A Green and Pleasant Land, British Landscape and the Imagination: 1970s to Now

27 September 2017 // Landscape //Photography

A Green and Pleasant Land, British Landscape and the Imagination: 1970s to Now is a new exhibition at the Towner Art Gallery, Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne BN21 4JJ. Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00am – 5:00pm and Bank Holiday Mondays, 10:00am – 5:00pm. Admission free. This exhibition caught our eye recently and day trips to […]

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Recommended on R4

26 September 2017 // Radio

Some mighty good things have been going on over on Radio 4 in the last week. Firstly, Alice Oswald, beloved of this site, was announced as Radio 4’s poet-in-residence — and on the Autumn Equinox, no less. What a good bloody move. You can hear her reading specially commissioned poem ‘Almost as Transparent’ here. Secondly, […]

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Audubon, On the Wings of the World

26 September 2017 // Birds //Books

Audubon, On the Wings of the World by Fabien Grolleau, translated by Etienne Gilfillan and with illustrations by Jérémie Royer (Nobrow Press, hardback, 184 pages. Out now and available here) Review by Ceri Levy Audubon, On the Wings of the World is a remarkable graphic novel by Fabien Grolleau and Jérémie Royer, which tells the […]

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Jeb’s Jukebox

25 September 2017 // Jeb's Jukebox

Back Up Train Al Greene and the Soul Mates Bell 1967 Autumn is upon us. Leaves are turning, those birds that leave have left, the rabbits are spending less time sitting out in the fields. Outside I gentle around. Water the rosemary and the lovage and check the kale. I sit on the bench near […]

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Bantry Bay: a poem by Rob Cowen

24 September 2017 // Poetry

What will we do now? We’re adrift. Apart. Somewhere else. I’ll sit on this wall. And feel, The familiar yearning. The pang. Sharp as the seaweed stink, Of Bantry Bay at its lowest ebb. Bereft. The stranded lobster pots. The drunken boats, And tuneless saw-song of gulls, Marshalling the rabble on what must be done, […]

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