‘Wild swimming’ – it’s a bit like calling lawn mowing wild vacuuming

31 July 2011 // Miscellany

Despite his initial scepticism, Tom Cox has found himself seduced by the magic of wild swimming. Even though I always made it clear that I only used the place for its swimming pool, people often seemed a little surprised when I told them I had a gym membership. I’m not out of shape, so I […]

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Newport Folk Festival Live

30 July 2011 // Music

Fans of Gillian Welch, M. Ward, Mavis Staples and Emmylou Harris might want to head over to the NPR website and listen to live broadcasts of their sets at this weekends Newport Folk Festival. Gillian Welch is playing today at 4.45pm (eastern time) which, without wanting to get all Spinal Tap is, I think, 9.45pm […]

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Caitlin Rose

30 July 2011 // Music

T Shirt by Caitlin Rose. The last song from her awesome set at Port Eliot last Friday (albeit filmed in Mcr a few nights later). Holy shiver time. (thanks to Billy)

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Caught by the Applecart

30 July 2011 // Events //Music

The Applecart Festival in Victoria Park looks like our kind of lazy day out. The line up includes such Friends of the River as Saint Etienne, Andrew Weatherall, Steve Mason, Magic Numbers, The Balearic Folk Orchestra, Sean Rowley and Kevin Rowland (DJing)… alongside us putting on a little early afternoon Nature Disco with the mighty […]

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Some Very Kind Words…

29 July 2011 // Miscellany //Port Eliot Festival

Just a few of the emails we’ve received about last weekend’s Port Eliot Festival.

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