Tag Archives: Len Johnson

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

Watch Rosewater. a film based on the real life experiences of Maziar Bahari, an Iranian journalist, and his experiences of his imprisonment by the Iranian government in 2009. Maziar’s father and sister were communists and had been imprisoned by different … 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…Jimmy’s Hall (Cornerhouse) Set in Ireland in 1932 the theme of the film is the end of the dream of a republican Ireland. Based on the real story of communist and republican Jimmy Gralton who fought against the British in … Continue reading

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Belle Vue; more than just a theme park….

East Manchester used to be one of the most vibrant areas of the city. People flocked there to work in engineering, manufacturing and its own colliery in Bradford. My parents moved there after they got married in the early 50s, … Continue reading

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