The story of A Sense of Place 4: Collaging the future

Continuing the story of us. It’s Spring 1997 and we’ve just got married. And to be honest the local work around Liverpool and Manchester is not forming an orderly queue. We’re still running our ‘Transform your life’ personal programme, but really want to reach greater numbers of people by working with more organisations than we […]

Social Enterprise Champions in London

I’ve told you before about our work with¬†HCT, Britain’s largest social enterprise bus company. Eight hundred people work for them, in London, Leeds, Wakefield, Hull, Bristol and the Channel Islands. We’ve been running programmes with them for the last two years aimed at educating and inspiring groups of their people, mainly bus drivers, about the […]

The story of A Sense of Place 3: And then we get married

Continuing the story of us. We’ve just left our jobs. It’s November 1996 and we feel like we’ve just done the bravest thing we will ever do. And we also feel like we’re kind of ‘in recovery’ from having been employed by others for so long. Some mornings this feels exhilarating, but others our new […]

The story of A Sense of Place 2: Expecting to fly

Continuing the story of us. So, we roll into 1996 feeling like we’re on the way. We’ve been paid for our first gig, at Trafford Hall back in November. We’ve also learned our first lesson. Because we hadn’t said expenses would be extra when we agreed the price, we’ve actually made no money from the […]

Granby 4 Streets, the market’s back

Update: The post below is from 2012. For this year, 2013, the Granby 4 Streets Market will be on the FIRST Saturday of each month from now to September. Saturdays 6th April, 4th May, 1st June, 6th July, 3rd August, 7th September. Saturday, 28th April 2012, Ronnie was in Granby. He explains why. As you […]