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My Dad.

This is a poem for my Dad’s 60th birthday.

Figured why not share it with the world… well the few people who’ll read this. :-) 617 more words

Pride - film review

I’d heard glowing reviews about this film and with a cast including Dominic West, Imelda Staunton and Bill Nighy, the odds of it being good were looking pretty favourable. 1,026 more words


Miners Strike Commemoration

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… 109 more words


When Your Characters Become Real People

Life took on an unworldy feel this week, when I went to visit the production office of the film of my book The Gritties, and saw the cast list. 145 more words


Loud & Proud

Sometimes I watch a movie that is worthy of a blog. I’m no David Stratton though – just keep that in mind. Pride is a movie directed by Matthew Warchus who interestingly directed the run away success West End musical… 664 more words

Pride (2014)

Before the Miners Strike, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM)’s newspaper, “The Miner”, had a Page 3 girl. For those of you reading this who aren’t British, page 3 is the bizarre and misogynist phenomenon where some of our normal mainstream daily newspapers will devote their page 3 to a huge picture of a topless woman, a “tradition” that sadly continues to this day. 969 more words


Still the enemy within

We  went to see this movie in Barnsley. Mining town.

People were hissing when Margaret Thatched appeared on the screen and clapped and cheered when one of the miners explained how he managed to turn 6 lorries away on the picketing line on his own. 89 more words

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