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

Watch…The Mill (Channel 4) a series created by left wing writer John Fay and set at Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire charting the rise of radical politics. Not the usual its grim up north programme but a series that has … Continue reading

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

Watch…Finding Vivian Maier (Cornerhouse, Manchester) a fascinating documentary about a woman who was a nanny and a photographer. She didn’t just take photos but made films and recorded her own thoughts on life. The families she worked for and 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…..Spyship (DVD).Based on the true story of the disappearance of the Hull based deep sea fishing boat Gaul which sank in the Barents sea, near Norway, in 1974. No trace of the ship was found for many years and 36 … 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…Under the Rainbow…a new film by two of my favourite filmmakers Agnes Jaoui and Jean Pierre Bacri. They make films for grownups. Under the Rainbow uses the storyline of several fairy tales to point out our weaknesses when it comes … 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…. Will And Testament…a new documentary celebrating the life of Tony Benn (3 April 1925 – 14 March 2014). He was one of the longest serving Labour MP’s and a Labour Minister but I don’t think most people on the … 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 Northern premiere of GMO OMG…presented by Manchester Film Co-op, in association with GM Free GM and Ethical Consumer, a film by Jeremy Seifert, taking place as part of the Levenshulme Food and Drink Festival. GMO OMG director Jeremy … 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..Who Pays the Ferryman (DVD) It was made in 1977, and much of it was filmed in Crete. This is 1970s BBC TV drama at its best. Alan Haldane (Jack Hedley) returns to Greece and the village where he fought … 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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