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

Watch… Girlhood(Home)…set in unfashionable Paris,about the children of French African families, it follows in the footsteps of films such La Haine and 35 Shots. And once again shows how French filmmakers are leading the world in expressing the alienation 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 Rosewater. a film based on the real life experiences of Maziar Bahari, an Iranian journalist, and his experiences of his imprisonment by the Iranian government in 2009. Maziar’s father and sister were communists and had been imprisoned by different … 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 Black Ice…a screening of a very important documentary by Manchester Film Coop and Manchester Greenpeace. Greenpeace decided to challenge the drilling of oil in the Arctic Ocean. The Russian government responded as you would expect of any country determined … Continue reading

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Jennifer Reid; Manchester Ballad Singer

Jennifer Reid is a fan of 19th century ballads. In her new eBook “A Selection of Nineteenth Century Broadside Ballads from Collections in Manchester” she says “While broadside ballads physically had no staying power, being sheets of cheap paper, 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…A Town Called Panic(DVD) …its an animation film made about a town run by plastic animals including a horse called Horse, a cowboy called Cowboy and an Indian called Indian. It is Horse’s birthday and his friends decide to make … 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.. a documentary that shows how even a group of working class girls can stop their friends from being deported. They are the Glasgow Girls, a group of seven school friends, who live in Glasgow. In 2005 one of their … Continue reading

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