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Issue No. 2006

A shipyard worker from Glasgow 1955: Through the Lens

A shipyard worker from Glasgow 1955: Through the Lens

Glasgow 1955: Through the Lens
People's Palace & Winter Gardens, Glasgow
Until 30 July

The next few weeks will be your last chance to see this exhibition of photos taken by camera clubs of everyday scenes of people and places.

Tighten Up – Story Of Trojan Records
9pm, Saturday 24 June
BBC Radio 2

Filmmaker, actor, musician and reggae fan Don Letts presents a new two-part series on Trojan Records.

Trojan Records played a large part in introducing Jamaican music to the British public.

In its heyday of the late 1960s to the mid-1970s Trojan launched Jamaican acts such as Jimmy Cliff, John Holt, Ken Boothe, Bob & Marica and Dave & Ansel Collins in Britain.

Don Letts looks at how British skinheads then made ska and reggae popular in the British charts.

Rhythms of Latin America
24-25 June
The ICA, central London

This weekend’s extravaganza celebrates the best of traditional and contemporary Latin American music and dance.

There will be workshops for people of all abilities that will explore the culture, dance and musicianship of these various traditions.

Acts will include Cordado De Ouro, Ahmed Dickinson, Los Rioplatenses, Rastro, La Papayera and Paola Ortiz.

The Wind That Shakes The Barley
Directed by Ken Loach
Out 23 June

The award winning film about the Irish struggle for freedom is finally out this weekend.

The right wing press have attacked left wing director Ken Loach for making the film which lays bare the brutal nature of the British empire, so Socialist Worker readers should show their support.

Make sure you get to see it as soon as possible as its future distribution is dependent on the number of people who view it this weekend.

Katherine Branney

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Sat 24 Jun 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 2006
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