Caught by the Reaper – Allen Toussaint

27 November 2015 // Remembrance

Allen Toussaint died on 10 November, aged 77. Tim Tooher pays tribute: The world lost something last week. Allen Toussaint left it. Nowadays, when famous musicians die, Facebook gets filled with YouTube clips posted in tribute. Two weeks ago, Allen Toussaint died after a concert in Spain and my timeline was filled with videos of […]

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Caught by the River Calder: Saturday Daytime

26 November 2015 // Events

Following the unfortunate flooding of the Calder Valley, it is with heavy hearts that we have decided to postpone this event. The gigs (Field Music on Friday 22nd and Lonelady & Gwenno on Saturday 23rd) will go ahead as planned – the daytime events and talks will be rescheduled for a later date. Refunds for […]

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Be: One – A Rivertones announcement

25 November 2015 // Music

​ We are pleased to announce the first long player to be released on our record label, Rivertones. A four-track album imagining the sound of British summertime as heard by one of the most important members of the animal kingdom – the bee. A hypnotic conceptualisation of the life, work and living environment of the […]

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A Traveller’s Year

25 November 2015 // Books //Travel

A Traveller’s Year: 365 Days of Travel Writing in Diaries, Journals and Letters is a treasure trove of travel writing. Edited by Travis Elborough and Nick Rennison, the book’s extracts (of which there are two or three for each day of the year) span 500 years of exploration and over 200 writers. Here follows an […]

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Costa Book Awards 2015

24 November 2015 // Books

Photo: Brian David Stevens We’d like to extend our heartiest congratulations to our good friend and contributor Melissa Harrison, who has been shortlisted for the 2015 Costa Novel Award for her excellent At Hawthorn Time. Winners across five categories – novel, first novel, biography, poetry and children’s – who each receive £5,000, will be announced […]

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