Shadows and Reflections – John Andrews

31 December 2013 // Shadows & Reflections

In which, as the year comes to its end, our friends and collaborators look back and share their moments: 2013 opened like the lost entry from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles as birds fell from the sky and the new year stayed buried deep in ground that shrank daily and hardened like ancient white iron. Fingers and […]

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Wild Berry Calendar – Mistletoe

30 December 2013 // The Wild Flower Calendar

Illustration: Greg Stevenson Words: Mathew Clayton ‘On the sixth day of the moon… A priest arrayed in white vestments climbs the tree and, with a golden sickle, cuts down the mistletoe, which is caught in a white cloak’. This flowery description of a supposed druid ceremony, written by Pliny the Elder in the first century […]

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Shadows & Reflections – Andy Childs

29 December 2013 // Books //Shadows & Reflections

In which, as the year comes to its end, our friends and collaborators look back and share their moments: My year, in semi-reclusion in the west country, has really more than anything else been a year of books. It’s become, I admit, an addiction. I buy more books than I can possibly read, I find […]

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How Nan Shepherd remade my vision of the Cairngorms

28 December 2013 // Miscellany

Image via The Dabbler Now on the iPlayer. From Robert Macfarlane: I’ve spent the last few months working on a programme for Radio 4 about the Cairngorms, Nan Shepherd, and her masterpiece The Living Mountain. We’re finalising the mix today. It’s been a joy to work on. Lots of field-recordings from two extraordinary days up […]

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Sonic Wonderland at Rough Trade East

27 December 2013 // Books //Field Recording

More information on this event can be found on the Rough Trade shops website.

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