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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch….Cotton Couture….a film and exhibition at Manchester City Art Gallery. Cotton was king in these parts until its decline in the mid- 20 century. In the 1950s the Cotton Board, which was based in Manchester tried to promote cotton products … Continue reading

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Like many little girls I read and loved the book Heidi by Johanna Spyri. Heidi lived in Switzerland in an alpine village with her grandfather and was surrounded by cows with cowbells and lush green valleys. Like Heidi I travelled … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch…Sapphire (DVD,1959) At the beginning of the film a young woman is found murdered on Hampstead Heath. She is a music student and has a boyfriend who is training to be an architect. But it is not as simple as … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch…Jimmy’s Hall (Cornerhouse) Set in Ireland in 1932 the theme of the film is the end of the dream of a republican Ireland. Based on the real story of communist and republican Jimmy Gralton who fought against the British in … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch…We are the Best (Cornerhouse) punk music, in this country is associated with high levels of youth unemployment, a hatred of the establishment and the creation of an alternative culture so what can a film set in 1982 in socialist … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch…Shelagh Delaney’s Salford in this film made in 1960 by Ken Russell. She was only 22 and is incredibly confident and articulate. The film shows her love of Salford and its people and a glimpse of what life was like … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch….The Missing Picture (DVD), a documentary made by Rithy Panh, a Cambodian, telling the story of how his country was taken over by the Khmer Rouge. It is told through the use of clay figures made by Panh and newsreels … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch… What Would Jesus Buy?….organised by Manchester Film Co-operative at the Kings Arms. This is a documentary produced by Morgan Spurlock of Super-size Me fame so it should be entertaining! Join Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping on … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch… Anno 1790(DVD)..a historic drama made in Sweden and set in 1790. I knew nothing about Swedish history when I started watching this series which is not just a foreign drama but is a insight into the way in which … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch… a documentary – the Stuart Hall Project. Hall created what we now know as cultural studies. No, not about studying Coronation Street, but about the way in which culture influences and shapes society. It is not easy nowadays to … Continue reading

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