1930s Musicians of Tufnell Park – Alban Low

Discover the homes and lives of 1930s musicians who lived and worked in Tufnell Park. Including short biographies from famous residents to more forgotten names. You can also find more modern sites including the Odeon Cinema on Holloway Road.

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 Tufnell Park
Alban Low
Published September 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-19-4
A6 Size
32 printed pages
Colour
A World in London Chapbook 5
SLB0132
Print run of 100
Price – £2.60
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Walk the route

Musicians and locations –
1. Doris Griffiths, 22 Cathcart Hill, N19
2. Jack Rosse, 25 Cathcart Hill, N19
3. Jack Hemming, 7 Cathcart Hill, N19
4. Harold Maddren, 43 Tytherton Rd, N19
5. Ernest Ingleton, 3 and 16 Yerbury Rd, N19
6. Abraham Feuerman, 18 Tufnell Park Rd, N7
7. Gaumont/Odeon Cinema, 419-427 Holloway Road
8. Frank Deniz, 33 Northview, N7
8. Fela Sowande, 21 Northview, N7
9. Sam Feuerman, 27 Huddleston Rd, N7
10. Reg Cole, 17 Huddleston Rd, N7
11. Wilfred Hambleton, 14 Huddleston Rd, N7
12. Irving Ledor, 4 St George’s Ave, N7
13. Frederick Hall, 39 Carleton Rd, N7
14. Noel Vincent, 30 Bardolph Rd, N7
15. Arthur Sandford, 38 Parkhurst Court, N7
15. George ‘Miff’ Ferrie, 44 Parkhurst Court, N7
16. Joseph & Leonard Perry, 9 Loraine Rd, N7
17. Cecil Garner, 568 Caledonian Rd, N7
18. Erik Ogden, 29 Loraine Mansions, Widdenham Rd, N7
19. Sam Rothman, 436 Camden Rd, N7
20. Willie Solomon, 44 Hilmarton Rd, N7
21. Louis Nathan, 15 Hungerford Rd, N7
22. John Priestman, 147 Hungerford Rd, N7
23. Felix White, 28 Hilldrop Crescent, N7
24. Mark Maurice, 7 Hilldrop Crescent, N7
25. Reginald Biggers, 73 Brecknock Rd, N7
26. Wynford Reynolds, 119 Brecknock Rd, N19
27. Leslie ‘Jiver’ Hutchinson, 128 Torriano Ave, NW5
28. George Curtis, 20 Torriano Rd, NW5
29. Maurice Zimbler, 78 Caversham Rd, NW5
30. Alwyn Hart, 70 Islip St, NW5
31. Arthur Watkins, 6 Fortess Rd, NW5

Thank you to M.G. Thomas; The National Jazz Archives; John Chilton; Brian Rust; Edmund Whitehouse; Melody Maker; NME; The British Newspaper Archives; The National Archives; BBC; Roy Cooke; 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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Shipwrecked – Museum of Walking Chapbook

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe was first published 300 years’ ago on the 25th April 1719. In honour of this much loved classic, the Museum of Walking organised the #Crusoe300 Flash Fiction Competition as well as a Creative Writing Walkshop.

Shipwrecked includes the winning stories from Sarah McPherson, Jon Fox, Elizabeth Forsyth, Moira Tighe, Laurence Sullivan, Mavis Pilbeam, Fiona Ritchie Walker and Nora Nadjarian. The competition was 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).

Shipwrecked
New flash fiction celebrating the 300th anniversary of Robinson Crusoe
Sarah McPherson, Jon Fox, Elizabeth Forsyth, Moira Tighe, Laurence Sullivan, Mavis Pilbeam, Fiona Ritchie Walker, Nora Nadjarian
Published August 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-22-4
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Museum of Walking Chapbook 1
SLB0134
Print run of 100
Price – £2.99
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I Return to You – Susie Campbell

This pamphlet explores how we inhabit a world of marks. Some of these marks we make to communicate, demarcate or belong. Others are more mysterious. We don’t know how to read them or who made them. We may not even know if they are deliberate or just a trick of the light.

“From this obsession was born first a performance, creating a set of chalk marks which I found particularly resonant, then an interest in taking these marks out into the street: allowing them to mingle with, and hide amongst, the multitude of everyday signs, marks and symbols with which we are surrounded. Finally, the poems arrived in this chapbook, an appropriate form for a series of poems that started out as an interest in itinerants, such as the itinerant pedlars or chapmen who were the original purveyors of these little books. The poems comprise words, marks and photographs that explore our relationship with, and responsibility for,  a world of marks –  including the marks of our written language –  and how technology has in some ways detached us from our marks and in other ways, returned them to us through new forms and media.”
Susie Campbell, 2019

Susie Campbell is studying for a practice-based poetry PhD at Oxford Brookes. Her other poetry pamphlets are The Bitters (Dancing Girl Press, 2014), The Frock Enquiry (Annexe, 2015) and Tenter (Guillemot Press, 2020).
Read more from Susie Campbell.

I Return to You
Susie Campbell
Published August 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-21-7
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Chapbook 36
SLB0133
Print run of 100
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Darling’s Global Record Labels – Sophie Darling

An insight into some of the most influential global record labels from 2018/19 with current label information and quotes straight from the source. Sophie Darling has interviewed many of the label founders while writing her dissertation at SOAS University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies). Each of these labels have contributed to the popularisation of global music with a special focus on Africa and Latin America. They are at the forefront of an industry stepping out into an era of digitalisation, streaming, and the resurgence of vinyl.

Sophie Darling moved from Portsmouth to London to study ethnomusicology, and has since become embedded in radio presenting, DJ-ing, writing and podcasting. London is alive with a glorious global music scene and it provides a soundtrack to her daily life. Sophie has a particular interested in the digitalisation of the music industry and the “one-man”(ish) record labels phenomena – with questions about crate digging, re-issues and more. sophiedarlingmusic.com

Darling’s Global Record Labels
Sophie Darling
Published May 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-15-6
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
A World in London Chapbook 3
SLB0127
Print run of 100
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Almost a Dream – Astra Papachristodoulou

Almost a Dream is a tentative oscillation across a changing landscape. Inspired by and physically enveloped in eroded fragments of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, Astra Papachristodoulou’s sequence glides through eight distinct compositions, each bearing a singular climate, texture, and gestural quality.”
Iris Colomb

Astra Papachristodoulou is a poet and artist. She is a recent graduate from the MA Creative Writing (Poetic Practice) at Royal Holloway with focus in experimental writing and the neo-futurist tradition across poetry, visual art and performance. She is a co-founder of the artist association group ProArtè, which has curated several art exhibitions across the UK.

Her poetry has appeared in small magazines and anthologies such as The Tangerine, Stride Magazine and Streetcake. Astra has recently won the Pebeo Mixed Media Art Prize, and her paintings have been showcased at contemporary art exhibitions at the A&D Gallery in London, as well as Surrey-based venues such as the Ivy Arts Centre and The Studio.

www.astranaut.co.uk

Almost a Dream
Astra Papachristodoulou
Published May 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-16-3
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Chapbook 35
SLB0128
Print run of 100
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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
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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.

Neuroscience of Ageing: Poems by Older Adults – Flavia Belham

Inspiring poems written by older adults during a neuroscience conversation.

Flavia Belham started as a Biology teacher in Brazil, then got a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from University College London, and now she applies cognitive science to education as Chief Scientist at Seneca Learning. She currently designs and leads multiple outreach and public engagement projects.

Neuroscience of Ageing:
Poems by Older Adults
Flavia Belham
Published March 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-03-3
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Chapbook 32
SLB0115
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Murder in Axat – Emily Wooden

A sequel to ‘Murder in Limoux’. In the sunny town of Axat, at a beautiful open air swimming pool, Madame Rougier is back, with a new part- time job, and faced with another murder. This time, there are more suspects, more motives… and much more confusion. Can Madame Rougier crack the case before the police arrive?

Emily Wooden is an aspiring author who has taken her inspiration for this story from her holidays with her parents and sister in Limoux. She loves the sunny climes of Southern France as well as creating her stories in the cooler surroundings of West London.

Murder in Axat
Emily Wooden
Published February 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-04-0
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Chapbook 33
SLB0116
Print run of 100
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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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Frankenstein in India – Linda Shanson

Linda is an artist and producer. She has a BSc. Anthropology and lived and worked in Mexico, India and Paris, and some of her writing has been published by Mantra and Macdonald Young Reader. One of her songs was published by Northern Songs when she was 13, and she has several albums with Jazz Orient-Re-Orient on ARC Int. She is co-founder of the registered charity Baluji Music Foundation and manager of UK’s only blind orchestra called The Inner Vision Orchestra.  Her experiences as anthropologist, singer, dancer, poet, and songwriter, has given her a unique set of experiences to draw on.
http://www.lindashanson.com

Winner of the 2018 Elmbridge Literary Competition: Adult 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

Frankenstein in India
Linda Shanson
Published November 2018
ISBN 978-1-912960-02-6
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Elmbridge Literary Competition Chapbook 13
SLB0114
Print run 100
Price – £2
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