Caught by the River

28.03.20 | 3:00PM


***Aerial has been postponed and the festival will now be taking take place 24 –27 September 2020. Many of the shows have been rescheduled but unfortunately we were unable to find a new date for Caught by the River. This event has been cancelled and any ticket holders will be refunded automatically by Ticketline.

We still hope you will join us at Aerial. Over the coming months we will be announcing some exciting additions to Aerial, new commissions and new partnerships and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.***

Aerial Festival presents Caught by the River aboard a Lake Windermere steamer.

We’re delighted to welcome our friends Caught By The River to Aerial, for a unique afternoon aboard a classic Windermere steamer on the largest natural lake in England. Featuring acclaimed authors Helen Mort and Amy Liptrot, plus an acoustic set by the wonderful Jack Cooper, all hosted by Roy Wilkinson.

Helen Mort has published two poetry collections, won the Fenton Aldeburgh Prize, and her novel Black Car Burning was published in 2019. She is also the author of Lake District Trail Running. In Amy Liptrot’s acclaimed debut novel Outrun, she wrote about returning to her home island of Orkney. Amy is also an avid wild swimmer. Since the demise of Jack Cooper’s much loved former band, Ultimate Painting, in 2018, he’s gone on to create the most ambitious and adventurous music of his career with Modern Nature and their 2019 debut album How To Live – a wild mix of German motorik, English folk and keening spiritual jazz. Roy Wilkinson’s Do It For Your Mum is a brilliant memoir about family and managing the band British Sea Power, who include his younger brothers Jan and Hamilton. Roy will talk about growing up in the Lakes and the mighty Harry Griffin, who wrote the Lakeland Diary for The Guardian for over 50 years.

Join us on Lake Windermere for a wonderful afternoon of sounds and words with Caught By The River.

Limited tickets available, book early to avoid disappointment.


28.03.20 | 3:00PM

Windermere Steamers
Ambleside Pier LA22 OEX

The steamer will set sail at 3pm, please arrive at the jetty at 2.45pm

Tickets | £15 / £12


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