This Saturday 6th September, from 10 ’til 3 it’s the Granby 4 Streets Market. The culmination of this summer’s 4 Streets Markets and a guaranteed celebration of a very significant year in the history of the 4 Streets. So today I went for a walk around the streets with Eleanor Lee of the Granby 4 Street Community Land Trust, so we could show you what’s happening, and to encourage you to come and have a look for yourself on Saturday.
“To mark the end of the season, and to celebrate the start of the renovation works, we have musicians, DJs and poets performing live throughout the day. There will be children’s activities along with stalls selling bric-a-brac, second hand clothes and handmade jewellery, scarves and bags. There will also be delicious hot food, as well as fresh baked bread from Homebaked – a Community Land Trust, like Granby Four Streets, using imaginative ways to regenerate their area on the other side of the city in Anfield.”
Yes, that’s right Homebaked will be at the Market.
And oh yes, after many, many years of campaigning and gradually coming together the Granby partners I told you about in spring this year have now got builders on the streets.
The works won’t get in the Street Market’s way.
Where we’d been expecting a terrace being refurbished.
Where the builder had just told a very worried resident that she ‘might have to move out.’
Obviously this is very difficult work, doing refurbishments and selective demolitions in a neighbourhood that’s only mostly empty.
And out on Granby Street is the first new business at this end of the road for a very long time.
Book now and you could have your hair or your nails or your eyebrows done while you’re at the Street Market!
Theresa MacDermott, one of the Market organisers says:
“Come down and enjoy the end of summer with us. We have had one or two markets rained off this year, so make the most of the last market of the season and celebrate the new beginnings for the area. It will be a great atmosphere as usual, with talented artists performing all day. And you’ll be able to enjoy great food and snap up bargains along the way.
Say goodbye to summer at the best community market in Liverpool – of the people, by the people, for the people.”
It will look something like this, the 4 Streets Market in September, a community celebrating itself.
And if you’d like a stall at the Market, here are the contact details:
Joe Farrag: 07876 835 288
Rosa Smith: 0151 726 9379