The Car Giant – SJ Fowler

This chapbook of short fiction was written for the Worm Wood project, a five year collaboration between SJ Fowler and Tereza Stehlikova taking in film, performance,
literature and exhibition, and was launched at the Whitechapel Gallery in January 2020.

Steven J Fowler is a writer and poet living in London.

The Car Giant
SJ Fowler
Published January 2020
ISBN 978-1-912960-36-1
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Chapbook 38
Print run of 250
Price – £2.60
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1930s Musicians of Victoria and Pimlico – Alban Low

Discover the homes and lives of 1930s musicians who lived and worked in and around Victoria and Pimlico. This chapbook shows the houses they lived in and short biographies, from famous residents to more forgotten names.

1930s Musicians of Victoria and Pimlico
Alban Low
Published January 2020
ISBN 978-1-912960-35-4
A6 Size
16 printed pages
A World in London Chapbook 8
Print run of 100
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1. Harry Blech (violin) and Frederick Riddle (viola) – 17 Sloane Gardens, Chelsea, SW1W 8EB
2. Charles Bohm (saxophone) – 120 Ebury St, Victoria, SW1W 9QQ
3. Victoria Coach Station and Imperial Airways Terminal – Buckingham Palace Rd, Victoria, SW1W 9SP
4. Edwin Heffren (drums) – 52 Hugh St, Pimlico, London SW1V 4ER
5. New Victoria Theatre – 17 Wilton Rd, Pimlico, SW1V 1LG
6. Leslie Wharton (piano) – 77 Vauxhall Bridge Road, SW1V 2SP
7. Clem Lawton (tuba and bass) – 46 Tachbrook St, Pimlico, SW1V 2NA
8. George Bainbridge Robinson (Musical Director) – 57 Warwick Square, Pimlico, SW1V 2AJ
9. Fred Morrison (violin) – 52 Gloucester St, Pimlico, SW1V 4EH
10. George Newman (saxophone) and Jose Martello (accordion) – 130A Cambridge St, Pimlico, SW1V 4QF
11. Charles Rooks (organ) – 95 Cambridge St, Pimlico, SW1V 4PY
12. Wilfred Banks (Bandleader) – 7 Sussex St, Pimlico, SW1V 4RZ
13. Wally Sykes (drums) – 44 Cumberland St, SW1V 4LZ
14. Cecil Alexander (violin) – 77 Charlwood St, Pimlico, SW1V
15. George Latimer (trombone) – 80 St George’s Drive, Pimlico, SW1V 4BZ
16. George Newman (saxophone) – 57 Charlwood St, Pimlico, SW1V 2DR
17. Roy Peverett (cello) – Flat 308, Hood House, Dolphin Square
18. Billy Bissett (Bandleader) – 10 Collingwood House, Dolphin Sq, SW1V 3ND
19. Oswald Boyden Waldo Warner (violin) – 701 Beatty House, Dolphin Square, SW1V 3PN
20. Bertram Lewis (violin) – 405 Howard House, Dolphin Sq, SW1V 3PF

 Alban Low is a London based artist who illustrates album artwork, publishes books, designs maps, and organises inclusive exhibitions. He is artist-in-residence on the radio programme A World in London with DJ Ritu.

The names and addresses of musicians in this book have been sourced from Musician’s Union handbooks from the 1930s. Every effort has been made to research and verify information and we are grateful to those experts who have helped in the making of this series. If you know any additional information or corrections then we would love to include them in future editions.

Thank you to Roy Cooke; M.G. Thomas; The National Jazz Archives; Michael Peverett; Melody Maker; NME; The British Newspaper Archives; The National Archives; BBC; the team at A World In London (DJ Ritu, Sophie Darling, Norman Druker, Lucas Keen, Patrick Bernard); The Gramophone Record Store; and my wife Natalie.

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SWARD: skin of the earth – Lucy Furlong

sward (n.)
Meaning “sod, turf” developed from the notion of the “skin” of the earth (compare Old Norse grassvörðr, Danish grønsvær “greensward”).

I first came across the word ‘sward’ in the work of Richard Jefferies (1848-1887) the prolific Victorian author and naturalist. This work was inspired partly by Jefferies’ walks in Tolworth and named after his frequent use of ‘sward’ in his writing.

Richard Jefferies lived in Tolworth from 1877 to 1882 (look out for the blue plaque above number 296 Ewell Road). A book of his essays, Nature Near London, describes what he encountered on his long daily walks through Tolworth and the surrounding
areas. Some of this we are lucky enough to be able still to see today, but much of it is under threat from urban development.

This walk along the central reservation of the A240 Kingston Road, from the Tolworth Roundabout to the border with Surrey, represented in the form of this chapbook, is for those who see this stretch of grass and trees in the middle of the road as the marker for going on an adventure into the countryside, and as a sign of returning home from our journeys.

Lucy Furlong is a writer, poet and walking artist, whose family have lived in Tolworth for generations.

skin of the earth
Lucy Furlong
Published January 2020
ISBN 978-1-912960-31-6
Designed by Mel Hetherington
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Print run of 150
Price – £2.60
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Self Portrait by Night – James Knight

James Knight is an experimental poet and digital artist. Void Voices, his
polyphonic reimagining of Dante’s Inferno, was published by Hesterglock
Press in 2018. A book of his visual poems entitled Chimera is due from
Penteract Press in 2020.

Self Portrait by Night
James Knight
Published January 2020
ISBN 978-1-912960-34-7
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Chapbook 37
Print run of 100
Price – £2.60
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