Still quietly emerging from the shadows here, this Saturday I get up and the summer’s arrived. Not the ‘kids in wellies’ summer we’ve had to get used to these climate damaged days, but a real ‘hot town, summer in the city’ nostalgic kind of day where the shadows and shade are occasionally welcomed for a bit of cool.
I’m out all of the glorious day, in Granby and then down at the Pier Head.
Janet asks me if I’ll publicise a film-making course she’s running? Happily, details below.
Next I’m off to the Pier Head.
I’m here with my friends.
We three are of course Coming Home Liverpool. Jayne jokes that our main activity so far has been to come to all the music festivals in Liverpool this summer. And a great pleasure this has been too! This coming week, though, we’re starting serious and joyous work with the City’s Empty Homes team sorting out the possible places where we’ll start work. We can’t wait.
With the news full of Brazil and the Olympics it’s wonderful to have our own greatest drum band and the Viva Brasil dancers celebrating this hot day in our sunny city.
Jayne and Jen stay on for the Tea Street Band. But I’ve been out since 10 this morning, so go happily home after a proper summer’s day.
(Or at least I think they’ve stayed for the Tea Street Band, but in fact they don’t. Because well before then the five toilets on the site – yes five, for probably a couple of thousand people – are well beyond disgusting. Something to sort out for next year Liverpool Loves?)
Janet Brandon, the film-maker who co-created ‘Without These Walls’ with Jayne Lawless is running an 11 week programme on Documentary Film Making from Thursday 29th September through the Workers’ Educational Association. Details and booking here, or phone 0151 243 5340.