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The North London Museum of Native American Culture: A Southeastern Rail Shaggy Dog Story

LOCATION: Southeastern Rail, London, Hastings WORDS: Ben Thompson The first time I saw Tex (and although at that point I …

The Fate of England’s ‘Infant Hercules’

A review of Stripped Tees: Endurance and Hope in the North East by Richard Milward and Natalie Hardwick [Influx Press, …

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

WORDS: Gary Budden I spoke to author Nina Lyon about her latest book Uprooted: On the Trail of the Green …

An Unreliable Guide to London

LOCATION: Erm…. WORDS: Gareth E Rees If you’re a regular reader of Unofficial Britain, you’ll know that I like to …

Between Place & Imagination

WORDS: Gareth E. Rees This is a transcript of my talk at the Walking Inside Out Symposium, an event in …

Common Ground: Rob Cowen on Edgeland Literature, Psychogeography & Nature Writing

WORDS: Gary Budden interviews Rob Cowen I recently spoke to Rob Cowen, author of the excellent Common Ground, about his …

The Walker and the Landscape

WORDS: Tina Richardson The solitary walker situated within the landscape is not a modern phenomenon, even if the term psychogeography …

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 …

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 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 …