The Mersey Gateway

Opened in 2017, the Mersey Gateway Bridge spans the River Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal between Widnes and Runcorn. The new bridge is as mesmerising to me as the old Silver Jubilee Bridge was when I was a kid.

Runcorn Bridge 1961, view from Widnes

World On Our Doorstep III

Three of the amazing performances at World On Our Doorstep festival in Leeds recently. Here is Panjumby, Des Hurley and Friends, and Claudio Kron.

World On Our Doorstep II

More drawings from the World On Our Doorstep Festival at Seven Arts in Leeds last month. Here is Ali Bullivent, Paula Ryan, and Satnam Rathore.

World On Our Doorstep

A recent festival of local music from around the world. Appearing here – Manouche à Trois, Sugarwell Hill, and The Bhangra Duet. 

View from the M56, Helsby Hill

A painting from memory.
Helsby Hill overlooks Frodsham Marshes and the River Mersey. Welsh hills in the distance.

Shibden Valley, Looking South

Shibden Valley, Looking Souyh I, a watercolour painting by Jo Dunn, 2021
Shibden Valley, Looking South II, a watercolour painting by Jo Dunn, 2021
The footpath heading south from Corporal Lane, Queensbury, BD13.
Shibden was formerly spelt Schepedene – the sheep vale.
It’s high up and my brother lives nearby. We joke about how it’s always 10° colder there than in Leeds – even though he’s only 20 miles away…

 

 

Snow and No School

Friday Afternoon, Snow and No School. The watercolour painting shows a park on slope in the snow and people out playing, talking and sledging. January 2021

Despite the ongoing difficulties, people of various ages have
been out enjoying the snow.
Or in my case, watching people of various ages enjoying the snow…
This was last Friday afternoon, in Chapel Allerton Park, LS7.
And it was a beautiful day.