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Date(s) - 09/09/2020 - 28/10/2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


VAP Art Workshop – Respond to the Word-Sound VAP jams through art & learn different techniques. Zap 2 VAP from anywhere in the planet!

About this Event

VAP – Virtual Acoustic Poetry

Weekly ART Workshops Online – Every Wed 6pm – BST (UK)
by Kamitan Arts

West London’s ‘homegrown’ artistic and culturally rich Kamtan Arts non-profit CIC will be reaching out to you weekly, bringing together live musicians, featured poets, artists and our inter-generational community to create and share in a safe online welcoming space. Enabling diverse communities from RBKC and beyond to participate in exploring their own creativity and have their voices heard, endeavouring to restore hope for a brighter day.

Please sign-up, share & connect with us for our VAP ONLINE ART Sessions with Kamitan Arts featuring different Art tutors on rotation!

Throughout these Art workshops Kamitan Arts’ multi-disciplinary high-calibre Art tutors will teach you different techniques, and share with you tips on how best to respond to the Word-Sound VAP jams through Art!

Link to LIVE Zoom will be sent to you once you have registered here.

If you would like to be a part of these weekly sessions (Sat – VAP Jams, Wed -Art Workshops), creatively learning, performing and supporting one-another, have an interest in taking part through any of the following ways please do register and get in touch!:

  • Poetry
  • Rap
  • Song
  • Playing a Musical Instrument
  • Creating Art as a response to the Poetry/Sounds
  • Creating Movement as a response to the Poetry/Sounds

We will have some art freebies, tech and musical instruments to lend to those that need it the most! Please drop us an e.mail.

We welcome Dancers and other artists to respond to the Word-Sound through their unique creative mediums! Please do come and join our free musical jams!

To register onto the weekly VAP Jam sessions Sat 7pm please press on this link

Here are the VAP dates lined up until the summer via Zoom:

Sat 13th June 2020 @ 7pm – VAP LAUNCH:

VAP Launch ft. Poetry4Grenfell

Wed 17th June 2020 @ 6pm – ART WORKSHOP

– with Junior Tomlin

Sat 20th June 2020 @ 7pm – VAP JAM

Wed 24th June 2020 @ 6pm – ART WORKSHOP

– with Junior Tomlin

Sat 27th June 2020 @ 7pm – VAP JAM

Wed 1st July 2020 @ 6pm – ART WORKSHOP

– with Junior Tomlin

Sat 4th July 2020 @ 7pm – VAP JAM

Wed 8th July 2020 @ 6pm – ART WORKSHOP

– with Junior Tomlin

Sat 11th July 2020 @ 7pm – VAP JAM

Wed 15th July 2020 @ 6pm – ART WORKSHOP

– with Andrew Cooper

Sat 18th July 2020 @7pm – VAP JAM

Wed 22nd July 2020 @6pm -ART WORKSHOP

– with Andrew Cooper

Sat 25th July 2020 @ 7pm – VAP JAM

Wed 29th July 2020 @ 7pm – ART WORKSHOP

– with Andrew Cooper

Back in September 2020 after the Summer break, then weekly thereafter…

Have a look at the Art tutors’ info below, where you will also find the art materials you will need to have in preparation before your session. If you need help with the art materials please do drop us an e.mail.

For more info and registration onto VAP sessions please contact: kamitanarts@gmail.com

Instagram/Twitter/FB/Youtube: @KamitanArts

Kamitan Arts on FBPoetry4Grenfell on FB

ZAP 2 VAP from anywhere around the planet! We are in the UK, please click here to use this Time Converter!

Kindly supported by RBKC Arts and ACE COVID Emergency Fund #LetsCreate #KamitanArts #VAP #VirtualAcousticPoetry #RBKC

PLEASE NOTE: We will be filming and taking still images from these online sessions for Kamitan Arts’s portfolio and promotion on our social network platforms, as well as to share with our funders, if you do not authorise for your still/moving image taken or used by us please make sure to kindly turn off the camera icon at the bottom of your zoom screen.IMPORTANT INFO: Please be aware that this will be a community friendly platform and we will not tolerate any disrespectful or inappropriate attitudes or behaviour; which may result in being removed from the online event.Kamitan Arts adheres to GDPR, Data, Equal Opportunities, and strict Safeguarding Policies.

Junior Tomlin – Sketching and shading

Defining an era and earning the title of ‘The Salvador Dali of Rave’! Junior Tomlin was born and raised within the Carnival culture of Ladbroke Grove, West London and excelled in art from a very early age. He has been an artist for over 35 years, working for computer game companies creating packaging artwork, record labels, live events, a colourist for comics such as Marvel, Panini, Titan, 2000AD and John Brown Publishing as well as films like Lost in Space. Developing an ‘Afrofuturism’ style of art, Junior is a tutor teaching art and digital art that has collaborated with Kamitan Arts on our ‘Lyrical Art’ and ‘Poetic Art’ multi-disciplinary projects as well as a core contributor to our “Poetry 4 Grenfell” book with his iconic ‘Grenfell Anniversary’ and ‘Grenfell Forever” tribute pieces. Junior Tomlin has a book coming out about his 30 years creating art for record covers and rave flyers available on order.

Junior Tomlin’s Art Book press here

What do you need for this Art session?

  • HB pencil
  • 2B pencil
  • Paper
  • Rubber (you can also buy a pack of HB pencils with different grades of shades)

Andrew Cooper – Sculpture and Chalk

Andrew Cooper makes wood, carvings, animated films, drawings, painted banners, and is always exploring different ways to work with people using art. Responding to experience through making things is a very ordinary thing, just like having a cup of tea and a biscuit, yet many of us don’t value what we make and get discouraged so we have to change this because art making belongs to everybody. Founder/Creative Art Director of the Portman Gallery for a decade, an innovative community art gallery within Morpeth School, East London, where he also has been teaching for many years. Andrew is an art activist contributor to many art displays and installations about social housing and social justice, including the Grenfell Wall of Truth and also contributing to Kamitan Arts’ “Poetry 4 Grenfell” book; he has also been art tutor with our previous multi-disciplinary projects ‘Poetic Art’ and ‘Lyrical Art’.

Andrew Cooper’s Website press here

Andrew Cooper at The Tate

What do you need for this Art session?

  • Chalk
  • Paper
  • Any bits of cardboard, food cartons and creative materials laying about at home
  • Gum strip

The “Poetry 4 Grenfell – Voices from da Grove & Latimer”

…book is a tribute to all affected by the fire and a result of the year-long workshops that Kamitan Arts had been running as an immediate response to the tragedy. Princess Emmanuelle, lifelong resident of Ladbroke Grove, founder of Kamitan Arts CIC, international bi-lingual Rap-Poetess and cross-disciplinary arts facilitator that uses the Performing Arts to share and explore topics of injustice and cultural identity to bring about social change, put a call out at the end of June for contributions to this heart-felt multilingual compilation. The collection of poems for the book and the initial workshops in June 2017, was what inspired the filming of the ‘Poetry 4 Grenfell’ Golden Trellick Heart award-winning ‘Best Art Film’ (Portobello Film Festival 2017) that our young Igor Barcelos had filmed, with much help from the community to edit, and directed by Emmanuelle Marcel ‘Ja’bbour.The “Poetry 4 Grenfell” multi-lingual book includes the voices of local residents, the bereaved, the survivors and the empathetic wider community, from the ages of 3 – 77. It has been a creative means to amplify the voices and messages of our traumatised community that has usually been manipulated or misrepresented by the media. The Second Edition more Family Friendly version is now available!Come in take a look into our World, feel, watch and listen to the legacy that has been created by and for our ‘come-unity’. Allow yourself to draw upon the “Poetry 4 Grenfell” book for inspiration as you witness the inscribed written words and images; immortalising our memories through the written and oral testimonies, for indeed these dear souls will never be forgotten…We have just released our second edition, which is more family friendly and is a larger 220 page full colour edition! All revenue after printing and publishing costs are deducted goes towards printing more copies, giving free copies to Grenfell survivors and their immediate families, and sustaining free creative projects in our community post-Grenfell!

To purchase a copy of ‘Poetry 4 Grenfell’ and support our cause

Book Purchase directly from Kamitan Arts

Waterstones.comFoyles.co.ukFor more info on our workshops, books and shows:

Kamitan Arts Website