The Black-E

The Black-E
1 Great George Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L1 5EW
England

Website

www.theblack-e.co.uk

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The Black-E (formerly The Blackie) - a combination of a contemporary arts centre with a community centre - was launched in 1968 as the U.K.'s first community arts project. The commitments made then remain the commitments today - to young people (offering, in the words of The Last Poets, "affection, protection, direction") - to a cultural programme emphasising participation and involvement ("do-ing" as well as "viewing") - to education (formal and informal) - and to quality of work with equality of provision.

Our home and base is the former Great George Street Congregational Chapel and originally derived its familiar name the Blackie (now the Black-E) as a shortened version of 'The Black Church' - a description of the Chapel in the 1960's covered with over a hundred years of inner-city smoke and grime. Although stone cleaned in the 1980s, the building still retains its name.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Circus Skills

  • 16 May 2014 5-8pm

17:00-18:00
The Black-E Youth Circus offers fun circus skills workshops for young people aged 18 years and under. Join in with the action on the trapeze, the tight wire or try your hand at juggling and diabolo! Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult.

19:00-20:00
Resident circus Freefall provides aerial workshops for adults. Watch the professionals demonstrate their skills and join into the action on the trapeze, rope and silks. This is a LightNight event, Liverpool's one-night arts & culture festival. Part of Museums at Night.. Visit www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk for more details and the full programme.

Website

http://www.theblack-e.co.uk

Shotokan Karate

  • 16 May 2014 6-7pm

Sensei Stephen Armstrong, sensei Stuart Amos and their team from renowned Karate organisation KUGB, resident at The Black-E on Mondays, will provide Shotokan Karate performance and workshops. Watch out for special guests amongst the instructors... This is a LightNight event, Liverpool's one-night arts & culture festival. Part of Museums at Night.. Visit www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk for more details and the full programme.

Website

http://www.theblack-e.co.uk

Movema Workshop

  • 16 May 2014 8-9pm

Have you every wanted to try an exciting and exotic style of dance from a different part of the globe? Now you can in this unique taster experience Movema will take you on a dance journey you will never forget! Wear comfortable clothing and footwear and bring all your family and friends! This is a LightNight event, Liverpool's one-night arts & culture festival. Part of Museums at Night.. Visit www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk for more details and the full programme.

Website

http://www.theblack-e.co.uk

World Dance!

  • 16 May 2014 7:45-8pm

Movema Dance Company and Airborn Academy come together again to create a high-energy performance combining celebratory dance styles from around the world and free-running acrobatics to exciting music.

Performed by Movema Community Performers and Airborn Street Crew this show features members of the Liverpool community who have trained hard with Movema and Airborn's professional performers to develop their skills and create an electrifying performance.

YOU can come and join us afterwards at the workshop to learn some steps yourself! This is a LightNight event, Liverpool's one-night arts & culture festival. Part of Museums at Night.. Visit www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk for more details and the full programme.

Website

http://www.theblack-e.co.uk

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