On winning the Turner Prize

Sitting here, very early in the morning, too happy to sleep. Remembering yesterday, the day we won the Turner Prize. Knowing this day will be full of talk. Of Assemble and art and community led change. Of dreaming, design, architecture and politics. But here at six in the morning thinking only of one word. One …

Two days in Granby

No apologies for this run of Granby posts up to the Turner Prize announcement on Monday. There are great things happening here. I’m really loving this time on site carefully restoring these Victorian terraced houses. Revealing and revelling in the beauty of their construction. As you can see from that rarely seen rear view of …

Turner Prize: Is this art?

In which Hazel Tilley of Granby 4 Streets and the entire City of Liverpool gets the last word. So I’d say we definitely are art. “It’s recognising the politics in art, it’s recognising the humanity in art. It’s not this piece of work of art that goes into some rich person’s warehouse, this is something that …

There will be donkeys!

Roll up, roll up for the Granby 4 Streets Christmas Market this Saturday.Where a splenid time is, as ever, guaranteed for all.It hardly seems a year since the last Christmas Market. The houses were just starting on site and so we had a huge celebration of all it had taken so many of us to …

Granby 4 Streets, Assemble & the Turner Prize

On Monday 7th December the winner of this year’s Turner Prize was announced at the Tramway in Glasgow and live on Channel 4. And it was Granby 4 Street’s architects Assemble for the quality of the work they’ve been doing in Liverpool 8 with all of us. Some of us were in Glasgow with Assemble and the rest of …

Restoration

It can’t have escaped your notice if you visit this blog regularly that I’ve been involved for 5 years now with the community of people and orgnisations who are restoring the last original 4 Streets of houses in Granby, Liverpool.Now in these last few weeks my involvement has entered the new stage for me, of …