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

Watch And start the year by being inspired by northwest writer and socialist Jim Allen at a retrospective at Home.Jim would have hated it. In the 80s he did make an appearance at the Cornerhouse (now Home) but he said … 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 Suffragette (general release), set in the East End of London in 1912. Maud Watts is a laundry worker who becomes involved in the suffragette movement as it escalates its policy of direct action. Her personal life is destroyed as … 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…. .Big Eyes (general release)..the real life story of artist Margaret Keane. In the late 50s she fled one husband with her child to pursue her life as an artist only to meet up with William Keane who pretended 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…United Kingdom at a Mary Quaile Club event. Written by Manchester writer Jim Allen and set in Jim’s backyard, the council estate of Middleton, it is the story of how a group of tenants decide to organise a rent strike. … 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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Political Women (10) Alice Nutter

Alice Nutter … Formerly in Chumbawamba, now a regular scriptwriter for TV and radio, Alice is from a working class family in Burnley, Lancashire: It’s a myth that all working class people are leftwing. My parents were weavers, but were … 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..Big Flame by Jim Allen, Tony Garnett and Ken Loach. It was made in 1969 by the BBC when trade unions had some political as well as militant credibility. Jim was a Marxist and his politics reflect the subject matter … Continue reading

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