Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house


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ewan mccollit is a 100 years since Ewan MacColl ( 25 January 1915 – 22 October 1989) was born in Lower Broughton. He had a love/hate relationship with the city-  mostly hate. This is one of his most  famous songs, it’s about Salford, of course,  Dirty Old Town. Love the film that goes with it. MacColl is known for being a singer and songwriter but his career in the theatre was  outstanding,  in particular bringing the theatre to the people and making it relevant to their lives. Looking at the next show at the Royal Exchange you can see the entirely opposite view of working class people in “Scuttlers”. More cardboard cut outs of working class people with a tokenist reference to the 2011 riots. MacColl would throw up in disgust! You can find out more in Ben Harker’s excellent biography. Class Act – The cultural and political…

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