Talking Housing Market Renewal

In the pub after the second ever showing of ‘Without These Walls’ It’s on Catharine Street, The Caledonia, and has always been there. A good basic pub that went through a few years where it tried out being a launderette too. Not now. These days it’s independently run, does great food, great music and positively …

Coming Home: Jayne Lawless

Stories of what didn’t eventually work out can be as much worth telling in the long run as things that did… Jayne Lawless was Artist in Residence at Coming Home and in our early days of developing the idea wrote this on her own blog and it was then republished here. Jayne Lawless. “What happened …

Walking with Jayne

An interesting day of doing the things I love best. Walking round Liverpool and talking with interesting people. Some of the people today are travelling over from Leeds. But first there’s a walk to be done. My friend here Jayne is an artist from North Liverpool who’s recently moved into her new place just off …

Walking with a camera

Walking with a camera is different from just walking. Me and Sarah found this many years ago when we’d run it as an exercise on the ‘Creativity’ courses we’d run back then. People would notice things they might normally miss and find beauty in unexpected places. Well I’ve carried on with this ‘exercise’ until it’s …

Granby 4 Streets: Extraordinary Forever

As Granby 4 Streets, the last four original streets still left with their original houses, woke up this morning nothing was true or happening that wasn’t true yesterday. Builders from Plus Dane and Liverpool Mutual Homes were arriving to begin their day’s work. To be joined any day now by the builders from the Granby …

Walking down to the Royal Infirmary

A blog post from a little over three years ago here, where I looked at how our major hospitals are woven into the life and death fabric of our lives. And wondered whether Carillion would be up to the job. My opinion now is that the people and companies of Liverpool should be finishing the …