Kurt Jackson – Bees (and the odd wasp) in my bonnet

28 March 2016 // Art //On Nature

Bees bumbling around the kitchen table. 2014. Mixed media on paper. In an exhibition which has just opened at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Kurt Jackson is showcasing new work which celebrates the importance and diversity of bees. Acknowledging the dangers faced by British bees, Kurt Jackson has spent the past few years exploring […]

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Faith & Grace: A Family Journey 1953-1976

27 March 2016 // Music

The Staple Singers – Faith & Grace: A Family Journey 1953-1976 A limited edition box set, compiled and produced by Joe McEwen. Review by Tim Tooher. Recently released by the Concord-revived Stax, Faith & Grace collects together music made by the Staple Singers over twenty-three incredible years. It’s an astonishing collection of music. From the […]

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Antidotes

26 March 2016 // Antidotes

The latest round-up of everything that’s been happily distracting us at Caught by the River… Still from Scottish documentary ‘Lost Treasure’, shot in Sutherland in July 1956. Photograph: National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive Lost Treasure, an uncompleted film abandoned in 1956, has finally received its premiere, and will be touring Scottish cinemas this […]

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Nick’s Pics

25 March 2016 // Nick's Pics

Ovvy Moor – words and pictures: Nick Small This is a photograph of a typical South Pennine landscape, Ovenden Moor near Halifax. It’s pretty unremarkable except for the fact that it’s a skyline that hasn’t looked like this since 1993. That’s when the Ovenden Moor windfarm was built. Twenty three turbines have whirled away on […]

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Justin Partyka – Not Exactly Nature Writing

24 March 2016 // Events //Photography

We’re pleased to be able to share the details of an upcoming exhibition from long-time Caught by the River contributor Justin Partyka. Without further ado, here’s the press release: Justin Partyka, Walnut Tree Farm, 2006. © 2016 Justin Partyka and backroad books. Justin Partyka, in association with the Aldeburgh Festival 2016, is pleased to present […]

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