The latest intimate, one-off monthly events created by the Caught by the River website take place in the Horse Hospital in Bloomsbury and Little Portland St.
The Social is a place to enjoy songs, music, poetry and films inspired by the wildlife and landscapes of the British Isles. Caught by the River is the gathering place for those that treasure wildlife, nature, interesting characters and tremendous music.
Tuesday 13 March – Caught by the River at the Horse Hospital
A one-off night of music and film, featuring:
Dead Flows the Don: A magical odyssey up-river by broadcaster, writer, film-maker and songwriter, David Bramwell. Mixing moving image, music and storytelling, David journeys up Yorkshire’s river Don to uncover its occult secrets, battling his own thalassophobia (fear of what lurks beneath), learns about hydromancy from magician Alan Moore, discovers a forest of figs and encounters Jarvis Cocker on his own adventures, sailing down the Don on an inflatable inner tube. David won a Sony Award (with producer Sara-Jane Hall) for BBC Radio 3’s The Haunted Moustache, makes The Canal and River Trust and The Odditorium podcasts, has written books – including The No. 9 Bus to Utopia and The Haunted Moustache – and released six albums with the band Oddfellow’s Casino.
Jim Ghedi: Living in the Moss Valley – the abandoned and forgotten area on the edgelands of South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire – it makes perfect sense that Jim Ghedi’s music feels both fluidly transient yet deeply rooted. Jim’s just-released second LP, A Hymn for Ancient Land (Basin Rock) is described as “landscape music, a close relative of landscape art” and combines 6 and 12-string finger-style guitar, orchestral arrangements and traditional folk song.
DJ on the night will be Stephen Cracknell (the Memory Band); MC will be John Andrews.
Built in 1797 and tucked away in an unspoilt mews in the heart of Bloomsbury, the Horse Hospital is London’s only existing unspoilt two-floor, purpose-built stable open to the public.
Full details: caughtbytheriver.net
Date: Tuesday 13 March 2018, 7pm.
Venue: The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1JD
Tickets: £8 in advance
Monday 9 April – Caught by the River presents…The Glass Aisle & Lomond Campbell
Singer-songwriter, Brian Briggs, (former frontman of Stornoway) and award-winning Welsh poet, Paul Henry, perform tracks from their new album ‘The Glass Aisle’, a mesmerising collaboration of songs and poetry set on the Monmouthshire-Brecon canal. Paul’s lyrics transport the listener deep into the frozen landscape on the cusp of spring, via Brian’s pure tenor, and into the company of poacher-fisherman John Moonlight and Marconi, who conducted his experiments for radio on the canal. ‘The Glass Aisle’ is also the title of Paul’s new poetry collection, published by Seren.
Paul and Brian will be supported by Lomond Campbell. A long-time resident of Edinburgh, eager to flee the clamour and turbulence of the city, Campbell upped sticks a couple of years ago, setting up home and studio in a decrepit, asbestos-ridden school house in the shadow of Ben Nevis. His debut record ‘Black River Promise’ was recorded there deep in the Scottish Highlands and released on Heavenly Recordings in November.
Full details: caughtbytheriver.net
Date: Monday 9 April 2018, 7pm.
Venue: The Social, 5 Little Portland St, London W1W 7JD
Tickets: £7 in advance
For more information or to book tickets, visit the Caught by the River Thames website here
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