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Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster

Mar 23, 2014 Comments Off on Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster

Originally produced as an afternoon play for Radio 4, Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster intersperses Sylvia Lancaster’s verbatim recollections of her murdered daughter Sophie with the spellbinding poems of Simon Armitage

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Dear Sisters of the Earth…

May 29, 2013 Comments Off on Dear Sisters of the Earth…

Going to school in Manchester I learnt about the Peterloo Massacre because the leaders of Manchester City Council, in those days at least, thought that we should know about a key event in the campaign for the vote which had taken place in the city.

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