Congratulations to the Liverpool 8 Superstore, BBC Food Retailer of the Year

It is definitely something to celebrate when the greengrocer and general store up the road from where you live is named named Food Retailer of the Year in the BBC’s Food and Farming Awards for 2015 – and the Liverpool Echo celebrates the win with a gallery of photos taken by fellow-Liverpool blogger Ronnie Hughes. I couldn’t … Continue reading Congratulations to the Liverpool 8 Superstore, BBC Food Retailer of the Year

Tricia Porter’s photographs of Liverpool 8 in the 1970s

A week or so ago I wrote about L8 Unseen, a photography exhibition at the Museum of Liverpool.  Now I’ve been to see another exhibition of photographs from Liverpool 8, this one at the Bluecoat.  Titled, Tricia Porter: Liverpool Photographs 1972-74, the show presents images virtually unseen for 40 years which provide a vivid picture of everyday … Continue reading Tricia Porter’s photographs of Liverpool 8 in the 1970s

L8 Unseen: picturing a state of mind, an idea, a culture

There’s an engaging photography exhibition showing at the Museum of Liverpool at the moment.  L8 Unseen features twenty arresting large-scale photographs of individuals and groups who have made their home in Liverpool 8, and whose work reflects its vibrant and determined culture. Liverpool 8 is a state of mind, an idea, a culture, rather than just a geographical location. L8 transcends postcode … Continue reading L8 Unseen: picturing a state of mind, an idea, a culture

The scandalous decay of a brilliant representation of Liverpool’s radical past

The Mick Jones mural in the Old Blind School Do the walls of a derelict building hold the memories of those who once inhabited its rooms?  Recently I visited the old Merseyside Trade Union Community and Unemployed Resource Centre building at the top of Hardman Street which has been opened up for a Biennial exhibition. I wasn’t there for the art … Continue reading The scandalous decay of a brilliant representation of Liverpool’s radical past