The Junket

31 October 2011 // Miscellany

Robert Macfarlane writes: A few years ago, word reached me that several of my former students, turned friends, had founded an unnamed society whose main medium was the walk and whose main method was the re-tracing of variously interesting routes and paths: dot-to-dotting London cemeteries, for instance, or walking to Canterbury in a day along […]

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Richardson In Zanderland

30 October 2011 // Richardson in Zanderland

‘Words on Water’ illustrator, John Richardson, has upped sticks and moved east. Here’s how he’s getting on: Zanderland is Appleland All over England it was Appleday on Friday (Oct 21st) and here in Zanderland we’ve truly got a surfeit of riches. After a summer that didn’t quite mature into a summer and both of us […]

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Field Works: Photographs From East Anglia (Final Weekend)

29 October 2011 // Photography

An exhibition of work by Justin Partyka. White House Farm, Great Glemham (nr. Saxmundham), Suffolk, IP17 1LS – www.aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk The final weekend of the exhibition is open both Saturday and Sunday from 11am until around 5pm. Complimentary refreshments are available and on Sunday afternoon (from around 3pm) lamb from the farm will be served. Justin […]

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Sweet Thames Run Softly

28 October 2011 // Books

The introduction to the 2011 edition of Robert Gibbings 1940 classic, Sweet Thames Run Softly. Written by Luke Jennings, for Little Toller Books. When picking up Sweet Thames Run Softly, you might wonder if Robert Gibbings is your ideal companion. The river runs a considerable length, and you might consider that his didactic manner, and […]

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Name That Tune

27 October 2011 // On Nature

illustration by Jon McNaught Words by Cheryl Tipp. An extract from the new Caught by the River book, On Nature. To be able to identify a bird by its voice alone can be extremely rewarding. The human ear is a highly sensitive device and together with the brain is more than capable of learning and […]

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