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

WatchSalvador Allende a film made by Chilean director Patricio Guzman. The film documents the struggle within Chile to establish a left government, headed by Salvador Allende. His government strove to give the economy back to those people who created the wealth, which included an agrarian reform policy and the nationalisation of the major utilities. Allende was one of the first people to call for an opposition to the growing power of multinationals. In a coup, similar to that by Franco in 1936, the left were defeated and General Pinochet destroyed democracy in Chile for decades. The Manchester Film Coop and Manchester Zapatista Solidarity Group are organising the showing and it will be followed by a debate on ethics and politics. Its on at On the Eighth day Café on 11 September at 745pm. Entrance is free. More details

Have a slice of….. Cake by Mike Heath. “A comedy about weddings, psychedelics and finally saying what you need to.” It is the new season at Salford Studio and they are starting with a play that was first performed at 24/7 Festival in 2007. Dates 10-16 September. Tickets; £7/5 Further details

Demonstrate… the Miami 5. They are Cuban political prisoners and it is now 14 years since they were wrongly imprisoned in the USA. Cuba Solidarity Campaign are having a stall and visual display at Piccadilly Gardens at 12 on Saturday 15 September. Further details

Go on...a walk and find out about Manchester’s trade union history. On Saturday 15 September 11am Meeting point: Manchester Mechanics Institute, Major Street, Manchester M1 6DD As the world’s first great industrial city, Manchester was one of the birthplaces of the trade union movement. This walk will visits sites connected with a number of key events including the foundation of the TUC in 1868, the 1913 Dublin lockout, the General Strike in 1926, the rise of women’s trade unionism and the 1842 mill-workers strike.
Fees per walk £6.00/£5.00 Advance booking for the walks is strongly recommended as a limited number of places are available. To book, please email:

About lipstick socialist

I am an activist and writer. My interests include women, class, culture and history. From an Irish in Britain background I am a republican and socialist. All my life I have been involved in community and trade union politics and I believe it is only through grass roots politics that we will get a better society. This is reflected in my writing, in my book Northern ReSisters Conversations with Radical Women and my involvement in the Mary Quaile Club. .If you want to contact me please use my gmail which is lipsticksocialist636
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