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Jennifer Reid; Manchester Ballad Singer

Jennifer Reid is a fan of 19th century ballads. In her new eBook “A Selection of Nineteenth Century Broadside Ballads from Collections in Manchester” she says “While broadside ballads physically had no staying power, being sheets of cheap paper, 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…Under the Rainbow…a new film by two of my favourite filmmakers Agnes Jaoui and Jean Pierre Bacri. They make films for grownups. Under the Rainbow uses the storyline of several fairy tales to point out our weaknesses when it comes … 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… Anno 1790(DVD)..a historic drama made in Sweden and set in 1790. I knew nothing about Swedish history when I started watching this series which is not just a foreign drama but is a insight into the way in which … 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….. Parks and Recreation (DVD) it was on BBC4 but the series has now finished. Set in the fictional town of Pawnee in Indiana,USA, it centres on a group of people working in the Parks and Recreation department. Actor Amy … 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… Miners Film Weekender at Moston Small Cinema on Sunday June 23. A fascinating mix of films including Young Hearts Run Free which is set in1974 during the miner’s strike in a village in Northumberland. After the film there is … 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…The Master and Margarita(2006) Based on the book by Mikhail Bulgakov(1891-1940).Most of his work, including this book, was censured during his lifetime but it is now considered to be a masterpiece. This film adaptation is a literal depiction of the … Continue reading

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