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52 weeks in Brum

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Emma Victoria Stokes

  • Discover the Best Local Events with Skiddle
    by emmastokes on 15th February 2024 at 8:52 pm

    In collaboration with Skiddle, this specific website is one of the very best online that allows you to catch some of the most exciting and up-and-coming artists around. In 2022, I travelled from Birmingham to the capital city to experience one of the very best music gigs London had to offer. One of my favourite ... The post Discover the Best Local Events with Skiddle appeared first on Emma Victoria Stokes.

  • My second birthing story: February 13th 2023
    by emmastokes on 4th November 2023 at 12:21 pm

    If you really want to know what it’s really like to go into labour with your second child at 3AM, let me give you the lowdown.  It’s been three whole years since posting my first birthing post. Although many people won’t care, this February I did it all over again. This time around, we decided ... The post My second birthing story: February 13th 2023 appeared first on Emma Victoria Stokes.

  • Menu Review at The Black Swan – Henley-In-Arden
    by emmastokes on 19th September 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Henley-in-Arden has a new gem in its crown: The Black Swan. Nestled on the visual feast of a high street, in one of the prettiest towns in England, this Grade II listed pub with a tudor history has been given an extensive refurbishment whilst retaining many of its original features. The pub’s iconic black and ... The post Menu Review at The Black Swan – Henley-In-Arden appeared first on Emma Victoria Stokes.

  • Menu Review at The High Field – Edgbaston, Birmingham
    by emmastokes on 22nd June 2023 at 9:37 am

    The High Field is no doubt one of the best places to dine in Edgbaston. Serving up fantastic menus at an attractive location, The High Field also provides a superb range of hot dishes and is truly a family- friendly establishment. The pub has undergone some impressive renovations and it’s now even more tempting to ... The post Menu Review at The High Field – Edgbaston, Birmingham appeared first on Emma Victoria Stokes.

  • Valentine’s Day in Birmingham – takeaway options in the West Midlands
    by emmastokes on 3rd February 2023 at 9:27 am

    This post about Valentine’s Day in Birmingham is a complete contrast from the previous one I wrote back in 2021 during the pandemic. Remember the time when we couldn’t leave our houses? Or sit on a bench with loved ones? Absolutely wild… This year, it’s wonderful to see various people excited to celebrate Valentine’s Day ... The post Valentine’s Day in Birmingham – takeaway options in the West Midlands appeared first on Emma Victoria Stokes.

Strangeness & Charm

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John Tyrrell

  • DE-COLONISING EDUCATION: EMPOWERMENT PROJECT. D.E.E.P.
    by John on 17th April 2021 at 5:21 pm

    ISSUES & RESOURCES Sign posting human & multi-media resources to schools & beyond to combat inequalities, racism and injustice arising from our colonial experience.  ISSUES Introduction A group of teachers working through 70s, 80s and 90s, much of the time in Birmingham, are responding to requests for help and support in the present climate when

  • The Sewell Report
    by John on 14th April 2021 at 8:51 am

    2021 and another report on racism. Following on Black Lives Matter and the inequalities laid bare for all to see by Covid 19 and once more a disproportionate proportion of the burden on the Black community, particularly those working at the front line, in hospitals, in the care services. This latest report requested by the

  • Black Lives Matter. Implementing Rampton and Swann
    by John on 4th March 2021 at 6:30 pm

    In 2020 Black Lives Matter became a universal cry after another death of a Black person, George Floyd, caused uproar re-opening the Civil Rights’ Movement action 4 decades earlier. At the same time the pandemic, Covid 19, also laid bare gross inequalities, not least Black people, many of whom were prominent on the front line

  • Marketing Covid 19. Why testing won’t work in the UK
    by John on 17th September 2020 at 10:47 pm

    Testing for the presence of the Covid 19 virus was put into private hands like everything else in the world of neoliberal ideas – more or less dominating the whole of planet Earth. Questions were asked from the very beginning why Serco should be entrusted with tracking and tracing when they have shown themselves to

  • Re-opening schools
    by John on 26th May 2020 at 8:53 am

    The Socialist Labour Party issued the following statement from its Leader, Arthur Scargill on 2nd May, 2020 No Schools, Colleges or Universities should be re-opened until there is a drug to cure anyone infected by the virus or we have a vaccine to prevent it. In the event that a decision is made to re-open

The Thing Thang

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