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RADICAL PASSION: Poet Faiz FREE event, 27th June 2012 at Martin Harris Centre, Manchester REAL WORLD JAZZ AND JUSTICE FREE events, 17th-19th July 2012 at the Manchester Jazz festival LIFTING THE LID is LIVE We’re new, we’re about radical change … Continue reading

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RADICAL PASSION: The Poetry Of Faiz

EVENT: An illustrated dialogue on the great Pakistani poet, writer, journalist and political activist, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, with a new look at his internationalism. By Mohsin Zulfiqar and Fabbeh Husein, editors of the book Elusive Dawn, plus live music by … Continue reading

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National Black Writers Conference

Only 4 days to go to the National Black Writers Conference, where Kooj Chuhan from Lifting The Lid is chairing the panel on “Writing For Children & Diversity: Why Are So Few BME Writers Published In This Genre?”  Sat 24th … Continue reading

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British jazz history lecture online

Just came across a lecture on the history of UK jazz by Professor Norton York who taught Denys Baptiste among others, titled “Valuing British music – Jazz futures” (2007.  It is worth a read as its not too long or … Continue reading

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Governments order YouTube to censor protest videos

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This short article has been posted by a number of reputable protest groups, very critical issues worth reading about: “Forget copyright infringement, YouTube is now complying with removal orders from governments to stop populist rage going viral In a frightening … Continue reading

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Faiz Ahmed Faiz Is Now! Pics + report of the event

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Here finally are some pictures of the event at the Manchester Mega Mela, followed by a brief report as produced for the Cornerhouse who gave us some commission funds towards this project. REPORT: THE IDEA – 2011 is the centenary … Continue reading

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Jazz Roots-Relevance links and texts

After a fantastic discussion at Manchester Jazz Festival yesterday which indelibly scraped the surface of the links between the roots of jazz and consciousness now, below are some texts that were read out last night along with their respective links … Continue reading

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FAIZ AHMED FAIZ IS NOW! FREE event, 23rd July 2011 at Manchester Mela, Platt Fields JAZZ ROOTS AND RELEVANCE FREE event, 25th July 2011 at the Manchester Jazz festival LIFTING THE LID is LIVE We’re new, we’re about radical change … Continue reading

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Jazz Roots and Relevance

Jazz Roots and Relevance by Lifting The Lid 6.15pm (90 mins), Monday 25th July, Manchester Jazz Festival’s Pavilion Teepee, Albert Square, Manchester A lively and provocative discussion session about the roots of jazz – what resonance does it still have … Continue reading

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Faiz Ahmed Faiz IS NOW!

Faiz Ahmed Faiz IS NOW! by Lifting The Lid a FREE EVENT: Sat 23rd July 2011, Manchester Mela, Platt Fields Park, M14 6LW A taste of the life and poetry of the renowned Pakistani poet Faiz and how he connects … Continue reading

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