Caught by the River at The Good Life Experience 2017

19 May 2017 // Events

The Good Life Experience, Hawarden, Flintshire
Friday 15 – Sunday 17 September, 2017

It is with deep joy that we share the full lineup for our stage at this year’s Good Life Experience. Our final festival engagement of the summer is the brainchild of Charlie and Caroline Gladstone, Cerys Matthews and Steve ‘Abbo’ Abbot, and takes place on the Hawarden Estate, Flintshire, 15-17 September. The Caught by the River tent is back and better than ever for our third year on site, featuring a tip-top daily programme plus a book and record shop. You can get your tickets here (code CBTR entitles our readers to 10% off).

Hats off as always to Roy Wilkinson for the marvellous artist bios which here follow (more…)

July Skies: live in London

15 May 2017 // Events

‘The Map That Came To Life’ by July Skies. From the 2006 album Where The Days Go.

July Skies make a rare live appearance in London as special guests to Darren Hayman at The Horse Hospital on 25 May. Advance booking advisable. Tickets here.

Thankful Villages Vol. 2 – New Live Date!

9 May 2017 // Events //Thankful Villages

We’re pleased to share the news that due to popular demand, Darren Hayman will be playing an additional date at London’s Horse Hospital.

Marking the release of Thankful Villages Vol. 2, the gig will take place on Thursday 25th May. Support comes in the shape of Rivertones labelmates July Skies. Our ever-reliable MC John Andrews will be on hand to oversee proceedings.

Tickets are £12.00, and are available here. As with the first event, we’re expecting this one to sell out pretty quickly, so get ’em while they’re hot.

You can familiarise yourself with Darren’s Thankful Villages project here.

Poetry, Pals & Finger-Pickin’ Goodness

9 May 2017 // Events

Photos: Wendy Barrett

We’ve been so up to our necks in top drawer content this last couple of weeks that we’ve not yet managed to thank everyone involved in making April’s sold out Neu! Reekie! event happen. Thanks, then, to everyone whose energies went into organising, performing at, and attending our Little Portland Street shindig. And good news: whether you missed out or had the time of your life, we’ll be teaming up with our Scottish pals again before too long as part of their Hull 2017 UK City of Culture programme. Drop into our free event on Sunday 4 June and lend your ears to John Andrews, Martha Sprackland, Will Burns and Adelle Stripe, who’ll be helping us celebrate 10 years of Caught by the River. (Please note that booking is essential.)


Re-making Nature: a weekend of collecting at Wellcome

26 April 2017 // Events

Re-making Nature: a weekend of collecting at Wellcome
4 – 7 May 2017 – Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, UK.

Press release:

Wellcome Collection is looking for objects, ideas and stories as part of a summer exhibition that will reveal the many and varied ways that we relate to the natural world in modern life.

Members of the public are invited to bring items that represent their own personal connections to nature over a weekend festival of collecting, talks and activities at Wellcome Collection, with appearances from the BBC’s Springwatch team, 4-7 May 2017. The Re-making Nature weekend will see visitors having their objects captured on camera and recording the unique stories behind them, building up a picture of how the things we keep and use reflect our ideas about the world around us. (more…)