Category Archives: Socialism

Classic LP’s; Our Favourite Shop by The Style Council

    In 1982 I stood in a Liverpool theatre watching the Jam as they performed in Liverpool on their farewell tour. They were not my favourite group, I loved some of the lyrics but that concert confirmed my prejudices. … 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 Invisible Woman (2013/general release). A real Victorian drama telling the story of Charles Dickens and his relationship with actress Nelly Ternan. They met when he was 45 and she was 18. He was already married with ten children and … 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….Shirley Valentine (1989), written by Liverpool playwright Willy Russell and starring Pauline Collins. Living in Liverpool in the 80s as I did was to be part a cultural renaissance for working class writers. TV drama led the country with programmes … 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 Pervert’s Guide to Ideology(DVD) a film made by cuddly philosopher Slavoj Žižek. I love films that try and to educate us about big ideas and Zizek is the opposite (!!) of the usual squeaky clean presenter. The film exposes … 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..…Kuma. .the story of Ayse, a young Turkish woman, who leaves her village to join her husband and his family in his adopted country of Austria. But, as we watch Ayse arrive in Vienna, the story becomes more complicated and … 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….. Parks and Recreation (DVD) it was on BBC4 but the series has now finished. Set in the fictional town of Pawnee in Indiana,USA, it centres on a group of people working in the Parks and Recreation department. Actor Amy … 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…Wajdja….the story of a girl growing up, living with warring parents, a mother trying to hold onto her job and with problems getting to work, a girl dreaming of buying a bike. This could be a story about any girl … 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…CRICFEST..at Moston Small Cinema a festival of cricket inspired films. Including Out Of The Ashes a film about the Afghan cricket team ( I didn’t realise they had one) and their hopes of qualifying for the 2011 World Cup. 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…..We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks one of the most fascinating stories in recent years has to be that of Wikilleaks a website set up to expose the deepest and dirtiest secrets of the USA. Julian Assange is now … 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…..Tsar to Lenin (Cornerhouse 27 May) Released in 1937, this ranks among the twentieth century’s greatest film documentaries. It presents an extraordinary cinematic account of the Russian Revolution; from the mass uprising which overthrew the centuries-old Tsarist regime in February … Continue reading

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