Granby 4 Streets: Telling our story

Here’s a story then, a podcast this one. A story of community led change at Granby 4 Streets. A story of many years. Told by Joe Farrag, Eleanor Lee, Hazel Tilley, Nasra Hill, Tracey Gore, Rose Seagrief, Steve Hoey, Andrea Ku, Vicky Evans-Hubbard… and me. “We didn’t ask permission for any of it!””It was half […]

One Day in Three Places

This first day of ┬áDecember, one day in three places, began wet but not quite raining as I left the house to go to Granby. After many years as one of my main working places Granby is now purely social for me, though no less loved. On the first Saturday of most months I go […]

The Elephant’s Head of Ducie Street: A short story

The Head had been having a bit of a life since it left its elephant, apparently. In a gallery, a bar and now up on top of the bay of an empty house in Ducie Street, Liverpool 8. Or so I was told while on my usual monthly visit to the Granby Street Market, on […]

From Pitt Street to Granby

Liverpool is a city full of stories and next Tuesday evening I’ll be going to the launch of a new book that tells a few more. I can’t tell you any of the stories here because I don’t know what they are. But I do know that hearing them will deepen and change my own […]

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 […]

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 ┬áreal ‘hot town, summer in the city’ nostalgic kind of day where the shadows and shade are occasionally welcomed for a […]