Category Archives: Socialism

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

Watch …. Manchester in 1973 North West playwright Jack Rosenthal wrote a sweet drama about two young people called The Lovers which was filmed in Manchester in 1973. There really was a George Best boutique and many young women would … 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 …The Yellow Balloon(DVD)..made in 1953 and in black and white it is the story of Frankie, a 12 year old boy living in London with his parents. Whilst out playing in a bombed out building, his friend dies and … Continue reading

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Building a Socialist Library(9) Left for the Rising Sun,Right for Swan Hunter

Left for the Rising Sun, Right for Swan Hunter. The Plebs League in the NorthEast of England 1908/1926 £6.99. Mark Twain said; I’ve never let my schooling interfere with my education. In 2014 all the educational doors that I managed … Continue reading

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Building a Socialist Library (8) The Village Against the World by Dan Hancox

Reading this book reminded me of visiting republican areas such as the Bogside in Derry in the 80s and 90s. As I walked the streets of Derry with SF councillor Mary Nelis I saw a landscape not unlike my own … 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….Cotton Couture….a film and exhibition at Manchester City Art Gallery. Cotton was king in these parts until its decline in the mid- 20 century. In the 1950s the Cotton Board, which was based in Manchester tried to promote cotton products … Continue reading

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