There will be donkeys!

Roll up, roll up for the Granby 4 Streets Christmas Market this Saturday.Market - 1Where a splenid time is, as ever, guaranteed for all.Market - 2It 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.

Costumes were put on.
Costumes were put on.
Banners were draped across scaffolding.
Banners were draped across scaffolding.
As the Four Streets celebrated.
As the Four Streets celebrated.

This year will be a big celebration too.

The 4 Streets Screen printing team of 'Hannah and her dad' will be back.
The 4 Streets Screen printing team of ‘Hannah and her dad’ will be back.
With new designs for you to make your own bags.
With new designs for you to make your own bags.

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?

The Market's been freat this year since its move onto Ducie Street.
The Market’s been great this year since its move onto Ducie Street.
Lots of trading and talking, as ever.
Lots of trading and talking, as ever.
And great performances.
And great performances.
From local young people.
From local young people.
Including the wonderful work that's been taking place at the Granby Workshop.
Including the wonderful work that’s been taking place at the Granby Workshop.
This has been a great year for the houses of Granby 4 Streets.
This has been a great year for the houses of Granby 4 Streets.
And for all the new neighbours moving in. Welcome one and all.
And for all the new neighbours moving in. Welcome one and all.
And see you on Saturday?
And see you on Saturday?

10:00 til 3:00 or so, Saturday 5th December, Ducie Street L8 – the Granby 4 Streets Christmas Market 2015.

Don't miss it!
Don’t miss it!

And remember, there will be donkeys.

 

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