Labour candidate publicises Galloway!
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Labour candidate publicises Galloway!


I was surprised and not a little amused to receive publicity for George Galloway’s campaign to be re-elected for Bradford South on May 7 from his Labour opponent. Her election address indicates that she – or, more probably, her New Labour Blairite spin-doctors – doesn’t understand the first principle of political polemic. As my old … Continue reading

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Russian Stalingrad 3D movie now on general release


But Bradford’s not showing it on the IMAX Screen. The nearest IMAX showing is at Birmingham Cineworld. Cineworld – Bradford Vicar Lane, Bradford Leisure Exchange, Bradford ‎11:25‎  ‎14:30‎  ‎17:30‎  ‎20:30‎ Showcase Cinemas Leeds Birstall, Gelderd Road, Batley ‎21:55‎ Bradford showings are not IMAX Why Stalingrad should always be called Stalingrad In 1961 they renamed the city Volgograd because … Continue reading

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Come back tomorrow . . .


… for the best and worst of 2013. Next day for 2014 hopes and fears. Happy New Year! Though the images in the slideshow above may not all come from the past year, they are all relevant to what happened during that year for me. Continue reading

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A 2013 slideshow


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Save the Media Museum – fight the cuts


According to the Bradford Telegraph & Argus, a “Five-year masterplan to breathe new life into flagship attraction is placed in jeopardy” by the Chancellor’s autumn spending review. I have made the following comment in a letter to the T&A: The Tory Chancellor is imposing cuts of nearly £4.5 million over the next two years in the budget of … Continue reading

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Sunday Oct 20, Priestley classic film


The film  of J.B. Priestley’s utopian play, They Came to a City, has a one-off presentation at Bradford’s National Media Museum tomorrow, October 20, at 13.45GMT. They Came to a City is a 1945 British film directed by Basil Dearden, adapted from a J. B. Priestley play. It stars John Clements, Googie Withers, Raymond Huntley, Renee Gadd, … Continue reading

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Shocked stars join fight to save National Media Museum (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)


Celebrities, film and screen experts, and members of the business community are rallying behind the Telegraph & Argus campaign to save Bradford’s National Media Museum. via Shocked stars join fight to save National Media Museum (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus). Continue reading