National Vintage Fishing Tackle Fair

27 October 2016 // Events //Fishing

Dear Jeff, Four years ago in the Foreword to Jeff Della Mura’s seminal Hooked on Floats (Vintage & Antique Fishing Floats from 1860 to 1960 – A Collector’s Companion)* I wrote ‘I love an open field in the dew of early summer, the buzz of an electricity pylon overhead, the smell of diesel mixed with […]

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Ithell Colquhoun – Your Gnostic Travel Guide, Now And Always

26 October 2016 // Books //Travel

In the 1990s, during time spent combing bookshops whilst away on tour, Stewart Lee chanced across two obscure titles – The Crying of the Wind and The Living Stones, both by leading surrealist painter and writer Ithell Colquhoun. The books having left their mark, Stewart has now written the introduction to their recently published new […]

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Matt’s Bird of the Week

25 October 2016 // Art //Birds //Books //Matt Sewell //Matt's Bird of the Week

An Unkindness of Ravens by Matt Sewell I ain’t no sucker for punishment but I’d love a raven to be 
unkind to me – go on and give me a dead leg! Tell me I can’t
 draw! I wouldn’t really want them picking the flesh off my cold dead bones but to spend a bit […]

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Now Playing

24 October 2016 // Music

A live session of a track taken from Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker’s new album Overnight, out now on Rough Trade Records. Centered around Clarke’s extraordinary voice and songwriting and Walker’s prodigious guitar-playing and arranging, the album also features panoramic orchestration by an eclectic core of acclaimed musicians on strings, horns, piano, double bass, and […]

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A Downland Index

24 October 2016 // Books

A Downland Index by Angus Carlyle (Uniform books, 234 x 142 paperback with flaps, 72 pages. Out now.) Review by Mathew Clayton A decade ago I made a foolish mistake. I woke up one Sunday morning with a hangover, and decided to run the Reading half marathon. I didn’t have any proper sporting gear so […]

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