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Tallyho and Away; or Huntin' the Reds: Communist Party Writers in the Cold War

Andy Croft discusses the influence, work and contribution of communist writers in post-war Britiain.

Despite the increasing polarisation in British politics, communist writers played an important part in the culture of post-war Britain. Their role, however, has been systematically under-estimated. Speaker Andy Croft has studied the influence, work and contribution of communist writers in this period and will assess it in this talk.

Andy Croft is a poet who lives in Middlesbrough. His books of poetry include Nowhere Special, Just as Blue, Great North, Comrade Laughter, Ghost Writer and Sticky. He has edited poetry anthologies including: Holme and Away, Speaking English, Red Sky at Night (with Adrian Mitchell), North by North East (with Cynthia Fuller) and Not Just a Game (with Sue Dymoke). He writes a monthly poetry column in the Morning Star.

This event is organised by the Socialist History Society in partnership with Bishopsgate Institute.


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Date and Time:

9 May 2009 at 2:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Bishopsgate Institute
230 Bishopsgate
020 7392 9200

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