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
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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
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16 printed pages
Colour
A World in London Chapbook 4
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Something Spooky – Olivia de Villiers

Olivia is full of energy and always has a story to tell. She enjoys reading, music and spending time with her family. She is a pupil at Rowan Preparatory School, Claygate.

Winner of the 2018 Elmbridge Literary Competition: 5-7 Year Olds Poem

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

Something Spooky
Olivia de Villiers
Published November 2018
ISBN 978-1-912960-01-9
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Elmbridge Literary Competition Chapbook 12
SLB0113
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Things That Go ‘Bump’ in the Night – Amélie de Villiers

Amélie is very imaginative & loves to make up stories. She enjoys reading, music, drama & sport. She is a pupil at Rowan Preparatory School, Claygate.

Winner of the 2018 Elmbridge Literary Competition: 5-7 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

Things That Go ‘Bump’ in the Night
Amélie de Villiers
Published November 2018
ISBN 978-1-912960-00-2
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Elmbridge Literary Competition Chapbook 11
SLB0112
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The Ghoulish Gang – Anya Digby

Anya Digby is a very keen dancer and gymnast and enjoys art in her spare time. She has a big brother, twin sister and 2 acrobatic rabbits!

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

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 Ghoulish Gang
Anya Digby
Published November 2018
ISBN 978-1-910578-99-5
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Elmbridge Literary Competition Chapbook 10
SLB0111
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Night Owl – Allegra Fleming

Allegra Fleming was born in China and adopted at just under the age of one. She has lived in England ever since, and considers herself British, American, and Chinese. Her mother is American, and her father is from Northern Ireland. She has one sister, who was the winner of the 14-18 category in 2017. Allegra is also writing a novel in her spare time. The Flemings are quite the bookish family!

Winner of the 2018 Elmbridge Literary Competition: 11-13 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

Night Owl
Allegra Fleming
Published November 2018
ISBN 978-1-910578-98-8
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Elmbridge Literary Competition Chapbook 9
SLB0110
Print run 100
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