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Part the First of my eBook “Fagin Returns” is out


Part the First of my sequel to Oliver Twist, “Of Vengeance and pork pies”, can now be downloaded for 0.99USD/0.99GBP from http://bit.ly/FaginReturns-1. A slightly different version will soon be available in Kindle format from Amazon. In these introductory chapters we meet the following characters from the tale: Abraham Fagin (AKA Cohen), who escaped execution after being sentenced … Continue reading

Demis Roussos RIP
arts / Media / music

Demis Roussos RIP


Artemios Ventouris “Demis” Roussos (Greek: Αρτέμιος “Ντέμης” Βεντούρης Ρούσσος) June 15, 1946 – January 25, 2015 ♦ Pictures by Karl Dallas It was a strange gig for me, since I’d never been what you could call a big fan of Aphrodite’s Child – though I quite liked Vangelis, especially his music for Bladerunner. When my friend Denis, … Continue reading

Honouring the Prophet in the snow, January 17 2015
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Honouring the Prophet in the snow, January 17 2015


It was announced as an inter-faith gathering. And while the majority of the several hundred who gathered in Bradford’s Centenary Square as the thermometer plunged to below zero were undoubtedly Muslim, there were at least two Christians and even one atheist of my acquaintance who had responded to the call to honour the Prophet. While … Continue reading

This is the first item in my shop
Consuming passions / webstore

This is the first item in my shop


Bluetooth Smartwatch for £14.19 Product Details Key Features Connectivity:Bluetooth3.0 Supported Operation System:Android, iOS Smartphone Assistant:Message Control, Media Control, Hands-Free Calls Fitness & Wellness:Alarm Clock, Find My Device, Stopwatch, Timer, Activity Tracker Entertainment:Audio Specifications General Brand Rwatch Operating System Other Languages Chinese, Arabic, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Turkish, Swedish, Italian,German, French, Korean, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, English, Thai Services … Continue reading

2on2sday HOA test
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2on2sday HOA test


I haven’t used Hangouts on Air (HOA) for some time because of my illness and this was a test show preliminary to a regular Tuesday afternoon 2on2sday show starting Jan 13 at 2pm GMT insh’Allah. Below you can see the completely unscripted and unedited test run today. I played the whole thing of the cuff, … Continue reading

Epiphany – Journey of the Magi
arts / Church / Epiphany / Jesus

Epiphany – Journey of the Magi


The Coal Aston Carollers from North-East Derbyshire sang Lo! The Eastern Magi Rise in 1995 in a recording made by Ian Russell. It was released in 1998 on the Smithsonian Folkways CD English Village Carols: Traditional Christmas Carolling from the Southern Pennines. Ian Russell commented in the album’s booklet: Arguably the Coal Aston Carollers’ favourite carol. … Continue reading

A new song for Christmas
arts / Christmas / Church / Jesus

A new song for Christmas


The icon images above are from an exhibition by CHRIS CZAINSKI in Bradford Cathedral in September and October, 2014 Email: chrisczainski@uwclub.net Website: http://www.czainski.co.uk Words of songs by Karl Dallas, © Copyright EMI Music The time has come, Emmanuel New words to the 12th Century antiphon, Veni, Veni, Emmanuel The time has come Emmanuel For love to … Continue reading

No Cropredy Simple Gifts shows
arts / BCB / Classical Hour / folk / Folk News / Movietime / music / Round Table / Swing Easy

No Cropredy Simple Gifts shows


Because of illness, Karl Dallas won’t be going to Cropredy after all so the planned Simple Gifts daily folk shows have had to be cancelled. During September the BCB Movietime, Classical Hour – Modern Masterpieces, and Swing Easy radio shows will not be broadcast, and KD will not present the Round Table talk show. Hopefully, there’ll be a … Continue reading

Activism / Austerity / Labour Party / movies / Politics

Jeremy Thorpe in Bradford, August 7, 2012


As part of his triumphant campaign for the Labour leadership, Jeremy Corbyn, MP, came to Bradford, where the Independent Labour Party was formed in 1893. He addressed an crowd of nearly a thousand for just over half an hour. His speech was filmed using EE’s new ActionCam. This is the first of two 15-minute extracts … Continue reading