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Issue No. 2341

Heading Out

The first episode of Sue Perkins’ new comedy is promisingly funny. She stars as a gay 40 year old netballing vet who hasn’t come out to her parents.

She can spay a tortoise one-handed but struggles to make eye contact. Her friends decide to help her with a lifestyle coach.

Written by Sue Perkins , BBC Two, 26 February, 10pm

Little Yemen

Sonia Audhali is a British Yemeni. Her photographs show Yemeni life in the West Midlands at work and leisure.

She captures the importance of food, religion and social life.

This is a particularly valuable record of the contemporary British Yemen people as the original generation of migrants to the Midlands are getting fewer.

Until 14 April, Mac Birmingham

Time Travelling Kids: American slavery to Cheshire child labour

Dan Whitehead reads from his children’s novel Atlanta Meets the Cotton Slaves.

It’s about working in the cotton weaving mills. There are activities and you can find out what happened to the mills when the American Civil War broke out. Ages 8+

11am-3.30pm (readings at 12 noon and 2pm), Saturday 2 March, The People’s History Museum, Manchester.

Beasts of the Southern Wild

This is a beautiful film that celebrates a unique and precarious world in the Louisiana wetlands—and the strength of the people who live there.

They are at the mercy of rising waters, and their island home is ultimately doomed.

But their heroic struggle is a tribute to the human yearning for freedom, right to the bitter end.

Directed by Benh Zeitlin. Out now on DVD

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Tue 19 Feb 2013, 16:26 GMT
Issue No. 2341
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