Poetry 4 Grenfell Book Exhibition - Monday 29th October - Sunday 4th November 2018
Poetry 4 Grenfell Book Exhibition @ The Tabernacle
Book Signings, Award-Winning film and Live Recitations on the opening night Monday 29th and on Friday 2nd November 6pm - Gallery for Book signing and Film screening and 7pm for Acoustic Recitations in the Music Bar
Featured Poetry 4 Grenfell guests reciting on the two evenings include: Alexander D Great, EmpresS1Egypt, Aamasade, Voice of Reason, Yago Soto-Andre', Chloe C, Blacbird, Rebekah Raphael, Ricky Venel Stone, Stephen Steele and Debbie Golt
"Poetry 4 Grenfell - Voices from da Grove and 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.
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 written words and images inscribed on our Tabernacle walls; immortalising our memories through the written and oral testimonies, for indeed these dear souls will never be forgotten...
Kamitan Arts CIC is a Non-Profit Community Company.
Our objectives are to explore cultural identity and the heritage of our diverse community, as well as highlighting injustices and empowering women. We do this by promoting community cohesion and understanding of humanitarian issues through the performing arts. This includes workshops and productions in rap poetry, dance, drama, music, and film. All our programmes are inclusive and we always observe, critique and evaluate the learning and apply this to future work. Our work has taken us to Brazil, Egypt, Europe and Sudan. Kamitan Arts works with many artists and youth practitioners from Kensington and Chelsea, thus we’re well-connected with the local voluntary and community sector.
The 'Poetry 4 Grenfell - Voices from da Grove and Latimer' books will be available to purchase throughout the exhibition.
Much appreciation shown to the Tabernacle for offering us this space and for hosting our debut exhibition of the 'Poetry 4 Grenfell' book.
The Gallery is open everyday 9am-10pm except the opening day when the event begins 6pm on Monday 29th October 2018.
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