The Scottie Press: A Liverpool Institution

Celebrating 47 years and counting of independent local news and opinions Yesterday morning I spent  a couple of hugely enjoyable hours in the office of, arguably, Liverpool’s most opinionated newspaper, talking about? ‘The power of local news in communities and the role Scottie Press has in the regeneration of north Liverpool’ Well so the paper’s …

Make Liverpool: One of Liverpool’s best ideas

Just a few words on behalf of Make Liverpool, a few friends who are leading what I think is one of Liverpool’s best ideas. A large space, in Liverpool’s North Docks, where you can go and make things. In space you don’t have and with tools you can only dream of owning yourself. Simple and …

Coming Home: At Home

Listen to this blog post on BBC Radio Merseyside here. Home, the place where you can grow up happily, knowing it’s always going to be your home. Welcome home this little one from us at Coming Home Liverpool.No apologies at all for not having written much on here lately, Jayne Lawless and I have been …

Coming Home in the Liverpool Echo

Stories of what didn’t work can be as instructive in the long run as things that did. So I’m leaving this here, in case there may yet be more story to tell… There’s something about being in an actual printed newspaper that confirms an ideas existence more than anything digital can. And this week Coming …

Coming Home: At The Florrie

‘Coming Home’ by my Granddaughter Ellie Melhuish. Stories of what didn’t work can be as instructive in the long run as things that did. So I’m leaving this here, in case there may yet be more story to tell… We are going on site. Keys to our first home will be handed to builders later …

At the Invisible Wind Factory

In North Liverpool along the Dock Road a company of artists, scientists, engineers and musicians are conducting an Experiment. An Experiment in Invisible Wind. So, obviously I went to have a look. Next door to Make Liverpool where this blog is often to be found. Is the new Kazimier laboratory and performance space. The Invisible …