Monthly Archives: November 2015

An evening with Man Booker Prize winner Marlon James

This year’s Man Booker Prize winner Marlon James has visited Birmingham to discuss the inspiration behind his book A Brief History of Seven Killings. Almost 100 fans attended the event on November 23 in the newly-refurbished Waterstones, High Street, to hear James speak about the characters in his book, the history it derives from and […]

The jungle in Calais; why are migrants in want of a secure life ignored?

    Since the camp’s inception there has been an ongoing debate about whether camp-dwellers in Calais, France, were refugees or economic migrants, suggesting one warrants more sympathy than the other.I travelled from Birmingham to visit the camp with the Stand Up to Racism delegation and spoke to a few of the settlers to get an insight into why […]