Nairn’s London: revisited

25 June 2015 // Pint/Cake

Photo: Diana Jarvis In 1966, Ian Nairn penned a masterpiece: a one-man meander through our capital that taught readers to see beauty where others saw decay. Some 49 years on, Ben McCormick picks up the baton to write his own paean to London pub culture. I love pubs. Ever since I was four and was […]

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Competition Results

24 June 2015 // Competition

Here are the results of our last couple of newsletter competitions: First up, we have three CD copies of Grasscut’s new album Everyone Was A Bird to give away. We asked: Grasscut member Marcus O’Dair recently had a book published on the subject of one of England’s most unique and special musicians. Can you name […]

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Radio On

24 June 2015 // Radio On

Mazie Gordon-Phillips in 1946. Photograph: Todd Webb Hi Jeff, Hope all is well. Don’t know if it will be of any interest but ‘Book at Bedtime’ on Radio 4 this week and last week is Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg. Saint Mazie is Mazie Gordan, immortalized by in his New Yorker profile piece titled ‘Mazie’. […]

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Sounds of our Shores

24 June 2015 // Field Recording

Matt Sewell A press release from the National Trust: Unique mapping project to capture the sounds of our shores • Project aims to capture sounds from the whole of the 10,800 mile UK coastline • Sounds uploaded on the map will be added to the British Library’s Sound Archive • Martyn Ware from Human League […]

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Caught by the River presents…

23 June 2015 // Books //Events

“Long walks, at certain points, throw up messengers from parallel worlds. You see them when you need them. Perhaps, in some strange way, they need us too: confirming absence, confirming the validity of a confession that has to be made, over and again…” Further information on the Rough Trade website.

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