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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 Winifred Carney: A reflection on the life and times of the suffragist and trade unionist. In this fascinating documentary we learn about a woman who was a revolutionary socialist feminist. She was born into a lower middle class family … 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 ….Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries(DVD)…it is an Australian television series based on Kerry Greenwood’s Phryne Fisher Murder Mystery novels. Set after the First World War Miss Fisher is a thoroughly modern woman. We do not get to know much about … 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 … Sell Off the Abolition of your NHS, a screening organised by Greater Manchester KONP and the Manchester Film Cooperative at 7pm on Wednesday 8th April at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation. A film that will make you angry … 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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Heidi Hi!

Like many little girls I read and loved the book Heidi by Johanna Spyri. Heidi lived in Switzerland in an alpine village with her grandfather and was surrounded by cows with cowbells and lush green valleys. Like Heidi I travelled … 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…Under the Rainbow…a new film by two of my favourite filmmakers Agnes Jaoui and Jean Pierre Bacri. They make films for grownups. Under the Rainbow uses the storyline of several fairy tales to point out our weaknesses when it comes … Continue reading

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