I originally started a blog about five and a half years ago to share some extra history photos beyond the bounds of my Facebook and Twitter accounts. As with anything, you don’t know what will happen next. I had no idea a blog about Local & Live 2012, and a trip to The Forum following an incident with teenagers at Jazz on the Pantiles, would bring about such change, following closely after joining Friends of Grosvenor and Hilbert Park .
Five years on, and 2017 Local and Live will return to Calverley Grounds, as in 2014 and 15, as well as The Forum and other fringe venues.
The Forum turns 25 in January 2018, and I don’t have a crystal ball to see what the next five years will bring, but all being well the internet and wordpress will preserve this blog like an online diary for reviewing in 2022.
“My theme is memory that winged host that soared above me one grey morning of war-time.
“These memories, which are my life – for we possess nothing certainly except the past –, were always with me. ”