Good-night, Sweet Prince

We had a meeting yesterday, Friday, the Granby ‘legal team’ of Tracey Gore and me, in her office at Steve Biko Housing. And did eventually get to talk about organising the sale of some of the Community Land Trust houses as we’d planned. But not at first and not for a while. While waiting for […]

Unveiling the Black Poppies

This year and last year, at the Tower of London and now at St George’s Hall in Liverpool we have been remembering those who fought in the Great War of 1914 to 1918. Today in Liverpool I went to the unveiling of another exhibition that’s a part of Weeping Windows here and tells a story […]

Getting Ready: In Granby 4 Streets

It’s the August Street Market, yes August already, this Saturday. And in Granby we’re getting ready. Plus new ones, arriving all the time these days. A newcomer promised for this time is Bettylicious Cooks, promising Creole Soul Food. So for these and our other food suppliers sake, don’t have a very big breakfast before you […]

The May Market: Rain and Inspiration on Ducie Street

After yesterday’s preparations, time for the Street Market itself. And yes, it was a ‘making your own fun’ kind of a day. “May Bank Holiday weekend? Oh, you’ll want that to┬ábe cold and rainy then?” Ah well, we enjoyed it anyway, here on the corner of Granby Street and Ducie Street in Liverpool 8. But […]

L8 Unseen

If I were to count up all of the photographs on this blog, and I’m not about to, I suspect that not far short of half of them would be of Liverpool 8. The last week alone has seen three posts about the work we’re all doing in Granby, and I’m forever writing about the […]

All will be well

It’s a Street Market morning, first one of the year. Winter has passed, the light has returned and all feels well with the world as I set off for Granby. Though the days of darkness have been hard for many our once every five years go at proper democracy is only a month away. And […]