Port Lympne: Matrimony at the Fascist Zoo

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LOCATION: Kent WORDS & PICTURES: Kit Caless One gentle morning the post arrived when I was working from home. I opened an envelope that had something flat, rectangular and solid inside. It was a wedding invitation from an old school

Going Coastal with Maxim Griffin

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LOCATION: Lincolnshire WORDS & PICTURES: Maxim Peter Griffin ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Maxim Peter Griffin is a landscape artist, cartographer and walker based in Lincolnshire. You can read Unofficial Britain’s profile of the artist here: Wobbly Lincolnshire Landscapes Click here to read Walk

Astronaut, Spelunker, Deep Sea Diver*

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WORDS & FILM: Emma Bolland LOCATION: Somewhere in Staffordshire, possibly… This is a true and faithful transcript of the story of the cave-wood as related to me by B­––– in the autumn of 2015. Whilst she assured me that the

Unseen Places: Exploring ‘Hidden’ Topography in a Historic Upland Landscape

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LOCATION: Black Mountains, South Wales WORDS: Eddie Procter Transcript of a talk given at the Tertulia: Radical Pastoral event on 13th September 2015 at the Arnolfini, Bristol. In Museum Without Walls, Jonathan Meades contends that “We are surrounded by the

Streatham Common Boundary Ditch

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LOCATION: London WORDS: Ben Austwick  Streatham Common Boundary Ditch   Rivers of the southern Thames basin, the Wandle and the Graveney The Effra and the Ravensbourne, running through the Great North Wood Between the hills of Streatham, Sydenham and Honor Oak

The Lost Pool of Dunbar

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    LOCATON: Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland WORDS: Gareth E Rees During a research trip to Scotland this Summer I stopped off at my friends’ house in Dunbar, a coastal town 25 miles east of Edinburgh. It’s famous as the

Wetherspoons Carpets: A Field Study

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LOCATION: Britain, in a pub near you (most likely) WORDS: Kit Caless JD Wetherspoons is the Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva of British booze. The creator, preserver and destroyer of pub culture. The great trinity of cheap drinks, pub snacks and

The Mary Celeste Project (The Scene of the Crash)

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LOCATION: Barnsley / South Yorkshire / West Riding WORDS and FILM: John Ledger The Mary Celeste Project (The Scene of the Crash) uses photographs of the former West Riding of Yorkshire area, layering sounds and thoughts of near pasts, lost futures

A Trilogy of Films About Hackney Marshes

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LOCATION: Hackney WORDS & FILMS: Josh Alexander & David Kelly-Mancaux (Erkembode) This trilogy documents the Lea Marshes and what ensues… Breathe Wizard Breathe is a swirl of marsh dwellers (leafy mummers, car parks, tree spirits, pylons, goalposts) but ultimately a singular, omnipresent, character. A

Brighton’s Unfinished Necropolis

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LOCATION: Brighton WORDS & PICTURES: Gareth E. Rees Brighton on a murky Easter Friday. A spectral mist scrubs out the sea and tall landmarks, leaving visible only streets and gravestones. It’s appropriate weather. I’m heading to a pub to listen