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September 2019

Heritage Cruise with Iain Sinclair

16/09/2019 @ 19:15 - 21:15 BST

Hop aboard a Thames Clippers boat and cruise to Barking and back with Iain Sinclair, one of London’s most highly respected authors. Iain will be sharing smelly riverside histories, sights and scents and submerged Thames memories. Part of The Barking Stink - a scented heritage project. Engage your senses to discover London’s layered mysteries and stories. Iain Sinclair is author of numerous critically acclaimed books focusing on London. He was born in South Wales. He went to school in the…

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October 2019

LRB at 40: Rosemary Hill and Iain Sinclair

15/10/2019 @ 19:00 - 20:30 BST

Description Join LRB contributors and editors at the London Review Bookshop in the month of the paper’s 40th anniversary, as they reflect on the last four decades through the lens of subjects they’ve written about in the pages of the LRB. In the first event of the series, Rosemary Hill and Iain Sinclair will discuss shared preoccupations starting with London. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lrb-at-40-rosemary-hill-and-iain-sinclair-tickets-69904693821?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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November 2019

The Whalebone Box. A new collaboration with Andrew Kötting

17/11/2019 @ 16:30 - 20:00 GMT
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA), Gardner Center Road
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 9RA United Kingdom
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Artist, writer and director Andrew Kötting has built up a string of quintessentially British films. The Whalebone Box is another of his experimental jaunts made with his regular collaborators and this time with his daughter Eden in the lead role. Shot in Super 8, 16mm and with an inspired use of archive material, this is a strange, haunting and magical film … with a sting in the tale.

A box made of whale bone, entangled in a fisherman’s net was washed up on a remote beach in the Outer Hebrides. Is it an enigmatic object containing a secret? A relic, a survivor from a mysterious shipwreck or perhaps possessing magical powers? No-one knows except that it was given to writer Iain Sinclair who sets out with Kötting and the artist Anonymous Bosch on an expedition to return the box to its place of origin on the Isle of Harris.

And all the while Eden Kötting narrates the story, working as both muse and soothsayer. She tries to make sense of the strange and mystical goings on as the journey unfolds, sometimes awake and sometimes in deep sleep. Ultimately the whalebone box is finally buried in the sand on the very beach from which it came all those years ago.

+ IN FAR AWAY LAND Dir: Andrew Kotting. UK 2019. 6 mins
A companion piece to The Whalebone Box, featuring Eden Kötting’s animated drawings, collages and paintings by the artist Glenn Whiting and the voices of John Smith, Miranda Pennell, Mikhail Karikis and Marcia Farquhar.

Followed by a Q&A with director Andrew Ko?tting and Iain Sinclair

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April 2020

BOOK LAUNCH: Our Late Familiars by Ian Wilkinson and Iain Sinclair

02/04/2020 @ 18:30 - 20:30 BST
Swedenborg Hall, Swedenborg House, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way
London, WC1A 2TH United Kingdom


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September 2020

Iain Sinclair’s Doves Typeface: Launch Event @ South Bank

02/09/2020 @ 20:00 - 23:00 BST
National Poetry Library, Southbank Centre Belvedere Road
London, se1 8xx United Kingdom
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Join us for a premiere of a new film and poster publication by the legendary London writer, formed from a typeface excavated from the riverbed of the Thames. Sinclair is in discussion with printer Robert Green and novelist, poet and artist Brian Catling. This new project is based on the walks that TJ Cobden-Sanderson took in 1917 to discard the metal moulds, or matrices, of the Doves typeface from Hammersmith Bridge following a dispute with his business partner. In 2015,…

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