It’s Liverpool: 23rd July 2016

Version 2One day around and about Liverpool. Meeting friends, listening to music, appreciating the place.

First to Red Brick Vintage.

First to Red Brick Vintage.

Always a pleasure. Quiet conversations, cups of tea in elegant china and always a photographic treat. With music to follow!

It's Liverpool - 3 It's Liverpool - 4 It's Liverpool - 5 It's Liverpool - 6 It's Liverpool - 7 It's Liverpool - 9 It's Liverpool - 10 It's Liverpool - 11 It's Liverpool - 12 It's Liverpool - 13Next it’s the 26 bus from the Baltic out to Sefton Park, where the Liverpool International Music Festival is having its fourth yearly event this weekend. Passing through the crowded main field for some reggae from Carroll Thompson, we then arrive and spend the afternoon at the It’s Liverpool stage.It's Liverpool - 14 It's Liverpool - 15I’m here with friends Jayne and Jennifer for a quiet celebration. After a week of working in our various places we’ve finally got time to spend some time together and celebrate the fact that this week The Beautiful Ideas Co invested £30,000 in us to get our new idea, our Coming Home Liverpool, up and running. We are very happy with this, of course.It's Liverpool - 16 It's Liverpool - 17 It's Liverpool - 18

All three of us, by Jayne.

All three of us, by Jayne.

And there’s lots of music too. Which I’m not going to review. Cath Bore’s done a good job of that over on Get Into This.

China Crisis.

China Crisis.

Stealing Sheep.

Stealing Sheep.

Levi Tafari and Mersey Wylie.

Levi Tafari and Mersey Wylie.

And some regathering of our collective Merseybeat memories. Of how many black musicians and bands were involved in creating the sound of Liverpool. Derry Wilkie, the Chants and so many of you, respect.It's Liverpool - 22 It's Liverpool - 23

Tori Cross and Xam Volo join in.

Tori Cross and Xam Volo join in.

Lovely to meet so many friends through the afternoon. Hello Val Alker. Hello Ray Quarless. Hello Phil Hayes.

Phil talking with friends Dom and Sarah.

Phil talking with friends Dom and Sarah.

A good man, well again. Lovely to have you back Phil. You must have talked to the whole field!

Special thanks from us to DJ Greg Wilson.

Special thanks from us to DJ Greg Wilson.

An afternoon without New Order and without Superstition and so much else wouldn’t have been much of a festival at all. And special thanks, as evening gathered, for the David Bowie Starman finish:

“Let the children boogie, let all the children boogie…” It’s Liverpool.

It's Liverpool - 27 It's Liverpool - 28Maybe see you over there again later today?

4 thoughts on “It’s Liverpool: 23rd July 2016

  1. Pam

    I’ve been in America visiting family for a month but I’m missing Liverpool and your pages have helped. Your photographs of Liverpool have carried me through, looking forward to getting home tomorrow. Thank you

    Reply

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