Monthly Archives: July 2012

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

Watch…A World Apart (1988) Written by Shawn Slovo, the daughter of S.African Communist activists Ruth First and Jo Slovo. Molly, a 13 year old living in Safrica in 1963 is the daughter of political activists who oppose the apatheid government. … Continue reading

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Book review; Behind the Lines by Michael Crowley

Behind the Lines; Creative Writing with Offenders and People at Risk – Michael Crowley Waterside Press ISBN 978-1-904380-78-8 There is a treasure in the heart of every person if only you can find it (Winston Churchill) Micheal Crowley has been … 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…Nostalgia for the Light a new film by Chilean director Patricio Guzman. He contrasts the beauty of his home countrys’ Atacama desert and its hidden history of concentration camps and Pinochets’ regime. The desert has some of the most wonderful … Continue reading

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Book review; Socialism with a Northern Accent……

Socialism with a Northern Accent; Radical traditions for modern times by Paul Salveson Lawrence & Wishart ISBN 978-1-907103-39-1   In 1998 at the Brit awards the anarcho punk band Chumbawamba attempted to throw a bucket of water over John Prescott … 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..new drama at 24/7 Theatre Festival in Manchester. 10 new plays by new writers. Topics vary from The Cell a collaboration with writer-in-residence, Mike Crowley at Lancaster Farms YOI and young offenders and prison warders to Eric Northey’s drama about … Continue reading

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Classic LPs; The Spirit of Freedom by Christy Moore

In the 1980s concerts by Christy Moore and the Wolfe Tones gave the Irish community somewhere to express their solidarity with the Republican movement. The venue was often the International club in Longsight (a largely Irish part of the city) … 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…Breaking Bad (DVD series 1-3) Walt is a chemistry teacher in New Mexico. USA. He is diagnosed with cancer, his wife is pregnant and his son is disabled. With no medical insurance to pay for his cancer treatment he uses … Continue reading

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