What’s Your Granby Story?

The last Granby 4 Streets Market of this summer season this Saturday, 5th September. And a very special one too. We are telling the stories of the place now. Listen. This is Zeena Mekki telling a story of this week, this century and the last one. The story of a seafarer. The story of a migrant. The story […]

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 […]

The Giant Cranes: Episode 2

Another perfect spring day for Episode 2 of the Story of Reddy, Bluey and Yellowy. This time we’ll be going up on the roof of the hotel there for what we’re hoping will be some spectacular crane views. But first a recap of the story so far and a look round the corner to see […]

The Story of the Giant Cranes

Prior warning. This is not one of my ‘meaning of life’ posts and there will be no tortuous analogy at the end. It’s about cranes. Liverpool loves a good Giant. Two or more even better. And I was impressed when I first went into town to see them a few years ago. Second time round though, […]

In Everton: The New Precinct

These are the end days for the new precinct. Born in the 1960s, in the ‘city of change and challenge’ the new precinct on Great Homer Street is almost ready to leave us now. The second time in my lifetime there’s been a ‘new precinct’ built here. On Great Homer Street. The street of Homer, the […]

Reasons to be cheerful: Right now

I miss Ian Dury like something I don’t have a clever similie for. Never mind a rhyme, which he would have done. I often stand in front of a problem or a situation and think ‘What would Ian think?’ Not that I’m like him. But I am. Not that I ever met him. But I […]