In the City there’s a thousand things I want to say to you

After time alone and in silence it’s late Saturday morning and time to step out into the City. To tell you a few things and to take some photographs. Can’t remember the last time I saw the fountains here working. What’s happening anyone? Where The Beatles signed their contract with Brian Epstein and, unknown to […]

Opera for Chinatown and Bold Street

This is hardly news. It’s all been there since last year, but I only noticed it yesterday as my south-end bus was diverted up Duke Street.Getting off the bus you don’t see it yet. This is ‘The Opera for Chinatown.’ It has been put together by ‘The Sound Agents’ and was part of a group […]

The re-entry of vinyl into Bold Street

You can’t celebrate Liverpool’s Bold Street enough, in my opinion. I know I made a fuss of it at the Bold Street Festival last autumn, but really it’s a festival down here every day. Though Sains***y and T***o have opened outposts here in the last couple of years most of the street remains cheerfully chain […]

Places matter: Ormr’s Kirk

As Liverpool City does its best to mess up Great Homer Street Market, we visit somewhere not very far away that’s been successfully organising itself around its own street market for nearly 730 years. About fifteen miles away from home, north of us on the Lancashire plain, is Ormskirk. Our destination for today’s day out, […]

The beauty of lists

I love a good list and am a sucker for articles and blog posts about ‘7 things to do this weekend’ or ’10 things we learned from…’ So imagine my delight when I started reading this list on SevenStreets called ’33 things we love about Liverpool right now.’ Some of the stuff I knew about […]

The Stranger in Liverpool

Where would you take a first-time visitor to Liverpool to show them the best of the city? Well if it were the early 19th Century you’d obviously reach for your trusty copy of ‘The Stranger in Liverpool’ for sound advice. This early guidebook to ┬áthe ‘Town of Liverpool and its environs’ assists me to this […]