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Read my weekly roundup of radical arts and politics…Hull’s Angel,Guantanamo Boy, Rights not Games Day of Action, Victoria Baths

                Watch Hull’s Angel (2002)  In post Brexit UK, apparently, there has been an increase in hate crime and racist attacks – not too sure about that – is it the losers of … 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…. Will And Testament…a new documentary celebrating the life of Tony Benn (3 April 1925 – 14 March 2014). He was one of the longest serving Labour MP’s and a Labour Minister but I don’t think most people on the … Continue reading

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The Spirit of International Women’s Day 2014

International Women’s Day was created to offer hope to working class women that they could collectively get together with other women (and men) to improve their lives. That was in 1911 and, although women’s lives have improved dramatically since then, … 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

Nowadays everybody celebrates International Women’s Day including the banks!!! Help, this is not what socialist feminists Clara Zetkin and Louise Zeitz would want. They created the day to highlight the importance of women’s struggles for equality at home, at work … 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…Tull at the Octagon Theatre…what has happened to political theatre I am constantly asking myself,  and then up pops a brilliant play. It’s the real story of Walter Tull, the second black professional footballer in Britain,  and one of 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…Nostalgia for the Light a new film by Chilean director Patricio Guzman. He contrasts the beauty of his home countrys’ Atacama desert and its hidden history of concentration camps and Pinochets’ regime. The desert has some of the most wonderful … Continue reading

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Stop! Look! Listen! a weekly selection of some of my favourite films/books/people…

Watch… Shabby Tiger. Made by Granada TV in 1973 it’s the adaptation of  a novel by Howard Spring. Set in 1930’s Manchester,  it’s the love story between an artist and an Irish waitress,  and  the story of how the depression … Continue reading

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