An Exploration of St Peter’s, Cardross

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LOCATION: The Firth of Clyde, Scotland This is an extract from Angus Farquhar’s photo essay in the new book St Peter’s, Cardross  I set up NVA, an independent arts company (the letters stand for nacionale vita-activa, meaning ‘the right to

The Überpanopticon

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WORDS: Michael Hampton LOCATION: London Terry Farrell’s MI6 building, aka 85 Vauxhall Cross, occupies a major traffic intersection beside the arterial A202 road over Vauxhall Bridge. Such crossroads have long been renowned as places of decision-making and thus fatefulness. Speaking

Concrete Dreams: the Bristol that Never Was

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LOCATION: Bristol WORDS: Adam Smith There exists an alternate version of Britain, one which I am totally fascinated by. In this alternate Britain the national mood never shifted away from the scientific primacy and modernistic optimism of Tony Benn –

Analogue Memories in the Digital Age: An Exploration of Thamesmead

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LOCATION: Thamesmead, London IMAGES: Mark Hollis Thamesmead is vast social housing development in South East London, built with GLC funding in the mid ‘60s on former marshland by the Thames. At the time it was hailed as the town of the future.

The Tower

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LOCATION: Birmingham WORDS: Fife Psychogeography  Even though I was a complete stranger in this city, I knew where I was going. Or I could feel where I was being led. It’s only when it moves out of sync that you begin

Between Floors

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WORDS & PICTURES: Gareth E. Rees A short story, originally published in Wyrd Daze (more information here). There was a rat beneath the floorboards, I could tell by the gnawing. Gnrrrk. Krrrrrrrrk. Gnnnrk. Krrrrk. I don’t know what it was

Memories in the Woodchip: The Day I Moved into a Haunted House

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On the day we moved into a dilapidated Victorian town house in Hastings, my wife’s grandfather died. But death was already in the house, waiting for us. We bought the house from a woman who bought it from the family