Category Archives: young people

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

Watch.. Blood In The Mobile screened this week by the Manchester Film Co-operative. The film was made by Frank Poulsen, Winner of Berlin’s Cinema for Peace Award for Justice in 2011. The north west has had a Congolese community for … 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.. Ilo Ilo,(Cornerhouse) a film set in 1997 in Singapore. The Lim family employ a Filipino maid, Teresa, to look after their son, and whilst the family (and society generally) are obsessed with money she provides their son with much … Continue reading

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Building a Socialist Library (6) Hunger March by Dot Allan

Is it 2014 or we are going back to the 1930s? Instead of mean testing we have the bedroom tax, two weeks ago Labour joined the ConDem government in voting for a cap on benefits which really means a cut, … 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 are the Best (Cornerhouse) punk music, in this country is associated with high levels of youth unemployment, a hatred of the establishment and the creation of an alternative culture so what can a film set in 1982 in socialist … Continue reading

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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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