Walking Into Stanley Park

This is my baby park, the place that first defined the word ‘park’ for me. I was born across the road in Diana Street, on the Walton side of the park and I’m often here still. Walking round, reading, meeting people and just being. The park’s in good shape, much used and loved these days […]

Kitty’s Launderette: For Anfield, For Everton, For Liverpool

Kitty’s Launderette’s Kickstarter campaign has now passed £8,500 worth of pledges from over 150 people. Really good going as we all get behind seeing it all the way to its target of £14,000. Less than £5,500 now needed to reach the target. So if you haven’t pledged yet…? A few weeks ago I started telling you […]

Walking with Municipal Dreams

From LFC to Eldon Grove, talking history, housing and the beauty of hills. I’m on my way to meet John Boughton, renowned blogger as ‘Municipal Dreams’ and his partner Michele Grant, to go walking. They live in London and have done for many years, but Michele grew up here in Liverpool. And all suspecting that as […]

Talking Fun Palaces with Stella Duffy

Stella Duffy, where do I start? Novelist, playwright, actor, activist and, these last few years, one of the main motivators behind Fun Palaces. About who and which, much more in a bit. It’s what I’m working on and thinking about with other North Liverpool people at our Beautiful Ideas sessions at the moment. How a […]

Talking Liverpool: Welsh Streets and Homebaked

As you will have well gathered by now, I love to talk about Liverpool in all kinds of ways. The parts of the place, the theory and practice of the place, the many joys of my place, my home. So today I was up and out early for a day of Talking Liverpool. And we […]

‘Community Led’ – What it looks like

This post is by way of being a visual accompaniment to the words-only ‘Community Led’ post of the other day. In that post I talked about my views and experience of how community led change gets done and the demands it makes on all of us involved. Today I want to show you what it […]