WORDS: Gareth E. Rees
On November 27th, I’m going to be at Spike Island in Bristol, talking about my book Marshland, a trip through the marshes of East London, where I encounter a lost world of Victorian filter plants, apocalyptic tribes, haunted toy factories, bears and crocodiles.
It takes place in the Spike Island Associates Space at 6.30pm. Tickets are £5/£3 concessions and can be booked ONLINE HERE.
After the talk I’m hopping across to The Orchard pub to perform A Dream Life of Hackney Marshes with Jetsam, a sonic dream-walk narrated by a man who falls in love with an electricity pylon. The album – a mix of chamber music, electronics and postrock – was released last year on Clay Pipe Music and illustrated by Frances Castle.
‘Unique & unexpectedly beautiful. Expand Collapse’ – The Seance radio show
‘The ensemble works around the words like a river around a stone’ – A Closer Listen
The live performance is free, and begins at 8pm (the Orchard pub, 12 Hanover Place). However for the talk you should book tickets here.
If you can make it to Bristol, it would be great to see you there.
Gareth E. Rees is author of Marshland: Dreams & Nightmares on the Edge of London. His work appears in Mount London: Ascents In the Vertical City, Acquired for Development By: A Hackney Anthology, and the album A Dream Life of Hackney Marshes.