The Tidal Thames: From Teddington Lock to the Sea

4 February 2016 // On Water

We’re pleased to be able to share the details of a new London Sound Survey project which focuses on the River Thames. Words and pictures: Ian Rawes The Tidal Thames is an ongoing series about a subject which has been thoroughly documented and rhapsodised in pretty much every medium except that of field recordings. They’re […]

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A River: trailer

14 December 2015 // Film/TV //On Water

A River Trailer. from Unit 3 Films on Vimeo. A River is about the beautiful river Afan in south west Wales. The Afan flows through the Afan forest park and converges with the Pelenna under the Viaduct in the picturesque village of Pontrhydyfen, the birth place of Richard Burton. The film plots the history of […]

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Caught by the River Luggie

17 November 2015 // film //On Water

The Luggie from This is Coconut Island on Vimeo. Words: Brian Sweeney Luggie is a derivative of an ancient scots word for pot. The Luggie is a little known tributary of the great River Clyde, probably only known to generations of children from Cumbernauld new town as a playground, nothing has been written or noted […]

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Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life – A Memoir of an Obsession

6 November 2015 // Books //On Water

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan Penguin. Hardback, 464 pages. Out now. Review by Daniel Crockett On a very big day, the city itself looked different I first encountered William Finnegan in his epic New Yorker article ‘Playing Doc’s Games.’ This vital, sparkling piece of longform sits at stark odds with the vast […]

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Pomona Island

26 October 2015 // Landscape //On Water

Words and pictures: Hayley Flynn I am on an island amongst only wilderness and ghosts; bricks and concrete. Waterways on two sides of the island run parallel to each other – the River Irwell to the North and the Bridgewater Canal in the South. Running through the island is the great brick spine of the […]

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