The shipyard painter, political activist and razor-sharp cartoonist Bob Starrett has just written a new book The Way I See It on his eventful life and times. Below we reprint one of his stories and review an essential read
ENO's production of La Boheme is a triumph,
Privatisation, the labour movement and major technological changes in the media during the 1980s create the backdrop of this suspenseful film.
In it, a lifelong group of friends find themselves at the sharp end of a redundancy payout and invest their savings in a racehorse, hoping to turn their future around.
But when his father dies from cancer the film's young protagonist, a south London print worker, decides to make his old man's dream a reality.
Emotionally resonant, with wry insights and humour, Outside Bet conveys a striking and affectionate sense of time and place.
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