“The Librarian” by Salley Vickers

"We emphatically do not want to find that we have reached such a state of dearth in our society that we must provide food banks for the imagination as well as, as we so regrettably have to do today, for the physical body."Salley Vickers It took thunder and lightning to stop me reaching the end [...]

Time to saunter: The Llŷn

Where Sarah introduces us to two new adventures. You'll see what they are... * “Listen to the ebb and flow, the waves tumbling up the beach and drawing back. Ponder the beauty and the terror of the sea… people have their ebb tide: times of clearing, of letting go and resting, waiting for fresh directions [...]

On a Train to Utopia: In Manchester

Written as I moved around during the day and published on the evening of the same day, some field notes from utopia. 9:15 - Liverpool, Lime Street I'm on my way to Utopia, or at least some versions of it that are in an exhibition at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester. Having a Saturday out [...]

Walking in the City

A conversation with a friend from University, Abi O'Connor Regular readers will know I’ve been walking in the city of Liverpool most of my life. From the tiny boy in Stanley Park to now and writing this love letter of a blog these past nine years. And by ‘the city’ I mean, like I always [...]

A Liverpool Nightfall

After the greyest of wet February mornings, around lunchtime today I'd walked from the university down to the North Docks in the still falling rain. Then spent the afternoon warm and dry inside Make Liverpool doing something which I'll call 'Storytelling With Ukranians' for now, and tell you more about later. Hours later as I [...]

L8 Weekend: The Beginning of Spring

Springtime isn't necessarily a journey to the countryside, it might be just around the corner from wherever you are. The first weekend of February, here in Northern Britain, isn't when you'd leap to the thought that springtime has begun. But in it's own many thousands of small ways it has. And over a weekend of [...]