Category Archives: Manchester

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

Watch …. Manchester in 1973 North West playwright Jack Rosenthal wrote a sweet drama about two young people called The Lovers which was filmed in Manchester in 1973. There really was a George Best boutique and many young women would … 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 Taste of Honey… the original film made in 1961, see Manchester and Salford in glorious black and white. Fascinating footage of Piccadilly, St. Ann’s Square, Albert Square and the Crescent in Salford. Wonderful closeups of Rita Tushingham and … Continue reading

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England Arise!

Bent Architect are not a left wing theatre group in the traditional sense but they have produced one of the few dramas this year which challenges the Government’s propaganda about the First World War. England Arise is the story of … 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…       Citizenfour (Cornerhouse) a documentary about Edward Snowden, the man who exposed what is really going on by governments in their efforts to find out what we are doing in every aspect of our lives. He had … 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… Still the Enemy Within at a very appropriate setting, the Moston Miners. I was involved with the Miners Strike so it brought back some good and not so good memories. It reminded me of going on a delegation to … 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…Pool of London(DVD ) made in 1951 by esteemed director Basil Dearden. It is set in the London docklands and filmed in black and white. It is the story of the people we rarely see in films or on television; … 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…Kinshasa Symphony (Cornerhouse) a documentary made in 2010 about the only symphony orchestra in Central Africa. The film is not just about the orchestra but also about the Congo, one of the most violent countries in Africa. The musicians are … Continue reading

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