November 15th, 2011

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13, National Theatre, and Stop the War

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In Our Name ...
In Our Name ...
In Our Name ...

NOT in my name!

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Cut and pasted from Wikipedia:

The Stop the War Coalition (informally just Stop the War) is a United Kingdom group set up on 21 September 2001 that campaigns against what it believes are unjust wars. The coalition has opposed the various wars that are claimed to be part of the ongoing "War on Terrorism". It has been the most prominent group in Britain campaigning against the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Wuthering Heights: Two views of the new Heathcliff

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Cut and pasted from the Operation Black Vote (OBV) website:

The new screen adaptation of Emily Bronte's classic Wuthering Heights hit cinemas on Friday. Most people were pleasantly surprised to see anti-hero Heathcliff played by a Black actor but not everyone shares this view. Here, OBV intern Ijeoma Mbubaegbu and contributor Rakshita Patel give their views on the new Wuthering Heights movie and the "Black" Heathcliff.

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Thank you to OBV for giving my review a much wider circulation and distribution.
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The Bible of Hell: Philip Pullman and Chris Rowland

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The Bible of Hell ?
Wednesday 30 November 2011
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
St James’s Church 197 Piccadilly London W1J 9LL

Tickets £10 only available at the door.

This event celebrates Blake’s birthday and the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible in 1611. In a conversation chaired by Lucy Winkett (Rector of St James's Church), Philip Pullman and Chris Rowland will discuss Blake’s argument with the Bible.

‘Both read the Bible day & night
But thou readst black where I read white’

Philip Pullman’s trilogy ‘His Dark Materials’ has been published in 39 languages and he is the author of ‘The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ’ (2010).

Christopher Rowland is Dean Ireland Professor of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture at the University of Oxford and published ‘Blake and the Bible’ in 2011.

I am a HUGE Philip Pullman fan and His Dark Materials is one of my favourite books of all time. Randomly finding out about this event has made my week!

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