Caught By The River Social Club TONIGHT!



Tonight at The Queen’s Head, 15 Denman Street, London, Caught By The River’s first social club of the year is taking place. As well as all the cast members (including our very own poet Mr Will Burns) listed on the flyer above Stephen Cracknell from The Memory Band will also be playing records as the guest dj for the evening. Get yourselves down there.

More information and tickets can be bought here…


South Bank Poetry


Will’s going to be reading tomorrow night (Wednesday 5th December 2012) at The Poetry Cafe as part of South Bank Poetry Launch.

Issue 14 features ‘Strawweight’ one of Will’s poems from the Sideshow collection.

Admittance is £4.50 and includes a copy of the magazine along with some refreshments and starts at 7.30pm.

Hope to see you there, but if you can’t make and would like a copy of the magazine  you can get hold of a copy from Rough Trade East.

Festival No 6

Hello all.. this coming weekend sees our very own poet Will Burns travelling up to Portmeirion (home of The Prisoner) to Festival Number 6 to read on the Caught By The River and Faber Social stage on Sunday morning.

Will is going to be reading alongside fellow CBTR poet John Barlow and the whole weekend looks absolutely great.

Ticket info here.

Port Eliot in Arcadia

Hello everyone,
We’ve got a few bits and pieces to let you know about coming up this month.
Firstly, Will is reading poems at the wonderful Port Eliot festival this weekend.
He is on the Five Dials Stage at 12.30pm on Saturday, and then at 2.30pm in the Andrews Of Arcadia tented installation.
Will is also playing a few songs at the launch night for the next issue of Structo magazine at The Society Club on the Saturday 28th July, details here.
Will has also been busy making a small pamphlet to sell at his various live appearances this summer, and you can get a first look at it here.
We’ll have some for sale on-line if we bring any back from Port Eliot.
Hopefully see you all down there.

Caught By The River At Southbank

This is a bit last minute but wanted to mention it on the Sideshow blog anyway…

CAUGHT BY THE RIVER 5th BIRTHDAY, Purcell Room, South Bank Centre Friday 25th May at 7pm (tonight)

Our very own Will Burns will be reading at this exciting event to celebrate the site’s 5th birthday. Alongside performances and readings by Michael Smith, Chris Yates, Chris Watson and Robert Macfarlane. Tickets and details of the full programme can be found here. There’s very few left so get in quick!

Faber Social At Selfridges

Just a quick post to let you all know that tickets are still available for tomorrow night at Selfridges and can be bought here.

Will Burns (our Sideshow Stories poet) is providing some poetic country rock for the evenings’ entertainment, for Faber Social’s closing party of  Words, Words, Words event along with Treecreeper guitarist Adam Killip. They’re also sharing the bill with Justine Picardie who will be talking about the extraordinary life and legend of Coco Chanel. She will discuss fashion and identity with Linda Grant, author of ‘The Thoughtful Dresser’ and the Man Booker-shortlisted ‘The Clothes on Their Backs.’ Ali Smith will read from her latest novel, ‘There But For The’ and discuss the art of storytelling with journalist, critic and publisher Alex Clark.

If all that’s not enough to lure you down to the event, The Social will be mixing cocktails at the in-store bar plus I’ve seen various tweets from Faber informing us that Chanel goody bags will be handed out too!

Words, Words, Words at Selfridges

Selfridges kicked off 2012 with a brand new store-wide initiative: Words Words Words.

Touching every aspect of Selfridges from the much-anticipated window displays to the exciting programme of in-store events, the concept celebrates the power of the written word.

From 12th January to 1st March, the UltraLounge space on the Lower Ground floor of Selfridges London has been transformed into a library and become the epicentre of the Words Words Words theme. The 15,000-book library (set up within the 3,500sqft Ultralounge arts and exhibition space) has been curated by Faber & Faber, Taschen, Penguin and Thames and Hudson.

The library will provide a unique interactive space to become fully immersed in the topic of words, from specially curated ranges of inspirational books to fascinating classes and lectures from The Idler Academy and It’s Nice That. Packed floor-to-ceiling with books, it’s the perfect place to get stuck into your favourite read and discover new ones. Take a seat in the story chair to listen to a range of literary classics, have a go on an old-fashioned typewriter or an ipad and enjoy a game of Scrabble on the interactive screens.

The wrap party takes place on Thursday 1st March, with The Faber Social hosting an exclusive event for Selfridges with an all-star cast of writers, including Linda Grant, Justine Picardie, Alex Clark and Ali Smith. Sideshow’s very own Will Burns will also be involved in this event performing an acoustic set of poetic songs as Treecreeper.

For more information on tickets to this event and others going on between now and 1st March click here…