The Leaving of St Kilda

27 September 2016 // Music //Poetry

Close your eyes and listen…The Leaving of St. Kilda. Music by Alasdair Roberts, poetry by Robin Robertson. From the 2014 LP Hirta Songs. With thanks to the Myth & Moor blog for leading us here.

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Notes from Nell Carr Farm

27 September 2016 // Remembering Roger Deakin

Notes from Nell Carr Farm From: Richard Carter Part of our continuing tribute to Roger Deakin Compare and contrast: Men that undertake only one district are much more likely to advance natural knowledge than those that grasp at more than they can possibly be acquainted with: every kingdom, every province, should have its own monographer. […]

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Turning Blue

26 September 2016 // Books

Turning Blue by Benjamin Myers (Moth publishing, paperback, 336 pages. Out now and available here.) Review by Katharine Norbury I ticked a few things off my literary bucket list this summer. I visited the grave of Sylvia Plath when I was staying at Lumb Bank, the house bought by Ted Hughes. Whilst there, I explored […]

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Estuary ’16 – Tales from the Riverbank

25 September 2016 // Events //On Water

Luke Turner samples some of the delights on offer at Estuary Festival ’16: From the cocoon of transport the landscape of the Thames Estuary appears in two dimensions. I recently flew down the twin narrowing shorelines on a flight from Germany. As it descended into Gatwick, mudflats and industrial sites sank into the late summer […]

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Estuary ’16 – Tales from the Riverbank

24 September 2016 // Events //On Water

When we chanced upon the lineup for this year’s Estuary Festival, we were impressed to say the least. In lieu of our own attendance – due to a preexisting engagement with The Good Life Experience – we sent some trusted CBTR delegates down to the Thames Estuary and eagerly awaited their feedback. Today’s writeup comes […]

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