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Date(s) - 05/09/2020 - 31/10/2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Virtual Acoustic Poetry -Bringing together Live Music, Poetry, Rap, Art & multi-disciplinary Artists. Zap 2 VAP from anywhere in the planet!

About this Event

VAP – Virtual Acoustic Poetry

Weekly Jam Sessions Online – Every Sat 7pm – 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 Jam Sessions with Kamitan Arts featuring new Guest Artists every week!

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, 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 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!

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

To register onto the weekly Art Workshops beginning Wed 17th June 6pm, where Kamitan Arts’ multi-disciplinary high-calibre Art tutors will teach you how best to respond to the Word-Sound please press on the link below:

Registration onto weekly Wed Art Workshops

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

Sat 20th June 2020 @ 7pm – VAP JAM

Wed 24th June 2020 @ 6pm – ART WORKSHOP

Sat 27th of June 2020 @ 7pm – VAP JAM

Wed 1st July 2020 @ 6pm – ART WORKSHOP

Sat 4th July 2020 @ 7pm – VAP JAM

Wed 8th July 2020 @ 6pm – ART WORKSHOP

Sat 11th July 2020 @ 7pm – VAP JAM

Wed 15th July 2020 @ 6pm – ART WORKSHOP

Wed 22nd July 2020 @6pm – ART WORKSHOP

Sat 25th July 2020 @ 7pm – VAP JAM

Sat 25th July 2020 @ 7pm – VAP JAM

Wed 29th July 2020 @ 7pm – ART WORKSHOP

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

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

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Poetry4Grenfell 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.

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



For more info on our workshops, books and shows:

Kamitan Arts Website