weeks ago
Medium Paint Theatre 8th July 1969
Have no idea what this event was. We simply have a record that it happened.  It was a private event - which meant by invitation only - and cost the princely sum of  £3.00.   Given the title we suspect that it was an event which included participants painting an area, having tea and coffee and listening to the group Manic Depression.   Read More
27-08-2013 3 years 37 weeks ago

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