Category Archives: Follytricks!
Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2013: David Simon – Some People are More Equal than Others When I read about this contribution to the Festival Of Dangerous Ideas in Australia by David Simon I thought I’d love to hear it in … Continue reading
Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars is the latest documentary from Robert Greenwald who also directed Iraq For Sale, Out Foxed and Wal Mart. The use of drones has intensified under President Obama’s leadership as the number of troops on the ground … Continue reading
MARTIN LUTHER KING & THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON is another magical film from the Hackney based Smoking Dogs. Directed by Jon Akomfrah this evocative and historically illuminating documentary celebrates the pivotal moment in modern history when the the Civil Rights … Continue reading
THIS THURSDAY at St George’s Bloomsbury THE JAZZ WARRIORS INTERNATIONAL/Nexus celebrates the life of suffragette EMILY DAVISON – an unrepentently militant activist who, on June 4th 1913, stepped onto the racetrack at the Epsom Derby with the intention of disrupting … Continue reading
‘FREE ANGELA and All Political Prisoners!’ Fanny Feeny and her daughter Coco ventured to a small cinema in Paris in search of a legend from the past. Despite being busy touting her own film projects and marking university exam papers … Continue reading
Sadly, I missed the preview of this epic documentary film which its director, Phil Strongman, described as the “Apocalyse Now version”. However, he assured me another showing was imminent! Obviously, negotiations are afoot and in the meantime I’m sharing with … Continue reading
FOLLOWING HARD ON THE HEELS of the media coup that was Margaret Thatcher’s funeral Peter Kennard and Cat Phillips present their latest collaboration – BLUE MURDER – which takes on Tory leader, David Cameron’s smooth and line-less visage (do I … Continue reading
Wow, here’s one project that has to be checked… following on from a radical all star performance at the Royal Albert Hall in aid of a cancer charity, Gearbox Records has anounced the release of the ‘All Star Jazz Poetry … Continue reading
The Fifth Monarchist Prophets… The Epiphany Uprising! Who was Thomas Venner and Anna Trapnel? 2013…. Where Are Our Prophets?
Last Sunday, January 6th, was the Christian festival of Epiphany. It was also the date that, in 1661, one Thomas Venner led the Fifth Monarchist Uprising in the city of London against the restoration of the King. As my good … Continue reading
Just as Mercury moved into retrograde I was preparing myself a bad day. That said, at 7am this morning I turned on the mac only to discover that Obama was back in the White House… YESSSS!! Now, that is good … Continue reading