Monthly Archives: March 2013

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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Building a Socialist Library (1) Rebel Girls: Their Fight for the Vote by Jill Liddington

Dear readers here is the first in a series of occasional posts about books that can inspire us, not just in terms of their content but also their capacity to encourage us to take part in campaigns and activities to … 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…Good Vibrations…and discover an aspect of 70s Belfast that is not well known…the punk scene and one man’s struggle to bring some life into a bombed out city. His name was Terri Hooley and he ran a record shop and … Continue reading

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The kindness of strangers: some reflections on exile and refugees

Dear Readers welcome to a guest post from Ruth Eversley who gave this talk at the International Women’s day  event at the Working Class Movement library earlier  this month Some of what you read here may not be strictly accurate. … 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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The Spirit of 45 and my hopes for 2013

Ken Loach’s new film The Spirit of 45 looks back to a time in the history of this country that now seems almost impossible to imagine. I spoke to Ken last year when he was filming at the Working Class … 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 out for….Viva, 19th Spanish and Latin American Film Festival at the Cornerhouse in Manchester from 8-24 March. There are some interesting political films: my top choices are: 30 Anos de Oscuridad (30 Years of Darkness), a documentary about the … Continue reading

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