Category Archives: drama

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

Watch……… Selma James speaking about Women, Race and Class. She is still one of the most important thinker, speaker and activist on politics today. Selma asks; where has the women’s movement gone wrong, why is it women are more interested … 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

This week is the beginning of the celebrations of International Womens Week so I have highlighted some of the very few events going on that actually reflect the origins of IWD. It was two German socialist women, Luise Zietz and … 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…… Selma….its 1965 and in this small town in Alabama black people make up 50% of the population but only 2% have been allowed to vote. This is the story of the campaign in Selma to get the vote and … 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 ….One Rogue Reporter…Rich Peppiatt, was a Daily Star tabloid hack who was so angry with his paper’s obsession with sensationalism and dishonesty that he decided to turn the tables on his bosses and use their own tactics against them. … 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…. it is a 100 years since Ewan MacColl ( 25 January 1915 – 22 October 1989) was born in Lower Broughton. He had a love/hate relationship with the city-  mostly hate. This is one of his most  famous songs, … 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.. Marie Curie (DVD). Made in 1977 and starring Jane Lapotaire this is a fascinating account of a pioneering female scientist. Marie was Polish, had to work as a governness to pay for her own and her sister’s education, so … 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…. .Big Eyes (general release)..the real life story of artist Margaret Keane. In the late 50s she fled one husband with her child to pursue her life as an artist only to meet up with William Keane who pretended to … Continue reading

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