Slight Rearrangement Down At The Social Club

23 February 2013 // Allotment Watch //An Antidote To Indifference //Events //Film/TV

a still from the film, Irish Folk Furniture The line up for the next Caught by the River Social Club event (March 7th) has changed slightly. The first half of the night will feature: Irish Folk Furniture (short film) Mathew Clayton’s talk about a 100 year old apple tree in his garden originally planted by […]

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Kathleen Jamie – The Overhaul

22 February 2013 // Poetry

Reviewed by Will Burns To what extent can writing truly be about the natural world? The poet’s primary occupation has to be linguistic, the poem must be the poem’s own ultimate enquiry. And so writing about the world around us necessitates a human element at its centre. Elements of observation, and crucially, of language. At […]

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Pint by the River – A Crafty Ale

21 February 2013 // Food and Drink //Pint/Cake

by Ben McCormick As barometers go, it’s a fairly reliable one that you can pretty much guarantee once something happens on Brick Lane, the chances are it’s going to be mainstream before you can say Operation Condor. So it’s no surprise there is to be a craft beer festival in the Old Truman Brewery this […]

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Recommended Reading – Ants, Rot & Decay

20 February 2013 // Chris Watson Watch //Miscellany //Poetry

A couple of great pieces have turned up online. First up, there’s a brilliant and extensive interview with Chris Watson on the Radio Times website – click here to read The Sound of One Ant Walking. Secondly, the New Statesman have a fantastic article by Alice Oswald talking about the difference between rot and decay. […]

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The River Ure

20 February 2013 // On Water

by David Stead It is my definitive river, the one I grew up with, the one I understand, the one I thought I knew. I had swum in it and played by it as a child, I’d been dragged by my parents on interminable Sunday car rides along its length as a sulky teenager, I’d […]

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