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Read my weekly roundup of radical arts and politics… The Class, The Stars are made of Concrete,Spain in our Hearts

Watch The Class ( Film 4 on 19 May)  another brilliant French film which reflects on the changing nature of French society, and the  impact of new communities from ex-colonies in Africa. Based on a book written by a French … 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…..Libertarias (1996), a film showing organised by the Manchester Film Co-operative. It’s a historical drama that explores the role that women played in the Spanish Civil War. In 1936 Spain was a deeply conservative Catholic country and the SCW offered … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Manchester International Brigaders!

Squeezed between the cosy couches and afternoon teas in the Sculpture Hall of Manchester Town Hall is a plaque to those people who dedicated their lives to one of the most important struggles of the 20th Century, the fight against … Continue reading

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Book review; A World between Us by Lydia Syson

  A World Between Us by Lydia Syson Hot Key Books ISBN 978-1-4714-0009-4 Taking part in the march on the 75th anniversary of Cable Street in October 2011 made me feel very proud of the history of working people’s opposition … Continue reading

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