The Trees of Graymore – Olivia Jefferies

Olivia Jefferies is a student at Heathside School. She has always enjoyed writing stories and illustrating stories. her current favourite book is Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchet, although her all-time favourite novel is Jane Eyre.

Winner of the 2018 Elmbridge Literary Competition: 14-18 Year Olds Story

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 the 200th Anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’, the themes for the 2017 Competition were ‘Things that Go Bump in the Night’ (5-13 Age Category) and ‘A Shiver Down the Spine’ (14-18 & Adult Categories).

Full details about competitions past, present and future are available at http://www.rcsherrifftrust.org.uk and www.elmbridge.gov.uk/culture

The Trees of Graymore
Olivia Jefferies
Published November 2018
ISBN 978-1-910578-94-0
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Elmbridge Literary Competition Chapbook 5
SLB0106
Print run 100
Price – £2
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The Old Green Car – Calum Kent

Calum Kent lives in Weybridge, Surrey, with his mum, dad and younger brother. He enjoys playing football, writing stories and loves to sing.

Winner of the 2018 Elmbridge Literary Competition: 8-11 Year Olds Story

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 the 200th Anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’, the themes for the 2017 Competition were ‘Things that Go Bump in the Night’ (5-13 Age Category) and ‘A Shiver Down the Spine’ (14-18 & Adult Categories).

Full details about competitions past, present and future are available at http://www.rcsherrifftrust.org.uk and www.elmbridge.gov.uk/culture

The Old Green Car
Calum Kent
Published November 2018
ISBN 978-1-910578-93-3
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Elmbridge Literary Competition Chapbook 4
SLB0105
Print run 100
Price – £2
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#POSTPOETICTRAUMA – Kosal Khiev

Kosal Khiev is a poet, tattoo artist, and survivor of the US prison system. Born in a Thai refugee camp, Kosal’s family fled to the U.S in 1981. Kosal’s family left the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge war for the promise of peace and prosperity in America. Instead of the American dream, Kosal’s family lived in grim public housing with scarce social services. Kosal admits to making poor choices as a teenager that led him into more violence, poverty, and eventually prison. At the age of 16, Kosal was arrested in a gang fight and charged with attempted murder. Kosal was tried as an adult and sentenced to 16 years in a state penitentiary. While serving 14 years in prison he discovered spoken word poetry from a former Vietnam War veteran.  Upon release in 2011, the U.S. government deported him to Cambodia, a country he had never been To. Spoken word Is a creative channel to tell his story and transform his anger, regrets, and experiences into a poetic art form.

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#POSTPOETICTRAUMA
Kosal Khiev
Published November 2018
ISBN 978-1-910578-92-6
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Illustrated by Alban Low
Edited by Simon Lavers
Chapbook 31
SLB0104
Print run 250
Price – £2.60
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Trial and Error – Kevin Acott

In September 2018 Kevin Acott and Alban Low spent a week at Grove as artists-in-residence. Grove is a supportive space curated by Barbara Dougan to develop and test new ideas. Trial and Error is the first of a series of publications that draw on themes of identity, memory, power and the discomforts of home.

www.groveprojects.org
www.kevinacott.com

Trial and Error
Kevin Acott
Published September 2018
ISBN 978-1-910578-90-2
A6 Size
Drawings by Alban Low
16 printed pages
Black and White
Grove Project Chapbook 2
SLB0101
Print run 100
Price – £2
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Kevin performed some of the Grove Residency work alongside Alban Low at a Poem Brut night at Rich Mix, London on 10th November 2018.

Limey – Alban Low

In September 2018 Kevin Acott and Alban Low spent a week at Grove as artists-in-residence. Grove is a supportive space curated by Barbara Dougan to develop and test new ideas. Limey is the second in a series of publications that draw on themes of identity, memory, power and the discomforts of home. It includes 7 double page graphic drawings that are inspired by the history and people of Bury St Edmunds.

Limey
Alban Low
Published September 2018
ISBN 978-1-910578-90-2
A6 Size
Words by Kevin Acott
16 printed pages
Black and White
Grove Project Chapbook 2
SLB0102
Print run 100
Price – £2
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Before the NHS: A walk through East London’s medical past

In recognition and celebration of the 70th anniversary of the NHS, discover the traces of East London’s medical past. This map reveals the hidden relics of the hospitals that existed prior to the inception of the NHS, and links together St Bartholomew’s Hospital, The Royal London Hospital and  Mile End Hospital.

The map was commissioned for the 2018 Being Human Festival. The festival highlights the ways in which the humanities can inspire and enrich our everyday lives, help us to understand ourselves, our relationships with others, and the challenges we face in a changing world.

The Map was designed by Alban Low (artist), Richard Meunier (Archivist, The Royal
London Hospital Museum) and Harvey Wells (Senior Lecturer in Medical Education, Barts and the London School of Medicine).

Before the NHS:
A walk through East London’s
medical past
Designed by Alban Low, Richard Meunier, Harvey Wells
Published November 2018
ISBN  978-1-910578-91-9
Folded – A5 (148 x 210mm) 4 page
Flat – A3 (297 x 420mm) 1 Map
Colour
SLB0103
QMUL Being Human Map 1
Price – £2
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Alban, Richard and Harvey launched the map at the Royal London Hospital Museum as part of the Being Human Festival 2018. As part of their research they walked the route and have made this film for you to enjoy.

Before the NHS: A walk through East London’s medical past from Alban Low on Vimeo.

Rogues and Roses – Poems on love affairs (Potcake Chapbook)

9781910578889_50%Lovers! What’s not to love about them?
Head into the ambiguities of love affairs and enjoy these poems by a dozen of the finest formal poets writing today. There may even be an answer to the question “What is love?” Or maybe not…

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.

Rogues and Roses
Poems on love affairs
A.E. Stallings, Ann Drysdale, Brian Allgar, Chris O’Carroll, Daniel Galef, Edmund Conti, Gail White, George Simmers, Jerome Betts, John Beaton, Marcus Bales, Robin Helweg-Larsen
Published October 2018
Illustrated by Alban Low
Art Director Eliza Helweg-Larsen
ISBN 978-1-910578-88-9
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Potcake Chapbook 2
SLB100
Print run of 250
Price – £2.60
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Tourists and Cannibals – Poems on travel (Potcake Chapbook)

“Tourists and Cannibals” provides a dozen memorable poems on travel by some of the most skillful, witty and highly praised poets writing today. It gives a delight-hearted review of the varieties of travel experience, good and bad, that are available to us all, whether youths or seniors.

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.

Tourists and Cannibals
Poems on travel
A.E. Stallings, Ann Drysdale, Daniel Galef, Edmund Conti, Gail White, Jerome Betts, John Beaton, Marcus Bales, Martin Parker, Robin Helweg-Larsen, Terese Coe
Published October 2018
Illustrated by Alban Low
Art Director Eliza Helweg-Larsen
ISBN 978-1-910578-87-2
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Potcake Chapbook 1
SLB099
Print run of 250
Price – £2.60
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Taking Flight – Judith Parry

Judith Parry has been playing with words for as long as she can remember and confesses to being an inveterate show-off who will take any opportunity to perform. She wants people who encounter her work to be inspired to change, to know more at the end than they did at the beginning, but often simply to have a good laugh.

This is her first anthology, consisting chiefly of verses created during her creative writing studies.  Many of the pictures in this book were also produced during times of work and study, where Judith maintains they acted as ‘aids to concentration’.

It is hoped that the resultant combination of words and doodles is a quirky, thought-provoking collection that people will enjoy.

Taking Flight
Judith Parry
Published July 2018
ISBN 978-1-910578-86-5
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Chapbook 30
SLB098
Print run of 100
Price – £2
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Judith launched her chapbook at the Gwyl Coda Festival at the beautiful and friendly Dol Llys campsite in Llanidloes. Her talk to festival goers “The Space-hopper is my Spirit Animal’ was inspirational, it was full of hope, and full of brilliant ideas. Find out more about Judith’s work at www.tellingstoriesblog.wordpress.com

John’s Rocket – Jill Hedges

Earth’s moon; the brightest object in our night sky, has not only helped civilisations to observe the changing seasons, it has also helped us to chart important family landmarks too.

John’s fascination with technology and engineering has been a constant joy and we’ve enjoyed watching his ideas take shape and come to life. We always said that if Christina discovered a distant star, John would be the one who’d figure out how to get us there.

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 celebrates love and family ties.

John’s Rocket
Jill Hedges
Published July 2018
ISBN 978-1-910578-85-8
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Chapbook 29
SLB097
Print run of 100
Price – £2
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Jill Hedges is currently exhibiting her artwork at the Rooftop Arts Centre, Chisholm House, 9 Queens Square, Corby, NN17 1PD from 1-25 August 2018. TIME is a contemporary group exhibition exploring the idea of time and its relationship to the body, memory, and perception. Alongside Jill will be artists Bethany Murray, Sharon Read and Warren Shaw.
Works include drawing, sculpture, painting, sound and installation.