Category Archives: Socialism

Book Review; Militant Liverpool, A City On the Edge by Diane Frost and Peter North (Liverpool University press)

In 1982 I moved to Liverpool to take up a job as a careers adviser, working in an office on a council estate in the north of the city. Two questions were asked of me as I started my first … 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…Kino Film Shorts at our own 3Minute Theatre…just stepping through the door you become part of John and Gina’s world. It’s a special Kino Shorts on the first day of the Afflecks and Northern Quarter Festival on 1st April from … 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 Spirit of 45. Ken Loach’s homage to post war Britain:We have been the dreamers, we have been the sufferers, now we are the builders. (Nye Bevan) Nowadays its more a case of trying to hold onto what hasn’t been … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day: Inspiring Women for the 21st Century

For the sisters, mothers, friends and lovers Who would not accept defeat Who’ve been cut by broken promises Been pounded by deceit And still hold out for justice Against brutality……. Hitting Home by Claire Mooney  from her CD Slow Riot … 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…Tull at the Octagon Theatre…what has happened to political theatre I am constantly asking myself,  and then up pops a brilliant play. It’s the real story of Walter Tull, the second black professional footballer in Britain,  and one of 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….Chasing Ice ..as part of Climate Week (4-10 March), Manchester Film Co-op invites you to a screening of the brand new environmental documentary, Chasing Ice by photographer James Balog. In 2005 Balog decided to prove the effects of climate change … 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…..Modernity, municipalism and light: 100 years of Blackpool Illuminations at Manchester City Art Gallery on 21 February at 6.30pm. Sadly going to see the illuminations is one of the few reasons to visit Blackpool these days. Blackpool Illuminations, the seaside … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Manchester International Brigaders!

Squeezed between the cosy couches and afternoon teas in the Sculpture Hall of Manchester Town Hall is a plaque to those people who dedicated their lives to one of the most important struggles of the 20th Century, the fight against … 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…….William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe(DVD) You may have heard of Chartist journalist and lawyer Ernest Jones who went to prison for his politics in the 19th Century or Gareth Pierce and Michael Mansfield who have taken a rigorous political view … 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….Vampires in Havana, another interesting film being shown by the Manchester Film Cooperative. Juan Padron’s animated film is a spoof on gangster and vampire movies. Set in 1933, at a convention of vampire-gangsters who are meeting in Havana to get … Continue reading

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