Kevin Maxwell

Writer and advocate

Another year older! Wiser?

Tomorrow, I turn another year older – although, I’m not sure another year wiser! Having just found a ‘further’ grey hair on my head (as opposed to anywhere else on my body), I soon may end up needing more of the ‘precious’ stuff, than I like to think! Enjoy the photo, Max. ‘View from the…

Film Review – Unhappy Birthday

Friday gone, I had the opportunity to attend the world premiere of Unhappy Birthday at the British Film Institute’s London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (LLGFF). Prior to the screening, I took part in an open conversation with the co-directors, on how they got their debut feature film from A to B. What’s all the…

Theatre Review – Greenland

I noticed today, that yesterday marked the beginning of the last week of the Greenland at the National Theatre, London. I went to see it last month with friends, and afterwards not one of them had a good thing to say about it! What’s all the fuss NOT about? Greenland is billed as a new…

Film Review – Black Swan

Last weekend Alex and I went to see Black Swan at the cinema. Initially, I wasn’t too keen on wanting to see a film about ballet on the big screen. However, what a fool I would have been if I hadn’t gone! What’s all the fuss about? Black Swan is a psychological drama starring Natalie…

Uncle Billy – 98 this year!

It wouldn’t be right if my first blog of the year wasn’t about Uncle Billy, who amazingly turns 98 this year! A lot has happened with Uncle B since my last post about him, but it’s all been good. I suppose I should start with the most recent events in his life and work backwards,…

The Purpose of Life…

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. This has been a… Eleanor Roosevelt, ‘View from the Bottom’. Take care, Max x. Live Healthy, Laugh Often & Love Yourself! Published by My Mum. Kevin Maxwell Film, Media…

John Lennon – PEACE

Today, marks the 30th anniversary of the death of John Lennon, a fellow Scouser. It was thirty-nine years ago in 1971, that John said the following… “Imagine all the people – Living life in PEACE – You may say I’m a dreamer – But I’m not the only one – I hope someday you’ll join…

Being LGB (Liverpudlian, Gay & Black)

On Mental Health… It was just after July of this year that I decided to really take control of my own life. I learned that a national tabloid was going to publish a story about me, detailing the challenge I was making against my employer on the grounds of race & sexual orientation discrimination. As…

Royal Fail

After avoiding the Post Office (part of the Royal Mail Group), since my last not-so-good experience, today I had the unfortunate reason to visit again. Uncle Billy (97), asked me to go and pay his electricity bill – I know what you’re thinking, ‘do it online’! Being the age he is though, he doesn’t like…

Act your age NOT your shoe size!

This afternoon, Alex and I were getting dressed (I know, we’re lazy) to go and meet one of our friends Luke for lunch, who was down in London from Manchester. Alex was ‘messing about’ as he sometimes does (whilst getting ready) and being as sensible as I am (?), I told him to ‘act your…

Explore, Dream, Discover…

Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour and catch the trade winds in your sails… explore, dream, discover! This has been a… Mark Twain, ‘View from the Bottom’.…