What's On at The Black-E

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.


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'.


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.

(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

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 - 07:43 | 9 months 3 weeks ago

traditional-chinese-dancerThe Black-E welcomes in The Year of the Rabbit with programmes 11am – 6pm on Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 February:-  watch The Dragon dance, join in Tai Chi demonstrations and arts workshops, try your hand at calligraphy, listen to The Sound Agents’ installation  “Chinatown my Chinatown” , meet Joan Chan, author of “East Meets West” and discover traditional and contemporary Chinese dance with Movema, China Pearl and The Funkymentals. 

Entry by donation. 


Thursday, 20 August, 2020 - 07:46 | 9 months 3 weeks ago

close-up-of-singing-mouthSense of Sound and The Black-E are delighted to invite you to a Singing and Health day, featuring seminars and presentations by some of the UK's leading specialists.  An event for health practitioners, those working with health and the arts, community groups, youth workers, singers, singing teachers, students and anyone interested in how arts and health can be used to improve well-being. 

To secure a place on this FREE seminar contact Sense of Sound on 0151 702 7799 or email infoatsenseofsound [dot] net


Thursday, 20 August, 2020 - 07:46 | 9 months 3 weeks ago

three-Bengali-dancers-traditional-costumeThe 2nd edition of Pax 2010 presents two beautiful yet almost unknown forms of intangible cultural heritage from West Bengal.

Saturday 20th November @ 7pm :  Chau drama with Purulia Chau Dancers                          Sunday 21st November 10am–5pm : exhibition of Patachitras

Free Admission to all events