It’s nearly time: The Mystery Literary Festival

Coming up this weekend! Much more information, including the programme for the weekend, here at The Mystery Literary Festival. Once upon a time, when none of the things I’m about to tell you had even been dreamed of, a small boy in Liverpool swapped his treasured Beatles ‘Twist and Shout’ EP for an old book […]

The Writer’s House

After I wrote about my friend the artist Emma Rushton’s house a couple of weeks ago, some other friends suggested I might like to do a series where I look around some other people’s houses. They thought this could be an interesting development from other writings and work I’ve done on, oh, the meaning of […]

Emerging from Winter/Part Two

The second of two linked posts, walking round the neighbourhoods where I live. Part One here. This Sunday in late February arrives just as blue and just as cold as yesterday. Perfect then for another day of trying to walk my cold off around the streets of the neighbourhood. Starting by walking across to The […]

Emerging from Winter/Part One

The first of two linked posts, walking round the neighbourhoods where I live. Part Two here. I haven’t done this for ages. Come out from the house on a bright blue day and let my camera take me for a walk. Making no plans about where I’ll go, I’ll see where my feet and my […]

The Mystery Literary Festival: Soon

There is magic all around us. Stories waiting to be told. In every park & street the future is waiting. Listen, while I tell you a story called “The Mystery Literary Festival.” In Liverpool there is a park called The Mystery. No map will tell you where it is but everyone knows it’s called The […]

Walking to Create

After a few years away a much loved Liverpool business is once again a high street presence in Liverpool. Back open since November on Prescot Road, Old Swan, Create was one of Liverpool’s original social enterprises from its founding in 1995. Sarah and I did a lot of work with them over the years and […]