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.

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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.

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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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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London Violins 2018 – DJ Ritu and Alban Low

The radio programme ‘A World in London’ has been at the heart of the capital’s music scene since 2007. Originally broadcast on the BBC, it is now based at SOAS Radio (University of London) and Resonance FM. Hosted and produced by DJ Ritu , the show has an unrivalled reputation for presenting a rich cultural mix that truly reflects the diverse musical tastes of London and its people. Since 2016, Alban Low has been the show’s artist-in-residence, sketching the musical guests as they play live in the studio.

DJ Ritu and Alban Low are publishing a series of books that document the ever-changing live music scene in London. London stirs with musicians from all nations, playing in venues from grand concert halls to vibrant upstairs rooms in pubs. This books aims to capture a moment in a musician’s life and tell the story of their favourite venues.

Alban Low at the London Violins exhibition 2018

The first chapbook in the A World in London series is London Violins 2018. The book’s journey started with an art exhibition at the Yehudi Menuhin Concert Hall (February – June 2018) and will be officially launched on A World in London radio programme at Resonance FM on the 6th June 2018 (6.30-7.30pm). Musicians featured in the chapbook include James Patrick Gavin and Tad Sargent, Alice Barron and George Sleightholme, Olga Baron and John Macnaughton, Robert Atchison and Olga Dudnik, Agnes Branner and Martin Weightman, Anna Lowenstein and Rey Yusuf, Richard Jones and Christian Miller.

DJ Ritu is a pioneering international turntablist & BBC Radio presenter. In the ‘90s she co-founded Outcaste Records, signing Nitin Sawhney and Badmarsh & Shri. Ritu has also broadcast for BBC World Service, Kiss 100 and many others. She manages two London club nights, Kuch Kuch and Club Kali, which are the longest running Bollywood events in the UK.

Alban Low is an artist working within London’s jazz scene, sketching in clubs by night and creating album covers by day. www.artofjazz.blogspot.co.uk

London Violins 2018:
A World in London
DJ Ritu and Alban Low
Published June 2018
ISBN 978-1-910578-77-3
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Chapbook 28
SLB085
Print run of 100
Price – £2
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Musicians featured in the chapbook include James Patrick Gavin and Tad Sargent, Alice Barron and George Sleightholme, Olga Baron and John Macnaughton, Robert Atchison and Olga Dudnik, Agnes Branner and Martin Weightman, Anna Lowenstein and Rey Yusuf, Sarah Montague and Andrew Ryser Szymański, Richard Jones and Christian Miller.

A special thank you to Sofia Gaetani-Morris, Norman Druker, Patrick Bernard and Sophie Darling for their support.