Category Archives: music

Read my weekly roundup of radical arts and politics..Rent Rebels,Joan,Babs and Shelagh too,Madonna in a Fur Coat and Argh Kid

                Watch Rent Rebels organised by Manchester Film Coop and Greater Manchester Housing Action on 18 July at 7pm at the Partisan Collective, Manchester. Walk around Manchester city centre and you cannot miss … Continue reading

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Fiery Women: my review of The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia by Mary M Talbot and Bryan Talbot and Petroleuse by Steph Pike

In 2016 we need our heroes and in these new  books there is much to remind us that another, fairer world is possible.  Mary M. and Brian Talbot’s graphic novel, The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia,  is about … Continue reading

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Read my weekly roundup of radical arts and politics..Measure of a Man,Manchester Histories Festival, Reveal in Bolton and Manchester music.

Watch The Measure of a Man or the French title The Law of the Market (Home)– another stunning film from France digging deep into the realities of life for the unemployed. Thierry, played by the wonderful Vincent Lindon, is 51, … 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 Dheepan (Home)…how much do we really know about the refugees who escape war in their country and arrive in the west? Few people know about the war in Sri Lanka and the role of militants, the Tamil Tigers, who … 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 Spotlight (nationwide). A fantastic film about the importance of investigative journalism in rooting out the abuse of power in high places. Set in Boston (USA) in 2001 the film  is about how the local paper, The Boston Globe, … Continue reading

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Reasons to be cheerful in 2016!

Dear Friends This is my last post of 2015, a year in which I had my first book published; Northern ReSisters Conversations with Radical Women. The women in my book have changed their lives and the history of this country … 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 and support Moston Miners as they put on a Laurel and Hardy Alldayer, Saturday 12th December 2015, 10am – 8pm, only £2.00! Back to back films from the Kings of Comedy live on the Big Screen. Watch this wonderful … Continue reading

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