No apologies for this run of Granby posts up to the Turner Prize announcement on Monday. There are great things happening here.
I’m really loving this time on site carefully restoring these Victorian terraced houses. Revealing and revelling in the beauty of their construction.
As you can see from that rarely seen rear view of Ducie Street the works are going to be considerable when they get going. But let’s walk round to the Market?
So all looking pretty good. Tell you what though, it was very cold and very windy.
I spent a while on the Homebaked stall. Demonstrating how to eat a vegetable curry pie whilst at the same time holding one corner of the gazebo down in the high wind. The other corners being secured by Sally-Anne, Cathy and Jeff. Well done team.
Later on the same team had a little more difficulty taking said gazebo down, joking just how many Community Land Trusts can this take?
Thanks for the bag Hannah, just the right size for LPs!
Local artist, Sandi Hughes, was there showing video footage produced as part of the Rewind, Fast Forward project – an archive of Liverpool’s music, club and fashion sub-cultures.
Displayed inside a container, so sheltered from the wind, were 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.
And many more I didn’t point a camera at.
So this market was a cold one but everyone stayed and laughed and talked. Like we’ve done at the street markets for six years now. Six years of constant talking and thinking about what’s next round here?
Well next spring we want to move the Street Market out onto Granby Street, but that’s a whole winter away. For now it’s well done for all the organising this year Theresa and Joe.
And deep joy and festive wishes from us all. Including Councillor Ann O’Byrne, Deputy Mayor of Liverpool, Erika Rushton of the Granby 4 Streets Community Land Trust, and Rose Olive of Jermyn Street.
And don’t forget that if you’re still looking for that perfect and unusual gift Granby Workshop is a shop!
Perhaps you’d also like to come to ‘The Thing on the Rec’ at Homebaked in Anfield next Saturday, 12th December 2 til 8pm?