Sarah Hill Wheeler was the Short Story Winner of the Urban Tree Festival 2021 writing competition made possible through support from the Mayor of London. As well as becoming the Story Writer-in-Residence for the Urban Tree Festival 2022, Sarah also won the opportunity to create a limited edition chapbook; hence this beautiful collection of stories, Hen Story, was born. Filled with precise observations of life at its most precarious, these flash fictions explore genesis, evolution and hope. Hen Story is a fabulous collection with a breathable, fragile shell and a rich yoked heart. You’ll want to crack it open over and again.
HENSTORY Sarah Hill Wheeler Published January 2022 ISBN 978-1-912960-85-9 A6 Size 20 printed pages Colour Museum of Walking Chapbook 9 SLB0198 Print run of 100 Price – £2.60 BUY HENSTORY (£2.60 + £1.20 P&P)
Christopher Cuninghame was the Poetry Winner of the Urban Tree Festival 2021 writing competition made possible through support from the Mayor of London. As well as becoming the Poetry Writer-in-Residence for the Urban Tree Festival 2022, Christopher also won the opportunity to create a limited edition chapbook; resulting in this wonderful collection of poems, Small Change. Casting a careful eye over the subtle shades of time’s movements over the natural world and the relationships within it, Small Change is an elegant collection reminding us to look and look again at what surrounds us.
SMALL CHANGE Christopher Cuninghame Published January 2022 ISBN 978-1-912960-88-0 A6 Size 16 printed pages Colour Museum of Walking Chapbook 11 SLB0201 Print run of 100 Price – £2.60 BUY SMALL CHANGE (£2.60 + £1.20 P&P)
Discover the homes and lives of 1930s musicians who lived and worked in and around Lewisham, Brockley and New Cross. This book contains a map and short biographies, from famous residents to more forgotten names.
1. Alexander Gifford (piano/organ) – 25 Granville Park, Blackheath, SE13 7DY 2.Cyril Cyphus (organ) – 16 Belmont Grove, Blackheath, SE13 5DW 3.Frederick Dumayne (singer/conductor) – 46 Caterham Rd, Blackheath, SE13 5AR 4.Les Perry (flute/bandleader) – 55 Lee High Rd, SE13 5NS 5.Gaumont Palace – Junction of Molesworth Street and Rennell Street, SE13 6.Freddie Finch (trumpet) – 18 Jerrard St, Lewisham SE13 7TA 7.Stanley Stray (piano) – 28 Sandrock Rd, Lewisham, SE13 7TS 8.Franklyn White (violin) – 66 Loampit Hill Lewisham, SE13 7SX 9.Arthur Kipps (organ) – 3 Darling Rd, SE4 1YQ 10.Art Jennings (saxophone) – 26A Tressillian Rd, SE4 1YB 11. Walter Stiasny (conductor) and Sylvia Patriss (vocalist) – 55 Tressillian Rd, London SE4 1YA 12.Edward Swingler (flute) – 94 Tressillian Rd, SE4 1YD 13.Peter Wise (accordion) – 80 Wickham Rd, Brockley, SE4 1LS 14.William Lodge (saxophone/violin) – 81 Millmark Grove, Brockley, SE14 6RH 15.Stanley Van Raalte (piano) – 102 St Donatts Rd, SE14 6NT 16.Goldsmiths Music Studios – 286 New Cross Road, SE14 6AF 17.Steve Gauna (guitar) – 21 Jerningham Rd, New Cross, SE14 5NQ 18.New Cross Kinema – 325-327 New Cross Road, SE14 6JP 19.New Cross Empire – 483-485 New Cross Road, SE14 6TQ
The names and addresses of musicians in this book have been sourced from 1930s Musician’s Union handbooks. 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.
Alban Low is a London-based artist. He co-hosts The Vinyl Thread on Radio Nope, and is artist-in-residence on the radio programme A World in London. www.albanlow.com
Thank you to M.G. Thomas; The National Jazz Archives; Melody Maker; NME; The British Newspaper Archives; The National Archives; BBC; the team at A World In London (DJ Ritu, Sophie Darling, Lucas Keen); Radio Nope (Bob, Conan, Deb & Brian); Norman and Tom Druker; George, Maggie and Felix; and my wife Natalie.
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.
“The idea for this book, and those to follow, came about when my brother was diagnosed with what was to be a short terminal illness. It was one of those times in life where there was very little I could do to help, and yet I wanted him to feel my love and support. So I collected together photos I’d taken and paired them with a mindful word to produce a small book. My intention was to provide him with a creative resource as he faced such uncertainty in his life. And to let him know I was holding him in mind at times when I couldn’t physically be there with him. Sadly, his cancer progressed so rapidly, he never saw the book.” Amanda McLellan 7daybooks.co.uk
‘7 Days of Being’ came about to explore the essence of ‘being’. The book is simply a suggestion. By using the images and words, can they resource you in to truly ‘being’ instead of ‘doing’? Can they connect you with breath so you can be most present in your life? Do they help you feel more relaxed and aware? Can they go some way to easing and improving anxiety and depression? Can they make you smile?
7 Days of Being Mindful images for wellbeing Amanda McLellan Published March 2021 ISBN 9781912960668 Typography by Stephen Hand A6 Size 16 printed pages Colour Chapbook 44 SLB0179 Print run of 100 Price – £2.60 BUY 7 Days of Being (£2.60 + £1.20 P&P)
Microsporidial is a meditation on the impact of an Encephalitozoon cuniculi infection in Briony’s companion animal, Honey. E- cuniculi is a protozoan parasite which primarily affects the brain and spinal cord of rabbits, resulting in head-tilt, paralysis, hind-leg paresis, tremors, cataracts and renal failure. On 13/12/2019 Honey rapidly declined, could no longer stand by herself, and Briony and her partner Laura were told to prepare to put her to sleep.
Within 32 hours, supported by a dedicated veterinary team and against all odds, Honey managed to regulate her body, stand up when rolling over, keep her digestive tract moving, and eventually return home. This collection of micropoems explores the intimacies between a range of bodies – animal, human, parasite and water.
This anthology is published to coincide with the Urban Tree Festival in May 2020. In the Spring of 2020 the Museum of Walking invited people to submit a poem or a flash writing piece of 250 words (or under) inspired by the anniversaries of four British poets and writers who have put nature writing on the map.
Canopy includes the winning pieces from Paul Chown, Nick Fox, Deborah Harrison, Robert Hogg, Rachel Playforth, Albert Pellicer, E. E. Rhodes, Mark Stewart, Joseph Surtees and Amanda Tuke.
The winning poems were judged by Peter Jaeger (Professor of Poetics at the University of Roehampton in London, where he also directs the Exploratory Writing Research Group) and Ghazal Mosadeq (founder of Pamenar Press, an independent cross-cultural,
multi-lingual publisher based in UK, Canada and Iran). The winning stories were judged by N G Bristow (screen writer, director and visual artist running the MA in Directing Fiction at Goldsmiths, University of London), and Andrew Stuck (Founding Director of the Museum of Walking)
An Anthology of Writing for the Urban Tree Festival Paul Chown, Nick Fox, Deborah Harrison, Robert Hogg, Rachel Playforth, Albert Pellicer, E. E. Rhodes, Mark Stewart, Joseph Surtees and Amanda Tuke
Published May 2020
16 printed pages
Museum of Walking Chapbook 7
Print run of 500
Price – £2.99 BUY CANOPY (£2.99 + £1.20 P&P)
During the winter of 2019/2020, the Museum of Walking invited people to submit a chilling flash writing piece of 250 words (or under) inspired by the theme of winter chill. We were looking for stories or creative non-fiction that thrilled the reader through mystery, crime or horror and the winning stories do just that, twisting our perceptions of witches, unravelling criminal mindsets and exploring unusual phenomena. Prepare to be unnerved.
The winning stories from the competition were 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).
Stories or creative non-fiction that thrill through mystery, crime or horror
Andrew Anderson, Sue Dawes, Carrie Dunne, David Fell, Dan Harwood, Sara Hodgkinson, DT Langdale, Jane Lomas, Maria Precedo
Published May 2020
16 printed pages
Museum of Walking Chapbook 6
Print run of 100
Price – £2.99 BUY Winter Chill (£2.99 + £1.20 P&P)
Paths are a form of separation between us and modern life.
They separate us from traffic.
They flow like water to provide us with natural shortcuts and desire lines.
They can allow for a continuity of gardens and be good wildlife corridors.
They can provide a link to the past and the people who used old routes, providing a touchstone for emotional memory.
When we follow in footsteps, we are in harmony with our ancestors.
Alison Fure is a field ecologist specialising in bats.
She is also a walking artist and enjoys showing people new dimensions to their environment. www.alisonfure.blogspot.co.uk
Olivia Burgess is an aspiring writer, animal lover and musician. She enjoys drinking tea, playing guitar, writing short stories in her spare time and washing dogs in her Saturday job at The Pet Club in Hampton Court. She lives in Hersham with her mum, dad and younger brother. Her favourite authors include Jodi Picoult, David Levithan and Annabel Pitcher. Her favourite bands are Death Cab for Cutie and Christine and the Queens.
Winner of the 2019/2020 Elmbridge Literary Competition: 1st 14-18 Category Story
Run Olivia Burgess Published March 2020
ISBN 978-1-912960-50-7 A6 Size
16 printed pages
Elmbridge Literary Competition Chapbook 22
Print run 100
Price – £2 BUY Run(£2 + £1.20 P&P)
The 15th Elmbridge Literary Competition 2019/20
Whether the first day at school, the start of a new job, the tenuous steps into a new life or a strange landscape of the imagination, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower, this year’s Elmbridge Literary Competition is looking for short stories and poems that explore new worlds.
Now in its 15th year and following the success of 2018’s ‘A Shiver Down the Spine’, The Elmbridge Literary Competition is opening its entry criteria to national and international submissions. Run in partnership between The R C Sherriff Trust and Elmbridge Borough Council, it is open to all ages.