Date(s) - 14/07/2018
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Bush Theatre
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Kamitan Arts presents
Poetry 4 Grenfell’s One Year on Show at The Bush Theatre
7 Uxbridge Rd, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 8LJ
The Poetry 4 Grenfell project manifested as an immediate response to help artistically deal with the emotional aftermath of the terrifying Grenfell fire of June’17 in our North Kensington community. Led by a Grove raised professional Music and Dance-Theatre female artist and Arts facilitator, it combines Rap-poetry, Dance and Film in workshops and performances, all with the aim of alleviating the pain and giving a platform to the suppressed voices in our RBKC community since this horrendous Grenfell fire.
Kamitan Arts (a Ladbroke Grove based Non-Profit Artistic Community Company) has been volunteering since just after the fire offering Rap-Poetry workshops to those directly and indirectly affected by the fire, to help them express themselves, address their emotions and pains as well as begin to heal, as writing is indeed therapeutic. These initial voluntary community poetry workshops is what inspired the Poetry 4 Grenfell bi-lingual book call-out a year ago, which then inspired Kamitan Arts to document some of the local oral testimonies from our diverse community, with a young person filming it; this resulted in a Golden Heart Trellick Award-winning guerrilla short “Poetry 4 Grenfell” (Best Art Film at Portobello Film Festival 2017), Directed by Emmanuelle Marcel ‘Ja’bbour, which will be screened at this One Year On show! We had no funding for equipment, mostly all involved in creating our short were children, young people and elders from our Ladbroke Grove and Latimer Rd. community and those that have been affected by the tragic Grenfell fire.
Guest artists on the night include:
Charlotte Kelly from Soul II Soul, Alexander D Great, Dr Lez Lyri Henry, Harriet Gore, EmpresS *1, Pan Diva,
Lee Mya, Aaron ‘G’ Brown, Potent Whisperer, Peaky, Krome, Jaqi Loye-Browne, I Sis Poet, Aamasade
and Humming in Harmony
As well as many more contributions and collaborators from:
Kids on the Green, KPA Dance4Grenfell Crew, EPIC, Touch Love Worldwide, Justice4Grenfell, Green For Grenfell, 24Hearts, Colourtrail, Portobello Novela, MTInk, Kamitan Arts CIC, GTCMP (Grenfell Tower Community Monitoring Project), and RBKC Arts
The Hyde Park Rollerskate Groovers
pre-show on Terrace from 7pm
We are currently doing a mini – tour of our local community and this show will be the culmination of our mini local tour.
Our Poetry 4 Grenfell team consist of Poets, Rappers, Singers, Dancers, Filmmakers, young and old, amateur, semi-professionals and professionals; some affected by the fire directly, and mostly all of us have lost someone in Grenfell.
If you’ld like to help us publish our bi-lingual Grenfell book in time for our One Year On show at the Bush Theatre kindly donate here, any amount will be gratefully appreciated! It will help us give FREE copies to the survivors and their families and support us in providing more Free projects like these in the community post-Grenfell:
Come and hear these prolific voices from the heart of our very own community reciting, singing and rapping from the
“Poetry 4 Grenfell – Voice from da Grove and Latimer” book and film.
Ticket Purchase here: £6 (under 4’s are Free if sitting on lap)
Free tickets are available for Grenfell survivors and immediate families.
To book these tickets, find out more info or to get involved with this show and our projects:
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