Memory Band founder-member Stephen Cracknell visits the landscape which provided the inspiration for their latest LP, A Fair Field: It took me a while to get out of Norwich. Needing a map, I had to climb the hill to a bookshop from the train station, slipping through the early lunchtime crowds. Then, confused by road […]
Words and pictures: Jennifer Lucy Allan Last week I cycled along the coast from Southend to Leigh-On-Sea through a dense fog. On this route I can usually see the Kent coast across the estuary. Sometimes I can make out the metal frames of the gas holders at the power station, and in summer there is […]
A Process of Reclamation from Inside the Outside on Vimeo. This lovely film by Inside the Outside tells the story of the slate quarries of the Lake district and their return to a new landscape. Its soundtrack features Rivertones’ own Kate Carr. Enjoy.
Words by Neil Thomson, photographs by David Titlow * Darling, darling, just in case Rivets fail or engines burn I forget the time and place But your flesh was sweet to learn ‘Elegy Just in Case’ – John Ciardi, 1944 * There is an almost universal practice amongst airmen during wartime of leaving a letter, […]
‘Banishment, or self-withdrawal, to the margins of the city is a long-standing trope of English history, though it is found in many other cultures. It is there in the fable of Robin Hood, in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in a myriad of fairy stories, as well as in modern horror cinema. What may be […]