CANOPY 3 – An Anthology of Writing for the Urban Tree Festival 2022

This anthology is published to coincide with the Urban Tree Festival in May 2022. The pieces included were selected from over 100+ entries to a competition run in Spring 2022. Entrants were asked to write about “Healing Trees” as poems or stories in 250 words or fewer.

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The theme of “Healing Trees” was set by our previous winners: Chris Cuninghame for poetry and Sarah Wheeler for prose. They chose the theme as they felt it was pertinent to these challenging times and wanted entrants to reveal “the power of trees to heal themselves and us, to contribute to well-being and to sustain ecosystems.”

They also volunteered to be judges in this year’s competition, joined on the poetry side by Anita Roy, writer, editor and environmentalist, and on the prose side by N.G. Bristow, a screen writer, director and visual artist, rooted at Goldsmiths University of London, where he runs the MA in Directing Fiction.

Canopy 3
An Anthology of Writing for the Urban Tree Festival 2022
Nancy Charley, Sally Duffin, M.L. Grieve, Daniel Harwood, Gina Headden, Jude Higgins, Rosaleen Lynch, Cheryl Markosky, Jackie Morrison, Sara Stegen, Laurence Sullivan and Joanna Wolfarth
Published May 2022
ISBN 978-1-915505-07-1
A6 Size
24 printed pages
Colour
Museum of Walking Chapbook 12
SLB0220
Price – £4.99
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Edited by Chris Bestwick
Illustrated by Alban Low

Lost Love – Potcake Chapbook 11

Lost Love
Poems of what never happened, and of the end of things that did
Wendy Cope, David Whippman, Robin Helweg-Larsen, Vera Ignatowitsch, Michael R. Burch, James B. Nicola, Richard Fleming, N.S. Thompson, Melissa Balmain, Helena Nelson, Marcus Bales, Martin Parker, Vadim Kagan, Mary Meriam, Cody Walker, Brooke Clark, Gail White
Series Editor Robin Helweg-Larsen
Illustrated by Alban Low
ISBN 978-1-912960-96-5
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Potcake Chapbook 11
SLB209
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.

Smrt – Safia Kamel

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Smrt
Safia Kamel
Published March 2022
ISBN 978-1-912960-94-1
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Print run of 200
Writers Centre Kingston Chapbook #17
SLB0207
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.
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AQUA & LUNA – Kayona Daley

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AQUA & LUNA
Kayona Daley
Published March 2022
ISBN 978-1-912960-93-4
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Print run of 200
Writers Centre Kingston Chapbook #16
SLB0206
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.
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man/ia – Stanimir Dimitrov

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man/ia
Stanimir Dimitrov
Published March 2022
ISBN 978-1-912960-92-7
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Print run of 200
Writers Centre Kingston Chapbook #15
SLB0205
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.writerskingston.com

1930s Musicians and Entertainers of Tolworth, Berrylands and Surbiton – Alban Low

The area is dominated by orchestral musicians during the 1930s. The suburb was growing at this time, with railway stations opening at Berrylands (1933) and Tolworth (1938). It was the home of two of the greatest exponents of their respective instruments: Charles Draper (The Grandfather of English Clarinettists) and Jack Mackintosh (The Cornet King).

Discover the homes and lives of 1930s musicians who lived and worked in Tolworth, Berrylands and Surbiton. This book contains a map and short biographies, from famous residents to more forgotten names.

1930s Musicians and Entertainers of Tolworth, Berrylands and Surbiton
Alban Low
Published February 2022
ISBN 978-1-912960-91-0
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
A World in London Chapbook 12
SLB0204
Print run of 600
Price – £2.60
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  1. The Toby Jug – 1 Hook Rise South, Tolworth, KT5 9PB
  2. Jonathan Reeves (music publisher) – 17 Southwood Dr, KT5 9PJ
  3. Jack Mackintosh (cornet) – 47 Collingwood Ave, KT5 9PU
  4. Paul Draper (bassoon) – 45 Elgar Ave, KT5 9JH
  5. Odeon Tolworth – 67 Tolworth Broadway, KT6 7DD
  6. Reginald Halcrow (organ) – 191 Hamilton Ave, Tolworth, KT6 7JB
  7. Frederick Ridding (vocalist) and Ella Ridding (vocalist) – 18 Ladywood Rd, KT6 7PD
  8. Eric Percival (violin) – 116 Cranborne Ave, KT6
  9. Douglas Cochrane (Musical Director) – 14 Tankerton Rd, KT6 7LG
  10. Henry Jeal (organ) – 43 Ditton Rd, KT6 6RF
  11. Ptolemy Pardy (piano) – 27 Langley Ave, KT6 6QP
  12. Josephine John (piano) – 4 St Matthew’s Ave, KT6 6JJ
  13. P.G. Clark (actor) – 10 Kingsdowne Rd, KT6 6LW
  14. Charles Draper (clarinet) – Kampala Lodge, 21 Langley Rd, KT6 6LW
  15. Ina Scarlett (actress) – 96 King Charles Rd, Surbiton, KT5
  16. Richard Brinkman (violin) – 6 The Avenue, Surbiton, KT5 8AX
  17. Leslie Hatton (actor/comedian) – 16 Parklands, Surbiton KT5 8EA
  18. Peter Newbury (oboe) – 78 Queens Drive, KT5 8PP
  19. Laurence Lumley-Holmes (flute) – 111 Surbiton Hill Park, KT5
  20. Charles D. Matthews (clarinet) – 73 The Ridings, Berrylands KT5 8HH
  21. The Berrylands Hotel – 107 Chiltern Drive, KT5 8LS

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; The Community Brain; Robin Hutchinson; the team at A World In London (DJ Ritu, Sophie Darling, Norman Druker, Lucas Keen); Radio Nope (Bob, Conan, Deb & Brian); the Furlong family; and my wife Natalie.

PROJECT CONSTELLATION – Iain Britton

Iain Britton is an Aotearoa New Zealand poet and author of several poetry collections. His work has been nominated in the UK for a Forward Prize for Best Single Poem and Best First Collection. Poems have been published or are forthcoming in Harvard Review, Poetry, The New York Times, Poet Lore, Wild Court, Molly
Bloom, New Humanist, The Scores Journal, Stand, Agenda, New Statesman, Prototype, Poetry Birmingham, Blackbox Manifold, and Poetry Wales. THE INTAGLIO POEMS was published by Hesterglock Press (UK) 2017.

PROJECT CONSTELLATION
Iain Britton

Published February 2022
ISBN 978-1-912960-90-3
A6 Size
20 printed pages
Colour
Chapbook 45
SLB0203
Print run of 100
Price – £2.99
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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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