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
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.

Financial Times – Wayne Sleeth

Wayne Sleeth is a british painter who from his studio in France has since 2015 been re-interpreting certain works of French master Claude Monet, including his Nymphéas (MonetMonetMonet, ISBN  978-1-910578-27-8). Keen to re-appropriate Monet’s views of Westminster and the Thames of a century ago, Sleeth has continued the ‘channel-crossing’ tradition, returning to London in painting and haikus in what are important, contemporary, and financial times.

Financial Times
Wayne Sleeth
Published May 2018
ISBN 978-1-910578-81-0
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Chapbook 25
Print run of 250
Price – £2
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FreedBook Published 2012

Published 2012

The first publication from the Low Family in over 100 years has arrived in our offices! We’re delighted to be working with the artist’s group CollectConnect who exhibit in unusual places all over the world.

FreedBook is a 72 page softback book, containing 68 one-page stories from 50+   artists.     There were 100 copies printed in the First Edition.
Each book is individually numbered.
Each book is signed by at least one of the artists. Sampson Low Ltd Catalogue Number SLB0001
BUY Freedbook – £5 + £1.80 P&P to UK Address

The First edition has sold out, please get in touch at so see if still have copies of the 2nd pressing.

The FreedBook was launched in November 2012 in partnership with the Books For London network of libraries on London’s Rail Network.
Check out the whole story on the FreedBook website or watch the video on YouTube

Artists/authors and their stories –     Ella Penn – Changing States Of Play      Natasha Day – Love Poem      Julie   Lawrence – In Waiting      Errol Russell – Love it      Monika Fischbein –   Insecurity is a light sleeper      Gwen Black – Small Changes      Jill   Hedges – I Dont Feel How I Look      Sonia Jarema – Pure Self      Sharon   Read – Rain on the Pier      Jess Goodyear      Renata Szur –   Distance      Roz Cran – Taking the water (Hastings)      Stuart Simler –   Map of the Human Condition (revisited II)      Robert Good – Affirmative   Action      Dean Reddick – Paper Skin      Francesca Centioni – Shadows left   behind      Tracy Jones – Having a matchstick eye day      Dan Leek –   H__ngm_n      Andrew Mead      Siobhan Tarr – Legless in Burgenland        Tom Hosmer – Wings      Alexandra Constantine – Gather      Natalie Low –   Log      Janet Soutar – Genomes1234      Alex Kozobolis      Sabatin   Bascoban – 10      Jane Denman      Ann Kopka – I’ve Got A Thing About   Trains      Holly Daniels – Have I Got News For You      David Bushell –   More Farted Against Than Farting      Jimmy Ross – The Choking Gasp        Anna Nilsen – Flying Woodpecker      Steve DT – Day Dreams      Stuart   Simler – Map of the Human Condition (revisited)      Stuart Simler – Rights of   the child      Sara Lerota – A moment in childhood      Shona Davies &   Dave Monaghan – The Diagnosis Stuart Simler – Map of the Human Condition (revisited III)      Helen Hunt – From the ‘Lost Books and Forgotten Stories’   series.      Ang McDonald – Return of the Mouselord      Citizen Skwith –   Wand      Mike Russell – The Entrance Door To Life      Gerrard Lindley –   Blowin Free      Stephanie Wilkinson – Stuff happens      Peter S Smith –   Waiting      Peter S Smith – Dragons      Mark Lomax – Road trip      Lucy   Foster – The Story of an Artist      Alban Low – Murder Minutes      Bryan   Benge – Beast Boy 1      Bryan Benge – Beast Boy 2      Bill Mudge – Let me   show you to your room      Dean Reddick – Pictures and Words      Alban Low   – Gifted Constellations      Bryan Benge – Asthma boy 1      Bryan Benge –   Asthma boy 2      Julian Claxton – Shower      Dean Reddick – The   Advert      Alban Low – Summer      Dean Reddick – A January Day        Melanie Ezra – A False Dawn      Steve Cohen – I wonder      Antony Roberts   – The Duel      Alban Low – One-sided conversationsearch       Darren   Atkinson – Life on the Balcony      Mike Dunn – Makin Disturbances        Natasha Day – Watching Vallanes Mountain      Chris Gilson – Books For   London

More information – FreedBook & CollectConnect websites