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Issue No. 2308

From Cable Street to Brick Lane

by Phil Maxwell & Haz Hashim
5 July, Genesis Cinema, London
box office 0870 060 6061

This new film by veteran activists Phil Maxwell and Haz Hashim looks at the anti-fascist struggle in London’s East End from the 1930s to today.

It receives its premiere at the Genesis Cinema in Whitechapel at 6.30pm on 5 July. Booking in advance is recommended as the showing is likely to sell out.

Julius Caesar

BBC4, Sunday 24 June, 8pm

This new adaptation of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar features an all-black cast and is set in a post-independence African state.

The production echoes the overthrow of dictators in the Arab Spring. Paterson Joseph stars as Brutus with Ray Fearon as Mark Anthony.

The Condition of the Working Class in England

Salford Arts Theatre, 5–6 July
Nexus Art Cafe, 7–8 July

Inside Film’s theatre production of Frederick Engels’ classic The Condition of the Working Class in England debuts next month at the Salford Arts Theatre. Go to to book tickets.

The play will also be showing at the Nexus Art Cafe in Manchester for two days before coming to London for performances on 14 and 15 July. And a film version is in the works.

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