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PC Dave Phillips funeral procession in Liverpool

Events 3 Nov 15

On 5th October 2015 a PC Dave Phillips was killed by a car speeding off the motorway towards Wallasey. The news broke while we were having breakfast and it was shocking. It happened just down the road from where I live. It’s not every day that a police officer is killed here. In fact the last police officer to be killed in a criminal act was in 1981. PC Phillips death made the national news.

On the morning of the funeral I was sat in a cafe thinking “If I go, why am I going?” I have to remind myself why I take photos of events such as these some days. Why did I go? Its important to show what happened. It’s important to show how many people were there. It’s simply important.

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2015 Liverpool Irish Festival

Events 28 Oct 15

A year ago the Liverpool Irish Festival was revamped into a contemporary exploration of Irish culture. What does that really mean? Well, and this is the part that makes everyone go “Huh?”, they had Irish hip-hop this year. Irish. Hip. Hop. Yup. Two guys, two mics and a DJ dropping a beat. Best gig of the event imho. Rusangano Family had *so* much energy. It was crazy.

They also had these things called the “Meta-perceptual helmets”. Basically they were steampunk-esque chrome helmets that allowed the wearer to see the world like certain animals. They had a cat, giraffe, hammerhead shark, a gecko and a horse. Quite a fascinating experience. The gecko let you see both front and back. Hard to wrap your head around.

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A very big catwalk in Liverpool

Events 6 Jul 15

6 weeks ago Cunard and Cruise Liverpool opened ‘One Magnificent City’. 6 weeks of events including Light Night, Look/15, and of course 3 Queens. The summer events came to a conclusion this weekend with a Very Big Catwalk. The aim was to beat the Guinness World Record for ‘Most Models on a Catwalk’ and they did it too. 3,651 models walked down the catwalk on Saturday. *cough* me included *cough*

The Cunard cruise ship Queen Mary 2 made a great backdrop for the event and of course she sailed away after a spectacular firework show.

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3 Queens Liverpool – Day 2

Events, Ships 23 May 15

The second day of the 3 Queens event in Liverpool saw the arrival of Cunard liner Queen Mary 2 (QM2). There was street theatre to entertain the crowds during the day and the evening saw the stunning projection ‘Amazing Graces’ on the three graces followed by fireworks over the river.

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3 Queens Liverpool – Day 1

Events 23 May 15

Saturday was the build up day for 3 Queens. Street theatre warmed up the waterfront and there was a stunning display called ‘Amazing Graces‘ by The Colour Project. It featured photographs of everyday people and a narration by Hope St.

QM2 arrives on Sunday. ‘Amazing Graces’ will be repeated at 10pm followed by mid-river fireworks at 10:30pm.

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Snowflake Trail in Liverpool

Events 24 Nov 14

Jack Frost and a bunch of his spritely sprites turned on the Christmas lights in Liverpool last week. The event started with Jack leading his sprites to the tree where they stole his staff. He was able to use his magic to get it back, turned the lights on and made it snow. Afterwards there was a fantastic 12 minute projection on the M&S building by the guys at Draw & Code. All in all a great event put on by Open Culture and City Central Bid.

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Bank Holiday Monday Summer Jam at LIMFestival

Events, Gigs 28 Aug 14

The final day of LIMF. It rained. I don’t think anyone cared as the music kept on playing. Overall LIMF was a great few days. My highlights were definitely The Lightning Seeds playing with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Seven Street’s ‘You Are Here’ piece with Bill Ryder Jones, Kof, Archangel, Moonwraith and Moongai.

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The Giants return to Liverpool

Events, Liverpool 23 Jul 14

They’re back! The Giants have returned to Liverpool. The Giants first came to Liverpool back in 2012 and it was the highlight of my career. Easily the most incredible event I’ve ever witnessed and photographed. Giants roaming the streets of not only the city centre but also North Liverpool. I loved that it was outside the city centre. The sight of people opening their doors and seeing a 60ft giant walk past was nothing short of amazing. Imagine being able to tell your kids about that!

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