A wonder: The Winter Garden has reopened

It was a wonder and it was wonderful, the Granby Winter Garden reopened today. And from just after 10:30 when we opened to beyond 3 when I locked the door, I didn’t sit down. Me and Eleanor and all the people, all of you so missed friends and new hellos, had so much to say. …

Almost Liverpool 8

Tickets for the film Premiere at the Philharmonic Hall Liverpool now available here This was wonderful, and it was also my first evening out since before the pandemic. So doubly wonderful. Walking along through L8 to a film for, by and about us all in and around the place. “A love letter to a postcode” …

On an L8 Day

I was walking along to have a first look at the newly completed Princes Boulevard, though in a roundabout kind of way. With something else to do first on this Liverpool 8 kind of Monday. Walking through the parks to Admiral Street, Windsor Street and past Squash before I arrived at the rooftop where I …

L8 Weekend: The Beginning of Spring

Springtime isn’t necessarily a journey to the countryside, it might be just around the corner from wherever you are. The first weekend of February, here in Northern Britain, isn’t when you’d leap to the thought that springtime has begun. But in it’s own many thousands of small ways it has. And over a weekend of …

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. The Market runs pretty much all year now on the first Saturday of every month. …

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. Walking along Granby Street. …