Books

A Walk into the Dark Side: A New Map of Occult London

“Within the city exists a shadow world of druids, mystics, magicians and witches.” Occult London: A Guide to the Highly …

The Supermarket Car Park Fugue

On The London Ear show on Resonance FM, Unofficial Britain’s editor Gareth E. Rees reads from his new book Car …

Fat Balls & A Lost Wedding Ring at a Sheffield Retail Park

Author of Car Park Life, Gareth E. Rees, recounts the sorry tale of his trip to a retail park in Sheffield in which he encounters the Mad Hatter, fat balls, riverside poetry and loses his wedding ring.

Absurdities and Synchronicities: A Postman’s View of the Everyday

WORDS: Gareth E. Rees reviewing Round About Town, by Kevin Boniface, Uniformbooks 2018 LOCATION: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire IMAGES: Kevin Boniface from Round …

Wyrd & Riotous Calendars to Corrupt Your Poor Mind

WORDS: Gareth E Rees LOCATION: The Year This month I’ve come into possession of two strange, unconventional calendars that turn the …

The Journey of a Memorial Bench, from Woodland Walk to Basement Techno

WORDS: Gareth E. Rees MUSIC: Fireflies ft Gareth E. Rees In 2014 I went on a long walk through Brede …

Haunted by a Nuclear Power Station

WORDS: Gareth E. Rees LOCATION: Hastings In 2013 I left London for good. It was traumatic. Fifteen years in that …

The Stone Tide – Psychedelic Visions at the World’s End

FILM: Martin Fuller ‘The Stone Tide’, a short film by Martin Fuller, follows Unofficial Britain’s founder Gareth E. Rees, author …

The Gallows Pole: Myth & The Taxonomy of Terrain in Yorkshire’s Rebel Landscape

WORDS: Gareth E. Rees LOCATION: Yorkshire Benjamin Myers’ The Gallows Pole [Bluemoose Books] is a novel about the Cragg Vale …

Brexit, Landslip, Divorce & a Very Sussex Apocalypse

WORDS: Gareth E. Rees LOCATION: Hastings, East Sussex The Stone Tide: Adventures at the End of the World is an …