“A small selection of prose-poems from South America, Fever Hammer Yellow has been published by Earthbound.”

A small selection of prose-poems from South America, Fever Hammer Yellow has been published by Earthbound.
 
 
 
 

Secrets of the city on YouTube

Iain and John Rogers walk through the City to discover some secrets

 

The Whalebone Box. A new collaboration with Andrew Kötting

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

LRB at 40: Rosemary Hill and Iain Sinclair

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.

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Heritage Cruise with Iain Sinclair

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 west of England and university in Dublin. He lives, walks and writes in East London. His books include Lud Heat, Downriver, London Orbital and, most recently, Living with Buildings (And Walking with Ghosts).

The Barking Stink is a new heritage project by Thames Festival Trust, a scented history created to explore Barking Creek’s rich industrial past. Focusing on historical smells, from fragrant fisheries to noxious factory fumes, The Barking Stink project will engage children and young people in the heritage of where they live, via animated films, a pop-up exhibition, talks, walks and workshops.

Supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Thames Clippers. Delivered in partnership with Valence House Museum.

Link: https://totallythames.org/event/heritage-cruise-with-iain-sinclair