Roll up, roll up for the Granby 4 Streets Christmas Market this Saturday.Where a splenid time is, as ever, guaranteed for all.It hardly seems a year since the last Christmas Market. The houses were just starting on site and so we had a huge celebration of all it had taken so many of us to get to that point.
This year will be a big celebration too.
And what else? Here’s market organiser Theresa McDermott:
Arts, crafts and video tape – the return of the Granby Christmas Market
The Granby 4 Streets Community Land Trust (CLT) will be holding their Christmas market this Saturday, 5th December, on Ducie St, L8. This is set to be a special one as it will be only two days before the announcement of the Turner Prize winner. The architecture and design collective, Assemble, have been nominated for this prize because of their work with the CLT in Granby – so we will be marking the occasion with a market full of creativity and local talent.
The artists who have been painting the doors and windows of the tinned up houses will be holding an exhibition of their work. There will also be paintings and drawings made by Isabel O’Rourke during the restoration of Arthur Dooley’s Black Christ statue, and original prints made from this work using a new old process discovered by the artist.
“There is a renaissance of public art in L8, which you can see in the Granby 4 Streets”, said Isabel. “You can also see it on Princes Avenue, with the recent unveiling of one old statue – the Black Christ, which has been restored, and a new statue – a figure 8 in the middle of the boulevard. Some of the Ducie St Artists will be at the market showing their work – so come along and meet us”, she continued.
Local artist, Sandi Hughes, will be a showing video footage produced as part of the Rewind, Fast Forward project – a unique archive of Liverpool’s music, club and fashion sub-cultures. At the market she will be showing her old film archives of a Granby St party in 1995.
“This will be a very active market with lots to see and many craft stalls – beautiful pottery, quirky crochet and many other things, which are perfect for Christmas shopping”, said Theresa MacDermott, one of the market organisers. “There will also be opportunities for people to make their own Christmas decorations and screen-printed bags. All this, as well as high quality foods from Homebaked in Anfield and the quality vegan and other food choices you’ve come to expect – including our famous halal Christmas roast dinner, mulled wine and roast chestnuts”.
You wouldn’t want to miss any of that would you?
10:00 til 3:00 or so, Saturday 5th December, Ducie Street L8 – the Granby 4 Streets Christmas Market 2015.
And remember, there will be donkeys.