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Songs for All Hallows Eve, October 31


Cooking a soulcake (from a medieval manuscript) All Hallows Eve From the website http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/civilization/cc0070.html. It was in the eighth century that the Church appointed a special date for the feast of All Saints, followed by a day in honor of her soon-to-be saints, the feast of All Souls. She chose this time of year, it is … Continue reading

arts / BCB / Broadcasts / Film / jazz / Movietime / music

One word for Clio Barnard’s “The Selfish Giant”:


Brilliant!   Related articles The Selfish Giant: five stars (theguardian.com) Clio Barnard’s ‘brilliant’ fable The Selfish Giant – reviews (theweek.co.uk) Is ‘The Selfish Giant’ A ‘Kes’ For The 21st Century? [Trailer] (contactmusic.com) The Selfish Giant (15) | Close-Up Film Review (close-upfilm.com) Fairy tale film-maker: Clio Barnard interview (standard.co.uk) Clio Barnard: why I’m drawn to outsiders … Continue reading

Against Religions / arts / Boycott Amazon / Witnesses to Glory / writing

Buy The Electric Muse – for £436.81


I’ve been busy all day settting up a website for my electronic books and other publications and during my research found that a mint copy of The Electric Muse is available for £436.81 from HERE. If that seems a bit strong, there are two second-hand copies for £34.72 from a US bookseller HERE. Someone is … Continue reading

Activism / Bradford / Christianity / Church / Islam / Religion / St Paul's

This afternoon, 5.45pm-Healing & wholeness in Manningham


Latest in the series of Liberating the Spirit events at St Paul’s Church, Manningham, is devoted to healing and wholeness, with a special focus on current changes in the NHS Speakers will include the Imam Muhammad Mustaqeem Shah, who will speak on healing in the Qu’Ran, and Dr John Puntis of Keep Our NHS Public, … Continue reading