Our Rituals, Your Rituals: Youth Circus, Workshops, Films and Exhibitions
Roll up, roll up! Drop in for circus workshops – all ages and abilities are welcome! The Black-E Youth Circus will perform at 6pm and 7.30pm. You’re invited to enjoy the shows, try your hand at circus skills such as unicycle, diabolo, spinning plates and aerial hoop and to share your smallest or biggest life rituals!
5pm – 10pm
In the Black-E Gallery you can watch special short film screenings All In The Games and And On The Eighth Day (15 minutes, looping throughout the night), visit our new exhibition This is the News! and permanent exhibitions:
Voices from the Song of Songs: Judy Chicago
A series of 12 paired prints by Judy Chicago, on display in Liverpool, with a contextual exhibition of her life’s work in the arts to date. The series is based upon Marcia Falk’s translation of Biblical love songs and explores mutuality of desire and a shared enjoyment of sexual pleasure.
The Games of Art
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’.
Young, Gifted and On Track
Celebrating 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.