Soundchronicities: Exploring The Hallucinatory Sounds of London’s Wilderness

Soundchronicities: Exploring The Hallucinatory Sounds of London’s Wilderness

At long last, Marshland: Dreams & Nightmares on the Edge of London is out now on Influx Press, (order it here) The book is a time-travel journey through the Lea Marshes, weaving together supernatual stories, local legends, weird histories and tales of my own encounters and mishaps. In the final part of the book I write...
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Dead Bears, Ghost Factories & Blitz Secrets: The Hackney Marsh Tour Extravaganza

Dead Bears, Ghost Factories & Blitz Secrets: The Hackney Marsh Tour Extravaganza

In a moment – BIG news about the forthcoming marsh tour extravaganza…. But first… On Wednesday 2nd November there will be a live performance of A Dream Life of Hackney Marshes, a hallucinatory journey through the Lea Marshes, fusing spoken word, chamber music, avant rock...
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A Dream of Flight Over Walthamstow Marsh

A Dream of Flight Over Walthamstow Marsh

In 1909 a man built a wooden aeroplane, and rolled it onto Walthamstow Marsh…   Here is ‘Flight’, from an album I’ve made with Jetsam called A Dream Life of Hackney Marshes.  The track is about the first British manned flight, which took place...
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How I Ruined Hackney (& the Mystery of “The Hackney Slap”)

How I Ruined Hackney (& the Mystery of “The Hackney Slap”)

On a bright afternoon I was on Walthamstow marsh with my dog Hendrix, walking beneath the brow of the old aqueduct path where the brambles grow. He was coming the other way, a stocky man, late 40s, with a collie. “Watch out for her!”...
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Oh No, it’s Another Lea Marshes Spandex Pylon Raveorgy!

Oh No, it’s Another Lea Marshes Spandex Pylon Raveorgy!

It began just before dusk with the sound of cracking concrete behind Walthamstow marsh. The horses in the Lee Riding Centre whinnied in panic. A kestrel wheeled away from its hunt and shot across the skyline to the Essex filter beds. Two men behind...
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Through the Walthamstow Rabbit Hole

Through the Walthamstow Rabbit Hole

The Rabbit Hole is at the north corner of Walthamstow marsh, where the reservoirs and railway lines converge at a five foot bridge. The entrance is a dark letterbox which threatens to collapse with the weight of the world above it. But for those unable to...
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