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Song of the Sea

Film Review: Song of the Sea

August 8, 2015 Comments Off on Film Review: Song of the Sea

Pixar has a lot to answer for. Mainly in a good way, though.

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Lights, Camera, Action! When Hollywood pays a visit

August 1, 2015 Comments Off on Lights, Camera, Action! When Hollywood pays a visit

Where there’s muck there’s money. A film shoot was going on in our street and the crew paid us to let them squeeze the lavatory trailer onto our drive.

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Jamie Sives - Arthur Miller's The Hook - Liverpool Everyman Theatre by Manuel Harlan

Review: The Hook, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

July 7, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Hook, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Just a few days ago I was sitting in the Liverpool Small Cinema watching a film called Still the Enemy WithinElegiac and accusatory, it’s the story of the 1984-85 miners’ strike from the perspective of the striking miners themselves. 

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Open University ceremony

The OU: the only truly open university

November 21, 2014 2 Comments

I remember watching Open University videos in school.

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All the Fun of the Fair (and Tripey Ross)

October 30, 2014 Comments Off on All the Fun of the Fair (and Tripey Ross)

Pigs sporting colourful neckerchiefs raced out of numbered stalls to reach a prize – an Oreo cookie. The crowd cheered for their favourites. Afterwards we were offered coupons for free bacon at a local supermarket chain. I declined.

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