First there is a sparkly little notice.Then there is finding the place.
Owned by the local church, just next to their Mission, but not used for some years.
Biscuits, you see, can be art.
Then Sufea and Salma spring their surprise on me, their photographer for the day.
It’s called ‘Beyond the Spectrum’ after all.
So adjustments are hastily made in the camera as people start to arrive!
Hazel is soaking wet, having been out in the driving rain of the Granby Street Market persuading people to become members of our Community Land Trust.
It’s been brilliant this year to bring the Market out onto Granby Street. Well done Joe and Theresa and all the organisers and helpers.
But today, apart from essential visits to Cally at Homebaked and Luca at Fritto for food, I’m staying dry in the Office of Useful Art. Where light continues to be used carefully but beautifully.
And why can’t a biscuit be a logo?
Sufea and Salma plan to do more workshops in here. Sufea says:
“We’d like the next one to be about textiles, and so we’re looking for someone to help us with supplies.”
As you’ll have noticed from that earlier notice about ‘Localist Workers’ this is also part of an international movement and data base called Arte Util.
Sufea and Salma’s workshop was part of Liverpool Biennial’s ‘The City is a School’ public programme.