Brian David Stevens: Beachy Head

26 June 2017 // Photography

4. APPROACHING SEA MIST Brian David Stevens introduces shots from a series of photographs he took, over a period of 12 months, at Beachy Head: Sometimes a higher power gives you pictures. They always seem like a reward or a gift when they appear, fleeting visions that need to be gathered quickly in and made […]

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On the Marshes

25 June 2017 // Books

On the Marshes by Carol Donaldson from Little Toller Books on Vimeo. On the Marshes: A journey into England’s waterlands, by Carol Donaldson (Little Toller, 200 pages, hardback. Out now and available here.) Review by George Sawtell Set in the marshes of north Kent, the author embarks on a series of walks, from near Gravesend […]

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The World-Ending Fire

24 June 2017 // Books

The World-Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry, selected and introduced by Paul Kingsnorth (Allen Lane, 354 pages. Out now.) Review by Andy Childs I am not a regular listener to Radio 4’s ‘Start The Week’, but an edition broadcast a couple of months ago caught my ear. It featured the author Paul Kingsnorth, who is […]

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Is England Eerie?*

23 June 2017 // Folklore //Music

Wester Ross Folklore Tapes Volume 1 – Sacred Island: The Legend and Magic of Isle Maree. Out now and available here. Review by Mathew Clayton I spent last Saturday night standing on Keswick High Street watching two rituals uncomfortably interact: men getting drunk and men running long distances. I was there to watch my brother-in-law […]

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Creating Critical Critters

22 June 2017 // Books

Ceri Levy tells us how ‘Critical Critters‘, his latest book collaboration with the artist Ralph Steadman, came into being Two years is a long time to gestate. Elephants take 22 months to give birth and our latest book, Critical Critters, has taken a fraction longer than that. But it’s done and Ralph and I have […]

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