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VII London Poetry Festival 2019: October 14-15: St Matthews at Elephant and Castle: 19:30-22:00
 

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|| October 08: 2018 || ά. The VII London Poetry Festival 2019 will be taking place on Sunday-Monday, October 14-15, 19:30-22:00 at St Matthews at Elephant and Castle, Meadow Row, Off New Kent Road, London SE1 6RG. Two evenings will celebrate and present poetry and music and feature the VII Festival Artist in Residence Dr Ramya Mohan with all her artistic works, including, a musical performance and an art exhibition of her paintings. Along with Dr Mohan the VI Festival Artist is Residence Ms Kerry-Fleur Schleifer, who, in addition to being a painter and artist, a poet, singer and musician, will perform her music and poetry as well.

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The Festival is a celebration of poetry and music and the humanity out of which all arts, crafts, painting, music and poetry arise. Everyone is invited to join in the celebrations. Poets and musicians, bands and groups, who would like to take part are invited to contact us. Places are allocated for reading or any other performance on a first come first given basis. The Festival is a celebration of our humanity, our common connections and bonds and human fellowship in reality, in real community and in real society. You are welcome to join the Festival and meet others and you connect and share and take forward the present into the future.

The Festival Team looks forward to welcoming you all at the VII Festival on Mid-October in 2019.

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Dr Ramya Mohan: The Artist in Residence at the VII London Poetry Festival 2019: October 14-15
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

|| October 09: 2018 || ά. The VII London Festival 2019 is taking place on October 14-15, Monday and Tuesday evenings, 19:30-22:00 in London. Dr Ramya Mohan is a board-certified Senior Developmental Consultant Psychiatrist in Children, Adolescents and Families, MBBS, MRCPsych, CCST, a Medical Educator, Music Composer, Singer-Songwriter, Performing Musician, exhibiting Artist, Author, Public Speaker and Humanitarian, working across India and the UK. She is well-­known for her work in amalgamating the Creative Arts with Neuroscience for youth and societal development. She is the Founder and Head and Medical Director of iMANAS London. Dr Mohan is the Artist in Residence at the VII London Poetry Festival 2018 at which the Festival will feature all her artistic and musical creativities, including, an exhibition of her artworks. As a musician, singer, song-writer, poet and artist she will surely add her voice and presentations to enrich the Festival.

After her Medical degree, MBBS, from her hometown Bengaluru or Bangalore Medical College in India, Dr Mohan moved to the UK and completed her training in General Psychiatry at the South London and the Maudsley NHS Hospitals Trust, a premier institute for mental health globally. She was one of the youngest doctors to complete the MRCPsych in the UK, arguably the most difficult medical post-graduate exam in the UK. After becoming a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, she completed her sub-specialisation in Developmental Psychiatry, Psychiatry of children, adolescents, young people and families at the world-renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, London, UK. Dr Mohan has been a Senior Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist on the National Health Service, UK since 2008. She is the Medical Director and Head of i-MANAS London since 2015 and a Visiting Senior Consultant to healthcare clinics in India since 2017. She says that she is constantly dealing with new challenges on a daily basis, requiring ongoing re­appraisal and personal development. She has been awarded a Clinical Certificate in Psychopharmacology by the British Association of Psychopharmacology. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Ramya Mohan has been a Senior Educational and Clinical Supervisor and Educator on the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery between 2012 and 2016. She has trained innumerable Medical students and post-graduates in Psychiatry, Paediatrics and Accident and Emergency from various training schemes in the region, including, Southwest:St George’s and Southampton Medical schools, UK on clinical and communication skills. She is visiting member of the Faculty for the MA in Psychotherapy course for the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education:CCPE, London, UK. Dr Mohan is a regular leading expert contributor with health, medical and parenting publications on Child Psychology and Psychiatry. She has been published in well-regarded peer-­reviewed journals and presented at international conferences on mental health, including, the Royal College of Psychiatrists International conference, UK and the International Schizophrenia Congress, USA. Her topic ‘The role of music and non-­musical techniques in self-guided emotional regulation’ was commended as ‘innovative, original, ground-breaking and much needed’ at the International European Psychiatric Association Congress, Spain. 

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A Beautiful Begin-Again: The London Poetry Festival Begins Again at the Sixth: October 14-15
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Humanion 2017 Festival Editions

The Humanion Year Gamma Q-Delta: Week Beta: The VI London Poetry Festival 2017: October 14-15 Edition: October 13

The Humanion Year Gamma Q-Delta: Week Beta: The VI Festival Edition: The VI London Poetry Festival 2017: October 14-15 Edition

 

Kerry Schleifer: The VI London Poetry Festival 2017 Artist in Residence at the Festival

 

Music Kerry Schleifer Singing at the VI London Poetry Festival 2017

 

 

A Beautiful Begin-Again: The London Poetry Festival Begins Again at the Sixth: October 14-15

 

|| October 16: 2017 || ά. ''At the outcome of all these harrowing insights: let my jubilant praise be in tune with the angels: let none of the clear-struck keys of my heart: fail on a wavering, slack or snapping spring: Let the tears streaming down my face: make me more radiant; let the invisible tears: blossom. How precious you'll be to me, Nights: in my grief. Why didn't I greet you by kneeling lower: disconsolate sisters, loose myself more: in your loosened hair: we waste our sorrows: We look beyond them into the sadness of time: to see if they end. But they are really: our winter foliage, our dark evergreen: one of our secret seasons-no more than that: they are place, plot, hearth, earth home.''

The VI London Poetry Festival 2017 has resumed the London Poetry Festival, the last one was held, the fifth, in 2009. It is a beautiful new beginning. Earnest, intimate, open, warm and connected, flourishing with words, colours and music. Remembering and Paying respect to the souls, who perished and those, who have suffered, survived and have been struggling to heal and rebuild their lives, in the Grenfell Tower Fire, the VI London Poetry Festival 2017, begun again, being a platform for celebrations of poetry, music and art at the beautiful St John's Church in Notting Hill on Saturday, October 14 in the the evening. Two evenings, Saturday and Sunday, October 14-15, were simply a joyful occasion, that everyone, who joined in will remember: the word, the sound, the colour, the light, the joy in the candle light. Lit is the word of light.

Having communicated through reality without geographical proximity The Humanion and London Poetry Festival Team, Kerry Schleifer, Sharon Whitmarsh, Dilu Naser and Munayem Mayenin arrived early and met in one reality to welcome guests, after a long time. The Festival has organised an art exhibition of the art work by Kerry Schleifer, who has been the Artist in Residence at this Festival. The evening begun with Kerry's opening musical performance, that transported the audience in full darkness other than some candle light flickering into a magical world, particularly, her use of the Ocarina.

Munayem Mayenin, the Festival Director and the Editor of The Humanion welcomed everyone and made a brief statement regarding the Festival resuming and announced that the Festival would, from now on, be held in every October, from 14-17. Then poetry reading begun. Reading in the first evening were Richard Deakin, Sharon Whitmarsh, Dilu Naser and Kerry Schleifer.

After the poetry readings, Kerry Schleifer and Jeff took over with music and the audience had a wonderful time as they both gave a rapturous performance. At the end, Kerry and the audience created an improvised song, based on some words, given from the members of the audience: words were lasgne, light, soul food and some other. And the opening evening concluded with that soul food, rendered by Kerry Schleifer.

The final evening began with the Art Exhibition, being experienced by the audience members as they arrived and mingled around. Again the evening begun with Kerry's opening musical performance with Paul Cowles from the darkness in candlelight. Then followed poetry. Readers were Jag Reaves, Sharon Whitmarsh, Kerry Schleifer, Dilu Naser and some other young poets, whose names we shall have to confirm. Then, once again, Kerry Schleifer and Paul Cowles took the stage with their dual musical session, that transpired the audience to a world of improvisational musical art.

Then, once again, Kerry involved the audience and they offered her words like chicken, Jelly Fish, miracle and Paris being a state of mind with which she has come up with a stunning song and performance. And then she sang an impromptu poem said out to her, which she then sung, each line as she was given one after another. Matters rising on ideas' boats to Eiffel Heights.......Hold my hand and look out to the valley of the night....The audience has been thoroughly won over by Kerry with her out of the world performance.

Munayem Mayenin thanked every one for joining the Festival and invited everyone to join at the Next Festival. He thanked the Church and The Humanion and the Festival Team members, including, Kerry Schleifer, Sharon Whitmarsh and Dilu Naser, as well as, Dr J Everet Green and Jay Green, in New York for all their support, even if they were not physically present at the Festival, and the Festival friend Richard Deakin, who has been part of the two evenings. The Festival thanked everyone, who was not at the Church, but who have always supported the Festival.

Here are only a few images. More to be edited and posted soon.

It was a beautiful resumption of the London Poetry Festival and everyone, who joined us enjoyed being part of the Humanity, that has gathered at this beautiful Church for two evenings. Therefore, next year, next Festival, the seventh: 2018: Ocotber 14-17.

Kerry Schleier: Self Portrait at The Festival
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kerry Schleifer Art at the VI London Poetry Festival 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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|| October 16: 2017 || ά. Well, here is the news of The VII London Poetry Festival 2018: October 14-17. The VII Festival will offer five new and emerging poets Residencies, for which interested are welcome to apply. Details are on the Festival page. The idea is to offer the platform to these five poets and publish and promote their works throughout the year building up to and beyond the Festival. So apply early. And as we have started this year, The Festival Artist in Residence Programme, the Inaugural Resident being Kerry Schleifer this year, we have offered Residency of being The Festival Artist in Residence of The VII Festival to Dr Ramya Mohan. Dr Ramya Mohan is many an expression of a mind: of a human being, of a woman, of a mother, of a psychiatrist, of singer, of an artist, who is seeking to become, seeking to create, seeking to make sense and heal, as well as, to locate and sing the light, that feeds the wonders of this life on this Universe, which feels so much easily 'fathomable', yet it keeps on escaping all our efforts and initiatives while it keeps us absolutely spell-bound to its majesty, mystery and magnificence.

One simply cannot put up a jacket and just say to oneself, well, let me make it a 'snail-life-shell-for-life'. We have used a line from one of Rabindranath Tagore's poems: where the mind is without fear in the title of this Profile. Once a human mind reaches that light and realises its infinite potential, that is continually fed by the 'particles' and 'mini-particles' of lights of wisdom, that one keeps on gathering because one keeps on asking and seeking, that mind reaches the shore of liberty, where it is, for the first time, at absolute liberty: fear does not exist for that mind anymore for that mind has found itself at home in the Universe. And that mind is the one that a great mind seeks to become and from that they offer their luminous light to the world. Dr Ramya Mohan is on the track of that journey of becoming such a mind. And The Humanion and the London Poetry Festival present her with this hope, with this faith and with this conviction that she will continue on that path, on that journey with carrying both the earth of her sciences and the skies of her arts and combine them onto the 'sphere', that she makes of with her imagination, with her ingenuity, with her creativity, with her rationality, with her arts and with her humanity and let the world and humanity become richer for her, for her works, for her sciences, for her arts and for her being an artist. Let there be nothing but that, which speaks the truth, that which sings beauty and which does nothing to harm but seeks all to heal, enlighten and support. May she continue to 'sing' and continue to be the person, that she is: a mind without fear. And we hope throughout this Residency she will find inspirations and seek to create that what she is and she is seeking to become. Readmore

The Festival Team

Claire Askew
Festival Development Director
Sharon Harriott
Festival Public Relations Director
Kerry Schleifer
Arts Editor: The Humanion
Dilu Naser
Community Poetry Lead and Assistant Editor: The Humanion
Dr J Everet Green
Chief Deputy Editor: The Humanion
Munayem Mayenin
Festival Director and Editor: The Humanion
 

Festival Contact: editor at thehumanion dot com

The London Poetry Festival

 

 

The London Poetry Festival grew out of Poets' Letter Magazine Poetry Performance and Live Music Series that started in March 2005 at the Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden, one year after the founding of Poets' Letter. The Performance Series went on for a few year. We had the first Festival at The Poetry Cafe in August 2005 where many of our panel of poets took part as well as a lot of other poets published in the Magazine and Poets' Letter Poetry Anthology of New Voices. We had a great memorable event.

We thought this could become a regular Annual Poetry Festival in London, a celebration of Contemporary English Poetry. And there was the second Festival in 2006 at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art:RADA, which was a resounding success. The third Festival in 2007 involved lot more poets and poetry lovers. 2nd London Poetry Festival was featured in British Satellite News Channel in 2006.

From the second Festival we developed Festival Poets in Residence Programme as part of London Poetry Festival's commitments to new, young and emerging poetic voices and offered five poets the Residencies who became the Signature presentation of the Festival. The Residencies of the 2nd Festival went to these talented poets: Alan Buckley, Dr Girija Emma Jane Shettar, Luke Wright, Malgorzata Kitowski and Philip Ruthen.

3rd Festival Residencies were given to Briony Dennis, Inua Ellams, Juli Jeana, Tom Chivers and Tricia Peak.

4th Festival Poets in Residence are : Anjan Saha, Claire Askew, Catherine Brogan, Helen Long, Nnorom Azuonye and Sharon Harriott.

5th Festival Poets in Residence are: Aiko Harman, Bryan Oliver, Christian Ward, Rebecca Atherton and Tony Fernandez

London Poetry Festival has never received, nor does it receive now, any funding from any public bodies or grant making foundations and is purely funded by Poets' Letter and the hard works, supports and contributions of the astonishing band of people: editors, poets, writers, singers, musicians, song writers, artists, PR professionals, journalists, dancers, librarians, youth workers, teachers, parents and simply people who are into living in a community that is bigger than themselves.

London Poetry Festival is here and will continue to be here in its efforts to ensure that we make a lot of poetry and music out of our living to say, show, sing and celebrate the fact that we are humans and are alive and thriving in the rainbow-humanity. This is an open invite to everyone to join us in the celebration.


A Message from Jim Fitzpatrick MP 
Former Minister for London, 2007

I am delighted to have been invited to join the four-day festivities of the 3rd London Poetry Festival 2007 this August to celebrate contemporary English as well as European Poetry and music.

London is a vibrant and youthful world city with a cosmopolitan and diverse rhythm, living and life style where arts and culture create worldwide resonance and reach and therefore it is reasonable to expect that it should have a Poetry Festival of its own to showcase the talents in the crafts of poetic art and performance poetry and London Poetry Festival rightly fits the bill whereby we have opportunities to come together and celebrate not only English poetry and music but also the great city London and its diverse culture, arts and offerings.

I am glad to see that a lot of European poets are taking part in this year's festivities and hope that London Poetry Festival brings the European poetry and culture to a celebratory platform in London as it continues to thrive.

I wish the festival every success and invite everyone in the relevant fields of arts to support and join in the Festival.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the opening of the Festival on 10th of August Celebrating London


Jim Fitzpatrick MP


Partners of London Poetry Festival in Europe

These relationships with Universities of Europe started when professors of English, Poetry, Literature or Creative Writing courses at many European Universities started writing to Poets' Letter and London Poetry Festival.

First of such contact came from Dr Maria Grech Ganado, Malta and English Professor in Malta, followed by Dr Barbara Schaff at University of Munchen, Germany, who brought her whole English Poetry class to join the 2nd London Poetry Festival in 2006. Her group added an extra sense, vibration, life and dimension to the Festival atmosphere and everyone was thrilled to have them at the Festival.

Then came the contact from Dr Natalia Carbajosa that developed into a very powerful collaboration and friendship through which University of Cartagena and its English Department became a big supporter of London Poetry Festival. 

We have other connections and relationships that are still developing, not just with European Universities but other world universities from Dr Rati Saxena, India, Dr J Everet Green, The New School University, New York, America, Dr Sally-Anne Murray, University of Kwa-Zulu Nutal, Durban, South Africa and the list goes on.

We would love to develop a creative and developing link and relationship with all the English Departments of all the European Universities and the universities of the whole world. And here is our open invitation to all Heads of Departments of all English Departments: let us bring the world together, closer: creating and sharing together.

These links and relationships not only enhance and enrich us as human beings but also, at the time, bring astonishing togetherness and vibrancy by way of cross lingual translations of creative works.

Dr Natalia Carbajosa's Spanish translations of English Poetry into Spanish and English translations of Spanish Poetry could be a shining example of such wonderful works. Through her dedication, commitment and love of poetry and the wonderful support of her Head of English Department Dr Tomás López Maestre at University of Cartagena, meant that we have now three major contemporary Spanish Poets, Tomas Sanchez Santiago, Mila Ramos and Gracia Iglesias, translated and published in English and consequently, some of these poets and their translator joined the 3rd Festival in 2007 in London.

So here we are: open and warm invites to all the professors and translators at European Universities and other World Universities to join us in bringing us all together in this resonating oneness of our common humanity.

We highly appreciate and welcome all the support of our Partners in Europe
University of Cartagena

'It is an honour for the University of Cartagena to support the London Poetry Festival in the person of one of its professors, Dr Natalia Carbajosa.'

Dr. Tomás López Maestre
Head, Department of English
University of Cartagena
Spain

London Poetry Festival in Other Cities of the World

We were speaking with other poets, particularly, in Europe to get world cities organising Poetry Festivals together in which part of the London Poetry Festival is held in a particular European/World city which then comes to London Poetry Festival in London whereby increasing the opportunities for poetic and creative interchanges among all poets and creative people writing in Europe and the World.

In this we spoke with many poets including poets in Mongolia, Spain, Malta, America, Jordan, Finland, Belgium, Germany, India and more. 
We were communicating with a fellow Finnish poet, Jenni Haukio about this idea who was very positive and enthusiastic about such collaboration between poets and poetry of two cities. We left off, years ago, with the hope that we would keep thinking about it till we come back to it in the future. 
Well, that was a long time ago when Jenni Haukio was 'just a poet'! Because since than she became The First Lady of Finland as she had married the President of Finland, Honourable Sauli Väinämö Niinistö, who had survived The 2004 Tsunami! We wish all the best to both our Poet friend and The President. We hope Haukio still is a poet and is still writing.

So, here, we leave this thread open to all our friends out there in the world, particularly, for all the friends who wrote in and for, and were involved with Poets' Letter, Poets' Letter Performance Series and London Poetry Festival to get involved.

All queries regarding The VI London Poetry Festival 2016 should be sent to editor at thehumanion dot com with Subject Line: LPF 2017.
 
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VI London Poetry Festival 2016: October 14-17 

Because of the fact that it is like 'begin again' for London Poetry Festival, after a few years' break and to coincide The Candle Won't Blow Out Celebration of Williams Shakespeare 2016, which will continue the celebration throughout October and to take the Festival to its Spiritual Home in the Mid-Autumn-Month, in which we celebrate the National Poetry Day and the whole month as the Poetry Month, VI London Poetry Festival 2016 will take place, as usual, in an extended four-day weekend: in October 14-17 and then onwards, the Festival will always be held Annually on the same dates regardless of what days these dates fall. Therefore, poets, singers, musicians and poetry loving minds, get ready to celebrate poetry and music in which humanity finds its most awe-inspiring expressions.

July 04: 2016
The Festival Team

Apply for Poets in Residence Programme at the VI London Poetry Festival 2016: UK Poets Writing in English

As before, the VI London Poetry Festival 2016 will offer five Residencies to 'promising' poetic voices regardless of their 'age' or background. No history or list of publications or reading experience is required to be considered for the Residency. To be considered for the Residencies, please, send in five poems, not too long, in brief write a few words about yourself, add your contact details and send them to editor at thehumanion dot com.

If you are offered a Residency you shall be available for the duration of the Festival in August for four evenings so to be able to participate in the Festival Programmes and be prepared to Read as part of the Festival's Signature Presentation by the Five Resident Poets. If you are offered a Residency it shall be offered PURELY and ABSOLUTELY on the basis of the FIVE POEMS you submit and on nothing else. It does not matter where you have been published or whether you have not been published at all.

If you are offered a Residency and you have had no experience of reading you will be given ample support, guidance and coaching. 'Age': Poets must be 18 or over but what we mean by 'age' is that if someone is twenty and someone is seventy five this does not make a difference as to who gets the residency: it is purely the merits of the works submitted that shall determine who is offered the Residency. The Residencies will be offered on a First Come First Serve basis which means as and when the 5th Residency is given the Programme shall close for this Festival. 
Applications are open for UK poets writing in English

The Residency does not offer any financial reward other than the Festival will promote your works, you will be part of the Festival and form the Festival's Signature Presentation Reading in the four evening programmes, your works will be published in the Festival website and The Humanion throughout the year which you would work on as part of the Residency Programme and you will have a page on the Festival Website which shall be up so long the Festival is alive!

The Structure of VI London Poetry Festival 2016

Each Evening with Three Strands
Each Evening There will be Three Strands

Strand One: The Candle Won't Blow Out Celebration of William Shakespeare 2016

Strand Two: Poets in Residence Signature Presentation

Strand Three: General Celebration of Poetry

Apart from that there would be two other events on two evenings added to the Three Strands

Open Mic: There would be a slot for Open Mic for poets, young and old, who are starting out in poetry and poetry reading, to read. To be considered, please, send in three poems, your contact details to editor at thehumanion dot com

Poets Across Europe

Whereby we are hoping our friend and fellow poets from all of Europe might join us if they can coincide their travels to be in London around the Festival time. The Festival does not have any financial support that can be offered. 
To Read at the Festival poets are invited to send in English Translation of three of their poems, a biography and a list of their publications with the publishers' details and their own contact details. Please, send this to editor at thehumanion dot com. To be able to read at the Festival poets have to be published.

World Poetry: Poetry Without Borders

Here the entire world poets are welcome to join in and read and take part in our festivities. Here, we are hoping poets who are planning to visit London around the Festival time to coincide their plans so that they can join the Festival. Along with that there are many poets who live in the UK from all over the world and who write in their own languages. They are welcome to join in this session. It would be expected that poets, who will be reading poetry in languages other than English, would be able to provide written English translations of the works to be read so that the audience have a better enjoyment of their works. The Festival does not have any financial support that can be offered. 
To Read at the Festival poets are invited to send in English Translation of three of their poems, a biography and a list of their publications with the publishers' details and their own contact details. Please, send this to editor at thehumanion dot com. To be able to read at the Festival poets have to be published.

This year's Festival is, for the First time, FREE of tickets. There would, however, be a voluntary contribution collection for the very necessary expenses including venue hire charges, some assistance for the poets who would appreciate some support towards travelling expenses. This would only apply to UK poets. However, those who are wishing to attend should book their place by sending an email with details of people intending to attend in order to get their 'FREE' Tickets.

Therefore, nothing can stop you to join in the celebration of the VI London Poetry Festival 2016

The London Poetry Festival Team

June 01: 2016

 

Please Book Your Free Tickets as They are Going Fast: London Poetry Festival Update: Some Confirmed Poets Singers and Musicians

|| October 05: 2017 || ά. We are fast approaching The VI London Poetry Festival 2017: October 14-15. The Festival tickets, though Free, must be booked. Please, book your free tickets as soon as you can as people are booking tickets and you do not want to arrive to see there's no space because there are limited number of seats available. Tickets are booked through The Festival Eventbrite Page. In the meanwhile, we have some confirmed names, who are joining the Festival, reading, performing, singing and exhibiting art work.

Kerry Schleifer: The Artist in Residence at The VI London Poetry Festival 2017
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here we have Richard Deakin, Sharon Harriott, Kerry Schleifer and Dilu Naser, who are going to join the Festival and read, perform and sing. We are waiting for further confirmations from other friends, colleagues and fellow poets, singers, artists, musicians and performers and will update you as we get the final words. The two evenings will have the following structure: Open Session from 19:00-19:30: When people are welcome to look at and experience the Art Exhibition while there will be open music session going on. The Reading Session will begin at 19:30: Musical Opening followed by reading until 21:00. Then there will be a break for twenty minutes. The Second Session will start at 21:20 and will run until 22:20 and then the Final Music Session will conclude the evening. Open Mike readers will read in between other readers and performers. ω.

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The VI London Poetry Festival 2017: October 14-15: London Notting Hill St John's Church: Lansdowne Crescent: London W11 2NN: Nearest Tubes: Holland Park:01: Ladbroke Grove:02: Notting Hill Gate:03: Bus: 228:00: Right Outside the Church: Contact: editor at thehumanion.com: Please, Book Your Tickets: They are FREE But Must Be Booked Through The Festival Eventbrite Page

 

 

VI London Poetry Festival 2017: October 14-15: Updates: Kerry Schleifer is the First Artist in Residence at the VI Festival and Will Exhibit Her Work at an Art Exhibition During the Festival
 

Let there be surging seas of weaving coral lights
Let there be flights of light-lifting choral songs
And sun-sure-rise of larks of sublime joys to seize
Let us meet and greet sit and read as all hearts
Blend in and mend on and mind our dreams

October 14-15: Sat-Sun: 19:00-23:00

|| October 01: 2017 || ά. Since we are having the Festival at a beautiful church, with lot of wonderful space, we decided to use that, in parallel and in complement to our poetry and music celebrations and organise an art exhibition during the festival's two days. And, therefore, Kerry Schleifer is the First Artist in Residence at the Festival. She is The Humanion's Arts Editor, who has been involved with the Festival and the Poets' Letter for many years. She is many things as talents go: a poet, an artist, a singer, a song-writer and, most distinctly, of her own signature-print, Kerryprovisation, the spontaneous, beautiful improvised music she does, improvising as she goes. But out of all these areas of creativity, may be, fine art is her forte. She is an artist, a painter and has done that all her life. This Kerryprovisation Art Exhibition will present a selection of her arts works, paintings, drawings, designs, collages, illustrations and so on. Everyone, who is coming to the festival, is invited to come in time so that they are able to experience the Exhibition.

Well, Kerry Schleifer, Sharon Harriott, Dilu Naser and The Humanion Editor, can not help but be there. Aand they will be there. Kerry will read, sing and present her art exhibition and do other things. Sharon will read, Dilu will read as well. Some of the Festival's core poets-friends-colleagues-readers are very much hoped to attend, as they try to seek and search their diaries to see how and whether they are able to attend and read. These poet-friends include, this does not mean that they are going to read but very likely to be doing so, Richard Deakin, Philip Ruthen, Maggie Sullivan, Bryan Oliver, Laura Bartholomew. We will update you as soon as they confirm. Our invite is open to everyone and we repeat the call for everyone to get involved. Where are the volunteers? Please, join and help us run a beautiful Festival. And, please, book your Free tickets on The Festival Eventbrite Page.

Kerry Schleifer Art Exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Kerry Schleifer in Her Own Words: I was born and raised in London. From the start I was the dancing singing acrobatic entertainer when the moon shone and the introverted mystery when it didn't. I have always painted and made drawings until I joined Parsons School for Design in NYC, when my head consumed too many questions and my brush was paralysed. I then found wings of inspiration in the open mics around town and began to give myself to the public through pure emotive improvisation. 

This all developed for a while whilst I studied holistic energy body treatments and life coaching and did a whole lot of personal development courses. But I found, I never really sank into any home any work world or psychological habitat. The ethereal world fits me best but I treasure earthly matter and fascinated by its bridge from energy to solid. A funny world it is with lots of invisible gases all speaking our name. I, may, even change mine! ω.

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|| October 01: 2017 || ά. Well, here is the news of The VII London Poetry Festival 2018: October 14-17. The VII Festival will offer five new and emerging poets Residencies, for which interested are welcome to apply. Details are on the Festival page. The idea is to offer the platform to these five poets and publish and promote their works throughout the year building up to and beyond the Festival. So apply early. And as we have started this year, The Festival Artist in Residence Programme, the Inaugural Resident being Kerry Schleifer this year, we have offered Residency of being The Festival Artist in Residence of The VII Festival to Dr Ramya Mohan. Dr Ramya Mohan is many an expression of a mind: of a human being, of a woman, of a mother, of a psychiatrist, of singer, of an artist, who is seeking to become, seeking to create, seeking to make sense and heal, as well as, to locate and sing the light, that feeds the wonders of this life on this Universe, which feels so much easily 'fathomable', yet it keeps on escaping all our efforts and initiatives while it keeps us absolutely spell-bound to its majesty, mystery and magnificence.

One simply cannot put up a jacket and just say to oneself, well, let me make it a 'snail-life-shell-for-life'. We have used a line from one of Rabindranath Tagore's poems: where the mind is without fear in the title of this Profile. Once a human mind reaches that light and realises its infinite potential, that is continually fed by the 'particles' and 'mini-particles' of lights of wisdom, that one keeps on gathering because one keeps on asking and seeking, that mind reaches the shore of liberty, where it is, for the first time, at absolute liberty: fear does not exist for that mind anymore for that mind has found itself at home in the Universe. And that mind is the one that a great mind seeks to become and from that they offer their luminous light to the world. Dr Ramya Mohan is on the track of that journey of becoming such a mind. And The Humanion and the London Poetry Festival present her with this hope, with this faith and with this conviction that she will continue on that path, on that journey with carrying both the earth of her sciences and the skies of her arts and combine them onto the 'sphere', that she makes of with her imagination, with her ingenuity, with her creativity, with her rationality, with her arts and with her humanity and let the world and humanity become richer for her, for her works, for her sciences, for her arts and for her being an artist. Let there be nothing but that, which speaks the truth, that which sings beauty and which does nothing to harm but seeks all to heal, enlighten and support. May she continue to 'sing' and continue to be the person, that she is: a mind without fear. And we hope throughout this Residency she will find inspirations and seek to create that what she is and she is seeking to become. Readmore

 

Poets Musicians Bands Orchestras: Join in: Get in Touch If You Would Like to Take Part in the Festival

VI London Poetry Festival 2017: October 14-15

Let there be surging seas of weaving coral lights
Let there be flights of light-lifting choral songs
And sun-sure-rise of larks of sublime joys to seize
Let us meet and greet sit and read as all hearts
Blend in and mend on and mind our dreams

October 14-15: Sat-Sun: 19:00-23:00

|| September 22: 2017 || ά. Regular readers would notice the fact that the Festival webpage has had a total redesign. We will be adding other archived materials as we go along. But here is the most important thing: we invite all the poets, readers, performers, singers, song writers, composers, bands and community choir and orchestras to join in. There will be an Open Air Music Session from 19:00-19:30 on both evening: and the Festival proceedings start at 19:30: when bands, choirs, orchestras can play. And there would be two other Music Slots: a short one in the first half and one slightly longer at the end on both evening.

Therefore, please, get in touch if you would like to take part in Festival. And poets, readers and performers and all others, who have any other relevant presentations with poetry or music, please, get involved in and with the community. There would be a few Open Mic Slots on both evening but they are very limited in numbers. If you would like to take up one of these slots, please, contact us with a little about yourself and your writing and performing and send up just one poem, that you would like to read. And the Festival Team will soon let you know whether and when you can read. We are looking to offer these slots to the most promising new and emerging voices.

Other little important issues: The Festival is FREE to the poetry and music lovers but a donation will be expected to help support the necessary costs. Having paid for the expenses, if the Festival has any money left, that will be donated to Doctors Without Borders:MSF. Even if the Festival is FREE, we have a 'finite' number of seats, few hundreds, and therefore, it is necessary to have tickets. And, thus, Tickets MUST be Booked. Though the Festival is FREE: But tickets MUST BE Booked. Here is The Festival Eventbrite Page. Even if you are reading or performing or taking part in the Festival, please, make sure you book your tickets beforehand.

There is a Cafe within the Church where food and drinks are served. Those wanting to have a meal can do so at the Cafe. For all the poets, musicians, performers, musical groups and all those, who love poetry are invited to join us. Poets and musicians wanting to take part, please, get in touch: editor at thehumanion.com. Volunteers: The Festival needs volunteers. Join us and let us celebrate the word. Normally, the Festival was held for four-evenings. Because we are resuming the Festival after a break, this year, the Festival is beginning with two-evenings. ω.

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The VI London Poetry Festival 2017: October 14-15: Saturday-Sunday at The London Notting Hill St John's Church

VI London Poetry Festival 2017: October 14-15

Let there be surging seas of weaving coral lights
Let there be flights of light-lifting choral songs
And sun-sure-rise of larks of sublime joys to seize
Let us meet and greet sit and read as all hearts
Blend in and mend on and mind our dreams

October 14-15: Sat-Sun: 19:00-23:00

Coming Together: Claire Askew

In the early days, when your feet still struggled,
each morning, to find themselves, you inhabited a city
that only made sense on paper. I, the flitting
white cane that guided you, steered us
through espresso daydreams on yawning streets,
beneath bus-shelters – we were both blind –
doe-eyed and awe-full among stricken gallery frames.

 

Fairies and Fireflies: Rachel Finn

Chariot-bearing heroes race the landscape
For this is make believe land
And you are my centre-piece

The world is essentially
A tableau of glitter
Of love and adventure, forever and ever
Where a feeling spans the universe
And you make my dream
I like to believe
I fall and I see

 

Water Cycle: Helen Long

vapours of the voice
formation and reflection
understanding parcels crystallise

kaleidoscopic patterns
of milieu emerge
memories and faith its self repeats

Out of Interwoven Mess: Kerry-Fleur Schleifer

Shadows mingle
and create an interwoven mess.

'I am your lover.' he said,
caught by the half shadow, half light.

'Will you wax and wane upon
my motionless
silhouette?'

 

Floating beside shoulders: Philip Ruthen

To make you
of memory
is all I have
after being close enough
to kiss your tousled smile