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

Watch…… Multi Media Ska / 2 – Tone Music Event ..Saturday 8 June, 3pm to 11pm, a day of films and music at the Miners Community Arts and Music Centre in Moston. They say, and we can well believe, “An event, the Likes of which has not taken place in Manchester Before”, with film, DJ’s, and a live band, The Uplifters,
Further details see
For Tickets click on link also from the venue and Dr.Hermans opposite Afflecks Palace, Manchester .

And to help buy some much needed heating for the Miners-last time I was there I had a blanket to keep warm!!…
Go to ..their social with Stuart Maconie, Jessa Hoop and Mike Joyce (ex-Smiths) on 13 June 6:30 pm – 11:45 pm…further details see

Join…the campaign to Keep Our National Health Service Public(KONP)…Tameside branch have a street stall in Ashton-u-Lyne on Saturday 8 June from 11-1pm. Sign a postcard to your GP demanding s/he prioritises NHS services. See you there or contact TamesideKONP@gmail.com

Find out… about William Blake and his fascination with the Gothic, “inspired by the neo-Gothic architecture of The John Rylands Library in which the exhibition ‘Burning Bright’ is set. It offers participants another perspective on selected items in the exhibition and will be an opportunity to other see items from the collection in a close up encounter. This will include work by Blake himself and by others interested in various aspects of the Gothic, weaving a narrative between Blake and the library building”.
Collection Encounter:
William Blake
Wednesday 12 & Saturday 15 June
12-1pm, Free.
Booking essential, please contact the Customer Services Team on 0161 306 0555 or jrl.events@manchester.ac.uk

Remember…Dave Hann, an anti-fascist activist from Manchester. On Monday 17 June at 6.30pm the Working Class Movement Library is hosting a free launch event with Louise Purbrick for Dave Hann’s book Physical Resistance: Or, A Hundred Years of Anti-Fascism.Physical Resistance is an activist’s history of anti-fascism in Britain from the early twentieth to the twenty-first century. It is based on over twenty interviews with anti-fascists from the 1930s to today and presents insights into how everyday life and street politics are entwined, weaving together life histories with detailed archival research.
Dave Hann died in 2009. A plasterer and political activist, he left little except a manuscript of over 100,000 words and trunk full of anti-fascist leaflets. His partner Louise Purbrick completed the book, saw it through to publication and, in so doing, reflected upon the writing and activism of the person with whom she had lived.
Physical Resistance is published by Zero Books see

Discuss….. “Sex sells: promoting images of women”. Anna Percy, Nina Powell and Emily Pitts will introduce a discussion on the promotional imagery of women. Organised by the Manchester Salon and hosted at the popular salon at 3 Minute Theatre, on 18 June. Food including salads, cake and coffee can be bought in the theatre’s own cafe. The discussion starts at 6:45pm and goes on until 8:30pm. Tickets are (£5/£3), and as seating space is limited, they should be booked in advance online, or by emailing events@manchestersalon.org.uk .

Learn how to….make suffragette sashes on Saturday 26 June at Bolton Socialist Club, to wear on 6 July at a Women’s Suffrage Centenary Celebration at 1.30pm outside Bolton Town Hall. Speakers Eileen Murphy and Hilary Eastham will be joined by singers from Kadenza and Bolton Clarion Choir. There will be a picnic at Rivington in the Liverpool Castle Folly at 4pm, with On the Go theatre group performing their play; Saint or Sinner. The event will commemorate the life of suffragette Edith Rigby. Further details see

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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. I am a member of the Manchester and Salford National Union of Journalists.If you want to contact me please use my gmail which is lipsticksocialist636
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