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 …

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. Granby …

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 …

Of the people, by the people: The Community Land Trusts

A day containing both of Liverpool’s Community Land Trust’s is always a good day for me. A day of actually seeing the people of a place take a formal and active role in designing and creating the future of their place. This was such a day for me. First to Granby in Liverpool 8. And …

Welcome to Cally Anne from Homebaked

As you’ll know if you’ve been reading this blog for a while, I’ve got a lot of time for Homebaked in Anfield. The social enterprise that began life as a Biennial Arts Project, continues as an experiment in what’s¬†possible, has grown into¬†into a Community Bakery, then as you will have seen on here a couple …

Homebaked in Anfield: The Community Land Trust

The Community in the Bakery. Talking about the CLT. Community Land Trusts are more than a bit of a thing for me at the moment. Granby 4 Streets last week and every week. And now here we are in Homebaked in Anfield. You can’t possibly have been around this blog for long without knowing of …