The Filter^ was born and bred in the city of Liverpool, and the common theme between our 6 editors is a deep affection for somewhere we've all called home. Indeed the roots of this blog lie in student days of 1999-2002, 4 of us sharing a house, all of us forging our paths in our respective domains of learning. We had hoped to bring a special focus to The Filter^ over the summer to celebrate Liverpool's status as European Capital of Culture, but that might not be feasible. However this weekend Andrew, Thomas, James and Anthony will be reunited for a weekend of reunion and rediscovery. We will be sampling as much culture as we can manage, and attempt to blog about it afterwards. Prepare for experimental blogging.