Suburban Herbarium

27 June 2016 // On Nature //Photography

Diva Harris talks to William Arnold about his 21st century homage to Victorian botany. Yellow Archangel (Lamium gleobdolon) William Arnold is a photographer living in Cornwall. Having chanced upon a copy of his Antler Press photo book some time ago and following him on Twitter, I began to notice the fruits of his latest labour, […]

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River Diary by Ronald Blythe

26 June 2016 // Books //On Water

River in winter by John Nash. Via Wormingford blog. River Diary by Ronald Blythe Published by Canterbury Press Norwich (2008) Review by Nic Flook River Diary is a collection of Ronald Blythe’s weekly articles for Church Times that dates back to 2005‐2006, the year in which his friend Roger Deakin died. It was through reading […]

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The Swordfish and the Star

25 June 2016 // Books //On Water

The Swordfish and the Star: Life on Cornwall’s most treacherous stretch of coast by Gavin Knight (Chatto & Windus, hardcover, 256 pages. Out now.) Review by Mathew Clayton Martin’s boat is sinking… ‘He knocked the engine out of gear, climbed out of the wheelhouse and waded towards the stern. To clear the net he had […]

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Now open – The Town Moor: A Portrait In Sound

24 June 2016 // Chris Watson Watch

Emma Warren reports from Chris Watson’s immersive new sound installation at Tyneside Cinema Chris Watson’s new piece compresses a year on Newcastle’s Town Moor into 38 magic minutes of sound. It’s being performed in the Tyneside Cinema’s small upstairs gallery and it’s pitch black bar the green exit signs. The room has been acoustically supersized: […]

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Swifts and Mayflies

23 June 2016 // Books //On Nature

Inspired by Rob Cowen’s ‘Common Ground’ and Charles Foster’s ‘Being A Beast’, Sue Brooks spends the month of May in pursuit of two elusive species Illustration by Philip Henry Gosse in a Victorian edition of Gilbert White’s ‘The Natural History of Selborne’ Oh to be in England – not April this year, although it was […]

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