Caught by the River

Lineup update: Caught by the River – On a Swing-Tip

18th May 2023

We’re very pleased to announce that Travis Elborough has been added to the lineup for our Caught by the River — On a Swing-Tip event, which takes places at The Social, London, on Saturday 3rd June. Travis — acclaimed author and social commentator,  described by The Guardian as ‘one of the country’s finest pop culture historians’ — will be chairing a discussion between Frances Castle (Clay Pipe Music) and Clare Wadd (Sarah Records) about the ins and outs of setting up and running an independent record label.

Poster: Frances Castle

Doors open at 12:30. Proceedings start at 1pm, with Clare Wadd interviewing Leah Broad about her book Quartet: How Four Women Changed the Musical World (Faber). At 1.45, Emma Warren will read from and give insight into her book Dance Your Way Home: A Journey Through the Dancefloor (Faber). At 14.15 comes a screening of Gwenno’s album-accompanying film Tresor, followed by a screening of Blue Beat Baby — the lost tale of a lost 1960s icon — after which, at 15.45, Clare Wadd and Frances Castle will appear in conversation with Travis Elborough. After plenty of time to fully utilise the book and record shop and bar, things will draw to a close about 4.30.

More detailed information about the lineup can be found in our previous post here.

Tickets cost £8 in advance (or £5 for Lunker-tier CBTR Steady subscribers, to whom a discount code was emailed earlier in the month) and can be bought here.