Christina’s Moon – Jill Hedges

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Ancient people were fascinated by the Moon; the brightest object in the night sky, and used its phases as an early form of calendar. Each of the full moons was given a name that correlated to the arrival and passing of the seasons and with times of feast or famine.

Created using print and collage techniques by artist Jill Hedges, who has had a lifelong fascination with the Moon and the stars, this charming little chapbook tells a tale of enduring love.

Also by Jill Hedges – The Space Walk: A Scale Walk Through the Solar System

Christina’s Moon
Jill Hedges
Published March 2017
ISBN  978-1-910578-41-4
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Chapbook 16
SLB050
Price – £2
BUY Christina’s Moon (£2 + £1.20 P&P to UK Address)

 

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The Cavalry – Lt-Col James Lawford

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Editor: LT-COL James Lawford
Contributors: Brigadier Peter Young, R.A. Crosbie-Weston, Curt Johnson, Dr T. A. Heathcote, Lt-Col Alan Shepperd and David Chandler.
Publisher:
Sampson Low
Year: 1976

‘In war he was swift into action, instant of decision, careless of consequences. In his passing he has left behind him a tradition of light-hearted, debonair elegance, and a reckless courage in battle that is still far from dead.’

James Lawford, in the book’s concluding chapters, pinpoints some enduring traits of the horsed cavalryman. Whether a hussar, a lancer or a cuirasser, whether mounted on a small darting pony or a majestic, heavy charger, his enthusiasm for combat was prodigious.

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Ironsides charge into a troop of Royalist cavalry

This book unites two enthralling aspects of military life before the advent of the tank: the functions and behaviour of cavalry horses in war, and the duties, training, traditions and deeds of the men who rode them into battle. From the mounted archers of Assyria to the lancers of World War I, the story has a span of some 3,000 years.

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Brigadier Peter Young

Lt-Col James Lawford was a Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Brigadier Peter Young during World War II was an outstanding colonel, and is now one of Britain’s best known military historians. He is a regular broadcaster and Captain-General of The Sealed Knot, an organisation that re-enacts battles of the English Civil War.

This book is twinned with Villiers Path by Lucy Furlong (pub. 2017), read more about it here.

Venus as a Boy – Marcus Wratton and Dimitra Petsa

9781910578421_50The first chapbook in the Confronting Rape Culture Series, edited by Debbie Chessell. This a vibrant and challenging chapbook that includes two written works, Leila by Marcus Wratton and Tower Bridge by Dimitra Petsa. It is not just the power of the words that rock you back on your heels but the carmine plush of the design by Lucy Ross.

CONFRONTING RAPE CULTURE are a group of artists, designers, activists and believers, who united to create change. They organise exhibitions, workshops and publications, initiating social activity to raise awareness of rape culture present in all parts of the world, under all disguises. Funded by O2, they are a non-profit organisation focused on addressing issues through creativity

To keep up to date with the group’s activities, please visit
https://www.facebook.com/pg/confrontingrapeculture

Venus as a Boy
Marcus Wratton and Dimitra Petsa
Published March 2017
ISBN  978-1-910578-42-1
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Confronting Rape Culture Chapbook 1,
SLB051
Price – £2
Designer: Lucy Ross
Editor: Debbie Chessell
Photographers: Maria Kaffa, Molly Baker
BUY Venus as a Boy (£2 + £1.20 P&P to UK Address)

As part of this project CRC will be hosting three workshops at Housmans Radical Booksellers throughout March 2017 and a final exhibition at The Museum of Futures.

Today at Housmans
4th March, 7pm
Feminist Yoga with Affective Yoga

‘Emotions may be critical to showing us why transformations are so difficult, but also how they are possible’. Sarah Ahmed.

This 3 hour workshop will explore the relationship between feminist feelings or emotions and yoga (physical postures, breathing and meditation) with a focus on healing. It will be split into 90 minutes of yoga lead by Affective Yoga followed by a winding down session with free refreshments.

”I believe when we come to and get involved in feminism we experience emotions, such as pain, anger, hope and wonder. I believe we hold these emotions in our physical and mental bodies. Embodied feelings show us why transformations are so difficult but also how they are possible. During this yoga workshop we will explore the emotions we embody as a result of our feminism(s), releasing the pain and anger to approach change from a place of peace and love and build on and strengthen the hope and wonder we have in ourselves to continue to fight for change in our societies.”

Open to all levels – you don’t need to have prior yoga experience.