Autumn: an extract from John Lewis-Stempel

27 August 2016 // Books

Dusk is already filling the wood. Across the valley some Duracell jackdaws yap, and yap. There was a storm last night. The floor of the wood is a chaos of crashed branches and downed trunks: a Norse god’s idea of Pick-up-Sticks. Among the fallen is the beech-by-the-stile, the one I touch every day as I […]

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Stranger on the Shore

26 August 2016 // Film/TV

Stranger on the Shore is a new cycle of video-poems by Michael Smith and Maxy Neil Bianco, looking at the bohemian eccentricity of Hastings, the dockside desolation of the Thames Estuary, and the spooky enchantment of Whitby. The films feature an original soundtrack by Andrew Weatherall & Nina Walsh. In the run up to the […]

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Jeb’s Jukebox

26 August 2016 // Jeb's Jukebox

Ken Matthews Most Of All Olde World Records 1974 My postbox sits in the corner of a sheep grazed field, next to a rusting gate. It’s a quarter mile away, along a single track gravel lane. It’s a walk I know intimately. The lane, lined by alders and hazels and bracken and nettles, is covered […]

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I Had Myself A Nuclear Spring: a review revisited

25 August 2016 // Rivertones

Ahead of tomorrow’s Rivertones release of Kate Carr’s I Had Myself A Nuclear Spring, we wanted to return to Luke Turner‘s review of the album from January this year – at which time it was a limited USB-only release on Kate’s label, Flaming Pines. You can order a copy of the album on digital, CD […]

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BE: live in The Hive

24 August 2016 // Music //Rivertones

Rivertones recording artists BE announce four performances in The Hive at Kew. 28th September – Performance 1 at 6pm, Kew Gardens (tickets) – Performance 2 at 8pm, Kew Gardens (tickets) 29th September – Performance 1 at 6pm, Kew Gardens (tickets) – Performance 2 at 8pm, Kew Gardens (tickets)

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