The Caught by the River Social Club: January

11 December 2017 // Events

Here follows the details of our first CBTR Social Club of 2018.

A celebration of Liverpool’s mighty river and that which straddles it, Caught by the River Mersey will take place at The Social, Little Portland Street, on Wednesday 17 January. The programme features:

A rare screening of You’ll Never Walk Alone, the cult Liverpool-centric documentary made for French television in 1992, with appearances from Ian McCulloch, Michael and John Head of Shack, Edgar Jones and many other ‘faces’ from the city’s music scene;

A screening of Passing Tides – Roisin Burns’s short film which follows Bill Ryder-Jones (ex of The Coral) around his native Birkenhead;

An In Conversation hosted by Ted Kessler, featuring Roisin and Bill, as well as JD Beauvallet and Paul Fitzgerald, who both appear in You’ll Never Walk Alone.

MC duties, as usual, fall to John Andrews, whilst Diva and Daisy of Caught by the River/Heavenly Recordings are prepped to man the decks.

Tickets cost £7 in advance (+ booking fee) and are available here.

The Caught by the River Social Club: February

5 December 2017 // Events

Join us on Sunday 4th February as we return to our regular west London home – Bush Hall – for an afternoon of nature, literature, music, film and found sound. The event runs from 1pm-5:30pm and features:

The Glass Aisle – a collaboration of poetry and songs from Brian Briggs (Stornoway) and Paul Henry;

Erland Cooper (Erland and the Carnival/the Magnetic North) playing music from his forthcoming solo project inspired by landscape, childhood memory and the birdlife of Orkney;

‘Bergeresque’, a piece by composer and artist Simon Fisher Turner that features the voices of John Berger and Tilda Swinton. (more…)

A Caught by the River & Faber Social Christmas Party

30 October 2017 // Events

This December, Caught by the River and Faber Social host a very special joint Christmas party.

We’re joining forces with the country’s very best publisher and taking over our mutual regular haunt, The Social, on the evening of Wednesday 13th December. Over the course of the night, we will pull together a kind of greatest literary hits of the year party, featuring readings and talks from authors and fellow travellers. (more…)

A Trio of Upcoming Events

30 September 2017 // Events

Common Ground at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

There are a few upcoming events which have caught our eye. For your consideration:

– On 10 October, at the Museum of London, architectural historian Tom Keeley curates an informal evening of talks, readings and film screenings with leading artists, writers and campaigners including Kathrin Böhm, John Grindrod, Verity-Jane Keefe, Marion Shoard and Ken Worpole. From green belt fields and canal towpaths to chain store retail parks, cul-de-sac estates and motorway junctions, this salon will reflect on what life at the edges can tell us about the centre. What do these places tell us about London and where it is going? More info and tickets here. (more…)

This One’s for the Believers

20 September 2017 // Events

This one’s for the believers: A Brief History of the Lives of All Those in the Caught by the River Tent at The Good Life Experience, by John Andrews

I missed Joan Shelley and The Pictish Trail and all on Friday to my shame, coming north on an evening train after the fire, crossing the border as midnight struck on Gladstone’s clock. “This one’s for the believers”, shouted Mick Head, our favourite of saints, the next day, mid-song, and the tent was lit, we were fifty thousand each crying a silver tear, you can call it sheer joy, you can call it what you want, but it WAS the holy shiver, a sighting of the magic bird, a book stall in the corner of a gin parlour, a Kabbalah for the kids. Will read ‘A Song for Uncle Dee’ and Michael Chapman declared ‘I ain’t no folk singer’. Golems chanted in the secret rooms of each corner for Keenan, a blessing for the one-issue fanzine writers, a blessing for all the bands who might have been, a blessing for all the galleries that were dole queue rumours and a blessing for all believers. ‘Who are the believers?’ asked Emma with a smile, as if she and we didn’t know. Can a tent be a chapel, a Cocteau-painted cocoon in what on Thursday last Cerys Matthews called a world of chaos? Yes, it can, it can, it can. (more…)