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All On a Summer’s Evening: Karine Polwart

SEEN has been enjoying the dreamy poetry of Karine Polwart. This new clip for ‘All On A Summer’s Evening’ was directed by Marry Waterson (part of the Waterson/Carthy folk dynasty), and closely follows the release of ‘A Pocket Of Wind Resistance’ (out now on Hudson Records), which has been picking up 4 & 5 star reviews across the board. The album is a companion to​ Karine’s successful theatre production ‘Wind Resistance’, which is now a published script via Faber & Faber, also recently in residence at Edinburgh’s Lyceum theatre.

Speaking about the video, Waterson says; “When I first heard this very beautiful song from Karine, the line ‘skipping barefoot through the heather’ settled itself in my mind’s eye. I hoped to reflect back the evening sun, its magical intimacy, flora and fauna.”

The video arrives alongside the first episode of a podcast series which features Karine & Pippa in conversation about the wider ecological and socio-political issues which have shaped the ‘Wind Resistance’ project – listen here

Karine’s new album was informed by the migration of thousands of geese to Fala Flow, a small peat bog close to her Edinburgh home. Fascinated by the way the birds created pockets of wind resistance to aid each other’s flight, Polwart considers the ways in which humans depend​ ​on each other​.​ “It’s a meditation on the ways in which we, as humans, protect and care for one another, and for all life, by stepping up, falling back, labouring and resting in our own fashion.​”​

Surely it can only be a matter of time before Polwart performs in London. SEEN is looking forward…

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J Sheekey Atlantic Bar Launches Guest Chef Series

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Ari B: Just Get Me

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Ruth Royall: ‘Heart on Fire’ & Hootananny live date – 24th February

Bristol-based singer-songwriter, Ruth Royall released a new single ‘Heart On Fire’ on the 9th of February 2018. The follow up to her recent ‘4U’ debut single, was recorded and self produced in the singer’s hometown and is available digitally through all the usual major outlets. Check out her fabulous video here: Ruth’s nu soul/jazz sound …

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Breks in the City: One Lombard Street Brasserie

SEEN is tireless in her quest to discover lovely places to eat in London. Here’s a tip: visit One Lombard Street Brasserie at about 10am (after the breakfast crowd has gone to work). This delightfully old-school restaurant looks like a film set with its central bar, surrounding tables and dark green banquettes. London has so …