Books

Kemper Norton’s Loor & the Thing that Is Coming Up My Stairs

WORDS: Gareth E. Rees  LOCATION: Cornwall, Sussex, Wales, Unnamed Cities Night time. I’m at my computer, listening to Kemper Norton’s new …

The Death of a Fish in Hackney’s Abandoned Filter Beds

LOCATION: London WORDS: Gareth E. Rees. In which I discover evidence of mythical battles in the abandoned Victorian filter beds by Hackney …

How We Used to Live

LOCATION: London DOCUMENTARY: How We Used to Live [2013, Dir. Paul Kelly] WORDS: Gareth E. Rees “Whenever you go down …

The Transhistorical Folk Landscapes of Lutine

MUSIC: Lutine ~ White Flowers ~ a new album of haunting minmalist folk by Brighton-based duo, Heather Minor and Emma Morton, …

The Humanoid Landscape – Whitstable and the gog/magog labyrinth

LOCATION: Whitstable WORDS: Gary Budden  ‘An old lady up the street told me there was a dead giant laying in …

Folklorists and Antiquarians

Landscape artist Maxim Griffin, as featured in this very wobbly Unofficial Britain profile, has made some postcards for The Travin …

The Drinker’s London & the Poems of Salena Godden

WORDS: Gareth E. Rees In 2001 I became a weekend DJ in Filthy McNasty’s, a pub in Islington, sadly no …

Requiem for a Village

(1975, dir. David Gladwell) LOCATION: Norfolk Words: Gareth E Rees This film from 1975 is as close to the spirit …

On Walking… And Stalking Sebald

A review of On Walking, by Phil Smith [Triarchy Press, 2014] Words: Gareth E. Rees Location: East Anglia Phil Smith …

Tales from the Black Meadow

By Chris Lambert “This is a beautiful, compelling book of folklore. What’s most haunting about this book is that the …