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.)

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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…)

Thankful Villages Vol.2 – Album Launch

21 April 2017 // Events

We are pleased to announce that Paula Cocozza has been added to the lineup for the launch of Darren Hayman’s Thankful Villages Vol.2. She’ll be introducing and reading from her debut novel How to be Human, which, centring on the relationship between a woman and her neighbourhood fox, has been met with rave reviews since its publication a couple of weeks ago. This reading comes in addition to previously announced appearances from Luke Turner, Spaceship Mark, DJ Frances Castle and MC John Andrews, as well as, of course, a live set from Darren. You can find more information here.

Tickets for this event, which takes place on Friday 26 May, are already running very low, and we recommend booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. You can do so here.

Thankful Villages Vol. 2 is available to preorder both physically and digitally. Woodend, the single from the album, is available for instant download.

Neu! Reekie! – Festival of Counter Culture

17 April 2017 // Events

Chuffed to be involved in this Neu! Reekie! take-over at Hull 2017 UK City of Culture. Our part of the programme is from 3:30pm on Sunday 4 June. Representing on the day will be MC John Andrews, Martha Sprackland, Will Burns and Adelle Stripe.

Ticket information and event details can be found here.

The full Neu! Reekie! programme is here.