Granby 4 Streets and the Turner Prize

The news has just broken that Assemble, the Granby 4 Streets Community Land Trust architects, are one of the four nominations for this year's Turner Prize, principally for their work in Granby. “In an age when anything can be art, why not have a housing estate?” asked judge Alistair Hudson, when pressed about the inclusion of [...]

An Oasis in Leeds

Yesterday I visited an oasis in Bramley, West Leeds. After a mini bus ride over from Liverpool all of us there got off the bus to be greeted by this. Craig is an architect and an expert on straw bale construction, and co-designed what we're seeing today with the members of the community. We're spending [...]

And now let us vote in peace

Now, in the springtime of the year, when everything is fresh and possible, we all have a decision to makeToday is the day we all vote for our future. So, after all the threats, lies, cajoling, wailing, shreiking and fear-mongering, and that was just from the last couple of day's papers, we now approach the moment of perfect peace. [...]

Socialist ’til I die

Lately and increasingly I have resumed writing in long hand when something really matters to me, when something needs working out. The slowness of it, the active thinking, from my heart directly down my left arm to the tip of my pen. I’m writing in long hand now, sat on the wall of Sefton Park, [...]

The May Market: Rain and Inspiration on Ducie Street

After yesterday's preparations, time for the Street Market itself. And yes, it was a 'making your own fun' kind of a day. "May Bank Holiday weekend? Oh, you'll want that to be cold and rainy then?" Ah well, we enjoyed it anyway, here on the corner of Granby Street and Ducie Street in Liverpool 8. But [...]

The May Market: Granby 4 Streets

The wildflowers are bloomong on Ducie Street. Ready to welcome the May Market this morning. So today when you come to the Market say hello and make sure you have a good look around too. So don't miss the most transformational thing currently happening in Liverpool, the May Market at Granby 4 Streets. From 10:30am 'til [...]