Monday, December 21, 2009

The School Desk Project

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The School Desk Project - new ways to distort old graffiti from Nathan Jones.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Cairns Street

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I was shocked to discover that the city council wants to demolish the houses around the Granby Triangle. It's a lovely area with a lot of potential.   The residents around Cairns Street and the Granby triangle are fighting to hold their community together and stop the council's  downgrading plans with initiatives such as holding a monthly street market where money raised is used to help beautify the street.  Support them if you can from here.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

To the Youth

Two versions of the same poem by Nordahl Grieg performed beautifully by Grethe Borsum and Nathan Jones.  Part of the NICE Festival in Liverpool.

Monday, November 23, 2009

March Against Homophobia

Following a spate of homophobic attacks in the city, Sunday 22nd November saw Liverpool's March Against Homophobia, which united people of all ages, sending out a clear message against homophobic hate crime.

Friday, November 20, 2009

NICE Festival

The Nordic Arts & Culture Festival returns to Liverpool from 19th November to 3rd December, showcasing contemporary Nordic Culture.

Music: Motion Field - Ancient Science.

Monday, November 02, 2009

A Candlelit Vigil for PC James Parks

On 1st November, THOUSANDS of people from every community in Merseyside stood shoulder to shoulder to make a stand against hate crime in the wake of the homophobic attack on PC James Parkes.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

DJ Tommy

Tommy Callagher has moved on from the City Milkman to Radio Presenter. He now volunteers for Radio Broadgreen, the Liverpool Hospital Broadcasting Service. It's financed solely on fundraising efforts and would appreciate any support if you want to help out.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Small Cinema

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A Small Cinema, is a unique short film event borne out of a fascination and desire to recreate the classic cinematic experience. Complete with smartly dressed ushers, velvet curtains, and popcorn. A Small Cinema offers a refreshing alternative to the multiplex. Saturday saw 'A Small Cinema' on Bold Street, part of the AND Festival and the Bold Street Festival.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Squash Nutrition

Squash Nutrition is an arts and health initiative that promotes creative
health education through workshops, courses, events and training. They've been cultivating a brown site along the canal since Easter.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Canal Taxi

The Canal Taxi has been doing the rounds in the canal over the summer. It is the brainchild of Dutch artist Lambert Kamps. An upside down hackney cab donated by local company Taxifix has been transformed into the vessel and his progress tracked by young people from the local area. Surely someone will put in a tender for the commercial operation of a water taxi service. It's like a hidden world.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Paul MacHenry

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In August, the printing of the Liverpool Post and Echo moved out of the city to a super site in Oldham. I caught up with Paul MacHenry who is part of a 3rd generation working in the printing trade. Since the move he has now retired after 45 years in the business.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Hartley's Village

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The Hartley's Village Community are putting in an application to obtain heritage status which well enable them to preserve the history of the area as well as supporting the community.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Jimmy Campbell Tribute Night

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This was part of this years Liverpool Sound City, a tribute to the Liverpool Singer Songwriter who died in February 2007. Film and edit by Sam Meech

Thursday, June 25, 2009

George Husband

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I was introduced to George via a friend from the local pub. It was a pleasure and a privilege to meet him. He's had an amazing life - this is just a quick snippet.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Nila - Showcase

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Liverpool Stories showcases an episode of Nila, another Liverpool show with an alternative format.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Ken Martin's New Brighton Floral Pavilion

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Ken Martin takes us on a tour of the New Brighton Floral Pavilion. A film by Sam Meech

Friday, May 01, 2009

The Old Brit

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The Old Brit discovers the joy of Flickr.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Families Fighting for Justice March.

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A short piece following the march on Saturday to highlight their fight for justice and a change in the law to ensure that other families do not have to suffer under similar circumstances. It was an emotional day all round.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Families Fighting For Justice

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I met some of the group members of 'Families Fighting For Justice' campaigning in St John's Shopping Centre. They're not only a group campaigning for change, but a strong support network offering help and guidance to families who find themselves in similar sad circumstances.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Elvis in Kirkby re-post

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Sorry - as this is a slightly longer video than normal, I had a problem with the compression. This version should work fine. Sorry about that.

Many tributes have managed to recapture the look, the voice or the moves, but few have been able to successfully combine all three. With an electrifying stage presence, magnetic charisma,an amazing voice and even the looks - Elvis Brettini is an act not to be missed, especially in Kirkby.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Hannah Peel V Sketchybeast

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Hannah Peel, Sketchybeast and Sam Meech took to the streets on the last night of LIverpool's Capital of Culture year.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Light Cycles

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I saw these guys while at the Transitions event on Saturday.