Category Archives: young people

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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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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