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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The Incident of the Blindfolded Hypnotist and the Ilford Car Crash

Dan Carney tells the little-known tale of a very unusual car crash in 1977

The Sperm Whale and the Volvo 245

WORDS & PICTURES: Peter Riley – this is an extract from his book, Strandings (Profile Books, 2022) When I was …

A High Speed Car Tour of the Tennent’s Brewery, 1986

LOCATION: Glasgow WORDS: Gareth E. Rees From the 1960s until the 1980s, my late grandfather, George Wright, was a sales …

Ghosts of the Motorway

A haunting new video for a modern motorway ballad evokes memories of journeys past

Abandonment, Trespass and Flood: Unofficial Britain’s Strange & Unsettling Reads of 2021

Gareth E. Rees with his annual list of books about landscape, memory and culture

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