Caught by the River

The Week Ahead on Caught by the River

2nd May 2011

The River Dart, as seen from Sharpham House, Ashprington.

There are lots of good things happening in the world of Caught by the River this week, both on and off the page:

On Tuesday – Matt Sewell returns from his trip to New York with a somewhat exotic ‘bird of the week’.

On Wednesday – an unexpected treat from Bill Drummond, ”Attached is something that I have recently written that will be part of a future book of mine, but thought it may be relevant to Caught by the River”. As you would expect a fantastic, thoughtful, provocative and humorous piece of writing from Bill. It’s a real honour for us to be publishing this first. A pdf version of ‘Sparrows’ will be attached to the newsletter on Friday.

On Thursday, if you happen to be in South Devon, you might want to pop along to the Tagore Poetry Festival at Sharpham, where yours truly will be providing a ‘Spoken Word & Nature Disco’ as a guest of our favourite poet, Alice Oswald.

Next weekend it’s the Fence collective’s annual Homegame festival taking place in the neighboring fishing villages of Anstruther and Cellardyke, in Fife, Scotland. On Saturday our very close relative Heavenly Recordings hosts an afternoon of shows featuring several of its acts along with some of their friends. On the Sunday afternoon we are hosting a wee CBTR poetry event featuring Andrew Greig (author of last year’s big CBTR fave ‘At the Loch of the Green Corrie’) alongside our regular poetry contributor, Will Burns.

On Friday, normal service returns to the weekly newsletter. With delivery disrupted somewhat by the bank holidays (not that we’re complaining) check your in-box around the usual time of 11am for a round up of the week’s events and postings. This week’s missive has an added bonus, the inclusion of ‘Rivertones EP2’, a download of six tracks that are currently hot on the office turntable. To receive the newsletter you have to be on our mailing list. Just put your e mail in the box at the top of the page and we’ll do the rest.

And finally, thanks to everyone who has recently signed up to our Facebook page. Keep an eye on that for news, views and competitions (including, tomorrow, a chance to win a copy of the new Underworld album. ‘Frankenstein’). (Jeff)