Almost Liverpool 8

Tickets for the film Premiere at the Philharmonic Hall Liverpool now available here This was wonderful, and it was also my first evening out since before the pandemic. So doubly wonderful. Walking along through L8 to a film for, by and about us all in and around the place. “A love letter to a postcode” …

Oliver: Dancing towards a new dawn

If you lived with me, and only Sarah does, you would know that at the least provocation or simply for the joy of it I will burst out singing my favourite bits from Lionel Bart’s musical “Oliver.” My “favourite bits” amounting to the whole thing actually. That musical is one of the greatest joys of …

Still Bill: On appreciating Bill Withers

Today, in early April 2020 I’ve just heard that Bill Withers has died. So I’m thinking of him, a wonderful songwriter and a magnificent human being. This is a blog post about him from a few years back, and this evening I’ll be having another watch of “Still Bill” from the link you’ll find in …

“I am spray painting my truth on your outside walls”

This late into the autumn of my life I should not have to be writing and working on the human right to a decent home. But I am. Or the responsibility of the organisations of the state not to be the enemies of our own people, but they are. I am Daniel Blake. And I am Cathy …

Peaceful Warrior at Red Brick Vintage

I didn’t take many photos at Peaceful Warrior on Thursday night as I spent so much time standing up with my mouth open, but fortunately Liverpool photographer Jane MacNeil was also there and has kindly sent me some of her photos, now added and credited. First, getting things ready. Jan from Red Brick with Catherine Dalton hanging …

Talking Housing Market Renewal

In the pub after the second ever showing of ‘Without These Walls’ It’s on Catharine Street, The Caledonia, and has always been there. A good basic pub that went through a few years where it tried out being a launderette too. Not now. These days it’s independently run, does great food, great music and positively …