1930s Musicians of Crouch End and Stroud Green – Alban Low

Discover the homes and lives of 1930s musicians who lived and worked in and around Crouch End and Stroud Green. This book contains a map and short biographies, from famous residents to more forgotten names.

1930s Musicians of Crouch End and Stroud Green
Alban Low
Published January 2022
ISBN 978-1-912960-64-4
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
A World in London Chapbook 10
SLB0177
Print run of 100
Price – £2.60
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  1. Gordon Cooper (trumpet) – 97 Uplands Rd, Crouch End, N8 9NG
  2. Arthur Trimnell (violin) – 2 Hermiston Ave, Crouch End, N8 8NL
  3. Ferdinand Rees (violin) – 22 Lightfoot Rd, Crouch End, N8
  4. Fred Maybank (violin) – 99 Middle Ln, N8 8NX
  5. Reginald Kell (clarinet) – 5 Barrington Rd, N8 8QR
  6. Nevill Finch (violin) – 15 Barrington Road, N8 8QT
  7. Arthur Trimnell (violin) – 27 Tivoli Rd, Crouch End, N8 8RE
  8. Max Bogen (violin) – 55 Glasslyn Road, N8 8RG
  9. Harry Freeman (violin) – 5 Wolseley Rd, N8 8RR
  10. Johnny Cantor (violin) – 23 Wolseley Rd, Crouch End, N8 8RR
  11. John Montague (cello) – 35 Birchington Rd, Crouch End, N8
  12. George Anderson (clarinet) – 3 Bedford Rd, Crouch End, N8 8HL
  13. The Crouch End Hippodrome – 31 Topsfield Parade, Tottenham Lane, N8 8PT
  14. Mary Brame (piano) – 2 Elder Ave, Crouch End, N8 9TH
  15. Lilian Harvey (actress/singer) – 13 Weston Park, Crouch End, N8 9SY
  16. Ernest Stratford (violin) – 29 Crescent Rd, Crouch End, N8 8AL
  17. Leonard Day (organ/piano) – 38 Haslemere Rd, N8 9RB
  18. Richard Walton (trumpet) – 1 Haringey Park, Crouch End, N8 9JG
    Bernard Walton Jnr (clarinet)
    George Walton (cello)
    Bernard Walton (harp)
    John Walton (bass)
  19. Walter Paskin (producer) – 8 Sandringham Gardens, N8 9HU
  20. Francis Hughes (clarinet) – 5 Derwent Court, Cecile Park, N8 9AT
  21. Arthur Falkner (trombone) – 5 Gladwell Rd, Crouch End, N8 9AN
  22. David Wolfsthal (violin) – 82 Stapleton Hall Rd, Stroud Green, N4 4EH
  23. George Orrell (violin) – 18 Albany Rd, Stroud Green, N4

The names and addresses of musicians in this book have been sourced from 1930s Musician’s Union handbooks. 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.

Alban Low is a London-based artist. He co-hosts The Vinyl Thread on Radio Nope, and is artist-in-residence on the radio programme A World in London.
http://www.albanlow.com

Thank you to M.G. Thomas; The National Jazz Archives; Melody Maker; NME; The British Newspaper Archives; The National Archives; BBC; the team at A World In London (DJ Ritu, Norman Druker, Sophie Darling, Lucas Keen); Radio Nope (Bob, Conan, Deb & Brian); and my wife Natalie.

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HENSTORY – Sarah Hill Wheeler

Sarah Hill Wheeler was the Short Story Winner of the Urban Tree Festival 2021 writing competition made possible through support from the Mayor of London. As well as becoming the Story Writer-in-Residence for the Urban Tree Festival 2022, Sarah also won the opportunity to create a limited edition chapbook; hence this beautiful collection of stories, Hen Story, was born. Filled with precise observations of life at its most precarious, these flash fictions explore genesis, evolution and hope. Hen Story is a fabulous collection with a breathable, fragile shell and a rich yoked heart. You’ll want to crack it open over and again.

HENSTORY
Sarah Hill Wheeler

Published January 2022
ISBN 978-1-912960-85-9
A6 Size
20 printed pages
Colour
Museum of Walking Chapbook 9
SLB0198
Print run of 100
Price – £2.60
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SMALL CHANGE – Christopher Cuninghame

Christopher Cuninghame was the Poetry Winner of the Urban Tree Festival 2021 writing competition made possible through support from the Mayor of London. As well as becoming the Poetry Writer-in-Residence for the Urban Tree Festival 2022, Christopher also won the opportunity to create a limited edition chapbook; resulting in this wonderful collection of poems, Small Change. Casting a careful eye over the subtle shades of time’s movements over the natural world and the relationships within it, Small Change is an elegant collection reminding us to look and look again at what surrounds us.

SMALL CHANGE
Christopher Cuninghame

Published January 2022
ISBN 978-1-912960-88-0
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Museum of Walking Chapbook 11
SLB0201
Print run of 100
Price – £2.60
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1930s Musicians of Lewisham, Brockley and New Cross – Alban Low

Discover the homes and lives of 1930s musicians who lived and worked in and around Lewisham, Brockley and New Cross. This book contains a map and short biographies, from famous residents to more forgotten names.

1930s Musicians of Lewisham, Brockley and New Cross
Alban Low

Published October 2021
ISBN 978-1-912960-54-5
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
A World in London Chapbook 9
SLB0167
Print run of 100
Price – £2.60
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1. Alexander Gifford (piano/organ) – 25 Granville Park, Blackheath, SE13 7DY
2.Cyril Cyphus (organ) – 16 Belmont Grove, Blackheath, SE13 5DW
3.Frederick Dumayne (singer/conductor) – 46 Caterham Rd, Blackheath, SE13 5AR
4.Les Perry (flute/bandleader) – 55 Lee High Rd, SE13 5NS
5.Gaumont Palace – Junction of Molesworth Street and Rennell Street, SE13
6.Freddie Finch (trumpet) – 18 Jerrard St, Lewisham SE13 7TA
7.Stanley Stray (piano) – 28 Sandrock Rd, Lewisham, SE13 7TS
8.Franklyn White (violin) – 66 Loampit Hill Lewisham, SE13 7SX
9.Arthur Kipps (organ) – 3 Darling Rd, SE4 1YQ
10.Art Jennings (saxophone) – 26A Tressillian Rd, SE4 1YB
11. Walter Stiasny (conductor) and Sylvia Patriss (vocalist) – 55 Tressillian Rd, London SE4 1YA
12.Edward Swingler (flute) – 94 Tressillian Rd, SE4 1YD
13.Peter Wise (accordion) – 80 Wickham Rd, Brockley, SE4 1LS
14.William Lodge (saxophone/violin) – 81 Millmark Grove, Brockley, SE14 6RH
15.Stanley Van Raalte (piano) – 102 St Donatts Rd, SE14 6NT
16.Goldsmiths Music Studios – 286 New Cross Road, SE14 6AF
17.Steve Gauna (guitar) – 21 Jerningham Rd, New Cross, SE14 5NQ
18.New Cross Kinema – 325-327 New Cross Road, SE14 6JP
19.New Cross Empire – 483-485 New Cross Road, SE14 6TQ

The names and addresses of musicians in this book have been sourced from 1930s Musician’s Union handbooks. 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.

Alban Low is a London-based artist. He co-hosts The Vinyl Thread on Radio Nope, and is artist-in-residence on the radio programme A World in London.
www.albanlow.com

Thank you to M.G. Thomas; The National Jazz Archives; Melody Maker; NME; The British Newspaper Archives; The National
Archives; BBC; the team at A World In London (DJ Ritu, Sophie Darling, Lucas Keen); Radio Nope (Bob, Conan, Deb & Brian);
Norman and Tom Druker; George, Maggie and Felix; and my wife Natalie.

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A WEEK TO WALK A FORTNIGHT – NG Bristow

SUNDAY FOR SEVEN DAYS (ALL OVER LONDON) – Seven print stories and geolocated audio.

IF IT TAKES A WEEK TO WALK A FORTNIGHT… – Seven print stories (plus seven more companion stories) and geolocated audio.

THE WALKING CURE – an immersive detective story. Geolocated audio for a 30 minute two-person sound walk experience.

A WEEK TO WALK A FORTNIGHT
Flash fiction with links to geolocated audio
NG Bristow and Andrew Stuck
Published October 2021
ISBN 978-1-912960-69-9
A6 Size
40 printed pages
Colour
Museum of Walking Chapbook 10
SLB0200
Print run of 200
Price – £4.99
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Original artwork by Alban Low.

NG BRISTOW is a writer / director and artist. He runs the MA in Directing Fiction at Goldsmiths, University of London. Credits as screenwriter / director include commissions by FilmFour, C4, BBC, UKFC, BFI, NIFC, NI Screen and the Arts Council. He has acted opposite Vivian Stanshall in the Tale of the Long Sky; terrified audiences with his binaural nightmare, The Ever-Expanding Cabinet of Unnameable Horrors, and brought theatre to the terraces of Millwall Football Club. He is a former Irish men’s sabre champion, though his fencing is a little rusty these days…


ANDREW STUCK is the founder of The Museum of Walking, created to bring people together and showcase walking pieces and performances. He is also a podcaster, interviewing creative people who use walking as a catalyst for their practice. Talking Walking is now in its twelfth year with more than 100 episodes. www.talkingwalking.net

Travels and Travails – Potcake Chapbook 10

Bad drivers, sweaty tourists, unnecessary inspections — is travel worth the bother? Or are the irritations actually part of the adventure? A dozen of the world’s best current poets offer differing views of the ups and downs of going abroad.

Travels and Travails
Poems of going abroad
Amit Majmudar, Marilyn L. Taylor, Mike Cooper, Anthony Lombardy, Jean L. Kreiling, Ed Shacklee, Max Gutmann, Julia Griffin, D.A. Prince, John Beaton, A.E. Stallings, Tom Vaughan
Published August 2021
Series Editor Robin Helweg-Larsen
Illustrated by Alban Low
ISBN 978-1-912960-84-2
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Potcake Chapbook 10
SLB197
Print run of 250
Price – £2.60
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The “Potcake Chapbook” series is named for the dogs of the Bahamas and the Caribbean – strays that live off the burnt scrapings of cooking pots. The poems in the series are a mixed bunch – but the potcake of our logo wears a
bow tie to show that he and all the poems are formal. These poems are memorable in part because they rhyme and scan, as all truly memorable poetry does. We subscribe to the use of form, no matter how formless the times in which we live.

Flowers Won’t Grow – Karenjit Sandhu & SJ Fowler

A unique epistolary poetry collection and a collaborative feat of rare acumen, Flowers Won’t Grow contemplates mundanity and gratitude with a mix of polite curiosity and tender contempt. The lettered, prose-ish poems of Sandhu and Fowler speak to a luminous private public exchange, and the writeable unspeakables of a long London summer. These are playful, complex poems, of a city, of soap and fizzy water, of a search for commonality in quiet, of paper birds and hardened workers.

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Flowers Won’t Grow
SJ Fowler & Karenjit Sandhu

Published June 2021
ISBN 978-1-912960-70-5
A5 Size
40 printed pages
Colour
Cimera Series #5
SLB0183
Print run of 200
Price – £4.99

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‘Exchanges, transfers and transferrals of intimacy and stark urgency – a
work of posed questions, thumbed noses and drawn blood’.
Eley Williams


‘This is a nurse’s attention on a knife edge. A pin-prick of address, a poem
that says “let’s get out of here” to and about itself. Everything is external,
but you can’t get outside, even if you don’t what to know what’s inside. It’s
a hostile take over of mundane objects and day-to-day experience in a
language that asks us to settle for fruit syrup but reaches beyond to the
universe’
Prudence Bussey-Chamberlain

Karenjit Sandhu is a poet and artist. Her debut poetry collection young girls! is forthcoming with the 87 Press (2021). Karenjit’s poems appear in Judith: Women Making Visual Poetry (Timglaset Editions, 2021), Writing Utopia (Hesterglock Press, 2020) and Nemeses (HVTN Press, 2019). Her work has also appeared in Magma in collaboration with Ryan Ormonde (2020), as well as online at Digital Poetics (87 Press, 2020), Junction Box (2020) and DATABLEED (2019). Her performance work has led to collaborations with the Sir Denis Mahon Foundation, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Flat Time House and Camden People’s Theatre (London), Arnolfini (Bristol) and Galerie Eric Dupont (Paris). Karenjit is one of the judges of the 2021 Streetcake Writing Prize.
@k_ren_sandhu

SJ Fowler is a writer, poet and artist who lives in London. His writing has explored subjects as diverse as prescription drugs, films, fight sports, museums, prisons and animals and his work has been commissioned by Tate Modern, BBC Radio 3, Somerset House, Tate Britain, London Sinfonietta, Southbank Centre, National Centre for Writing, National Poetry Library, Science Museum and Liverpool Biennial amongst others. He’s been translated into 27 languages and produced collaborations with over 150 artists. He has pioneered the fields of performance literature, literary curation, visual, photo and fifilm poetry, collaborative poetry and Neuropoetics. ‘Flowers won’t grow’ is his 44th publication and the 17th to be collaborative.
www.stevenjfowler.com


Slurps – Patrick Cosgrove

SLURPS is the utterly unique, bold and bountiful debut publication by poet-artist Patrick Cosgrove. A book of visual poetry that explores the colourful, haptic spaces between words, occasionally bumping into a few along the way. SLURPS are poems that like to feel what words feel, while mostly afraid of what they might say. A book of linguistic abstraction, gesture and pattern, sound and smell – this is organic poetry, full of the actual sucking sounds of everyday life.

Patrick Cosgrove is an artist and parent. His work often explores the boundaries between different artistic domains: visual art, sculpture, sound, 􀅀lm, performance and poetry. Much of his practice has been, and continues to be, inspired by S. J Fowler’s Poem Brut project, for which he has frequently performed.
patcosgroveart.wordpress.com

Slurps
Patrick Cosgrove

Published June 2021
ISBN 978-1-912960-67-5
A5 Size
36 printed pages
Colour
Poem Brut Series #1
SLB0180
Print run of 100
Price – £4.99
SOLD OUT

Poem Brut celebrates artistic creative writing and its relationship with neurobiology – embracing text and colour, space and time, handwriting, composition, abstraction, illustration, sound, mess and motion – affirming the possibilities of the page, the pen, the process, the performance and the voice in a computer age. It is a project that celebrates genuine authentic originality in poetry, without overt recourse to biographical context and identity, and resists a literature of control, neatness, poise and direct, didactic meaning.

Poem Brut has offered an alternative understanding of 21st century literature since 2017 and has formed a quiet movement in British, and global, poetry.
Series edited by SJ Fowler.

Poem Brut website

EVEN STILL – Sylee Gore

A study of silence and light in articulate, minimal visual poetry, and an extraordinary debut from Berlin-based poet, artist, and translator Sylee Gore. Even Still is a concentrated exploration of the integrity of the image-word, beyond fragmentation, comprising three formally distinct but interdependent parts – staged sculptural objects, photo-poems, and asemic watercolours – brought together in a publication of remarkable poise and skill.

EVEN STILL
Sylee Gore

Published June 2021
ISBN 978-1-912960-82-8
A5 Size
36 printed pages
Colour
Poem Brut Series #2
SLB0195
Print run of 100
Price – £4.99
SOLD OUT

Poem Brut celebrates artistic creative writing and its relationship with neurobiology – embracing text and colour, space and time, handwriting, composition, abstraction, illustration, sound, mess and motion – affirming the possibilities of the page, the pen, the process, the performance and the voice in a computer age. It is a project that celebrates genuine authentic originality in poetry, without overt recourse to biographical context and identity, and resists a literature of control, neatness, poise and direct, didactic meaning.

Poem Brut has offered an alternative understanding of 21st century literature since 2017 and has formed a quiet movement in British, and global, poetry.
Series edited by SJ Fowler.

Poem Brut website

DREAM RED – Nina Fidry

Dream Red, the debut publication from poet Nina Fidry, is a remarkable collection of concrete and projective poems filled with abstract imagery and multi-lingual play. Experimenting with space, composition, font, text-size and mathematics, these remarkable poems create a series of elegant divisions, forcing the reader to think of what could be and/ or what they are there for.

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DREAM RED
Nina Fidry
Published June 2021
ISBN 978-1-912960-83-5
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Print run of 200
Writers Centre Kingston Chapbook #14
SLB0196
Price – £2.60
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Designed to evidence the remarkable contemporary and innovative poetry being written by current and recent Kingston University Creative Writing students, this series of beautifully designed pamphlets each features a suite of poems, most often on one theme or in one style, by a solo author. The series mark the first publications of many poets who are very likely to be significant presences on the UK scene and beyond in the coming years.
www.writerscentrekingston.com