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 7pm £5/4. The evening consists of a Best of Selection from last years’ Kino and the opportunity for film makers to bring their own film. See Facebook page for further details

Help needed….Dingle Community Theatre in Liverpool are performing a tour of Brecht’s great anti-fascist play Fear and Misery Of The Third Reich by Bertolt Brecht, charting the rise of the Nazis. The group will be putting the play on between May 7th – 17th at the Lantern Theatre, Liverpool, The Salford Arts Theatre and Melrose Hall in Hoylake, with other venues being negotiated. They are looking for help in any of the following fields: stage management, props, costumes. If you can help in any of the above, please contact Dingle Community Theatre on 0771 684 8894 or email

See… The Jesus Conspiracy by Burjesta Theatre…an intriguing play by Scottish writer Peter Burton: the greatest story never told a controversial take on Jesus the revolutionary, the man, the lover and the creation of the fantasy of ‘Christianity’ after his death by Paul. Spanning over a century of Jewish revolt against the Roman Empire, the stakes are high and brutality and massacre are common place. Live musical accompaniment by “Greek-Blues” guitarist Alex Solo.
Contact details: The Casa, Hope St. Liverpool L1 9BQ April Friday 12th, Saturday 13th, Monday 15th, Friday 19th, Saturday 20th Shows start 7.30pm Tickets £5, to reserve tickets phone 07913449396 or pay on the door.Please note the writer Peter Burton will be attending the shows on 19th and 20th of April and will lead a Q & A session regarding the history, politics and religion of the times after the show.

Sign the petitionThe Save Shaker Aamer Campaign (SSAC) is campaigning for his return to his family and this country. He has been unlawfully imprisoned in Guantanamo for over eleven years without charge or trial, and has spent many of these years in solitary confinement. His campaign in this country is trying to raise 10,000 signatures by 20 April on Shaker Aamer’s epetition so as to have his continued detention debated on the floor of the House of Commons. With conditions in Guantanamo at an all time low please help all you can to raise the 40,000 signatures needed – if each one of us managed to ask one other person to sign, we could reach this figure. See

Give the Nobel Peace Prize to…someone who really deserves it. Bradley Manning has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, and he should receive it. Roots Action say: No individual has done more to push back against what Martin Luther King Jr. called “the madness of militarism” than Bradley Manning. And right now, remaining in prison and facing relentless prosecution by the U.S. government, no one is more in need of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Alfred Nobel’s will left funding for a prize to be awarded to “the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”
The intent of the prize was to fund this work. As a result of enormous legal expenses, Bradley Manning is in need of that funding. What did he do?
Among the revelations made by Manning through WikiLeaks is the extent of time and energy the U.S. State Department puts into marketing U.S. weapons to the world’s governments. We all have a better understanding of the work that is needed for peace as a result of this exposure of “diplomacy” as consisting in the most part of weapons selling. Further details see

Accept…an invitation to contribute to Independent Working Class Education Rebuilding the Plebs Tradition and Independent Working Class education Saturday 20th April 2013
10.30am – 3.30pm Working Class Movement Library £5.00 includes lunch.
IWCE recently met in Yorkshire (November 2012), then launched the Website in London (2013); their next Workshop is in Salford. Would you like to contribute: make a brief presentation and then participate in vigorous non-sectarian discussion?
Please get in touch:
What do you think of our Website?
IWCE Network tries to
* develop a diverse range of education materials and approaches for trade union and other working class and progressive movement groups
* respect the role of the working class in making history, and in making the future .

And don’t forget…
…. Keep Our NHS Public protest…..on the Ist of April the NHS is going through a massive change and one that many of us are not happy with, so to mark our determination to challenge the new regime join us on 2nd April, 7.30am Cornbrook Metrolink, 7.45am Media:City Metrolink, 8am outside BBC building Media:City.. Join us at those times en route if you can’t make it to Cornbrook for 7.30am.
We’ll be leafleting commuters on the way.
A community choir will join us at Media City and everyone is urged to bring
NHS-related fancy dress for a bit of street theatre outside BBC building.
Let’s make this as lively and photogenic as possible!
We appreciate it’s early, but please do try to get along.
Organised by KONP Greater Manchester – supported by GMATUC/Greater Manchester Against Cuts.

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

  1. Susan Richardson says:

    Thanks for the NHS photo, Bernadette – sent it to my brother for light relief (sister-in-law in hospital again and they’ve had the norovirus, so he hasn’t been able to visit until this Thursday). Sue (Richardson) ________________________________

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