Beyond the Moon – Jill Hedges

Ancient people shared their traditions using myths and legends passed down by word of mouth. Stories of the stars in the night sky and the phases of the moon were told around the camp fire and predicted health, wealth, good fortune and love.

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 book takes love a few (million) miles further.

Jill Hedges has had a lifelong fascination with the Moon and the stars. She is an artist who naturally uses different materials and alternative art forms to convey her ideas. In 2015 she created A Space Walk map, an imaginative 5 kilometre walk that has conveniently scaled down the solar system to a manageable size. This map was first exhibited at the ‘On the map’ exhibition at the Sunbury Embroidery Gallery, Sunbury-on-Thames. In 2017 she published Christina’s Moon, a charming little chapbook that tells a tale of enduring love through the phases of the Moon. Hedges was one of the original artists behind Gallery 202, a contemporary artist led non-profit initiative based in Northamptonshire. Bringing contemporary art to rural and urban communities through exhibitions and artist involvement with the public.

For Christina, my amazing astronomer

Beyond the Moon
Jill Hedges
Published March 2018
ISBN 978-1-910578-78-0
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Chapbook 22
SLB086
Print run 0f 100
Price – £2
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Scala B – Francesca Albini

Not everything can be translated.
One of them is: Scala B

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.”

Scala B is the fourth chapbook in Albini’s dreamtime series.

Scala B: A Departure
Francesca Albini
Published March 2018
ISBN  9781910578766
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour,
Dreamtime Chapbook 4
SLB084
Limited print run of 100
Price – £2
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What I Did On My Holidays – Kevin Acott

The sixth and final instalment in Kevin Acott’s travel series draws together his 6 month journey in an elegant 16 page chapbook.

What I Did On My Holidays
Kevin Acott
Published November 2017
ISBN 978-1-910578-72-8
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Acott Travel Chapbook 6
SLB080
Print run 0f 100
Price – £5
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Moth Dust – Yvonne Litschel

Moth Dust by Yvonne Litschel is at its core an exploration of death, and both its presence and prevalence in all aspects of existence. Whether positioned at the forefront of the piece, or present in a less overt manner, death can be found throughout the collection. Through a combination of lyricism and disjunction, the reader is accompanied through various narratives and encouraged to reflect upon the inevitable and learn to accept or even embrace it. The varying degrees of discussion aim to open up a dialogue about topics surrounding death.

Moth Dust
Yvonne Litschel
Published January 2018
ISBN  978-1-910578-75-9
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Print run of 250
Writers Centre Kingston Chapbook Series Edition #6
SLB083
Price – £2.60
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The Writer’s Centre Kingston Sampson Low Poetry Pamphlet series has been 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

E ∩ N – Silje Ree

E∩N by Silje Ree is a poetry collection which uniquely uses words found across the English and Norwegian language. The debut collection is both intriguing and delightful, showing Silje Ree’s sagacious grasp of words and skilfully emphasising both the acoustic and visual elements of language. The bilingual footnotes are artful and inventive, creating a dialogue with the poem’s main body to give a powerful exploratory dynamic. The combination gives the reader who possesses knowledge of both languages a unique and profound connection and understanding with the material. Moreover, this divergence of language evokes curiosity in the English reader to find out the different meanings and explore the idiosyncrasy languages. E∩N is a result of Silje’s experience of living in both countries, and she explains that knowing two languages creates opportunities for cunning words and phrases to transpire. Ultimately, Silje executes the deviation in the footnotes with brilliance, guiding us to experience the poetry from the poet’s intent.

E ∩ N
Silje Ree
Published January 2018
ISBN  978-1-910578-74-2
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Print run of 250
Writers Centre Kingston Chapbook Series Edition #3
SLB082
Price – £2.60
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The Writer’s Centre Kingston Sampson Low Poetry Pamphlet series has been 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

Chronicology – Olga Kolesnikova

Chronicology by Olga Kolesnikova is a cursory examination of physical pain and discomfort, and a passing glance at pain’s effect on the psyche. Pain is presented throughout the collection in multiple ways – disorientated narratives, a rejection of and an overindulgence in the language surrounding the self, and body-centred images. In each poem, pain takes a different role; in some it is an integral part of the pained, and in others it exists independently and is experienced by no one. Together, these fragments offer a taste of all that could be said on the subject of pain.

Chronicology
Olga Kolesnikova
Published January 2018
ISBN  978-1-910578-73-5
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Print run of 250
Writers Centre Kingston Chapbook Series Edition #3
SLB081
Price – £2.60
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The Writer’s Centre Kingston Sampson Low Poetry Pamphlet series has been 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

School Run – Natalie Low

“I don’t know why they call it the school run. Nobody I know runs to school.”
Natalie Low

Four short stories that chart the weekday journey between home and school. It is an exhausting chore on those grey rainy days but also an opportunity to listen and observe the behaviour of others. The cast of characters include your own children with their unique wisdoms, cars racing to beat the school bell, and armies of scavenging rodents. Who knows who you’ll meet along the way.

Natalie Low enjoys putting words on paper and believes that everyone has a book of some sort inside them. She lives in Twickenham, UK with her rather charming family. Natalie’s first chapbook Dementia was published by Sampson Low in November 2015, and sold out within weeks.

This chapbook is dedicated to Stanley.

School Run
Natalie Low
Illustrated by Alban Low
Published September 2017
ISBN 978-1-910578-62-9
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour cover/ B&W interior
Chapbook 19
SLB070
Print run 0f 100
Price – £2.60
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Walton-on-Thames Literary Walking Map

An A3 fold out map and a double page information sheet from Elmbridge Museum that reveals Walton’s literary connections with William Thackeray, Dirk Bogarde, Sir Arthur Sullivan, Jerome Kern, Julian Sturgis, Samuel Ireland, Matteo Sedazzari, Anne Cummings and many more.

Follow the 60-90 minute circular walk and visit literary sites of interest in Walton-on-Thames, including The Swan pub, Walton Bridge, Nettlefold Studio, Walton Library, Ashley Park , St Mary’s Church and The Old Manor House.

Elmbridge Borough Council’s Arts Development seeks to increase opportunities for people to engage in the arts, culture and heritage of our Borough, either individually or through partnerships.  With the aim of engaging residents, EBC’s Arts Development seeks to support local arts organisations and to present arts based activities that improve the physical and mental health of people who live and work in Elmbridge.

Alban Low is an artist working amongst the jazz community in London. He enjoys creating album covers, chapbooks, maps and films. His family have been publishing books since 1793. www.albanlow.com

Walton-on-Thames Literary Walking Map
Published November 2017
ISBN 978-1-910578-56-8
Folded – A5 (148 x 210mm) 4 page
Flat – A3 (297 x 420mm) 1 Map
Colour
Designed by Alban Low
SLB0065
Elmbridge Map Series 1
Price – £2.99
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BAD LUCK, GOOD LUCK, BAD LUCK – Bill Lubbock

Joint winner of the 2017 Elmbridge Literary Competition: Short Story (Adult) category.

Bill Lubbock, a Chartered Psychologist and committed Christian, was a prolific and enthusiastic short story writer in his later years.  He died on 2 September 2017, aged 90, leaving a wife, Margaret, and two children.  Bill had a marvellous sense of fun and had already written his own eulogy and a somewhat alternative Christmas 2017 letter ‘just in case’.

The Elmbridge Literary Competition was established by The RC Sherriff Trust, an independent arts charity working in the Borough of Elmbridge and Elmbridge Borough Council. Previous competitions have included subjects as varied as Dickens, fantasy, love and short radio plays. In celebration of its thirteenth year, the theme for the 2017 Competition was ‘Luck’.    Full details about competitions past, present and future are available at
www.rcsherrifftrust.org.uk
www.elmbridge.gov.uk/culture

BAD LUCK, GOOD LUCK, BAD LUCK
Bill Lubbock
Published November 2017
ISBN 978-1-910578-69-8
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour cover/ B&W interior
Elmbridge Literary Competition Chapbook 1
SLB077
Print run 0f 100
Price – £2
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Friends and Family – Ed Seasmith

Joint winner of the 2017 Elmbridge Literary Competition: Short Story (Adult) category.

Ed has always enjoyed writing stories, poems and songs and has recently decided to spend a lot more time actually doing so. He lives in Walton and has also been published in annual compendiums by Walton Riverhouse Writers and London City Lit.

The Elmbridge Literary Competition was established by The RC Sherriff Trust, an independent arts charity working in the Borough of Elmbridge and Elmbridge Borough Council. Previous competitions have included subjects as varied as Dickens, fantasy, love and short radio plays. In celebration of its thirteenth year, the theme for the 2017 Competition was ‘Luck’.    Full details about competitions past, present and future are available at
www.rcsherrifftrust.org.uk
www.elmbridge.gov.uk/culture

Friends and Family
Ed Seasmith
Published November 2017
ISBN 978-1-910578-70-4
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour cover/ B&W interior
Elmbridge Literary Competition Chapbook 2
SLB078
Print run 0f 100
Price – £2
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