Hope University, Shaw Street
16th October 2014
Thirty years on the road Delta Saxophone Quartet are serious musicians who individually moonlight in the West End and tour with Kylie Minogue. Anyone can see what they do takes impressive discipline and practice but it’s this work ethic that seems to come before the music. Like a maths teacher saying, (more…)
Privateers will soon be running all our public services
I’m trying to get my head around how Liverpool City Councillors can refuse to break the law and break the law at the same time. This is a sort of cognitive dissonance, where two opposing positions can be held; when cuts can be voted for by people who opposed them. (more…)
turned out nice again
Dixon of dock green dream, as seen weekly on your tv screen
Was never really here, never has been
Transformed ghostly tv myth of the bobby on the beat
keeping good people safe now, crime in retreat. Reality shudders into focus on this day (more…)
Am I the only person not to like I Daniel Blake. I ask because the film has received a cascade of good reviews and positive comments. So what is it that I disliked? Well most things. First, the story, there was none. Unless you accept a story as being: unemployed man has problems with his welfare benefit, meets single mum…then dies.
Ritchie Hunter gives his take on a ‘one off’(not typical) workshop during four packed days at the Black-E of friendly, informative and inspiring events.
The main hall in the Black-E is full to overflowing; this has become a regular occurrence throughout the days of the ‘The World Transformed’. This session is called ‘What is Momentum for?” and participants sit in groups, at tables. We’ve been given five minutes to introduce ourselves to the other eight members of our group. (more…)
The light shone through the exquisite stained windows in the Nordic Church as effortless jazz bounced around every wall. This church was alive with spontaneity as talented musicians strutted their musical prowess; the atmosphere resembling a temporary beautiful community that I did not anticipate, but wholly appreciated. The poetry in the room was magnetic and we all followed the force that is community. (more…)
My occupational health lady, diagnosed me as low mood, but it’s definitely not depression she added, before signing me off work for another month. I first felt relief, I’ve got a title, but instantaneously, I deflated as I strolled through the streets of High Town in my low mood. Low mood and high towns, a conflict of moods, “but I feel okay”, I say to myself, before the smile melts away. (more…)