Caught by the River

Caught by the River Thames: new stage, new literary names, picturehouse and more…

10th March 2016


We’re incredibly proud to be able to announce some amazing new additions to the Caught by the River Thames line up. Joining a bill that already includes (deep breath) Super Furry Animals, Low, Beth Orton, Chris Packham, Sun Ra Arkestra, Mulatu Astatke, Kate Tempest, Temples, BE play ONE, Gwenno, Ryley Walker, Imarhan and much more will be peerless psychogeographer Iain Sinclair and regular Caught by the River contributors Melissa Harrison, Emma Warren, John Andrews and Dexter Petley. They’ll appear – alongside many others – on the newly announced Waterfront Stage (curated by the good people at the Canal & River Trust). Elsewhere on site, the Palace Picturehouse will present a weekend-long programme of riverine films and talks.

The Waterfront Stage

Iain Sinclair subject of water
Dexter Petley in conversation with John Andrews about his forthcoming memoir Love.Madness.Fishing (published by Little Toller books in April)
Melissa Harrison talks the seasons (as covered in her series of National Trust books)
Tristan Gooley on how to read water
Bruno Vincent (aka Super Fly Guy) running an on-site fly-tying workshop



Roy Wilkinson’s (almost) world famous pop & nature quiz
Andy Hamilton: The Urban Forager
Dawn chorus recorders SoundCamp in conversation with Emma Warren
Nina Lyon on Uprooted – on the trail of the Green Man (our book of the month)

MC for both days – John Andrews.


Blackwaterside: a Survey East photofilm of the Blackwater Estuary featuring a soundtrack by Ultramarine.

Dark Satanic Malls: a new film by Michael Smith and Maxy Bianco. A meditation on the dark poetry of the Thames, away from the bright lights, deep into the badlands of the Essex estuary.

Thames: a film by William Raban

The Keartons: Inventing Nature Photography – a talk with pictures presented by John Bevis.

Finally, a pair of new names have been added to the The Faber Poetry Chapel line-up. On Saturday you can hear Zaffar Kunial; on Sunday Inua Ellams joins the bill.

Tickets are available now. If you need more information, don’t hesitate to ask us.