The Beautiful Ideas: In conversation

A weekend of conversations about things a load of us have been working on all of this year, our Beautiful Ideas. First gathering early evening on Saturday at Make Liverpool in the North Docks. All ready, including these lovely brochures about it all. Done for The Beautiful Ideas Company by our friends at Wordscapes. As …

Summer in the City

Still quietly emerging from the shadows here, this Saturday I get up and the summer’s arrived. Not the ‘kids in wellies’ summer we’ve had to get used to these climate damaged days, but a  real ‘hot town, summer in the city’ nostalgic kind of day where the shadows and shade are occasionally welcomed for a …

Conference at Make Liverpool

One of a pair of blog posts about things I was involved in on Friday 8th April 2016. One beautiful day in North Liverpool. Out to the North Docks early morning Friday, to the event I’ve been organising the past couple of weeks with the help of all my Beautiful Ideas friends who I’ve been …

How to do Social Housing: Part Two

Continuing the true story of Granby 4 Streets Community Land Trust on site The second of two detailed parts of my story about exactly how to do social housing. Or at least, exactly how we’re doing it in Granby 4 Streets. Next morning I’m up well before the dawn reflecting on what’s just happened and have …

How to do Social Housing: Part One

A true story of Granby 4 Streets Community Land Trust on site.I want to tell you a story about social housing. A very detailed story (in two parts) about exactly how to do it. Or at least, exactly how we’re doing it in Granby 4 Streets. I want to tell you this story now because …

Homebaked: The Thing On The Rec

Look at this. The centrepiece of something truly magical. It was at Homebaked in Anfield this Saturday and lots of us were there.After huge work and preparation by so many (and a lovely dry, sunny day on Friday thanks very much) it wasn’t looking that promising… After which my job was warm, dry and hugely fulfilling. …