Houses and Homes Forever – Potcake Chapbook 8

A house, or a flat or apartment–we move in with expectations, hopes and dreams… we live with realities, difficulties, problems… and we look back
and reflect on it with nostalgia, gratitude. A home is part of who we are.

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Houses and Homes Forever
Poems of where we live
Marcus Bales, A.E. Stallings, Jennifer Reeser, D A Prince, Kathy Lundy Derengowski, Kate Bernadette Benedict, Maryann Corbett, Ann Drysdale, Melissa Balmain, Nina Parmenter, Daniel Galef, Tom Vaughan
Published December 2020
Series Editor Robin Helweg-Larsen
Illustrated by Alban Low
ISBN 978-1-912960-63-7
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Potcake Chapbook 8
SLB176
Print run of 250
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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.

1930s Musicians of Victoria and Pimlico – Alban Low

Discover the homes and lives of 1930s musicians who lived and worked in and around Victoria and Pimlico. This chapbook shows the houses they lived in and short biographies, from famous residents to more forgotten names.

1930s Musicians of Victoria and Pimlico
Alban Low
Published January 2020
ISBN 978-1-912960-35-4
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
A World in London Chapbook 8
SLB0148
Print run of 100
Price – £2.60
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1. Harry Blech (violin) and Frederick Riddle (viola) – 17 Sloane Gardens, Chelsea, SW1W 8EB
2. Charles Bohm (saxophone) – 120 Ebury St, Victoria, SW1W 9QQ
3. Victoria Coach Station and Imperial Airways Terminal – Buckingham Palace Rd, Victoria, SW1W 9SP
4. Edwin Heffren (drums) – 52 Hugh St, Pimlico, London SW1V 4ER
5. New Victoria Theatre – 17 Wilton Rd, Pimlico, SW1V 1LG
6. Leslie Wharton (piano) – 77 Vauxhall Bridge Road, SW1V 2SP
7. Clem Lawton (tuba and bass) – 46 Tachbrook St, Pimlico, SW1V 2NA
8. George Bainbridge Robinson (Musical Director) – 57 Warwick Square, Pimlico, SW1V 2AJ
9. Fred Morrison (violin) – 52 Gloucester St, Pimlico, SW1V 4EH
10. George Newman (saxophone) and Jose Martello (accordion) – 130A Cambridge St, Pimlico, SW1V 4QF
11. Charles Rooks (organ) – 95 Cambridge St, Pimlico, SW1V 4PY
12. Wilfred Banks (Bandleader) – 7 Sussex St, Pimlico, SW1V 4RZ
13. Wally Sykes (drums) – 44 Cumberland St, SW1V 4LZ
14. Cecil Alexander (violin) – 77 Charlwood St, Pimlico, SW1V
15. George Latimer (trombone) – 80 St George’s Drive, Pimlico, SW1V 4BZ
16. George Newman (saxophone) – 57 Charlwood St, Pimlico, SW1V 2DR
17. Roy Peverett (cello) – Flat 308, Hood House, Dolphin Square
18. Billy Bissett (Bandleader) – 10 Collingwood House, Dolphin Sq, SW1V 3ND
19. Oswald Boyden Waldo Warner (violin) – 701 Beatty House, Dolphin Square, SW1V 3PN
20. Bertram Lewis (violin) – 405 Howard House, Dolphin Sq, SW1V 3PF

 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/

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 Roy Cooke; M.G. Thomas; The National Jazz Archives; Michael Peverett; 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.

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Wordplayful – Poems to amuse and amaze

Puns and puzzles, poems that can be read vertically or in reverse, wordplay in a variety of forms… but, yes, all formal poems, stuffed full of rhyme, rhythm and rich language.

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.

Wordplayful
Poems to amuse and amaze
Bob McKenty, Robin Helweg-Larsen, Sam Gwynn, Dervla Ramaswamy, John Beaton, George Simmers, A.E. Stallings, Daniel Galef, Rob Stuart, Noam D. Plum, Marcus Bales, Chris O’Carroll, Edmund Conti
Published January 2020
Series Editor Robin Helweg-Larsen
Illustrated by Alban Low
ISBN 978-1-912960-32-3
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Potcake Chapbook 6
SLB145
Print run of 250
Price – £2.60
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1930s Musicians of Hammersmith and Shepherd’s Bush

Discover the homes and lives of 1930s musicians who lived and worked in Hammersmith and Shepherd’s Bush. Including short biographies from famous residents to more forgotten names.

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 Hammersmith and Shepherd’s Bush
Alban Low
Published December 2019
ISBN 978-1-912960-29-3
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
A World in London Chapbook 7
SLB0142
Print run of 100
Price – £2.60
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Walk the route

Musicians and locations –
1. Leo McCormack – 25 College Court, Hammersmith, W6 9BT
2. Hammersmith Gaumont – Hammersmith Apollo, W6 9QH
3. Hammersmith Palais – 242 Shepherds Bush Rd, W6 7NL
4. William Hinkinson – 5 Iffley Rd, Hammersmith, W6 0PB
5. Harold Patrick – 47 Iffley Rd, Hammersmith, W6 0PB
6. Edwin Sowden – 17 Beauclerc Rd, W6 0NS
7. Arthur Lousley – 79 Sulgrave Rd, Hammersmith, W6 7QH
8. Louis Mordish – 10 Melrose Terrace, Hammersmith, W6 7RL
9. Arthur Dean – 51 Shepherds Bush Rd, W6 7LU
10. Leslie Dunk – 34 Batoum Gardens, W6 7QD
11. Tom Balderson – 8 Lena Gardens, Hammersmith, W6 7QA
12. Harry Lewis – 123 Shepherds Bush Rd, W6 7PB
13. Cecil Walden – 77 Sterndale Rd, Hammersmith, W14 0HX
14. Oscar Rabin – 45 Dewhurst Rd, Hammersmith, W14 0ES
15. George Patterson – 52 Dewhurst Rd, Hammersmith, W14 0ES
16. Arthur Weighill – 45 Maclise Rd, Hammersmith, W14 0PR
17. Olympia – Hammersmith Rd, W14 8UX
18. Gerald Emms – 64 Holland Rd, Kensington, W14 8BB
19. Alf Edwards – 86B Holland Rd, Kensington, W14 8BN
20. Alec Blackford – 69 Elsham Rd, Kensington, W14 8HD
21. Harold Sherrell – 128 Holland Rd, Kensington, W14 8BD
22. Paul Fenoulhet – 138 Sinclair Rd, Hammersmith, London W14 0NL
23. Charles Meier – 129 Holland Rd, Kensington, W14 8AS
24. Julie Saumarez – 178 Holland Rd, Kensington, W14 8AH
25. Herzl Laikin – 196 Holland Rd, Kensington, W14 8AH
26. Max Lewin – 7 Sinclair Mansions Richmond Way, W12 8LN
27. Gerard Snoeck – 51 Richmond Gdns (now W12 Shopping Centre
28. Shepherd’s Bush Empire – Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8TT
29. Abraham and Joseph Popplesdorf – 28 Pennard Rd, Shepherd’s Bush, W12 8DS

Thank you to Roy Cooke; M.G. Thomas; The National Jazz Archives; Leslie Michael Baldock ; 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.

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.

Strip Down – Poems of modern life

Medical progress blasting us ahead… technological progress leaving us behind… politics setting us against each other without providing coherent answers… It’s hard to know if this the start of a new and exciting era or the end of the world. But probably it’s just business as usual for humans.

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.

Strip Down
Poems of modern life
Marcus Bales, D.A. Prince, Brian Allgar, Robin Helweg-Larsen, A.E. Stallings, Tom Vaughan, Vera Ignatowitsch, George Simmers, Susan de Sola, Claudia Gary, Antonia Clark, David Galef, Paula Mahon, Gail White
Published October 2019
Series Editor Robin Helweg-Larsen
Illustrated by Alban Low
ISBN 978-1-912960-23-1
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Potcake Chapbook 5
SLB135
Print run of 250
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.

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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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.

Careers and Other Catastrophes – Poems on the working life (Potcake Chapbook)

You think your work is hard?!? Even the retail sales clerk and the sheep-shearer in here have an easier time than the obsoleted hangman and the elderly madame with no clients. Succinct and witty portraits of the working life by ten of today’s best formal poets, to make you grateful you’re not in those shoes.

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.

Careers and Other Catastrophes
Poems on the working life
Gerry Cambridge, Susan McLean, Ann Drysdale, Tom Vaughan, Mindy Watson, Marcus Bales, Martin Elster, Daniel Galef, Brian Gavin, Rob Stuart
Published February 2019
Illustrated by Alban Low
Art Director Eliza Helweg-Larsen
ISBN  978-1-912960-08-8
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Potcake Chapbook 3
SLB120
Print run of 250
Price – £2.60
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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.

www.facebook.com/kosalkhiev9

#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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