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Finnish by design: my trip around Finland

There are three things I love about Finland: the music of Jean Sibelius, the writings and art of Tove Jansson, and the architecture of Alva Aalto. Sadly, all dead, but in their lives they embody much of  the history 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…… Selma….its 1965 and in this small town in Alabama black people make up 50% of the population but only 2% have been allowed to vote. This is the story of the campaign in Selma to get the vote and … 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…Let’s Talk about the Rain (2008) Directed by Agnes Jaoui from a screenplay written by her husband Jean-Pierre Bacri. Only the French can make films that say so much about politics; in this film it is about the politics of … Continue reading

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