Caught by the River

Caught by the River Avon 2016 (in Retrospect)

26th November 2016

Photos: Nick Hand

Photos: Nick Hand

We really like Bristol. And we really like lots of people who live in Bristol. And that makes it a pretty good place for us to hold an event.

Last Friday, we did just that, staging the second annual Caught by the River Avon at Centrespace Gallery, BS1. (Yes, we know it’s closer to the Frome.)



Author, co-promoter and MC for the evening Richard King started proceedings, reading an extract from Tim Dee’s fantastic piece on forty years of The Pop Group. The silver-tongued Will Burns seduced us all with a selection of poems old and new. After a screening of Nick Jordan and Jacob Cartwright’s short film Last Acre, Eleanor Morgan took to the stage, providing an insight into the fascinating history of human utilisation of spider silk. And Laura Cannell played us out, with a set of her unparalleled experimental recorder and fiddle.


Thanks go to Nick, Harriet and Richard for their involvement and hospitality, as well as anyone who bought a ticket, lent us their eyes and ears, came over for a chat or bought a copy of our brand new fanzine. Thanks also to Tom, whose excellent record shop we nursed our hangovers in on Saturday morning. Bristol-based cratediggers take note.