Renowned artist/illustrator Ralph Steadman and filmmaker/long-term CBTR contributor Ceri Levy are back with another collaborative publication. Following in the footsteps of 2012’s Extinct Boids and 2015’s Nextinction, Critical Critters is jam-packed with nonsense beasts, irreverent jokes, a diary-style record of the creative mayhem, and around 100 spectacular illustrations by Ralph of critically endangered mammals, insects, fish, lizards and trees.
We, Ralph, and Ceri will be launching the book at Rough Trade East on Thursday 20 July with a talk, Q&A, and signing. The event takes place from 7pm, and is free to attend.
On Monday 3 July, Caught by the River poet-in-residence and all round great gal Martha Sprackland hosts the next Faber Social, taking place at The Social on Little Portland Street. She’s put together a fantastic programme for the evening, with readings from Kayo Chingonyi, Sophie Collins, Amina Jama, Melissa Lee-Houghton, Zaffar Kunial, and André Naffis-Sahely. (Those last two names might be familiar to you from our Port Eliot and Good Life Experience lineups for this year.)
Tickets are £8.00 in advance and are available here, along with more info about the event.
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…)