Caught by the River

Caught by the River Calder

21st October 2015

Following the unfortunate flooding of the Calder Valley, it is with heavy hearts that we have decided to postpone the Caught by the River Calder daytime events. The gigs (Field Music on Friday 22nd and Lonelady & Gwenno on Saturday 23rd) will go ahead as planned – the daytime events and talks will be rescheduled for a later date. Refunds for the cancelled events are available from Mal Campbell – email him at You can donate to the Calderdale Flood Relief Appeal here.

CBRT-landHEBSII copyArtwork by David Chatton Barker

In January 2016, we’ll be heading north to Hebden Bridge for our first ever mid-winter weekender. Caught by the River Calder – in association with First Chop Brewing Arm and the Quietus – is a celebration of music, nature and folklore taking place in the town’s famous Trades Club.

A selection of artists and writers – composed of our friends, contributors and those we admire greatly – will be appearing over the course of the weekend. The lineup is as follows

Evening: Field Music / Meilyr Jones / Seamus Fogarty with Caught by the River DJs ‘til late (tickets £16 – buy here)

Daytime: Darren Hayman presents ‘Thankful Villages’ (music & film) / Jon Savage talks 1966 and that year’s impact on culture / Will Burns, Helen Mort & Richard Benson on place, poetry, prose and politics.
(tickets £14 – buy here)

Evening: Lonelady / Gwenno + Chris Watson DJ set and Heavenly Jukebox DJs ‘til late (tickets £12.50 – buy here)

Daytime: Britain’s premier wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson presents a unique piece made for the occasion: The Sounds of the Calder Valley / Virginia Astley performs her poetry, accompanied on harp by niece Florence Astley / Amy Liptrot (author of The Outrun) in conversation with the Quietus’ Luke Turner / Nina Lyon reads from her forthcoming book, Uprooted: On the Trail of the Green Man / noted poet Kathleen Jamie in conversation with Faber Young Poet Will Burns (tickets £15 – buy here)

All weekend: Poet in residence Will Burns. MC in residence John Andrews (of Arcadia).

There are a very limited number of weekend tickets available at £50 – these guarantee entry to all events. Buy weekend tickets here.

As well as the ticketed events, there will be a drop in session with John Andrews & Bruno ‘Super Fly Guy’ Vincent talking about the angling history of the Calder Valley at 3:30 at The Fox & Goose on Saturday afternoon.

Other forthcoming Caught by the River events