Uniformagazine No. 5

14 February 2016 // Magazines

Mail Attachment The latest issue of one of our favourite print quarterlies is here. Uniformagazine No. 5 features contributions from Mark Pawson, John Bevis and Gertrude Stein. Its publishers say: ‘After four issues, the purpose of this magazine might seem to be to publish what is typical, that the gathering of articles is a matter of seeking similarities and commonality, whereas, it is also to do with looking out for what might be exceptions, the barely visible, and the improvised.’

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Pint by the River: New year, new beer

13 February 2016 // Food and Drink //Pint/Cake

It seems that January rather ran away with us. We’ve been overwhelmed with high-calibre content of late: that in mind, apologies for the tardiness of this post. Regardless, we think you’ll agree that the latest ‘Pint by the River’ post from Roger Clapham was too good to forego.

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The cold, dreary expanse of January is half-gone as I write this and there is a hint of the days getting longer already, even if I am still having my breakfast staring into the blackness outside the kitchen window every morning. It’s always portrayed as such a bleak time of year, but like some ridiculous self-help guru or similar fountain of positivity I always like to make a few plans for the coming months right now, and get some pleasure from what may lie ahead.

Like all plans and ideas though, those hatched at a bar or round the table at home – imaginations fired by alcohol – are always the best, most joyful ones: unsurprising then that I don’t go in for the idea of a “dry January”. I’ve no objection to people that do – my wife attempts it annually, then blames me when she ends up having a drink on the 15th or some such as it’s a weekend and I’m having another beer – but it’s simply not for me. So if you’re in the pub or the beer shop this month too, here are a couple of breweries you’d do well to look out for. (more…)

Jim Cain

13 February 2016 // Music

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Bill Callahan, from the LP Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

Caught by the River Thames – Tickets now on sale!

12 February 2016 // Events

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We’re very excited to announce that tickets for Caught by the River Thames are now on sale. Bag some here.

Stunning artwork has been created by long-time Caught by the River collaborators Nick Hand and James Lewis. Those of you who joined us at Fforest last year may have attended one of Nick’s letterpress workshops, whilst James provided the cover design for the paperback edition of our book A Collection of Words On Water.

Taking place at London’s Fulham Palace on 6/7 August 2016, we’ll be celebrating the very best in music, arts and the natural world. Acts appearing across the weekend include Super Furry Animals/Low/Beth Orton/Mulatu Astatke/Sun Ra Arkestra/Ryley Walker/Gwenno/Kate Tempest/London Sound Survey/Amy Liptrot/Chris Packham.

Caught by the River poets-in-residence Will Burns and Martha Sprackland will curate their own programme in the Faber Poetry Chapel, whilst Pete Fowler, Matt Sewell and Nick Hand will run workshops for the artistically-inclined of all ages.

For a more comprehensive idea of the weekend’s goings-on, take a look at this.

We’ll see you on the lawn.

The Somerset Floods

11 February 2016 // Photography

In the winter of 2013-14, the Somerset Levels suffered severe flooding. Photographer Matilda Temperley documented the damage. Later compiled into a sell-out book entitled Under The Surface – Somerset Floods, the images won Matilda the Royal Photographic Society’s Vic Odden award in September 2015. Below are select images from the project.