Category Archives: Manchester

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

Watch     ….a film about women partisans in Italy during the Second World War.“We Weren’t Given Anything For Free”. A fascinating documentary that interviews former Italian partisan Annita “Laila” Malavasi, who was active in the battle for Italy’s liberation … 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… Manchester Film Co-op‘s first screening of 2015; Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s film ‘HOME’. A documentary that is mainly aerial shots of places on Earth showing the diversity of life and how we are threatening the future of the planet. Another interesting … Continue reading

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Why isn’t Manchester best selling author Karen Woods as famous as Jeanette Winterson?

  Have you heard about Karen Woods? I hadn’t until last year. She was born in Manchester and has written 12 books and had 2 plays performed at local theatres including the Lowry in Salford. Her books are about the … 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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Political Women; Honor Donnelly

Working class, Socialist, Activist.… Honor comes from a working class background. She was born in Manchester; her father was a skilled manual worker while her mother came from a poor background, of Irish descent, in the Hulme area of Manchester … Continue reading

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