The Museum of British Folklore at Caught by the River Thames

14 June 2016 // Events //Folklore

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been detailing the daily lineups for Caught by the River Thames stage by stage. Now, allow the honey-tongued Roy Wilkinson to introduce the section of the programme curated by The Museum of British Folklore. Ticket information available here.

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The Museum of British Folklore presents ‘Sweet Thames, Flow Softly: from mudlarking to swan-upping’.

Exhibition, events and talks celebrating the folklore of England’s sacred river.

Founded in 2009 by artist and art director Simon Costin, The Museum of British Folklore (MoBF) is intended as the first centre dedicated to seasonal British traditions. The MoBF has curated exhibitions at galleries and museums including Whitechapel Gallery and Eastbourne’s Towner Art Gallery. Here the MoBF will present artefacts, events and talks celebrating the folklore of the Thames. (more…)

Kate Carr – Live at Cafe OTO

10 June 2016 // Events //Field Recording //Rivertones

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We’re very pleased to announce that Kate Carr will perform at London’s Cafe OTO on Thursday 22 September. Support comes from Ian Rawes of The London Sound Survey and Nick Luscombe (of Late Junction/Resonance FM fame.) Tickets are priced at £7 and are available here.

This rare opportunity to see a live set from the Australian experimental field recordist will follow the release of I Had Myself a Nuclear Spring on Rivertones on 26 August – the first time the album will be available on vinyl. (more…)

Not Exactly Nature Writing: Photographs by Justin Partyka

8 June 2016 // Events //Photography

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Caught by the River readers and their friends are invited to attend the Private View of Not Exactly Nature Writing..

Justin Partyka, in association with the Aldeburgh Festival 2016, is pleased to present Not Exactly Nature Writing, on view at the Peter Pears Gallery, 152 High Street, Aldeburgh, IP15 5AQ, from 11-26 June 2016, open 10am-5pm daily.

Further information can be found here.

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Caught by the River Thames: Sunday – The Walled Garden

1 June 2016 // Events

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be detailing the daily lineups for Caught by the River Thames, stage by stage. Without further ado, allow the ever-eloquent Roy Wilkinson to tell you everything you need to know about the Walled Garden acts performing on Sunday 7 August. Ticket information available here.

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In 2014, Cardiff sound artist, radio presenter and singer Gwenno Saunders released her first solo album Y Dydd Olaf, featuring lyrics in both Welsh and Cornish. The album was saluted for its captivating vocals and musique concrète-inspired beats – plus a point of departure way beyond the indie-rock average. (more…)

BE•ONE Summer Dates

27 May 2016 // Events //Music //Rivertones

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BE have just announced that they will be performing at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

News that the collective will bring their immersive soundscape from ‘The Hive’ to Worthy Farm comes in addition to already-annouced appearances at Bluedot Festival, Caught by the River Thames and End of the Road.

The sculptural installation behind the album moves to its new home at Kew Gardens this summer, opening to the public on 18 June.

Stream a track from BE•ONE here via our Soundcloud. The album is available to purchase digitally and on CD/vinyl in the Caught by the River shop.