The Quiet Days

We’ll come back to this image in a bit and what it might imply, but first let’s get out walking. On my own today, Sarah’s back at her funeral celebrant work. I love the quiet days when Christmas has gone and today begins┬áso sunny it would be just wrong not to take my camera out …

Getting Ready: In Granby 4 Streets

Yes, there will be donkeys again! It’s the August Street Market, yes August already, this Saturday. And in Granby we’re getting ready. Old friends… Like Homebaked… And Diane Jensen will be there. Plus new ones, arriving all the time these days. Like Fritto Street Food, who were such a hit at the July Market. A …

Street Market Garden

A good, warm Street Market in Granby today. Full of friends and conversations. So I didn’t take as many photographs as I usually would, too busy talking! Anyway, here they are – minus donkey rides, as they’d already finished for the day before I ambled round with my camera. All sorts of creatures are here. …

Liverpool Urban Renaissance

A reflection on where we are – and how it all feels at the moment, particularly in Granby. A few weeks ago I wrote emotionally on here about the how tos and joys and frustrations of urban renaissance. Of being involved in bringing new life back to places long condemned to death by the vicissitudes of …

Sunshiny Day in Granby

Cairns Street Liverpool 8, 16th May 2015. Early evening of the Saturday after the news about the Turner Prize broke things have calmed down in Granby. After a week of television cameras, radio microphones and general media attention. All welcomed by all of us but nevertheless a relief today to walk around the quiet weekend streets. …

The May Market: Granby 4 Streets

The wildflowers are bloomong on Ducie Street. Ready to welcome the May Market this morning. From 10:30 this empty street will fill up with people and stalls and stuff – to buy and to eat. We’re holding the street markets here this year because this is the only one of the 4 Streets not on site …