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chanctonbury rings

Chanctonbury Rings

Chanctonbury Rings is a new spoken word and music project on Ghost Box Records by the poet and writer Justin Hopper and folk musician Sharron Kraus, and featuring Ghost Box’s…

Geoffrey Teece

Ishmael House

Ishmael House stands along a small stretch of gravel road leading up a hill away from our town. A two-storey granite brick sentry that appears, alongside an old and dying…

Ghosts on the Shore

Ghosts on the Shore

Identities – of people and of places – form slowly over time, through the sedimentary accretion of multiple overlapping layers. Even the oldest or most deeply buried stories never entirely…

The Old Weird Albion

Histories and hauntings of the English South When I think of the South Downs, I see a watercolour of Beachy Head by Eric Ravilious. A chalky white cliff illuminated by…

Deborah Westmancoat

The World Without Us

Deborah Westmancoat is a British contemporary painter based in Somerset, UK. She has a long term interest in alchemy and the philosophical sciences and how they help us to understand…

Allt a Mhadaidh. Photograph by Hannah Devereux, 2015; in collaboration with Alec Finlay, for Gathering, commissioned by Hauser & Wirth 2014-18. A book will appear in 2018.

Mhadaidh, Maddy, Mad

  Corrie nam Fiadh, Deer Corrie the gentleness ………of browsing deer Allt a’ Mhadaidh, Wolf Burn will never ………dissolve the wolf   Some place-names refer to one-off events, like pegs…

Crossing Over

Late November in Malaga is beautiful and easy: sun, cloudless skies and highs in the upper twenties. The olive trees bask in the late late heat, the Mickey-Mouse-head-shaped cactuses bloom…

Reading Prison, exterior image

Art Angels / Property Guardians

  Inside: Artists and Writers in Reading Prison   On a bright morning at the beginning of September I joined members of the press on a visit to the former…

The Future is the Past: Harwich, Essex

Harwich has a split personality. At the northeasternmost point of Essex, the old town is still laid out as the medieval port it once was, but it’s separated from the…