Caught by the River

London's Lost Worlds of Sound

25th August 2014


Tomorrow night: An evening presented by Ian Rawes of the London Sound Survey …

Featuring rarely-heard and never-heard recordings of the city’s life from the 1950s back to the late 1880s. These sounds, captured by broadcasters and amateurs alike, bring to life a rowdy, vocal London filled with vigour and eccentricity. Lavender sellers and fortune tellers, the vanished songs of schoolchildren, fire stations and sewer workers, the propaganda and reality of the Blitz – all these and much more are lined up for a night not to be missed by anyone with an interest in the history of recording, of radio, or of London itself.

at The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London W1. More info here.