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  Ah, ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’ – even if you don’t recognise the title, you’ll know the track. Or if you don’t know the track, you’ll recognise the slogan. Played on the radio, on film soundtracks, at clubs, festivals, on music compilations and even in Tahrir Square during an attempt to overthrow Egyptian … Continue readings

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      EDITOR’S CHOICE   The acclaimed poet TS Eliot reads his poem, ‘The Journey of Magi’ in a rare recording. This is one of The Literary Shed’s favourite poems.  Also of interest: E McNight Kauffer – a friend of Eliot’s, McNight Kauffer illustrated ‘The Journey of the Magi‘ when it was published as … Continue readings

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  EDITOR’S CHOICE   Probably one of the most famous and celebrated speeches in certainly our recent history, ‘I have a dream…’ was the address made by the civil rights activist Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, at the March on Washington; Washington DC, 28 August 1963. In 2013, on the 50th anniversary of the March, … Continue readings