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February 28, 2013 | by Faber Social

It is said that about 10,000 hours of experience are required to become skilled in a job, for example to be a good musician or carpenter, say. And wha…

Patricio Pron on Translation

February 27, 2013 | by Faber Social

Although we sometimes think of translators as unwitting betrayers of the texts and authors they translate, the concept of betrayal has no place in fic…

Messing About in Boats: Writers & Rivers

February 4, 2013 | by Faber Social

‘I grew convinced that following water, flowing with it, would be a way of getting under the skin of things, of learning something new.’ Roger Deakin…

In the Name of the River

February 4, 2013 | by Faber Social

Since men first emerged from the water, they have written psalms in praise of the river. Old Man River. The River of Jordan. The Rivers of Babylon. Mo…

Chalk-Stream Charter Chalk-Stream Action

January 31, 2013 | by Faber Social

Slowly we are waking up to the fact that we have in southern England an almost unique eco-system comparable for its natural wonder with any on Earth,…

Insider vs. Outsider Art

January 28, 2013 | by Faber Social

Ben Street is an art historian, lecturer, museum educator, writer and curator. He is the co-director of the Sluice Art Fair, writes regular pieces on…

The Morning After

January 24, 2013 | by Faber Social

On Tuesday the 29th, the Faber Social is all about Beer – a celebration of booze and booziness after the long, cold weeks of what has for many been an…

Pubs, Fuffs and Hangovers

January 21, 2013 | by Faber Social

‘This room smells of fuffs!’ my dad would say. ‘Fuffs’ was the family word we had for ‘farts’. Of a Saturday morning, he strode across the room I had…

A Pint of Beer is Every Woman’s Right

January 17, 2013 | by Faber Social

The first Faber Social of 2013 – RE-TOX on 29th January (now sold out) – will be a celebration of all things beer. We haven’t worked it out, but we’re…

The Can House

January 17, 2013 | by Faber Social

From the first moment I saw the long, unedited rushes of The Can House, the idea intrigued me – a Hansel & Gretel-style gingerbread cottage that s…

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