Unofficial Britain

A new book by Gareth E. Rees, published by Elliott & Thompson. ‘Terrific… Britain’s urban landscape is just as freighted …

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In Memoriam Ian Rawes: A Tribute to The London Sound Surveyor

Ben Thompson remembers the work of a major figure in UK field recording

Humming Towers: The Allure of Electricity Pylons

The latest issue of Ernest Journal features an edited extract from Unofficial Britain, with evocative illustrations by Johan Keslassy

Occult Lampposts

Gareth E. Rees explores the clandestine urban messaging system on British streets

Unearthing Sacred Narratives: Bede’s Walk

Mark Adams shares his photographs of Bede’s Way, an ancient pilgrim’s trail in the northeast of England

Echtrai – the Secrets of Lost, Abandoned & Mythic Landscapes

Introducing a brand new journal of writing and art that explores forgotten places

Alternative Soundtracks to a Luxury Apartments Advert

Front & Follow release music in response to an excruciating commercial for Deansgate Square Flats in Manchester

Elegy for an Industrial Estate flattened to make way for Luxury Apartments

A new film by Martin Fuller, with music by Pett Level Sounds, explores a vanishing way of life

The Tragedy of the Hastings U-Boat: a Soundtrack

A new video about the dark events of April 1919, when something monstrous approached the beach of Hastings

Re-weirding the Urban Landscape

Gareth E. Rees discusses the future folklore of industrial estates, pylons, motorways, ring roads, hospitals, housing estates, roundabouts and flyovers

Tales from a Covidian Landscape

These new images by photographer Nigel Dawson capture the eeriness of the Covid 19 landscape