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I am the common man

Cardiff is not short of gutsy performances lately and National Theatre of Scotland’s visit to the Sherman this week was definitely that.  Gutsy, proud and full of heart, In Time O’ Strife had it’s audience gripped from the first bars of the opening song. 273 more words


The Paradox of Anti-Establishment Fiction

The 1960 film The Angry Silence begins with a train arriving at the station of a provincial English town. A mild-mannered looking man in a crumpled suit disembarks, and his eyes pass over his new surroundings. 1,456 more words

James Ellroy

Miners' Strike commemoration: Bath 13 December

Bath Trade Unions’ Council is holding an event to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the Miners’ Strike. It will take place on 13 December at the… 152 more words

Trade Unions

Review: Pride, 2014, dir. Matthew Warchus

“From its first frames, Pride opens itself wide to scrutiny: this is based on a true story. We’re used to this, of course. We turn to the cinema for escape, but by invoking REALITY the so-called “true story” breaks the illusion we’ve sought, and in turn, we feel it’s our obligation to call the veracity of every single element on the screen into question. 57 more words


A song of such intensity

The National Theatre of Scotland’s new adaptation of Joe Corrie’s “In Time of Strife” asks a lot of questions of its audience. Chiefly why is it that miners and striking miners in particular seem to threaten the establishment most and therefore need the harshest response. 938 more words

Miners Strike