Monthly Archives: June 2011

Michael Jackson – Long Live the King

Today, 25th June 2011, marks the sad second anniversary, to the very day, of the shocking and tragic news of the death of musical legend Michael Jackson. To mark the anniversary I share with you a tribute I wrote within days … Continue reading

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Clybourne Park review

Clybourne Park  **** Wyndham Theatre There are some racy, near the nuckle jokes  in Act II of Bruce Norris’s fascinating play that examines racial tensions in America, circa 1959 and 2009. Sorry, they’re far too spicy for me to publish here I’m … Continue reading

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Rastamouse scare! Why do people have to make a good ting bad?

The clear moral of the Rastamouse series is “how to make a bad ting good”. Judging by the online and newspaper artificial “storm in a mouse trap” debate, it’s clear some people are hell bent on making a “good ting … Continue reading

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What’s gone wrong with our democracy? Michael Mansfield QC

Memoirs of a Radical Lawyer – Michael Mansfield, QC In a fascinating, entertaining and wide ranging Question and Answer talk from renowned Barrister Michael Mansfield QC at London’s City University, Michael talked freely and frankly about a wide range of interesting … Continue reading

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Can single mum’s turn boys into men?

Exciting start to the day, 9th June 2011, with the publication in ‘The Voice’ newspaper of my letter in response to last week’s article, ‘Can single mum’s turn boys into men?’ Not only that, but it was chosen as the newspaper’s … Continue reading

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Welcome to Talk of the Town

Greetings! Welcome to the Tiemo Talk of The Town Blog, established in 2011. We cover a wide variety of  comedy shows, plays, debates, conferences, festivals and films that examine the arts, culture, education, faith, health and well-being, politics, relationships and … Continue reading

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Sharon Shoesmith wins unfair dismissal appeal – you cannot be serious?

A normal quiet morning, Friday 27th May 2011, was broken by the sensational news that Sharon Shoesmith, ex-Director of Education and Children Services at Haringey Council, had won her appeal for unfair dismissal v London Borough of Haringey. To many people this might … Continue reading

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