A mix of village fete and summer music festival in the grounds of Fulham Palace, this is location, location, location. And good acts and solid food.
Caught By The River started as a “online meeting place for pursuits of a distinctly non-digital variety: walking, fishing, looking, thinking.” Now the site has a record label and magazine, runs events and publishes books of the natural variety. What’s not to love.
Following the literary bent of the festival, these lines from our editor Joshua Bullock.
I passed a sunny time in London
caught by the river.
Heard Mulatu Astatke jazzing African,
gave me the shivers.
Got lost in Fulham Palace
and its walled gardens.
Drank mead, fell over picnickers
and asked their pardon.
Much better on a Saturday evening
Than being home with Norton
Is to see the setting English sun
swaying to Beth Orton.