Author Archives: Anna

About Anna

Writer, performer and broadcaster.

FAREWELL David Bowie from a longtime Bowie fan: RIP

Great planning, David So THAT’S what Blackstar was about. David Bowie, who died yesterday aged 69 after a long illness, said farewell in the most eloquent, meaningful and stylish way possible with his last album released only days ago. He … Continue reading

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David Bowie IS V&A launch party review: music event of the year 2013

I’m posting various pieces I’ve written about David Bowie. Remember, David Bowie IS not was. Republished from Madam Miaow Says 23.03.2013 The vast lobby of the Victoria and Albert Museum had been turned into the sort of joint where beautiful … Continue reading

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Understanding the viciousness of the anti-Corbyn tendency: shades of the Paris Commune

Jeremy Corbyn, the BBC and the democratic process Why has Jeremy Corbyn’s election as leader of the Labour Party with a massive 59.5 per cent provoked more fury among the centre-left than the predations of the right which still overwhelm … Continue reading

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Heaven Sent Doctor Who episode satisfies this SF critic at last: five-star review

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD It is always good to be brought into the light, even though it may take an age: better late than never. And so the theme of Heaven Sent, the penultimate episode in the latest series of Doctor … Continue reading

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Cat conversation on Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour leadership contest

“Waddya think of this leadership contest?” “It don’t half exposes the contradictions in the bourgeois democracy.” “Ya reckon?” “Just a bit!” “They really don’t want the one with the beard to win, do they?” “The one with the eyelashes fancies … Continue reading

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Poem for Jeremy Corbyn: Labour Pains

No slouching towards Westminster by JC.  Here’s my poem about the current welcome rush to the heart and head. I guess that makes me a Poet for Jeremy Corbyn. LABOUR PAINS We snapped on a light and in the glare … Continue reading

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