January and February 2018 will see Caught by the River bringing its main obsessions to live audiences; the year will begin with a celebration of the river Mersey and Liverpool in film, including conversations with artists involved, while February’s winter edition will include poetry and songs involving Stornoway’s Brian Briggs and Erland Cooper of The Magnetic North, as well as a tribute to writer and painter, John Berger.
Caught by the River Mersey
Date: Wednesday 17th January
Venue: The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London W1W 7JD
Tickets: £7 (+booking fee)
A rare screening of You’ll Never Walk Alone, (aka That French Film), the cult Liverpool-centric documentary made for French television in 1992, with appearances from Ian McCulloch, Michael and John Head of Shack, Edgar Jones and many other ‘faces’ from the city’s music scene
A screening of Passing Tides – Roisin Burns’s short film which follows Bill Ryder-Jones (ex-The Coral) around his native Birkenhead
An In-Conversation hosted by Q Magazine editor Ted Kessler, featuring Roisin Burns and Bill Ryder-Jones, as well as JD Beauvallet and Paul Fitzgerald, both of whom appear in You’ll Never Walk Alone.
Caught by the River’s John Andrews hosting, with DJs Diva and Daisy of Caught by the River/Heavenly Recordings.
Caught by the River Social Club – Winter Edition
Venue: Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Rd, London W12
Date: Sunday 4th February 2018. 1-5.30pm
Tickets: £15 (+booking fee) in advance from http://www.wegottickets.com
The Caught by the River Social Club – Winter Edition – mixes nature, literature, music, film and found sound and runs all afternoon on Sunday 4th February. It features:
The Glass Aisle – a collaboration in poetry and song by ornithologist and front-man of Stornoway, Brian Briggs, and poet Paul Henry, inspired by a stretch of the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal above Crickhowell and the village of Llangattock
Erland Cooper playing music from his forthcoming solo project (his first away from bands The Magnetic North and Erland And The Carnival) inspired by landscape, childhood memory and the birdlife of Orkney.
Bergeresque, an audio-visual performance by composer and artist Simon Fisher Turner in tribute to the late writer and painter, John Berger, featuring the voices of Berger and his friend, Tilda Swinton.
MC John Andrews, with records spun by DJ Frances Castle (Clay Pipe Music).
For more information or to book tickets, visit the Caught by the River Thames website here
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