Common Ground: Rob Cowen on Edgeland Literature, Psychogeography & Nature Writing

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WORDS: Gary Budden interviews Rob Cowen I recently spoke to Rob Cowen, author of the excellent Common Ground, about his new book, edgeland literature and psychogeography, the debates around what does and does not constitute ‘nature writing’ and the importance

Landscape Punk to Supermarket Car Parks: Unofficial Britain Live in Stoke Newington


  Unofficial Britain was honoured to host an event at Influx Press’s day at The Stoke Newington Literary Festival, 6th June 2015. Below is a recording of that event. Thanks to Influx Press for their support, Meghna Gupta for the photo and

Election Night in Aberystwyth with Niall Griffiths

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LOCATION: West Wales WORDS: Gary Budden  ‘It’s hard to paraphrase; if I could paraphrase all this stuff then I wouldn’t have been arsed to write a whole book about it.’ It’s Election Day 2015, and I’m feeling oddly hopeful that something,

Firepit Collective’s To the Lost: folk songs and landscape punks


WORDS: Gary Budden  “Delving into traditional folk is on the one hand like hearing the voices of people whose names are long forgotten, their stories, their creativity, dreams, hopes and struggles, and on the other is just a natural expression

Unseen Beacons – Photography by Matt Botwood

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LOCATION: Brecon Beacons, Wales WORDS & PHOTOGRAPHS: Matt Botwood In this ongoing project I am trying to capture views of the Brecon Beacons that are edited out of most landscape imagery, and show more of the everyday life that goes on

Walk to the Hill – Field Notes by Maxim Griffin

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LOCATION: Lincolnshire WORDS & PICTURES: Maxim Peter Griffin You have to walk to the hill. Out of town, through the holloway at Deighton Close – by the old school for naughty boys –  at the right time of year you’ll

The Transhistorical Folk Landscapes of Lutine

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MUSIC: Lutine ~ White Flowers ~ a new album of haunting minmalist folk by Brighton-based duo, Heather Minor and Emma Morton, available to pre-order here LABEL: Front and Follow WORDS: Gareth E. Rees The debut album by Lutine emerges, shimmering, through a rift

Super Grass: A Short & Wobbly Film by Maxim Peter Griffin

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Location: Lincolnshire Maxim Peter Griffin is a landscape artist, cartographer and walker based in Lincolnshire. He also makes very short films. Super Grass It seems that this grass is super. So Mote It Be Blink and you’ll miss the horror

Wobbly Lincolnshire Landscapes

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Artist: Maxim Peter Griffin Location: Lincolnshire Words: Gareth E. Rees Maxim Peter Griffin is an artist, cartographer and walker based in Lincolnshire. He catalogues the contours, colours and latent energies of his county’s landscape. Fields. Motorways. Holloways. Paths. Pylons. He