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PHILOSOPHY FOR CHORLTON Richard Gore

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INTERNET SAFETY FIRST Chris Turner

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BOOK REVIEWS from Chorlton Bookshop

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FROM RATIONING TO RECESSION volunteering at the CAB

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CHORLTON BOOK FESTIVAL 8th to 21st November

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Philosophy for Chorlton Richard Gore

I am confident that readers would agree with the idea that Chorlton is a really great place to live and has just about everything you could wish for to lead the “good life”. Great shopping facilities including many great independent shops; a wide range of excellent bars, cafes, restaurants and pubs; sporting and leisure facilities; folk clubs etc. So, what could be missing? What could be added to this rich mix? If a community philosophy group in which to have open and thought provoking dialogues and discussions about the “big issues of life”…appeals to you (including our different takes on what constitutes “the good life”!!) then read on!

Nothing New The idea of philosophical discussion groups taking place in a social setting is nothing new. The ancient Greeks often engaged in philosophical dialogue as part of their cultural pursuits, which enriched Greek life. More

recently in the cafés and bars of Paris and London a growing trend has been to devote a regular evening or daytime session to philosophical discussion. Nearer to home, our cousins down the road in Liverpool have developed “Philosophy in Pubs”, PIPs for short, a community group, whose aims are to promote and encourage critical thinking, philosophical enquiry and debate in social settings. Regular philosophical enquiries take place in more than 10 pubs across the city. You can find out all about PIPs by visiting their website at www.philosophyinpubs.org.uk Community Philosophy groups have also been set up in many other parts of the country: Oldham and Rochdale, York and Newcastle, and sunny Brighton to name just a few. Now… fellow Chorltonites, if they can do it in Athens, London, Paris, Liverpool and Oldham…why not here in Chorlton?

What is Community Philosophy? Its aim is simple: to provide a safe space and clear structure in which people can express and discuss their ideas and thoughts, and to learn from each other in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Community Philosophy has largely developed out of Philosophy for Children (sometimes abbreviated to P4C) initiated by Professor Matthew Lipman and colleagues at Montclair State College, New Jersey. Lipman’s original project, conceived in the late 1960’s in the wake of student unrest, was to encourage children and citizens to be more reasonable – that is, ready to reason and be reasoned with. Like the ancient Greek philosophers, he saw this as the path to the ultimate goal of education: practical wisdom, or good judgement. In creating the approach Lipman drew on the tradition of philosophical dialogue developed by the Greek philosopher, Socrates (469-399 BCE).

“The unexamined life is not worth living.” How does it work? The approach starts with the consideration by the group of a “stimulus” or starting point for thought and reflection. Lots of different things can be used (poems, songs, texts, DVD clips, real objects, newspaper articles) but they work best when they will provide for a variety of different responses and opinions. Participants create their own philosophical questions based on the stimulus and then choose one question for an “in depth” enquiry.


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“I think I’ve got what philosophy is. You don’t have to answer the question, sometimes there are no answers.” “I have been able to see things from other people’s points of view and have sometimes changed my own initial point of view, as a result.” Respect for others and their opinions are a fundamental requirement of the group as it encourages people to put forward their views without fear of ridicule or intimidation.

When and where will it happen in Chorlton? We will hold a first session for those interested in being

involved on Tuesday 16th November, in the upstairs room at the Lloyds Pub, Wilbraham Rd, Chorlton. The session will

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week up to Christmas. The aim would be to create a group large enough to enjoy a number of diverse opinions, yet small enough to allow each person time to put their views across.

Does God exist? Do we really have free will? What is art?

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Is there ever a just war?

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What does it mean to be human?

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Can love conquer all? be a “taster” and we will have an enquiry to become familiar with the approach. No academic or philosophical background is necessary, only a passion for enquiry! We will also discuss creating a group to meet for perhaps 6 sessions on one evening a

There will be a small charge to cover venue hire and other costs. If you would like to come along on 16th November, or want to find out more, please contact Richard Gore on: 0161 860 7519 07753716726 richardsgore@yahoo.co.uk


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Book Reviews from Chorlton Bookshop

his flat. As With “The Time Traveler’s Wife” Niffenegger once again explores the themes of love and loss but skilfully wraps a ghost story around them. This is a perfect book for curling up on the sofa on a cold and misty autumnal evening!

Pippi Longstocking

Her Fearful Symmetry

by Astrid Lindgren & Lauren Child (9-12 years)

by Audrey Niffenegger

For fans of Audrey Niffennegger this novel was a long time coming. The wait was worth it; yet again she has produced an original and moving story. Julia and Valentina Poole are identical twins who have just been left a London flat by a long lost aunt. Aged 21 the girls are still looking for something to do with their lives and decide a move to London would be perfect despite strong reservations from their mother. Their mother incidentally, was the sister of the long lost aunt. This is just the first in a long line of mysterious occurrences. The flat itself is next door to Highgate cemetery which gives the story its ghostly backdrop and gives the reader sneaky clues to the story’s eventual outcome. Along the way Valentina and Julia meet a range of characters. Two of these include the dead aunt’s mysterious toy boy and an OCD sufferer who is unable to leave

Alyss’ followers including White Chess Pieces and her childhood friend, Dodge. Both boys and girls (and grown ups too!) will enjoy reading this book.

The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor

“You think you know the true story of Alice in Wonderland? Well think again.” Beddor manages to successfully take the classic Alice in Wonderland story and turn it on its head to create just as imaginative a tale of adventure full of rich plot twists, colourful inventions, and a fully developed group of characters to keep a reader of any age interested. Alyss Heart is set to become Queen of Wonderland until her evil Aunt Redd attacks the Queendom to forcefully take the throne, causing Alyss to flee to our world. The story follows Alyss as she, trapped here, struggles to live in a strange Victorian England, whilst also following Redd’s years of tyranny in Wonderland and a rebel group of

For fans of classic children’s fiction this is a marriage made in heaven. Charlie and Lola creator Lauren Child has created a full range of new illustrations for Lindgren’s extravagant tales of Pippi Longstocking, first published almost 70 years ago. Pippi, who is both phenomenally strong and immensely rich, lives on her own since her seafaring father went missing. Along with local children Tommy and Annika, and her wayward pet monkey Mr Nilsson, Pippi is drawn into an endless stream of peculiar adventures. Child clearly knows a thing or two about remarkable little girls - aside from Charlie’s little sister Lola, she also invented Clarice Bean - and her vivid illustrations are a fine match to Lindgren’s writing, breathing fresh life into an old favourite. Pippi newcomers may well find this combination irresistable.


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From Rationing to Recession Karen Dyson The Citizens Advice service is more than 70 years old. It swung into action on 4th September 1939, the day after the Second World War was declared. 200 bureaux, staffed entirely by volunteers, opened their doors that day. Services were taken out to wherever people needed them, and as well as having offices, bureaux ran from horseboxes, ambulances and pubs. They provided valuable help with things like war benefits and pensions, housing, rationing and even growing your own vegetables as part of the war effort! After the war, they continued to work with organisations such as Red Cross to help repatriate refugees and reunite families. Today we have around 400 bureaux. Taking services to where people need them most is still a key issue, so they also provide advice from over 5000 outreach venues. Manchester Citizens Advice Bureau has been recently been given new funding. This means our services are secure for

at least the next three years. We can expand our existing bureaux and open new ones – and we need volunteers to help us to do this. In Manchester, we will have six Community Legal Advice Centres which we will run along with agencies such as Shelter and legal aid solicitors, and will provide outreach services at a wide variety of locations. We are particularly looking for Triage Interviewers. They carry out brief interviews with new clients to help them decide the best way for them to get the advice they need. This could be self help, an appointment in-bureaux or a referral to a specialist organisation. Volunteers are still very much part of the service, and across the country, over 80% of our workers are volunteers. The benefits of volunteering include training and work experience, learning new skills, meeting new people and the opportunity to make a real difference in your community. Effective advice has been shown to improve health,

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Readers, writers and would-be writers are 20in force in South Manchester for some out book-related action at the sixth Chorlton Book Festival. All the featured guests have Chorlton connections,which makes M21 arguably the city’s most literary suburb. All events take place in November and are free unless we say otherwise.

Quizimodo’s Chorlton Festival Special!

dogs. Free fun family activities and prizes. Come in fancy dress - spotty is good. Chorlton Library, Saturday 13, 1.30-4pm

Charlotte Keatley Experience the madness, (with actress Karen Henthorne) which includes an ‘Are You Sitting Comfortably?’ Charlotte Keatley is round. Graham and Ben one of Manchester’s read from their favourite most notable writers. Her award-winning children’s books. Win Readers, writers and would-be writers are play, My Mother Said booky prizes and eat biscuits! Entries £1. Quizimodo’s Chorlton You’ll find full venue details on the back out in force in South Manchester for some I Never Should, was page. Oddest Bar, 10Special! November, 8pm till late Festival book-related action at the sixth Chorlton named by the National Readers, writers and would-be writers are Experience the madness, Ed Glinert Book Festival. All the featured guests have Valerie Roebuck Theatre as one of the Quizimodo’s Chorlton out in force in South Manchester for some which includes an ‘Are Jackie Kay, Charlotte Keatley, Chorlton connections,which Significant Plays of the Twentieth Century. Ed, a co-foundermakes of CityM21 The Dhammapada is oneMike Garry Festival Special! book-related action at the sixth Chorlton You Sitting Comfortably?’ arguably the city’s most literarypersonal suburb. Competitions, workshops, story times, It is thought to be the most widely Life, has a unique of the best-loved Buddhist Experience the madness, Book Festival. Allplace the featured guests have round. Graham Ben performed play by a female playwright All events in and are e-Readers and more take on Keatley, theNovember recent and Jackie Kay,take Charlotte Mike Garry texts - teachings, inand verse which includes an ‘Are Chorlton makes M21 frombeen theirspoken favourite free unlessconnections,which wenot-so-recent say otherwise. history of Competitions, workshops, story times, saidread to have by and is a set text in schools. Charlotte, You Sittingbooks. Comfortably?’ supported by Corrie’s Karen Henthorne, arguably Manchester. Tonightsuburb. he thechildren’s Buddha himself. Win Valerie e-Readersthe andcity’s moremost literary Graham and Pali Ben All events place in November booky prizes talks andround. eat biscuits! Entries £1. will demonstrate how play writing works You’ll find take fulltalks venue details the and backare about andon reads from about translating fromreads their favourite free page.unless wea say newotherwise. and improved online Oddest Bar, poetry, 10read November, 8pm tillher late and read her plays, including her new play. and from books. Win Photo: Christopher Farrell version of his acclaimed newchildren’s translation. Ed Glinert Valerie booky prizesRoebuck and eat biscuits! Entries £1. Chorlton Library, Sunday 14, 2-4pm You’ll find full venue details on the back Manchester Compendium, a streetChorlton Library, Friday 12, 12.30pm co-founder of City page. historyEd, Dhammapada is one Oddest Bar, 10The November, 8pm till late by-street of aEngland’s greatest Magic Stories Simon Unsworth of the best-loved Buddhist Jackie Kay industrial city. Life, has a unique personal Animal Ed Glinerttake on the recent and Roar like a lionRoebuck or texts squeak like a mouse Valerie Jackie Kay has written - teachings, inKurt verse Horrorwelcome! author Simon Chorlton Library, Monday 8, 6pm masks and costumes Suitable Ed, a co-founder of City awarding-winning The is one not-so-recent history of saidDhammapada to have been spoken by Unsworth was brought up for children aged 3-7 years. Life, has a unique personal Ann Featherstone poetry and novels for the best-loved Buddhist Manchester. Tonight he the Buddha Valerie in of Chorlton, so himself. has learned 13,about 11am take the and recent andfrom Busy Bee , Saturday adults and children and -with teachings, verse talks about reads talks translating Pali Ann is on author of two to texts cope the oddinand received an MBE for not-so-recent history of to have been from spoken a new and improved online gripping Victorian thriller poetry, and reads thesaid weird. His stories haveherby Stunning Stories services to literature. Manchester. he the Buddha himself. Valerie version of hisTonight acclaimed novels: Walking in Pimlico new translation. appeared in a wide range of You decide what you want to hear! Listen Her most recent book, talks reads talks about translating Pali Manchester Compendium, aand streetand Theabout Newgate Jig. Shefrom to Chorlton magazines and anthologies. Library, 12, 12.30pm extracts and let us Friday know what you Red Dust Road, traces a new andabout improved poetry, and reads from her by-street history of England’s greatest also writes the online think His first was Open Lost Places (Ash by collection scoring them. to children her experience of finding her natural version of his acclaimed Simon Unsworth new translation. industrial city.Victorian entertainment Tree Press) aged 8-12. and his second, Strange parents. It’s full of unexpected twists, Manchester Compendium, a8,streetindustry and is a6pm lecturer Gateways, out in 2012. Horror Chorlton Library, Friday 12.30pm Chorlton Library, Monday Busy Bee, is Saturdays 13 author and12, 20,Simon 2pm Kurt turns and deep emotion. Photo by Mike Tsang by-street history of England’sHistory greatest in Performance at Unsworth Chorlton Library, Friday 12,was 7pmbrought up Photography, 2010. Courtesy of the Glass Magazine Simon Unsworth Ann Featherstone industrial city.Manchester University. 101 Dalmatians in Chorlton, so has learned Robert Graham: Horror Simon Annwork is author two Author Dodie Smith grewauthor up in the Old Chorlton Library, Monday 8,of 6pm to cope with odd Kurt and Chorlton Library, Monday 15, 7pm “Up there with the of Angela Carter Trafford and Whalley tohave Unsworth waswent brought up e-Read All About it gripping Victorian thriller the Range weird. and His stories and Sarah Waters. Extremely hard to put writers’ workshop Ann Featherstone Whalley Range High! Find out story in Chorlton, so has learned novels: Walking in Pimlico down.” - The Times appeared inofathe wide range of The Chorlton-based author Holy Joe Fancy an eBook reader for Ann is author of two behind The 101 Dalmatians, one ofanthologies. our to copeand with the odd and and The magazines and Lloyds Hotel, Tuesday 9,Newgate 7pm Jig. She and The Only Living Boy MMU lecturer Christmas? Have a play with gripping Victorian thriller best-loved novels,the andwas about Dodie’s own weird. His stories have also writes about the His first collection Lost Places (Ash the latest models and find in Creative Writing shares his expertise in dogs. Free fun family activities and prizes. novels: Walking in Pimlico appeared in a wide range of Victorian entertainment Tree Press) workshop. and his second, out about how you can now this practical PlacesStrange are free, but Come in fancy dress spotty is good. and The Newgate Jig. She magazines and anthologies. industry and is a lecturer Gateways, is out in 2012. download free eBooks from limited. Call 227 3700 to book. also writes about the Chorlton Library, Saturday 13, 1.30-4pm His first collection was Lost Places (Ash in Performance History at the library website. Chorlton Library, Friday 7pm Lloyds Hotel, Saturday 13, 12, 11am-1pm Victorian entertainment Tree Press) and his second, Strange Manchester University. Chorlton Library, Thursday 18, 6-8 pm Charlotte Keatley industry and is a lecturer Robert Gateways, isGraham: out in 2012. “Up there with the work of Angela Carter (with actress Karen Henthorne) Animal Magic Stories Jackie Kay Storytime in Performance History at Chorlton Library, Friday 7pm Bookstart and Sarah Waters. Extremely hard to put writers’ workshop Roar like a lion or squeak like12, aKeatley mouse Charlotte is Jackie Kay has written Manchester University. down.” - The Times for lots of fun. The Chorlton-based author of Holy Joe Join Bookstart Bear masks and costumes welcome! Suitable one of Manchester’s awarding-winning Graham: “Up there withTuesday the work9,of7pm Angela Carter forRobert children agedLiving 3-7 years. Lloyds Hotel, and The Only Boy and MMU lecturerChorlton Library, Friday forfor most notable writers. poetry19, and10.15 novels and Sarah Waters. Extremely hard to put writers’ workshop in Creative Writing shares over-2s. Busy Bee , Saturday 13, 11amhis expertise in children under2, 11.15 Her award-winning adultsfor and children and down.” The Times re The Chorlton-based of Holy Joe but this practical workshop. are free, play,author MyPlaces Mother Said received an MBE for Quizimodo’s Chorlton Manky Poets with copland smith Stunning Stories me Lloyds Hotel, Tuesday 9, 7pm and The Call Only Living Boyto and MMU limited. 227 book. services to literature. I 3700 Never Should, waslecturer Festival Special! You decide what you want to hear! Listen in The Poets of Greater Chorltonia n in Creative Writing shares his expertise Her most recent book, named by the National Hotel, Saturday 13, 11am-1pm toLloyds extracts and let us know Places what Experience the madness, ve this practical workshop. are free, butLive in the library, Red Dust Road, readings by thetraces poets of Theatre as oneyou of the think by scoring them. Open to children which includes an ‘Are 1 experience of finding herL Dixon, naturalJimmy Chorlton, including Sarah limited. Call 227 3700 to book. Significant Plays of the Twentieth Century. her 8-12. to be the most widely You Sitting Comfortably?’ Itaged fullcopland of unexpected twists, DoxfordIt’s and smith. £2/£1 is thought Lloyds Hotel, Saturday 13, 11am-1pm parents. Busy Bee, play Saturdays 13 andplaywright 20, 2pm Mike Tsang turns and deep emotion. round. Graham and Ben are performed by a female Chorlton Library, FridayPhoto 19, by 7.30pm Photography, 2010. Courtesy of the Glass Magazine read from their favourite and is aDalmatians set text in schools. Charlotte, 101 SarahLibrary, Dixon: children’s books. Win Chorlton Monday 15, 7pm supported by Corrie’s Karen Author Dodie Smith grew upHenthorne, in Old booky prizes and eat biscuits! Entries £1. will demonstrate howRange play writing works writers’ workshop Trafford and Whalley and went to e-Read All About it read Range her plays, including Whalley High! Find outher thenew storyplay. Oddest Bar, 10 November, 8pm till late and A workshopFancy with aanprize-winning eBook readerpoet for and Photo: Christopher behind The 101 Farrell Dalmatians, one of our exercises using books by festival authors Christmas? Have a play with Valerie Roebuck best-lovedLibrary, novels, Sunday and about Chorlton 14,Dodie’s 2-4pmown to fire your the imagination. Call and the library latest models find to dogs. Free fun family activities and prizes. The Dhammapada is one book your place out about how you can now al of the best-loved Buddhist Come in fancy dress - spotty is good. Chorlton Central Church, Saturday 20, download free eBooks from texts - teachings, in verse Chorlton Library, Saturday 13, 1.30-4pm 11-1pm the library website. said to have been spoken by Chorlton Library, Thursday 18, 6-8 pm Charlotte Keatley the Buddha himself. Valerie (with actress Karen Henthorne) m talks about translating Pali Bookstart Storytime Charlotte Keatley is ne poetry, and reads from her

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Ahoy, me hearties! Swashbuckling adventures of treasure and treason. For children aged 3-7 years. Busy Bee, Saturday 20 , 11am

Teen poetry slam with Mike Garry Showcase your writing and performance skills in a supportive and friendly environment. Your host and compère is the inspirational poet Mike Garry. Teenagers only. First prize is a Kindle e-book reader. Chorlton Library, Saturday 20, 12noon

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