The 20th Birthday Celebrations - Kevin's & Nicky's Party - 26th May 1988
3-10pm Kevin Rowan's & Nicky Dewison's Party (for Blackie regulars aged 12 and under).
We know that 'The Party' included a puppet theatre, a Clown who did magic and comedy, a disco and of course food and a birthday cake. What is less clear is the actual running order of events, so below is an educated guess.
3pm - 4.30pm Cartoon Film show, Puppet Theatre and Comedy/Magic.
The puppets were provided by Hand-In-Hand Puppets from Manchester run by Hugh and Pat Brennan. They were followed by Bobo's Magic Show where Bobo The Clown provided comedy and magic.
Above the clown performing with young volunteers.
All the above took place in the lecture theatre and was staffed by clowns (or rather the staff) dressed as clowns. The young people and the 'clowns' then moved into the studio where there was food and the Birthday cake.
Food and the Birthday Cake
Above the young people sitting down to party food
The Birthday cake for this party was made in the shape of The Blackie and was, we think, served in the gallery whilst downstairs was cleared for the Disco
Above the cake arriving and being displayed.
7pm - 10.00 Disco
Top's Disco (sounds Right) were booked to play from 7pm - 10pm
As can be seen there are no photographs available for the Puppets or the Disco.