Granby Street Market, September 2017

The great L8 Street Market is well into its eighth year now but I haven’t been around Granby or anywhere else much recently, so it was good to step out on a fine September morning and arrive at Granby again. A real mixture of stalls here. All kinds of food, art, crafts, bike repairs, general […]

Granby Office of Useful Art

First there is a sparkly little notice.Then there is finding the place. Owned by the local church, just next to their Mission, but not used for some years. Biscuits, you see, can be art. Then Sufea and Salma spring their surprise on me, their photographer for the day. It’s called ‘Beyond the Spectrum’ after all. […]

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 […]

Getting Ready for Africa Oyé

On this day every year I walk through Sefton Park to see it being made ready for our greatest cultural festival, Africa Oyé. Where we celebrate each other, our place, where we came from and where we’re going next. And ultimately on my way to a meet up of the Coming Home board. I’ll be […]

Street Market: June 2016

A lovely Street Market today in Granby. The second I’ve been to since we moved it out onto Granby Street. Loads of new people, over 70 stalls and a complete joy. I spent the whole day talking to everyone I could and so took very few pictures. But here are some. And during the day […]

Eleanor Rathbone and The 1918 Club

Today I had the honour of speaking at The 1918 Club. A lunch club for women set up in 1918 by Eleanor Rathbone and her great friend and companion Elizabeth Macadam, and thought to be the longest established gathering place for women in Liverpool. It was simply wonderful to be there.I often mention Eleanor Rathbone […]