Shipwrecked – Museum of Walking Chapbook

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe was first published 300 years’ ago on the 25th April 1719. In honour of this much loved classic, the Museum of Walking organised the #Crusoe300 Flash Fiction Competition as well as a Creative Writing Walkshop.

Shipwrecked includes the winning stories from Sarah McPherson, Jon Fox, Elizabeth Forsyth, Moira Tighe, Laurence Sullivan, Mavis Pilbeam, Fiona Ritchie Walker and Nora Nadjarian. The competition was judged by N G Bristow (screen writer, director and visual artist running the MA in Directing Fiction at Goldsmiths University of London), Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone (author, editor and tutor on the Novel Studio at City, University of London) and Andrew Stuck (Founding Director of the Museum of Walking).

Shipwrecked
New flash fiction celebrating the 300th anniversary of Robinson Crusoe
Sarah McPherson, Jon Fox, Elizabeth Forsyth, Moira Tighe, Laurence Sullivan, Mavis Pilbeam, Fiona Ritchie Walker, Nora Nadjarian
Published August 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-22-4
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Museum of Walking Chapbook 1
SLB0134
Print run of 100
Price – £2.99
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I Return to You – Susie Campbell

This pamphlet explores how we inhabit a world of marks. Some of these marks we make to communicate, demarcate or belong. Others are more mysterious. We don’t know how to read them or who made them. We may not even know if they are deliberate or just a trick of the light.

“From this obsession was born first a performance, creating a set of chalk marks which I found particularly resonant, then an interest in taking these marks out into the street: allowing them to mingle with, and hide amongst, the multitude of everyday signs, marks and symbols with which we are surrounded. Finally, the poems arrived in this chapbook, an appropriate form for a series of poems that started out as an interest in itinerants, such as the itinerant pedlars or chapmen who were the original purveyors of these little books. The poems comprise words, marks and photographs that explore our relationship with, and responsibility for,  a world of marks –  including the marks of our written language –  and how technology has in some ways detached us from our marks and in other ways, returned them to us through new forms and media.”
Susie Campbell, 2019

Susie Campbell is studying for a practice-based poetry PhD at Oxford Brookes. Her other poetry pamphlets are The Bitters (Dancing Girl Press, 2014), The Frock Enquiry (Annexe, 2015) and Tenter (Guillemot Press, 2020).
Read more from Susie Campbell.

I Return to You
Susie Campbell
Published August 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-21-7
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Chapbook 36
SLB0133
Print run of 100
Price – £2.60
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Families and Other Fiascoes – Potcake Chapbook

Your family… you don’t choose it, you wouldn’t be alive without it, and it ripples out from you in all directions. Here 13 of the best current poets comment on children and parents, with the odd grandparent tossed in along with twins and the question of how to deal with an ex. Even an ex remains family…

Families and Other Fiascoes
Poems on relatives
Anthony Lombardy, Maryann Corbett, Vera Ignatowitsch, A.E. Stallings, Chris O’Carroll, Susan de Sola, Jane Blanchard, Michael R. Burch, Edmund Conti, Tom Vaughan, Kathryn Jacobs, Ann Drysdale, Gail White
Published July 2019
Series Editor Robin Helweg-Larsen
Illustrated by Alban Low
Art Director Eliza Helweg-Larsen
ISBN 978-1-912960-20-0
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Potcake Chapbook 4
SLB131
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.

To read more about the poets featured in this chapbook visit the Potcake Poets page.

Darling’s Global Record Labels – Sophie Darling

An insight into some of the most influential global record labels from 2018/19 with current label information and quotes straight from the source. Sophie Darling has interviewed many of the label founders while writing her dissertation at SOAS University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies). Each of these labels have contributed to the popularisation of global music with a special focus on Africa and Latin America. They are at the forefront of an industry stepping out into an era of digitalisation, streaming, and the resurgence of vinyl.

Sophie Darling moved from Portsmouth to London to study ethnomusicology, and has since become embedded in radio presenting, DJ-ing, writing and podcasting. London is alive with a glorious global music scene and it provides a soundtrack to her daily life. Sophie has a particular interested in the digitalisation of the music industry and the “one-man”(ish) record labels phenomena – with questions about crate digging, re-issues and more. sophiedarlingmusic.com

Darling’s Global Record Labels
Sophie Darling
Published May 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-15-6
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
A World in London Chapbook 3
SLB0127
Print run of 100
Price – £2.60
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And Then She Kissed Me – Jessamy Low

Jessamy Low created this exciting chapbook of poetry, collage poetry and visual poetry alongside artist Debbie Chessell. It includes seven poems of dreamy longing interspersed with a voice that struggles to escape the page.

And Then She Kissed Me
Jessamy Low
Published April 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-14-9
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Chapbook 34
SLB0126
Print run of 100
Price – £2.60
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The Boulevard – Francesca Albini

Francesca Albini returns with another beautiful and evocative chapbook. The journey that she leads us on defies the normal rules of time and space. The simplicity of her writing catches the unsuspecting reader in shimmering pools of sentiment. Albini’s images dance on the page, they play Venice’s heat induced mirages against its succulent dark shadows.

Francesca Albini divides her life between literary and artistic endeavours. She is a PhD in Classics, and has worked in publishing for her entire adult life, as a translator, author and editor. She is a self taught artist and photographer. Her work is inspired by folk art, but also by design. Albini is a collector of memories, and uses any medium that allows her to remember and share, express feelings and narrate stories. From line drawings to plastic cameras, from collage to upcycled jewellery and dolls. “My work is playful and dreamy, child-like but also philosophical. I fall in and out of love with many styles and tools, but I’m always me, whatever I do.”

The Boulevard
Francesca Albini
Published May 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-18-7
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour,
Dreamtime Chapbook 5
SLB0130
Limited print run of 100
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Almost a Dream – Astra Papachristodoulou

Almost a Dream is a tentative oscillation across a changing landscape. Inspired by and physically enveloped in eroded fragments of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, Astra Papachristodoulou’s sequence glides through eight distinct compositions, each bearing a singular climate, texture, and gestural quality.”
Iris Colomb

Astra Papachristodoulou is a poet and artist. She is a recent graduate from the MA Creative Writing (Poetic Practice) at Royal Holloway with focus in experimental writing and the neo-futurist tradition across poetry, visual art and performance. She is a co-founder of the artist association group ProArtè, which has curated several art exhibitions across the UK.

Her poetry has appeared in small magazines and anthologies such as The Tangerine, Stride Magazine and Streetcake. Astra has recently won the Pebeo Mixed Media Art Prize, and her paintings have been showcased at contemporary art exhibitions at the A&D Gallery in London, as well as Surrey-based venues such as the Ivy Arts Centre and The Studio.

www.astranaut.co.uk

Almost a Dream
Astra Papachristodoulou
Published May 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-16-3
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Chapbook 35
SLB0128
Print run of 100
Price – £2.60
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1930s Musicians of Twickenham and Whitton – Alban Low

9781912960170Discover the homes and lives of 1930s musicians who lived and worked in Twickenham and Whitton. Including short biographies from famous residents to more forgotten names. You can also find more modern sites to visit, including shops, pubs and the Royal Military School of Music.

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.
http://www.albanlow.com/

1930s Musicians of Twickenham and Whitton
Alban Low
Published May 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-17-0
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
A World in London Chapbook 4
SLB0129
Print run of 100
Price – £2.60
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Walk the route

Musicians and locations –
Max Castelli’s School of Music – 32 London Road, TW1 3RR
Twickenham Palais / Kay Kirchin – 9 King St, TW1 3SD
The Luxor Picture Theatre – 1 Cross Deep, TW1 4AG
The Newborough Club – Cross Deep, TW1 4QN
Eddie Wood – 22 Poulett Gardens, TW1 4QR
Fred Darbey – 42 Tennyson Ave, TW1 4QY
Boris Rickelman – 84 Pope’s Grove, TW1 4JX
Ernest Carter – 50 Bonser Rd, TW1 4RG
Cyril Grantham – 30 Pope’s Grove, TW1 4JY
Brinsworth House – 72 Staines Rd, TW2 5AL
H. W. Day – 3 Melbourne Court, TW2 6PH
Winning Post – Chertsey Rd, TW2 6LS
Variety Artists’ Memorial / Wheeler Dryden – Twickenham Cemetery, Hospital Bridge Road, TW2 6DG
Lionel Page – 13 Evelyn Close, TW2 7BL
Henry Iles – 18 Melrose Ave, TW2 7JE
Norman Hillam – 5 Coniston Rd, TW2 7HH
Herbert Knapp – 66 Bridge Way, TW2 7JJ
Morris Melluish – 69 Hall Farm Drive, TW2 7PG
Royal Military School of Music – Kneller Hall, 2 Kneller Rd, TW2 7DN
Arthur Williams – 15 Kneller Road, Whitton Percy Hampton – 46 Gladstone Ave, TW2 7PR
Arthur Aiken – 19 Rosecroft Gardens, TW2 7PT
Victor George Russell – 15 Craneford Way, TW2 7SB

Thank you to M.G. Thomas; The National Jazz Archives; John Chilton; Brian Rust; 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.

1930s Musicians of Richmond and Twickenham – Alban Low

Discover the homes and lives of 1930s musicians who lived and worked in Richmond and Twickenham. This book contains a map and short biographies, from famous residents to more forgotten names. You can also find more modern sites to visit, including record shops, pubs and the local Jazz Club.

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.
http://www.albanlow.com/

1930s Musicians of Richmond and Twickenham
Alban Low
Published March 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-13-2
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
A World in London Chapbook 2
SLB0125
Print run of 100
Price – £2.60
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Walk the route

Musicians and locations
Victor St Clair White – White Swan, 26 Old Palace Lane, Richmond
Castle Assembly Rooms – Whittaker Ave, Richmond
Jack & Lionel Clapper – 5 Richmond Hill, Richmond
Sleeve Note Records – 16 Richmond Hill
Louis Muscant – 48 Morley Rd, Twickenham
Brian Manton-Myatt – Park Lodge, Park Road, Twickenham
E. O. ‘Poggy’ Pogson – 10 Ellesmere Rd, Twickenham
Twickenham Studios – The Barons, Twickenham
Harold C B Wise – 20 Cambridge Park, Twickenham
Joseph Derouette – 33 Norman Ave, Twickenham
Harry Norman – 32 Hartington Rd, Twickenham
S. W. Lenton – 35 Marble Hill Gardens, Twickenham
Albert Edward Trend – 143 Richmond Rd, Twickenham
C. Evans – 4 Haggard Rd, Twickenham
N. B. Bentley – 46 Lebanon Park, Twickenham
George J Reid – 3 Beauchamp Rd, Twickenham
Bernard Miller – 1 Beauchamp Rd, Twickenham
Charles Smith – 13 Cheltenham Ave
Twickenham Jazz Club – The Cabbage Patch, 67 London Rd, Twickenham
Stanley Horobin – 64 York St, Twickenham
Eel Pie Records – 44-45 Church St, Twickenham

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 M.G. Thomas; The National Jazz Archives; John Chilton; Brian Rust; Melody Maker; The British Newspaper Archives; The National Archives; BBC; Shelia Tracy; the team at A World In London (DJ Ritu, Sophie Darling, Norman Druker, Lucas Keen, Patrick Bernard); Eel Pie Records; Kelvin and Lesley Christiane; and my wife Natalie.

Swallowing Feathers – Vilde Valerie Bjerke Torset

Vilde Valerie Bjerke Torset is a Spanish Norwegian poet, artist and actor living in London. Her publications include works in A New Type of Imprint, BRYGG, Alvar Magazine, Ripple, Ren Sommer and Utflukt. She was a member of the Experiments and Innovations in Poetry program at Kingston University, where won the 2018 writers graduation prize. http://vildevalerie.com/

Swallowing Feathers
Vilde Valerie Bjerke Torset
Published March 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-10-1
A5 Size
40 printed pages
Colour
European Poetry Festival Series 3
SLB0122
Print run of 100
Price – £4.60
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