Category Archives: young people

Read my weekly roundup of radical arts and politics..Rent Rebels,Joan,Babs and Shelagh too,Madonna in a Fur Coat and Argh Kid

                Watch Rent Rebels organised by Manchester Film Coop and Greater Manchester Housing Action on 18 July at 7pm at the Partisan Collective, Manchester. Walk around Manchester city centre and you cannot miss … Continue reading

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Read my weekly roundup of radical arts and politics..Is The Man who is Tall Happy?,Bringing Greenham Home,Conceived in a Curry House,Banner Theatre

                Watch  Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (Free, online here) An animated conversation between filmmaker Michel Gondry and big thinker  Noam Chomsky  It is a beginners’ guide (for people like me) to … Continue reading

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Read my weekly roundup of radical arts and politics.. Mustang, Dare to be Free,Tom Paine and Will and Anne

  Watch Mustang, a Turkish film that mirrors the deepening crisis of  democracy in that country and its effect on the lives of girls and young women. Five sisters live with their grandmother and, because of one innocent incident at … Continue reading

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Read my weekly roundup of radical arts and politics… The Class, The Stars are made of Concrete,Spain in our Hearts

Watch The Class ( Film 4 on 19 May)  another brilliant French film which reflects on the changing nature of French society, and the  impact of new communities from ex-colonies in Africa. Based on a book written by a French … Continue reading

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Book review; Gone to Ground by Marie Jalowicz Simon

Marie Jalowicz Simon was 11 years old when the Nazis came to power in Germany in 1933. By 1939 a whole system of laws were enacted in order to exclude Jewish people from everyday life; stopping them from  going  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 High Rise  (Home and elsewhere) based on the J G Ballard novel of the same name which was written in the 70s. Tom Hiddleston plays Richard Laing, a new occupant in a soaring modernist tower block. Not sure if … 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 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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