Category Archive: Cultural Stuff

Jul 06

Video – Bob Tressell’s Pen

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Two weeks ago, I spent the day with Shut Out The Light films, recording a music video for my version of the song Bob Tressell’s Pen. As you know, I’m a massive fan of the book The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists. So when Kevin Jones of the Association of the Ragged Trousered shared his fab song …

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Nov 12

All Quiet On The Western Front

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I will be appearing in the production of All Quiet On The Western Front, starting this Friday at The Casa. The production is a stage adaptation of the great anti war novel. The adaptation is a Burjesta Theatre production, written by Julian Bond and directed by Mikyla Durkan. The run starts on Friday 14th November, …

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Nov 11

Discover Liverpool’s Unsung Anti Slavery Hero (Wed 12th Nov)

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Liverpool has a sorry history in terms of its role in the horrific slave trade. Much of Liverpool’s initial wealth was built on the profits from this trade in slavery, yet there were those at the time who argued vociferously against it. One of these was Edward Rushton, a man who served on a slave …

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Aug 10

Still Ragged Film – The Casa Tomorrow (Monday)

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The gang at Shut Out The Light films have produced a star studded cast for this film celebrating 100 years since the publication of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists. The book was my bible when I was a 13 year old and I’ve read it a few times since. It’s also been the inspiration behind many …

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Apr 23

Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Movie Trailer

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Today is the 100th anniversary of the publication of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, my favourite book. To commemorate the anniversary, the film making team at “Shut Out The Light” have released this fabulous trailer of their forthcoming film Still Ragged. I’m really proud that my song Letter To Kathleen, based on Tressell’s final letter home …

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Apr 11

Alun Parry on the Billy Butler Show, Saturday

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I’m delighted to be dragging my guitar into Billy Butler’s trusty studio for a chat and some tunes tomorrow morning (Saturday 12th April). You can hear me from 10.30am on BBC Radio Merseyside, where I’ll be singing some songs, and talking about the new show Love Hope & Resistance, at the Bluecoat on May 1st. …

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Apr 11

Joe Solo Back In Liverpool Tonight!

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If you want a fist punching night of uplifting, soul rocking music, get to Marine FC tonight to hear my good mate Joe Solo. You’ll remember Joe’s stunning appearance at my Liverpool Acoustic gig last month. Or, if you missed him, you never. Which is a pity because he deserves to be seen. And good …

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Apr 03

Love Hope & Resistance at The Bluecoat, May 1st

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Presenting a brand new, experimental show to mark this year’s May Day, at The Bluecoat, May 1st, 7.30pm. Featuring music from Alun Parry alongside a narrative that celebrates solidarity and the story of us. A celebration of solidarity and the human spirit. With an innovative mix of story, spoken word, drama, song and humour. The …

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Apr 02

My Very First Shakespeare – Really!

I’ve never seen Shakespeare before. Really! I’m not even messing. I didn’t get him at school. Maybe because Shakespeare at school was getting a 14 year old shy lad to stumble through the verse. I tried reading him myself. It still didn’t work. I confessed as much to a social enterprise leader who I was …

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Mar 10

Alun Parry Seeks Collaborators For Innovative New Show

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I am seeking collaborators for my innovative new show at The Bluecoat on May 1st, entitled Love Hope & Resistance. The show is a mixture of spoken word and my music. It will be an uplifting celebration of social struggle. I want people leaving with their hearts full and their spirits high. In a time …

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