Peterloo and the Realist tradition

4 Nov

THIS POST ALSO FEATURES IN COUNTERPUNCH and in OffGuardian Worthy, sumptuously shot, convincingly acted and not without moments of insight – but a tad leaden. That’s my take on Mike Leigh’s new film, released November 2. I’ll give a more … Read More »

Beeston, Nottingham

20 Oct

Steel City Scribblings is soon to become a misnomer: its headquarters and pulsing nerve centre relocated to Beeston, vibrant and pleasantly situated satellite to Nottingham, a fifteen minute tram or cycle ride from the new Steel City House. Yesterday I … Read More »

Give me back my face!

18 Oct

The meaning of life –¬† of love, lust, art and the torn and bleeding heart of Civil War Spain – were ripped out and laid bare last night in this flamenco studded bull roar of a drama at the tiny … Read More »