Granby 4 Streets Community Land Trust

Granby 4 Streets Community Land Trust

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After the success of Granby Street Christmas Market on 3rd Dec, 2017 we are planning next year's events and hopefully many themed markets and public events. Additionally looking forward to be ready to have a public launch of Granby Winter Garden which is going to be one of it's kind in the heart of Liverpool 8 for local communities to socialise and carry on their hobbies including indoors planting and gardening. We are working progressively towards our aim to provide affordable housing to the local communities. 

Christmas is just around the corner, so we are letting you have fun with your friends and family. Our Granby Street Market is coming back in February 2018. Don't worry we have something planned in January for general public to take part in by Winter Garden Project associates. Keep visiting our social media sites for updates.  Facebook:

Twitter: Granby4Streets1

Instagram: Granby4Streets Community Land Trust


YouTube: Granby4Streets Community Land Trust, L8

Annual General Meeting

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Granby 4 Streets – Community Land Trust

Special – Annual General Meeting

24 October 2017

Methodist Centre


Vacancies for New Chair and Board Members

Granby Streets Community Land Trust is open to membership to anyone who lives or works in the Liverpool 8 area and can join. We are looking to recruit New Chair and Board Members.

The Process for Board Membership is:-

You have to be a Member of the Granby 4 streets – Community Land Trust.

How to become a member? Contact us by email or come to the October Market on the 7th where we will have a stall to give out more information on the process and will have membership packs.

Membership costs £1.00 – which buys you a share in the company. But our organisation is committed to local people and voting is based on ‘one member one vote’ rather than the value of your shares. If you want detailed information,please ask for application form and pack from our team.

All members have the right to attend the Annual General Meeting

The members elect the Board

Board members elect Chair

These elections will take place at the AGM on the 24th October 2017 at the Methodist Centre

Beaconsfield Street, Liverpool L8 2UU starting 5.30 pm

There are 3 categories for Board membership

 The Current Board

The Board consists of up to 12 members who have responsibility for running the organisation, they have a robust Constitution, 5 year Action Plan and implement its daily activities. There are three categories of people who can become board members, and the board must have equal representation from each of these groups.

It’s an exciting time for you to get involved with the Granby4 streets-CLT and have you opportunity to instrument change and make lasting improvements that enhance the quality of the lives of people who live in the 4 streets.

It is your Community and this is your chance to get involved!











Nina Edge annouced as first Artist Commission for Winter Garden

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We can finally tell everyone... Nina Edge has been selected to be our first artist in residence for the Granby Winter Garden. We are all so excited and can't wait to see what she brings to this amazing space. Nina will be at our Eid Celebration market on Saturday the 1st July as well as holding an introduction session on Monday the 3rd July. Check out our Winter Garden page for more info.

Busy as ever....Newsletter is coming Hazel!

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What a busy year so far! Can't believe it's May already! I've been trying to get a newsletter together since January and have failed miserably to get organised and as the summer months beckon I will need to remove the opening strap line of 'Welcome to a New Year' and wish everyone a 'Welcome to the Summer Solstice' at this rate.  However having recently recruited new part-time members of staff, Sara and Shanaz, I'm hoping that they will organise me and something will happen in the next couple of weeks as I need to tell them what I'm doing as well as everybody else; "happy workplace induction - now write this down". Also the workshop have managed to produce three newsletters and a baby since the CLT's last one so I'm feeling the pressure (thanks Sumuyya and Baby Frank).

In the meantime the lovely Sara has been sorting our social media and you can now keep up to date with us  through a variety of media from Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and You Tube. The links are on this very website - so check them out and get connected.


Shakespeare is coming to Granby Four Streets

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Shakespeare is coming to Granby Four Streets!

Granby Four Streets is amongst the venues getting ready to host a very special tribute to one of the world’s most famous playwrights.

 Announced last month by Shakespeare’s Globe, Liverpool is the only UK city, so far, outside of London to host The Complete Walk.

 The free project will see a series of 37 short films played on screens at city centre venues on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April – marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

Granby 4 Streets, The Florrie, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Kazimier Garden, the Town Hall, Aloft hotel, Liverpool Cathedral and Tate Liverpool are just some of the venues who will be hosting the rolling ten minute films. 

Some of the cast announced so far for the films is Simon Russell Beale, Zawe Ashton, Peter Capaldi, Dominic West, James Norton, Olivia Williams, Jonathan Pryce, Phoebe Pryce, Hayley Atwell, Meera Syal, Jamie Parker, Danny Sapani, Mel Giedroyc, Aidan Gillen, Joshua McGuire, Paul Chahidi, Pauline McLynn, Joseph Marcell, Kenneth Cranham and Tom Burke.

Liverpool Everyman’s and Playhouse Associate Director, Nick Bagnall has directed three of the films – Henry VI parts two and three, which will both be shown at the Everyman, and Titus Andronicus which stars Peter Capaldi will be shown at the Playhouse due to Peter’s starring role in The Ladykillers at the venue in 2011. 

Nick said: “It has been an absolute delight to make these short films for Shakespeare’s Globe for their Complete Walk. “I have a very close relationship to all three of the plays I directed for the project and to realise them on film with the most astonishing group of actors has been invigorating. I am thrilled that the films will be shown in Liverpool and it is a great coup for the city. I hope visitors enjoy watching them as much as I have enjoyed making them.”

Assistant Mayor and Cabinet Member for culture, tourism and events, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “When it was announced last month that Liverpool was to play host to this special event we had a fantastic response from organisations in the city centre.

“There is a real variety of organisations taking part, from the cathedral to bars, hotels to tourist information centres which is an added element for the people taking part in this special Shakespeare trail.”

The films we are showing and the times (which are subject to change) are as follows:

Saturday 23 April:

1. Pericles - Winter Garden Site, Cairns Street

2. Troilus & Cressida - Granby Workshop 142 Granby Street

Sunday 24 April between

1. Pericles - Winter Garden Site, Cairns Street

2. Troilus & Cressida - Granby Workshop 142 Granby Street

3. Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 Granby Street/Cairns Street


Michael Simon, Community Development Co-Ordinator for the Granby 4 Streets CLT said: “Granby Street, is known for its rich and culturally diverse history; with stories from across the globe converging to form a particular narrative of identity and place. It’s funny in some ways that the immortal plays of Shakespeare reflect similar issues that permeate our community today - belonging, loss, changing identity and most of all love! That is why we at Granby 4 Streets CLT are delighted and honoured to be involved in the hosting of The Complete Walk, such a prestigious event will allow us to continue in cementing the diverse 'voice' of our community within the history and wider cultural renaissance of Liverpool."

Liverpool’s Complete Walk is being sponsored by Edge Hill University. Director of Corporate Communications, Roy Bayfield, said: “Edge Hill University is delighted to support The Globe Theatre and Liverpool in this exciting celebration of Shakespeare. Our students from literature, drama and media courses will be experiencing a truly innovative international event, right on their doorstep.”

Granby 4 Streets and Arts Council England

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Arts Council funding announced for Winter Garden


The Granby Winter Garden and Common House is a key part of the Granby 4 Streets Community Land Trust’s long-term plan to preserve and re-vitalise their neighbourhood.  The CLT itself grew out of residents’ decades long campaign to oppose demolition and re-build their community through creative community action, growing and collaboration andstarted the area-wide redevelopment that now combines many solutions, and partners, in a community led regeneration that incorporates homes, shops, a street market, art works and street planting. 


Their architects, the collective Assemble are winners of the Turner Prize 2015 for their work over the past two years, with Granby 4 Streets and the Granby Workshop where local young artists design and make fixtures and fittings for homes. The Winter Garden & Common House Project is a new collaboration between the CLT and Assemble, which has been awarded £249,619 by Arts Council England. Sitting in the heart of the neighbourhood, the Winter Garden will be a community-owned shared resource. Two derelict terraced properties will become an extraordinary set of spaces that will house an indoor garden, an artist residency-space and a community gathering place. The artists residency programme is being developed in partnership with Bluecoat and will feature a diversity of artists, from the local to the international, who aim to affect a space or place.


The Winter Garden and Common House will be a beautiful, useful and accessible space establishing a space and resource for socially engaged arts activities – continuing the history of creative action and engagement which has been a key driver for change in the area – ensuring the continuation of this DIY approach in which art and creativity are an everyday part of the process of rebuilding their neighbourhood.


When asked if Assemble’s work, a collaboration with local residents and young artists, was really art, local resident Hazel Tilley replied “It’s recognising the politics in art, it’s recognising the humanity in art. It’s not this piece of work of art that goes into some rich person’s warehouse, this is something that you live with. And it’s art for the people. And if art isn’t about people and humanity, then what is it about?”


Contact Details: Erika Rushton 07943 756344