Jane Bown: Looking for Light

31 May 2014 // Film/TV //Photography

Brian David Stevens enjoys a new documentary film which looks at the life life and career of the iconic photographer Jane Bown. Looking For Light opens with a series of talking heads Rankin, Don McCullin and rather oddly Richard Ashcroft, who pay tribute to the 90 Year old Observer photographer. After speaking of her in […]

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Cold Blood

30 May 2014 // Books

Cold Blood: Adventures with Reptiles and Amphibians by Richard Kerridge Chatto & Windus, hardback, out now. Review by Nick Small. Whilst there’s an abundance of nature writing about our native bird life, our wild flowers, our fish and our mammals, there seems to be less literature concerned with our native reptiles. Not as cuddlesome as […]

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Anticipatory history

29 May 2014 // Books

Anticipatory history. Edited by Caitlin DeSilvey, Simon Naylor & Colin Sackett Uniformbooks, 80pp, 234 x 142, sewn paperback with flaps, out now Review by Ken Worpole. This unusual book is not only elegantly designed, but despite being a collection of contributions by many hands, is uniformly erudite and well-written. It is a form of gazetteer […]

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Competition Results

28 May 2014 // Competition

We’ve run competitions on our last couple of weekly newsletters and we’ve been inundated with entries for both, so thanks to all of you. First up, we have three copies of Simon Goddard’s excellent Simply Thrilled to give away. (read Pete Paphides’ review for Caught by the River here) We asked: The ‘musical cat’ images, […]

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May wanderings

28 May 2014 // Photography

Words and photos by Ben Myers May in Yorkshire brings relief. May is the lifting of the lingering grey veil; the speeded scudding of the clouds overhead. May is the buttercup, the nettle and the ragwort. May is wild grasses growing to the knee within a week and morning skies split with sunlight. May is […]

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