5 July – 25 October 2014
During May this year John Davies spent 90 minutes each day for 10 days in the public green space of the Meadows parkland. He asked a total of 112 adults if he could take their picture. 96 people agreed for their photographs to be included in an exhibition to help promote awareness of the potential loss of Sefton Park Meadows.All portraits will be shown at the Old Police Station on Lark Lane and these will be all together in 2 big frames. Other venues will have a selection of larger prints.
The Mayor of Liverpool is proposing to sell off Sefton Park Meadows for executive housing.
This is an example of what is happening in local authorities throughout England: assets sold off and services cut to meet the requirements of central government’s austerity measures along with pressure to build housing on green space as a more profitable alternative to building on brown-field sites. A planning application to develop and sell the Meadows will probably be decided by September 2014.
Get involved now: www.saveseftonparkmeadows.org
Quaker Meeting House Cafe, 22 School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BT – ground floor & next to Bluecoat
open Monday to Friday 8.30 – 17.00 Saturday 9.00 – 17.00
Follow on Twitter @JohnDaviesLive / @ringofparks