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In Alfred Hitchcock’s films, what he called the MacGuffin  -  such as the secret papers which the spies are after  -     is the engine which sets the story in motion.  But in terms of the drama, the actual nature of the MacGuffin is of no importance whatsoever. 

Merseyside Firsts - The Summer Tour-1989
Merseyside Firsts Summer Tour  The idea was an expansions from the 1986 playscheme 'Liverpool Firsts.'  In this instance the idea was to take young people on visits to places where there had been a Merseyside First and make a video illustrating  it. Read More
20-03-2018 21 weeks 5 days ago
Liverpool Firsts - 1986
Intro The majority of Themed 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 21 weeks 6 days ago
Food Events - Summer 1976
The Idea   Read More
09-03-2014 1 year 3 weeks ago
Going Away Games - 7th January 1973
As explained in the above leaflet Going Away Games was a day long show to mark the closure of the building for redevelopment. Read More
15-03-2017 1 year 9 weeks ago
Going Away Games - The Fluxus Clinic -7th January 1973
  GOING AWAY GAMES Game 1  Fill in the form below - the questions can be answered in any order you desire - the completed form should be handed to the people in the coffee bar in the room below. 1.  Do you have more fingers and toes than Read More
06-06-2017 1 year 10 weeks ago
The 20th Birthday Celebrations - Stephen and Jimmy's Party - 29th May 1988
Stephen Knox and Jimmy Tagoe created the last of the three parties. The Programme 12pm - 2pm   Pat Rodaway : guitar and song - in the Gallery.  Pat Rodaway had been coming to the Blackie since he was a young lad.  He performed on the gallery stage but currently we do not have any  photos of this. 2pm   Tommy Jones :  Goyararu Karate - in the basement Read More
18-01-2017 1 year 14 weeks ago
Participatory Vigils - 19th Nov - 3rd December 1983
The Vigils Read More
06-02-2016 1 year 20 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 21 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 22 weeks ago
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. Read More
30-01-2017 1 year 23 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 21 weeks ago
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. Read More
30-01-2017 1 year 23 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 22 weeks ago
The Rainbow Dinner Party - October 1980
The Rainbow Dinner Party took place at the Blackie on Sunday 5th October 1980. This was the second Rainbow evening, the first was a celebration at the end of installing the Inner City Rainbows.  Read More
30-03-2012 5 years 25 weeks ago
The Seeds Of Creativity - February 1985
 The seeds of creativity – what are the conditions for their growth?” Read More
12-08-2015 2 years 51 weeks ago
Thou Shalt Knot - Christmas 82/83
The Idea Read More
30-10-2012 1 year 25 weeks ago
Uptown Downclown - Christmas 1983
The Idea Read More
16-10-2014 3 years 42 weeks ago
Yours Naturally - Summer 1984
Overview Read More
04-07-2015 3 years 5 days ago
‘Food For The Eye, Or … Would You Like Your Egg Woven Or Knitted?’ November/December 1988
A sometimes serious, sometimes light-hearted look at food and eating, interpreted in textiles by artists from Merseyside and around the country. The Artists and Their Work: Su Richardson (Birmingham) Read More
08-09-2012 2 years 26 weeks ago
‘How Does Your Garden Grow’ July/August 1988
To celebrate the Blackie’s 20th birthday and the opening of the extended and completed ground floor as 'The Blackie Gallery', a six week cycle of contemporary textile exhibitions was introduced, with a new exhibition each week. Read More
08-06-2012 3 years 26 weeks ago

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