October 29, 2014

36 Falkner Street, Liverpool 8

During a restless moment in the dull dark hours around 03:00am, I was hit by a whiff of nostalgia for my old art college. I raked around in the fallen leaves of the internet and found images of The Sheltering Home for Destitute Children, which subsequently became the sculpture and graphics departments of Liverpool College of Art.

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Partially sated by these images of Myrtle Street, I furthered my investigation with a search for my flat on Falkner Street. Imagine my surprise [and indeed trepidation - it was three in the morning] when the screen filled with images of my front door at No. 36. Why was this? Had something horrid happened there after I left Liverpool?

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But no.

I was wont to joke with people, when they heard I was at Liverpool Art College, that I sat at the same desk as John Lennon, who famously went there. But it turns out I was nearer the truth than I thought.

When John Lennon married Cynthia Powell [also a student at the art college] in 1962, Brian Epstein, the Beatles manager and their best man, gave John and Cynthia his house 36 Falkner Street as a wedding present.

Unbeknownst to me, for two years, I walked the same hallway and trod the same stairs as, fourteen years earlier, did John Lennon.

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October 10, 2014

Head, by Jim Bond

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September 27, 2014

Thames Trader

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September 16, 2014

The man behind the birdsong

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September 14, 2014

Crow, by Martin Norman

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cold cast bronze resin

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September 13, 2014

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September 10, 2014

getting the shot

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Birdsong by Martin Smith

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filming in the studio today

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September 01, 2014

on a recce in Sunderland

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August 27, 2014

Yr Dyn Cymraeg

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and the original drawing:

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