Henry Rollins is one of my heroes. Lead singer, novelist, spoken poet, comedian, actor, activist, journalist – and definitely not in the UK often enough – even though it’s taken the guy a while to learn to love the place (as he so often explains, it’s a case of finding all the non-racists and non-idiots)… … Continue reading Henry Rollins is still the punk political legend he always was
Scarlet Road EU Premiere, 70 mins (2011, Australia) Catherine Scott “It meant working with Rachel as a filmmaker, and not just her friend,” says Scott, smiling over at her documentary subject who’s flown from Australia with her. “So while she had to trust me, I also had to trust her to show me and allow … Continue reading Scarlet Road (EU Premiere 2012; 70 mins)
Not too long ago, I posted an article written for a zine called ‘Polka’, which launched in 2006. A first foray into Zine publishing at the tender age of 16 along with writer Josie O, we handmade and edited one issue and then kinda… wilted. But we were growing up, and that was cool. It … Continue reading Zine Culture: Retrospective of Polka Zine, UK
THIS IS REALLY INSPIRING. I found a flyer in the Zion Arts Centre in Hulme, Manchester, whilst attending a workshop and I really wanted to put it on my blog as it stood out so much. It’s called the Reclaim: North Manchester Manifesto. I’ve decided to copy it up as a blog post from the Urbis … Continue reading What Was ‘The North Manchester Manifesto’?