culture and politics

People, Poetry and Politics – the Novels of Don Bannister

Don Bannister was a founder of the group of social psychologists who have developed ‘personal construct theory’. In his later years he wrote a series of novels. My friend Trevor Butt, a colleague of Don’s in the 1970s and 80s, asked me to give a paper on Don’s novels at a special conference in honour […]

Riot and Revolution: The Politics of an Inner City

Article in Revolutionary Socialism Winter 1981-2  

The Leeds West Indian Carnival

Since the early 1970s I have taken an active part in the Leeds West Indian Carnival, which I regard as the most important cultural festival in Leeds.  I was commissioned by West Yorkshire Archive Service to write a short history of the Carnival, which is available from the archives, or may be downloaded here: ‘A […]