Monthly Archives: November 2012

More than a 3 Minute Wonder!

Cuts in arts funding, whether it’s the Arts Council or cuts to theatre companies and venues, are constantly in the news, but Gina Frost and John Topliff of 3Minute Theatre in Manchester are bucking the trend by running with no … 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…..Amour (2012) Michael Haneke is one of my favourite directors. In this film he is directing his camera and focus to a very unfashionable subject in the celebyouth film market; getting old and getting ill. Anne and Georges are in … Continue reading

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Book review: At the Coalface; My life as a Miner’s Wife by Catherine Paton Black

At the Coal Face; My life as a Miner’s Wife by Catherine Paton Black ISBN 978 -0-7553-6325-4 Headline publishers. Many books have been written about the Miners’ Strike 1984-85, but few have been written by the wives of the miners. … 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….at the Manchester Film Co-operative on Tuesday 27th November – a screening of Manufactured Landscapes. Jennifer Baichwal’s eye-opening documentary follows Ed Burtynsky’s photographic journey through the epic industrial landscapes of China and beyond, exploring “the aesthetic, social and spiritual dimensions … Continue reading

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Political Women (10) Alice Nutter

Alice Nutter … Formerly in Chumbawamba, now a regular scriptwriter for TV and radio, Alice is from a working class family in Burnley, Lancashire: It’s a myth that all working class people are leftwing. My parents were weavers, but were … 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….Community It’s a US series set in an adult education college with a collection of unconventional students and the script one long satire on sitcom tropes and popular culture from Star Wars to zombies. The leader of the gang is … Continue reading

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Book review; A World between Us by Lydia Syson

  A World Between Us by Lydia Syson Hot Key Books ISBN 978-1-4714-0009-4 Taking part in the march on the 75th anniversary of Cable Street in October 2011 made me feel very proud of the history of working people’s opposition … Continue reading

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