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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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Heidi Hi!

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…..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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Political Women: Betty Tebbs

Betty Tebbs…peace, women’s rights and trade unionism Betty is like many of the people whom I have come across over the years, people who have spent their lives working for all kinds of campaigns and who have a truly internationalist … 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…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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Building a Socialist Library (7) Occupational Hazards

Occupational Hazards, Occupying Hospitals; some inspirations and issues from our history produced by past tense 2013 past tense are a group of anarchists who present history from below: this is just one of their thought provoking and important publications. It … 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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