The Cornish Lost Kingdom & The Oil Spill: A Catastrophic Soundscape

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LOCATION: Cornwall ALBUM: Kemper Norton, ‘Toll’  LABEL: Front and Follow  WORDS: Gareth E. Rees Kemper Norton’s new concept album brings together the lost Cornish kingdom of Lyonesse and a 1967 oil tanker disaster that occurred in the same stretch of

Another England: films by Maxy Neil Bianco & Michael Smith

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LOCATION: Hartlepool & its environs “What does it mean to belong to somewhere?” Another England is a cycle of films by Maxy Neil Bianco and Michael Smith exploring a town on the edges of England, between land and sea. Hartlepool becomes

Enon Chapel: death, horror and dancing in Victorian London

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LOCATION: London WORDS: Alex Cochrane Victorian London was a charnel house of the dead; a city oozing horror and nowhere more so than a small chapel where they danced on the dead. By 1842 London was the modern mega city

And Also the Trees: Born Into The Waves (An appreciation)

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WORDS: Justin Hopper Born Into the Waves is a series of offerings, not of events; of settings, not actions. It presents a landscape in which the sea is as deadly in its calm as its torrent, the world swirling around

On the Trail of the Green Man: An interview with Nina Lyon

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WORDS: Gary Budden I spoke to author Nina Lyon about her latest book Uprooted: On the Trail of the Green Man (Faber, 2016), a brilliant piece of creative non-fiction about our attitude to nature and the environment, the resonance of

The Flock & The Factory: Field Recordings in Canvey Island

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LOCATION: Canvey Island, Essex WORDS & FIELD RECORDINGS: Natasha Zielazinski I recently did some cycling and recording at Canvey Island. It included 45 minutes outside a pub called the Lobster Smack, stood next to a hedge full of garbage and

The Helm Wind of Cumbria

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LOCATION: Cumbria WORDS & IMAGES: Eijls  ‘When heard and felt for the first time it does not seem so very extraordinary; but when we find it blowing and roaring morning, noon and night, for days together, it makes a strong

A Return to White Paint Spills In Public Places: Biannual Review 2016

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WORDS & FILM: Owen Davey This film is the inaugural White Paint Spills In Public Places Biannual Review 2016 and a follow up to last year’s White Paint Spills In Public Places Introductory Review 2015. White Paint Spills In Public

Notes from the Moor & Soggy Scribbles

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LOCATION: Yorkshire WORDS & PICTURES: Maxim Griffin ABOUT THE ARTIST: Maxim Peter Griffin is a landscape artist, cartographer and walker based in Lincolnshire.  

Landscape Laments & Incantations

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WORDS & IMAGES: Eijls  Eijls is the author of a steadily growing body of works that recall “the lost, forgotten, abandoned and mythic” landscapes of Britain. His work encompasses experimental texts, photography and found fragments.  These are sometimes accompanied by