Foundation: Martial Arts Done Differently

Introducing Foundation School of Martial Arts Can martial arts be used to help build stronger communities, more resilient families and healthier, more confident individuals? Well yes, say Foundation School of Martial Arts, and with considerable experience and justification. Over the past several years they’ve worked with over 1,400 young people, and lots of older ones […]

Africa Oyé 2016

“Just a perfect day Drink Sangria in the park And then later When it gets dark, we go home” Day One of this year’s 24th Africa Oyé is truly one of those. Joyous music, good friends and Liverpool at our very best. So thank you all the musicians, sound engineers and organisers of Africa Oyé, […]

Why?

  Came round the corner in a car with my friend Laura and we both said “What?” And then we said “They’re doing it now.” One machine on top of the rubble, the other pulling the walls down. And it’s not like we didn’t know it would be happening, but to come round the corner […]

Defend every library

Update, 7th March. Liverpool City Council vote to close libraries. In many places across Britain public libraries, curiously, are at the front of the queue when ‘austerity measures’ are up for discussion. Liverpool, European Capital of Culture in 2008 remember,  is sadly no exception. This morning the Liverpool Echo reported this, from Liverpool Town Hall: […]