Caught by the River

CBTR on The South Bank

1st July 2009

From John Richardson‘s workbook for ‘Words on Water’

We have two Caught by the River events taking place this month. The first is an evening of words, music & film at the Purcell Rooms on London’s Southbank onSaturday, July 11th as part of this years London Literature Festival.

The confirmed line-up is as follows;

Gavin Pretor–Pinney & Laura Barton reading from ‘Caught By The River: A Collection of Words On Water’.

The Independent newspaper’s environment editor,Michael McCarthy, reading from his recently released book ‘Say Goodbye To The Cuckoo

Sound recordist Chris Watson will be adding a unique spin on things by accompanying Gavin, Laura and Michael’s readings with original soundtrack recordings.

Will Hodgkinson, reading from his forthcoming bookThe Ballad Of Britain.

Andrew Brown, reading from his book Fishing in Utopia, which is just out in paperback.

A previously unseen 15 minute film interview with the great Roger Deakin made by arts documentary film-maker, Mike Dibb.

Plus, after all of this, in the foyer of the QEH / Purcell rooms, The Memory Band and friends play the soundtrack to The Wicker Man. We just witnessed the premiere performance of this at Glastonbury and it is sensational.

The evening begins at 7.45pm and tickets are on sale now and available from the Southbank box office (click here).

The second event is as part of the Port Eliot Festival later this month. Full details will be up here tomorrow.