Browsing Archive: May, 2014

The English Fascist Party (2)

Posted by Ken Edwards on Monday, May 26, 2014, In : politics 
This is what Fascism is like. It's not a comical foreigner screeching incomprehensibly before an adoring crowd. It's not shaven-headed bully boys in uniform. No, this is the English version. It's waking up on a damp, grey Bank Holiday Monday morning to hear ignorant people squawking "The country isn't what it was", "Politicians - they're all the same", "They don't listen to us". And neither the media nor the mainstream parties can challenge this - they don't dare alienating these people by te...
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The English Fascist Party

Posted by Ken Edwards on Thursday, May 15, 2014, In : politics 
When I was a small child in Gibraltar I remember my mother telling me how she as a child herself had heard gunshots across the frontier. That was the Spanish Civil War. She also told me that in Britain you were allowed to criticise the Queen, but if you publicly criticised Franco in Spain you would be put in prison.

More recently, one of my aunts, now living in Spain, was reminiscing about her deceased husband, my uncle, who got into serious trouble in the 1930s when as a young man he attended...
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Live at the Palace

Posted by Ken Edwards on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, In : Reality Street 
Reality Street Live at the Electric Palace cinema, Hastings, ended on 23 April with a wonderful and rare reading by Denise Riley of new work, bookended by two remarkable ones by Richard Makin, aided by Miranda Gavin's images projected onto the screen behind him.

The series started in February with a visit to Hastings by Philip Terry, reading from his 1066-themed Reality Street novel tapestry, and also from his reworkings of Shakespeare and Dante. I read from Down With Beauty and with Elaine Ed...
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Next year on Reality Street

Posted by Ken Edwards on Friday, May 2, 2014, In : Reality Street 
Sorry I've gone a bit AWOL from this column recently. Since the fanfare of the publication of the second volume of Bill Griffiths' collected poems I've been taking a sabbatical from Reality Street business, to concentrate on writing. Yes, writing. That's where it all started for me, and will finish. I never really meant to be a publisher.

But I thought I'd better do an update on Reality Street's plans for the future, just in case people were beginning to think that was all over.

So the upshot i...
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Ken Edwards This blog is written by Ken Edwards, co-founder and editor/publisher of Reality Street, and it's mainly about the press. Ken's personal blog can now be found at http://www.kenedwards.eu/