To Liverpool and Beyond!


Community life in the Liverpool Region is buzzing with action! It felt great to be back where Semble (then Project Dirt) made its first foray beyond the capital – marking the start of our journey to working UK wide.

These days we have plenty of friends in the NW. And after last week’s visit a whole new group of brilliant people, projects and organisations to support and celebrate.

Not for nothing is Liverpool one of Europe’s leading hubs of purpose-led enterprise. What better way to give you an insight into the region’s amazing community scene than a whistle stop tour of a few of the projects we spoke with last week

Kitty's Laundrette meeting

Kitty’s Laundrette is so much more than a place to do your laundry. A community hub in the Everton/Anfield area, Kitty’s is a place to gather, natter and be inspired by community spirit.

Mersey Forest is a network of community green spaces across Cheshire and Merseyside focused on improving the health and happiness of local people and wildlife

Homebaked began life as a campaign to save a neighbourhood bakery in Anfield & Everton. That bakery is now at the centre of a community land trust dedicated to regenerating the local area, ‘loaf by loaf’.

Scottie Press is Britain’s longest-running community newspaper. Since 1971 it’s been a platform for
community conversation and continues to grow with new editor Joel at the helm.

The Good Gym works across the Liverpool city region, bringing together fitness and community spirit to support local people and projects.

Make Liverpool has two spaces in the city – one in Baltic, the other in the North Docks – both home to makers and entrepreneurs keen to work together to help the local area flourish.

Alchemic Kitchen has grown out of Feedback. Lucy and the team save fresh food and work with local communities in Knowsley and beyond to build positive futures for people and the planet.

Kitty's Laundrette meeting

I could go on and on. There are so many brilliant people and projects in the Liverpool area. I asked Alchemic Kitchen’s Lucy about working at the heart of the Liverpool region’s community scene. Here’s what she had to say: “Liverpool city region is a passionate place with a wide range of people and cultures that come together to celebrate life and support one another. Not for nothing did Karl Jung describe Liverpool as the pool of life.

We also stopped by the Liverpool Echo while we were in the city. Why? We’re setting up a partnership to get stories from organisations like these into the paper. We want a whole new audience to get to know the amazing work being done across the city.

Want to tell a story of your own? Get in touch at or post a blog on the Semble website. We look forward to reading!

About the Author:

Lorna’s all about purpose led comms. She champions the power of connection. When she’s not talking, writing and recording at her desk she’s making pottery or has her nose in a book.