Jeb’s Jukebox

30 June 2014 // Jeb's Jukebox

Lawdy Rolla The Guerrillas Polydor, 1969 It’s June and I’m driving through Cornwall. Slowly, with the windows down. On the back roads, the roads without numbers, without names. Where everything gets slow and wild. And I’m singing along to Lawdy Rolla by The Guerrillas. I bought this record years ago and didn’t, right away, get […]

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Notting Hill Sound Systems

29 June 2014 // Events //Music //Photography

Putting the mighty sound system in the frame, friend and photographer Brian David Stevens has an unmissable new exhibition of his work at The Social, beginning Wednesday July 9th and running until September 30th. In the summer of 2004, Brian rose early to capture the towering speaker rigs and sound systems of the Notting Hill […]

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The Centenary of Laurie Lee

28 June 2014 // Books

By Neil Sentance ‘The stooping figure of my mother, waist-deep in the grass and caught there like a piece of sheep’s wool, was the last I saw of my country home as I left it to discover the world.’ So begins Laurie Lee’s memoir As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, first published in 1969, […]

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From the city to the sea – a journey to the Baltic

27 June 2014 // On Water //The Sea

Berliner Paul Scraton paints a portrait of the Baltic Coast for Caught by the River… On the train north from Berlin the carriage is packed. At the Hauptbahnhof people clambered excitedly aboard with their belongings, their bicycles and their picnic baskets. Some are heading for the forests and lakes that begin even before the suburbs […]

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Matt’s Bird of the Week – Red-backed shrike

26 June 2014 // Matt Sewell //Matt's Bird of the Week

Red-backed Shrike in a Hawthorn Tree (Lanius collurio) Words and picture by Matt Sewell With conker-red wings, club-like beak and a long tail that disguises the fact that they are not much bigger than a House Sparrow – so smaller than their cousin, the great grey Shrike, but every bit as hawk-like and brutal. Their […]

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