What's On at The Black-E

YG and On Track Abdal Hadi formerly stevie SmithCelebrating forty years of the Black-E, the exhibition researches the lives of dozens of Black-E ‘alumni/ae’ (former youthful participants, volunteers and apprentices), to create an extended exhibition of the youth of the past to inspire the youth of the present. The project aims to identify the
impact that The Black-E has had on alumnae, paying particular
attention to their potential as role models for young
people currently in our community.


Games-of-Art-Dotto-apples and worms. Acrylic on board

The Games of Art exhibition presents a selection of imaginative artworks created over the last 40 years of 'Artful Games'; and texts explaining the nature and philosophy behind the art of 'creative and cooperative' games : 'Absolute freedom within very definite limits'. This follows a principle that Paul Taylor, American Choreographer once explained as : 'give yourself a set of simple limitations and do the best you can'.


painting-of-female-figure-in-ecstacyVoices from The Song of Songs, a series of 12 paired prints, 373 mm x 300mm, created 1997-99 by Judy Chicago, on display in Liverpool for the first time, with a contextual exhibition of her life's work in the arts to date.

For over four decades, as a renowned artist, writer, feminist and intellectual, Judy Chicago's influence has been far-reaching within and outside the art community internationally. She has made the female point of view a part of mainstream art.


43 Game configured using night lights and bricks. The Black-E celebrated its 43rd Birthday on 27th May 2011,
with the launch of ‘The 43 Game’.

You are invited to produce a photograph of a created work or a discovered scene, object, or image which features the number ‘43’. The one absolute rule is this … if a child is given the photograph and is  asked what number they can find, then their answer should be ‘43’. Beyond this rule there is absolute freedom.


(Announcement!) An Amazing New Year!

Important announcement for parents and students below!

We are abolutely delighted to announce that we will be now based at the Black-E in Liverpool city centre (next to the Chinese Arch).
Black-e Liverpool.

This very exciting move to the city of Liverpool's cultural hub will offer so much to the students of LSS in the coming term.

Creative and co-operative games sessions take place weekly on Friday afternoons.  Please contact us by phone or email for an invitation to join in.

Tai-Chi-class-with-Chinese-teacherThese classes provide an ideal opportunity to learn the art of Tai Chi. Charles Tsang is a highly experienced teacher who specialise in the Yang style and is also a member of The Liverpool Chinatown Tai Chi group, founded in 1986.

Sundays 11.30am – 1pm.



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Independence through performance

St Johns Ambulance training group continue to meet at the Black-E from January 2015.

The Inklings sessions at the Black-E are now on Wednesday's from 1.30pm to 3.30pm in the ECP Room.

Inklings now charge £1.50 for each session.

youth circus posterBlack-E Youth Programme Timetable 2017

The Gymnastics class on Saturdays are from 12noon until 3pm .

The Saturday Creative Club, starts at 2pm and ends at 4pm. 


Children must be aged 7+. 



Creative Club Leaflet

Saturday Creative Club runs from 2pm-4pm every week

Saturday Gymnastics class is from - 12pm to 3pm. 

 Children must be aged 7+.


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The after school project is a Free Fun creative arts project that focuses on stimulating all the senses through the Arts.

The project is aimed at children and their siblings with neurological conditions.

After School Play 2016                            Wednesday after school 4.00-6pm

Please contact ADDvanced Solutions on 0151 486 1788, or The Black-e 0151 709 5109, for further information


There are no upcoming events on the calendar at the moment. Please view our Ongoing events list for regularly scheduled happenings here at The Black-E.
The events listed here in the "Museum" section represent most of what has happened at The Black-E since the early days of the website. This record goes back to 2008 and covers everything up until the most recent past events. Older events are recorded in our 'Deep' Archive Site where we are developing a historical record of everything we can document that has happened at The Black-E.


Thursday, 20 August, 2020 - 07:34 | 9 months 3 weeks ago

Darren Suarez performanceFollowing the massive success of the Justice Vogue Ball in 2010, Renowned Dance Company House of Suarez return with The Death By Glitter Vogue Ball’, which will stomp into the Black-E, Great George St, Liverpool



Saturday 1st October 2010.

Doors Open at 7.30pm, :  How to Book:  Go online to www.houseofsuarez.co.uk or book in person at:  



Thursday, 20 August, 2020 - 07:34 | 9 months 3 weeks ago

Girl trying her hand at skateboarding“Workshops and encounters to strengthen the muscles 
of youthful bodies and youthful minds”
10 –27th August
    11am –3pm Wednesdays to Saturdays

This Summer the Black-E is inspired by circus, media, Chinese performance skills and the Black-E’s 43rd Anniversary.  Join in dance workshops and Wushu sessions, try skate-boarding and BMX Biking.

For children of all ages however children under 5 should be supervised by parents.


Thursday, 27 February, 2020 - 07:30 | 1 year 3 months ago

The Black-E Choir meets weekly 7–9pm on Wednesdays.  It is an open-access choir for all ages and abilities  –  the only qualification for taking part is the wish to sing.  The programme includes contemporary, popular, soul, African traditional.  Musical leadership by MultiVox.

The Spring/Summer programme finishes with a “Sharing” performance 8pm Thursday July 21st also featuring The Black-E Junior Dancers.  Entrance by donation. 

Registration is open for the 12-week Autumn programme beginning 21st September.

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