The Gallows Pole: Myth & The Taxonomy of Terrain in Yorkshire’s Rebel Landscape

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WORDS: Gareth E. Rees LOCATION: Yorkshire Benjamin Myers’ The Gallows Pole [Bluemoose Books] is a novel about the Cragg Vale Coiners, a band of forgers led by David Hartley in the 18th Century. The Gallows Pole opens with a taxonomy

Uncanny Landscapes: From Pylon Love & Mad Benches to Car Park Epiphanies

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WORDS: Gareth E. Rees EVENT: Uncanny Landscapes at The Hastings Storytelling Festival, November 9th, 7pm, Havelock Road, Hastings (FREE) I’ve been kindly invited to speak at this year’s Hastings Storytelling Festival. Because it’s a festival of storytelling, I am going to

And Also the Trees: Born Into The Waves (An appreciation)

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WORDS: Justin Hopper Born Into the Waves is a series of offerings, not of events; of settings, not actions. It presents a landscape in which the sea is as deadly in its calm as its torrent, the world swirling around

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

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WORDS: Gary Budden I spoke to author Nina Lyon about her latest book Uprooted: On the Trail of the Green Man (Faber, 2016), a brilliant piece of creative non-fiction about our attitude to nature and the environment, the resonance of

Notes from the Moor & Soggy Scribbles

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LOCATION: Yorkshire WORDS & PICTURES: Maxim Griffin ABOUT THE ARTIST: Maxim Peter Griffin is a landscape artist, cartographer and walker based in Lincolnshire.  

Landscape Laments & Incantations

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WORDS & IMAGES: Eijls  Eijls is the author of a steadily growing body of works that recall “the lost, forgotten, abandoned and mythic” landscapes of Britain. His work encompasses experimental texts, photography and found fragments.  These are sometimes accompanied by

The Strange and the Familiar: Seaside Super8

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LOCATION: Hastings, East Sussex FILM: Featuring the work of Mark French, Richard Heslop, Kate Adams, Nick Pilton, Nichola Bruce, Rebecca Marshall, Sam Sharples and Andrew Kotting Made by Hastings Film Makers for the Coastal Currents project, inspired by the theme of

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