Category Archives: young people

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

  Watch Bridge of Spies (nationwide): the latest Steven Spielberg film. It is 1962 and the Soviets have captured Gary Powers, the pilot of a US spy plane. In New York the CIA have arrested Rudolf Abel a Soviet spy. … 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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Book review; Catching Hell and DOING WELL

This is an important book. There are few books about the lives of black women in the UK and even fewer about working class black women. Set in Moss Side in Manchester it shows the resilience of black women to … 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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Book Review;Getting By, Estates, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain. by Lisa McKenzie

It is 30 years since the end of the Miners Strike in March and looking back, for those of us who were involved, has been a mixture of being amazed by what happened during that year and being angry when … Continue reading

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Political Women; Honor Donnelly

Working class, Socialist, Activist.… Honor comes from a working class background. She was born in Manchester; her father was a skilled manual worker while her mother came from a poor background, of Irish descent, in the Hulme area of Manchester … 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… Playtime..at last a happy film but…it does have underlying themes about modern society…Frenchman Jacques Tati is one of my favourite actors although the word “actor” does not do justice to the man’s talents. Made in 1967 we follow Tati … Continue reading

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