Following a series of events in North and West Wales, East Cornwall and Bristol, we are excited to announce our return to the capital for a unique afternoon event at Bush Hall. The Caught by the River Social Club on Sunday 15 November will comprise music, film, talk, poetry, a fully stocked bar and a bookshop. Featuring a selection of our friends and contributors, including:
• Darren Hayman presents ‘Thankful Villages’.
A Thankful Village is a village where every soldier returned alive from World War I – Darren is currently visiting all 54 of these villages, making a piece of music and short film for each one. He will be providing a taster of both the films and music from this project.
• A rare live performance from July Skies.
July Skies’ classic much underheard debut album ‘Dreaming of Spires’ was first released in 2002. This month has seen the album released on vinyl for the first time. A Caught by the River classic. This will be their first London gig since god knows when.
• Richard Skelton in conversation with Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood.
Richard, along with his partner Autumn Richardson, runs Corbel Stone Press, taking a particular interest in landscape, the poetics of place, ecology, folklore and animism. Richard will be talking to Colin Greenwood about his new book, Beyond the Fell Wall, published by Little Toller Books in November.
• Poetry from Faber New Poet Will Burns and Martha Sprackland.
Named as one of the 4 Faber & Faber New Poets for 2014, Will Burns is our Caught by the River Poet-in-Residence. His pamphlet was published by Faber in October 2014. Martha Sprackland has previously won the Foyle Young Poet Award, and is Assistant Poetry Editor at Faber & Faber.
• DJ Frances Castle.
Based in North London, Frances Castle is a freelance illustrator. In 2011, she set up Clay Pipe Music, a boutique record label determined, in an age of anonymous downloads, to release beautifully designed and illustrated CDs and LPs. Clay Pipe specialises in releasing atmospheric music with a strong theme or sense of place.