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July 5, 2019
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.
April 12, 2019
WORDS: Gareth E. Rees MUSIC: Simon&thePope with Gareth E. Rees FILM: Martin Fuller PHOTO: Jeff Pitcher ‘It is Morrisons that lights the fire of my obsession. Not the supermarket itself but the space outside: the car park.’ Car parks are
January 8, 2018
LOCATION 1: London, The Social, 28th February – tickets here LOCATION 2: Hastings, Electric Palace Cinema, 2nd March 2018 – tickets here This February and March, Unofficial Britain is proud to take part in two evenings of film, stories and
September 29, 2016
LOCATION: Hastings, East Sussex WORDS: Ben Thompson Piers are by definition irrational structures – temporary institutions, neither sea, nor land, living on borrowed time until the inevitable conflagration. But then, which of us hasn’t felt that way at one time
May 6, 2016
LOCATION: Yorkshire WORDS & PICTURES: Maxim Griffin ABOUT THE ARTIST: Maxim Peter Griffin is a landscape artist, cartographer and walker based in Lincolnshire.
October 5, 2015
WORDS: Gareth E Rees I’m honoured to be on the judging panel of the Dead Albatross Prize 2015. Originally set up two years ago as an unofficial alternative to the Mercury Prize, the Dead Albatross takes an inclusive look at cross-genre music
September 21, 2015
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
June 30, 2015
LOCATION: Soho, London WORDS: Will Burns interviewing Robert Rubbish Robert Rubbish is an artist and filmmaker based in London and hailing from Jersey. He was founding member of the Le Gun art collective and studied at the RCA between 2003 and
September 10, 2014
LOCATION: London In this video, John Rogers uses the power of Google Street View to take you on a narrated guide through Finsbury and Pentonville, then onto Hounslow Heath, revealing the many layered myths and legends beneath the innocuous streets.
August 8, 2014
Landscape artist Maxim Griffin, as featured in this very wobbly Unofficial Britain profile, has made some postcards for The Travin Press, with an accompanying notebook of prose by Charles Swain. The publishers describe it thus: A set of three archival