Shadows and Reflections – Amy Liptrot

27 December 2014 // Shadows & Reflections

Shadows and Reflections: the annual collection of postings where Caught by the River’s ever-reliable contributors and friends old and new take a look back on the events that have shaped the past twelve months. Amy Liptrot. In 2014 I went swimming. All year I’ve not stopped listening to that Frank Ocean track where he sings […]

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The Water Poet

26 December 2014 // Miscellany //On Water

A river story for Boxing Day. Set on the Stort, Lea, Thames and Medway and written exclusively for Caught by the River by one of the first on the firm, Mr. Dexter Petley. Limehouse Basin late one May, a breeze with refinery and road drill, the skunk of an evening tide. Tugs from Woolwich eastbound, […]

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It’s Christmas Time

25 December 2014 // Music


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The Sound of Smithfield: something festive from the London Sound Survey

24 December 2014 // Field Recording

Each Christmas Eve a couple of hundred people gather in the street outside Hart’s the butchers for the annual meat auction. The customers shake banknotes above their heads, yelling and shoving while the butchers hoik hunks of meat through open windows down into the crowd. Christmas can be a time of fierce pleasures for adults […]

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The Lights of Flushing

23 December 2014 // Miscellany

The Lights of Flushing from BFI Future Film on Vimeo. With thanks to Stephen Parker.

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