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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 Salt of the Earth(Home). A documentary about my favourite photographer Sebastião Salgado. I have always been fascinated by his black and white photos and by the deep humanity that is expressed through them. Over forty years he has … Continue reading

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Manchester: a tale of two tents.

There are two sets of tents in Manchester city centre at the moment: white expensive ones for the Manchester International Festival and shabby ones for the homeless. The MIF tents are in Albert Square next to the Town Hall while … 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 Udita (Arise) a film about the garment industry in Dhaka in Bangladesh. It could be 19C Britain or 20C New York (Triangle Fire 1911). Poor impoverished, mainly women, who have left their villages to join the 4million in factories … 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 Dear White People (Home), a satire on American race relations, the emphasis being on “satire”. Set in a posh university (similar to Oxford and Cambridge) somewhere in the USA it is about the power struggle between privileged black (Afro … 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 Now More than Ever the premiere screening of a new film about people, protest and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in Greater Manchester. CND has been one of the most important national organisations in the history of radical movements … Continue reading

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My interview with TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady

Frances O’Grady is the first woman to be appointed to the job of General Secretary to the TUC. She faces a difficult task as trade union membership is in decline and trade union representatives are being victimised and sacked on … 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 London Road (Home/AMC) I don’t usually like films about serial killers and particularly ones that are based on the murders of real women but this is an interesting and complex film about the murders of sex workers in Ipswich … Continue reading

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